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Brandy and Curtis are truly one of the nicest couples I have had the honor of photographing. They are so easy to work with! We were supposed to do their shoot outdoors like I usually do but the weather was not good that day so we arranged to do it at my studio instead. Below are a few of my favorites.

I am looking forward to photographing their wedding this summer!

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I think everyone already knows how I feel about Emily and Jeff. As I’ve spoken about them previously in their engagement and bridal shoot. I just adore them both!! It was truly so much fun photographing their special memories and I LOVE the photos from their day.  It has been a true pleasure working with them and I am going to let the photos tell their story. Enjoy.

Emily + Jeff: I have three words for y’all: I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!  Thank you for believing in me. xo

Hair/Makeup on entire bridal party, moms and bride: Brandi Zito

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Emily and her father did a little “mini” First Look before she went to see Jeff. I love it!! Such a sweet moment.

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Then for the big moment between bride and groom.

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I cannot ever get enough of Emily’s laugh. It’s truly the greatest thing, ever.


She surprised Jeff with a boudoir album from our company, The Boudoir Vixen.


Then we spent some relaxed time shooting some portraits of the happy couple.

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  • Salome

    You take absolutely stunning pictures!!!! Such a beautiful couple!! I wish them all the happiness there is!!

  • Courtney Tauceda

    Wow!!! Gorgeous pictures!!! Gorgeous couple!!!

  • Mrs. Jean Liston

    Loved all the pictures. I am Emily’s grandmother and did not see one picture of me with the bridge, or in the family pictures. Is it just because you did not have room for more pictures on the website? I would love to purchase a few pictures. Please advise if this is possible.

    Thank you,

    Jean Liston

  • Tiffany Rogers

    Hi, amazing pictures, beautiful wedding. I would love to know the venue, please share!

When Emily came into my life a couple of years ago, I had no idea how special she would become to me! It all started with her following my work and promising she would hire me when she got engaged to shoot her wedding. She kept that promise and has been a wonderful client to work with. I’ve always really liked her, she is super sweet, extremely easy to get along with and just all around lovely!! I hired her several months ago to work with us and she has truly been such a pleasure to have as part of our lil team. I honestly get a little emotional thinking about our lil Emily and how grateful I am God brought her into my life. She is truly such a blessing.  I can’t say it enough.

I love every single one of her images!! I love that she just lets me do my thing. (Like put her in a gold leotard for her engagement shoot, or put black lipstick on her, or little wings on her, lay her on the ground, etc etc.)

She and her fiancé Jeff got married this past weekend and I will be sharing their wedding photos real soon.

Emily, you are so lovely!!! Truly. Thank you for being you. A true Southern Belle Lady. And thank you for always laughing at me and Brandi all day long. We love your laugh. :)) LOVE YOU!!

Hair/Makeup by Brandi Zito.


We started the shoot with some beautiful traditional shots of Emily.

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This is Emily all day long. We make her laugh a lot. We are just that funny. :))

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Then Emily let us play and get creative with her photos. We were going for the completely non-traditional, which is why we decided on doing it in the studio instead of outdoors.


Yet another shot I just love that proves Brandi and I are hilarious. Haha


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  • Victoria Johnson

    How fun is that feather shoulder piece! I would feel like a Victoria Secret model with that on! All beautiful :)

  • Tracy

    Absolutely LOVE the black lipstick!!!

  • Brandi

    I absolutely LOVE LOVE THIS. I love the traditional photos but the edgy ones are just the best! I wish you were in Chicago so I could have you do our engagement photos one day!

  • Wyndei

    Beautiful pictures and furniture. Creative & elegant.

These two met in middle school and have been inseparable ever since. They are so cute together – total sweethearts. Emily is my office manager at the studio and it has been a joy to be a part of her wedding experience as well. She knew long before she met me or even had been proposed to, that I would photograph her memories. Everything works out for a reason – it was meant to be!!  She is one of the sweetest people you will ever meet!! I can totally see why Jeff loves her. I am so excited to photograph their wedding next month!!

Hair/Makeup by: Brandi Zito

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  • Well these two are just so freaking adorable!

  • The images given in this page have good quality and good imaginations. Thank you for capturing these moments and sharing.

I am completely in love with true love. When two people find each other, and realize they have a deep, undeniable soulmate connection. I love the kind of love stories that just inspire the very core of who you are. The movie ‘Water for Elephants’ is one of my favorite movies for this reason. It’s not only visually stunning, but the story is just so beautiful. I wanted to do a photoshoot inspired from this movie because I love it so much. I asked several vendors if they wanted to be a part of my little dream and I was thrilled with how every single one said yes! Especially Elyse Skansi of Tying the Knot Wedding Coordination. She is so talented and just had some of the most amazing ideas for this shoot. It was so much fun working with her. (On a side note to all brides: hire Elyse for your wedding! She is SO organized, professional and talented. I love her!) I shared my vision and we all were able to put together something that I am just so proud of.

It is so important for me as an artist to be able to create something a little different than the norm so I can express myself a little deeper. Show the world a deeper part of my heart. I am so grateful for everyone involved in this shoot in letting me “paint” with them.

I hope my little shoot warms your heart. xo

Vendor credits at end of post. 

I couldn’t have done it without the amazing talent of these vendors!

Wardrobe styling and photography: Courtney Dellafiora // Hair/Makeup: Brandi Zito // Jacob’s awesome haircut: Rickey Zito of Head Rush Salon // Decor planning and styling: Elyse Skansi of Tying the Knot Wedding Coordination // Florals: Kim Starr Wise // Calligraphy, Paper Goods and Signage: Margaret of Proper Prints // Hairpiece: Jannie Baltzer // Haircap: Wedding Belles (Enchanted Atelier) // Location: Lewis Stables // Props: Big Show Rents // Officiant Model: Adrian “Big Bear” // Tuxedo: Squires // Wedding Gown: Winnie Couture // Table chairs: Mrs. Vintage // Tent: Event Rentals

And a very special thank you to the pet owner’s who let us shoot with their beautiful fur babies!

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  • This is amazing! Great job Courtney!

  • Heather

    I love, love, LOVE this!! I especially love how protective of his bride the groom is with his arm around her. It’s so subtly romantic and sweet. Also enjoy the animals. A nice variety :)

  • Emily

    One of the best sessions I’ve ever seen. Every photo is beautiful and magical. Amazing!

  • magen

    My cousin Harmony is beautiful and so are these photographs. Beyond an amazing job to everyone involved

  • Courtney these pictures are STUNNING! I love your vision and they way, you have caught the love between them. A huge thank you for including our EVA headpiece. Love Jannie xx

  • This shoot is wildly gorgeous and so unique! Thank you so much for sharing them with us! X Liv

  • Ashleigh

    Love this. Amazing detail. Love her makeup! Well done!

  • Marian Bourgeois

    They are professional models. And OMG the photography is magnificent.

  • WOW! Such a beautiful session! Amazing job!

  • Leia

    Absolutely GORGEOUS, Courtney!! I actually had clips of the movie going through my head as I scrolled through the images of this session. Amazing work, as always! :)

  • Kimber

    Absolutely stunning! One of the most beautiful shoots I’ve ever seen! Keep on doing what you love! You do amazing work! Hope to come visit one day and get a shoot of my own done!