Photography has always been a huge part of my life. I was always fascinated with the camera. I'm a bit of a nostalgia nut and will currently spend my spare time looking through old photographs or these days pictures on Facebook. Life is so short and the days come and go so quick that the only thing tangible we have from our memories are photographs. It was when my son was born that I began to really express interest in the technical side of photography. I documented his milestones with the camera and became more and more interested in perfecting each photo.
Being a "creative" by nature I loved the editing part of the journey. I took as many classes and workshops as I could. As a former teacher, I love working with families and children so naturally I was drawn to having them as my subjects. I always loved the detail and the photojournalism behind crafting the perfect wedding photographs.
In 2012 I was given an amazing opportunity to shoot and train alongside the resident photographer at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC, it was a huge experience that helped prepare me for photographing my own weddings.
Soon it wasn't just friends and friends of friends hiring me to take their photos it was people I didn't even know who saw my work and many of those people are regular my clients 5 years later. I look back at all the places I have been and the experiences I have had, now half a decade later I have my own studio and celebrating so many amazing things happening with my business this year. I love to look back at how far I have come and all the people I have met along the way. Two of them were a recent wedding couple Erika and Christian.
Erika was a client of mine when I lived in Florida 4 years ago. Erika contacted me last fall letting me know she was engaged and wanted me to come to Florida and photograph her wedding. I was honored to be asked to make the trip and be part of her day. Not only is St. Augustine beautiful for photos, but Erika and Christian got married on the Schooner Freedom within St. Augustine's harbor. Double amazingness. Here are just a few photo's from their amazing wedding day.
Hair and Make-up: Logan Maxwell of London Looks in St. Augustine
Venue: Schooner Freedom
COMPANY: Courtney Hizey Photography
WEBSITE: © www.courtneyhizeyphotography.com