I strive to create photographs that truly represent the love shared by my couples, whether it’s loud and vibrant, or soft and sweet.
Editor’s Note: for this Best Wedding Photographers in Dallas Spotlight, we had the pleasure of interviewing Cortnie, from Cortnie Dee Photography.
Where have you been featured?
I’ve yet to be featured, though I’ve photographed some clients for their local community magazines.
Why do couples love working with you?
I’m told often that, aside from the work on my site, couples hire me because I go out of my way to be accessible to them. I’m here for my couples – not just to photograph them, but to help them bring their wedding visions to life! I’m also told often that they appreciate that I shoot sessions quickly (but unrushed!), and that I don’t charge by the hour for their wedding day. I’m a full-day photographer; I get there when they start getting ready, and I leave when they leave. That takes a lot of stress of their plates.
What do you love most about being a wedding photographer?
I love that wedding photography allows me to bond with my clients over a monumental event in their lives. It’s such a beautifully chaotic time; I do my best to not just be their photographer, but their sounding board and a friend through the entire process.
How did you get started?
When I was still in high school and had been taking portraits for a few years, a couple approached me about photographing their wedding. I was terrified and told them I wasn’t ready, but they insisted. I took it on, fell in love with the process, and never looked back!
What 3 words best describe your wedding photography style?
Genuine, candid, photojournalism.
What budget range do you cater to?
We work with all budgets.
Mere words can hardly express the wonderful experience you get when having Cortnie as a wedding photographer…but here is my attempt. From our very first meeting to the actual wedding day, Cortnie was nothing but the sweetest, most genuine and hardworking people you will ever meet. She turns your dreams into reality and forms a true friendship with you through it all. She is the definition of being a joy to work with and her passion for photography radiates through her. I started this wedding planning journey with zero clue of how weddings worked, and Cortnie went above and beyond her job description and helped me with EVERYTHING….making save the dates, wedding invites, designing signs/decorations for the wedding, you name it. Cortnie helped with it. She is literally a Godsend and if anyone is in need of a top-notch photographer who not only delivers stunning pictures but is also just a blessing to be around, PICK CORTNIE DEE. You won’t regret it.
We absolutely loved Cortnie! She was one of the best parts of our wedding. On the day of, she was more than just a photographer, she did everything in her power to make us happy. She is super accommodating and is willing to work with you. We loved how her pictures captured exactly how we feel about each other. There is nothing fake or staged about her style. She is such a genuine person. We will definitely use her down the line for whenever we want beautiful professional pictures. We highly recommend!
Cortnie Dee is an absolute hero!!! I could write a novel about all the reasons I will never use another photographer again. Less than 2 months before our wedding we were scrambling to find an available photographer because the original one we hired did not work out. A friend recommended Cortnie and we were so lucky that she wasn’t already booked. When we met her for the first time, she was so sympathetic to our situation and made it her personal mission to take all the stress of the photography part of the planning off our plates. On the day of the wedding, set up was running behind so without hesitations she took it upon herself without anyone asking to start putting out linens and setting up chairs. Her bubbly personality and confidence create an amazing sense of security which is greatly appreciated during such a busy time. And the pictures were absolutely wonderful. I will be using Cortnie again and will recommend her to everyone I know!