One word – SPECTACULAR! Choosing Courtney as our wedding photographer was the best decision we made, next to getting hitched! 😉 She is delightful – professional, but personable, hard-working, and sweet. We have had many family pictures taken with pro photographers, each time more disappointing than the ones before. But Courtney restored our faith in finding someone who can capture not just beautiful pictures, but beautiful MOMENTS. She captured pictures of things I didn’t even remember, or know, had happened. And she’s invisible! I don’t know how she does it, but you forget she’s there! She is scooting around, taking shots of everything, without disturbing the events of the day at all. One of my favorite pictures she captured is of my 5 year old son snuggled up against me, a little bit nervous about the day, but listening carefully to the officiant’s words. She’s absolutely amazing, and I will be calling her back for all our celebratory photo shoots in the future!
– Kelly and Sue
Courtney was amazing! She was easy to talk to and was able to capture exactly what I wanted. We were able to choose what family photos we wanted beforehand, which made it move quickly and smoothly after the ceremony. She was very easy to work with and I look forward to using her again in the future for baby and family photos! And if you brides are thinking about a Boudoir session, she is great and makes you feel very comfortable.
– Brooke and Brooks
The Graduate Athens
What a joy it was to work with Courtney! The most important criteria, for us, when booking a photographer was that they would deliver beautiful photographs that reminded us of how we felt on our special day. In that, Courtney delivered above and beyond! We also wanted someone that we would be comfortable with on such a happy, but somewhat chaotic day. From the moment we met Courtney, we knew her calm and friendly demeanor would be just what we needed on our wedding day and we were right! Courtney’s friendly attitude helped us stay excited and positive throughout the picture-taking process. I didn’t even notice her (in the best way) at the ceremony and most of the reception, but the moments she captured were just perfect. The pictures she took captured all the special people, moments and, most importantly, the feeling of our special day. We really couldn’t be happier with the process and the outcome of working with Courtney.
– Grace and Mike
Hotel Indigo Athens
Courtney was absolutely a rainbow dream. She truly made our night fantastic. She and her second photographer ran all over our venue putting finishing touches on nearly everything and taking beautiful photographs. More than just a photographer, Courtney brought an amazing light to our special day. I’m so glad my wife and I asked her to join us.
– Emily and Amber
WOW! Just WOW! Courtney is AMAZING! She took photos for my engagement and wedding. The pictures turned out wonderfully and they really captured my and my now husband’s relationship and personalities. It was so easy to work with Courtney; she made it fun but kept everything on time. She is a professional. She made sure that all the pictures we wanted on our special day were captured. The best part was that a lot of the details were ironed out before the wedding so when it came time for the day it was a breeze. I would recommend Courtney to anyone with any photographer need. All I can say is that she was a true trooper with the combination of our family and friends all in the same place. She was there to capture the laughing, dancing and smiling.
– Lindsey and Justin
Hotel Indigo Athens
We planned our wedding in 2 weeks as we eloped in Blue Ridge. We didn’t know any local vendors or what we really wanted; we just knew we wanted a great photographer. I contacted Courtney and kind of described what we were looking for. She was very understanding and extremely easy to work with. She asked us a couple of questions via email and then we met for the first time the day of the wedding. From the moment I met her I loved her! She understood what I was looking for, what a relief! She was fun and super flexible. She made me feel at ease and went the extra mile. She drove 2 hours to get to us, hiked 1 mile up the mountain to our ceremony location, stopped along the way to take pics and then stayed for the wedding cake and first dance. She was such a pleasure to work with! I am so happy and lucky I got to have her for my special day! The pictures are AMAZING!!!
– Corina and James
Ceremony at a Waterfall in Blue Ridge, GA
Reception at a Private Residence
I’m a very type A person, so naturally my own wedding caused a good deal of stress for me. I had to balance between my desire to control everything and my fear of becoming one of “those brides.” Courtney was a dream to work with. I think she has a natural talent for reading the style preferences and personalities of not only couples but of the families and guests as well. She worked alongside my wedding planner to ensure the flow of the day was perfect, even helping me read my reception to know when to cut the cake, open the dance floor, etc. On top of all that, the pictures were awesome. I also had several members of my wedding party and family say that she was the most fun photographer they have ever worked with. I can definitely say that, and I’ve been a bridesmaid seven times! A lot of photographers get overwhelmed and snappy which upsets everyone. Courtney was so upbeat, it spread to all of us so we could all enjoy the day. I can’t recommend her highly enough!!
I think the best way to describe Courtney’s is through the words of my wedding dj, who also managed one of the top wedding bands in the southeast for many years. He said that in his countless years of work in the industry, that Courtney was the absolutely the hardest working photographer he has ever seen. Courtney truly worked with us throughout the entire process to make sure that every event of our big day was beautifully documented. Everyone who has seen our sneak-peek photos has commented on not only how stunning her work is but also how they felt like they were there just through seeing the pictures. Courtney strikes the perfect balance between being the consummate professional (thoroughly planning, keeping the timeline on track, working well with all of the different personalities) and a just being a fun, happy, easy-going person to work with. She made us so comfortable and that definitely comes through in our gorgeous pictures. My husband and I will treasure the moments that Courtney captured in that day for a lifetime!
– Anne and George
The Canoe Dock
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Courtney Goldman. She was so easy to work with, friendly, and fun! She added a great, fun energy to both our engagement session and wedding. Many family members commented on how great they thought she was. Our photos are so beautiful! I highly recommend Courtney Goldman for any of your photography needs!
– Candice and Shawn
The Conservatory at Waterstone
You really can’t go wrong in using Courtney as your photographer for your wedding. I met Courtney at a bridal show in Athens, and the choice was easy from there. Looking at her website, you can see what a talented photographer she is, and that she has a knack for catching those special moments. Courtney was easy to communicate with from the beginning and always responded promptly to my emails. She clearly explained what she offers and was flexible in creating a package that was perfect for us. She took our engagement photos, and that was really a perfect opportunity to get to know her. And she loves dogs, that was a plus for us 🙂 Courtney only added to our big day. She kept everybody on schedule (even with my gigantic family) and didn’t waste any time. She captured all the highlights of our wedding, without distracting from them. I could go on and on about how great she is, but you just have to see for yourself! I’m so glad we went with Courtney- and you will be too. The only complaint I have is that Courtney took SO many amazing pictures, it is really hard to pick which ones to frame! If you are looking for a photographer who is professional, easy to work with, and who will make your day even more fun and memorable- you can’t go wrong. Courtney will help make your memories last a lifetime!
– Wendy and Charlie
The John Oliver Michael House
We loved working with Courtney! She was extremely accommodating, friendly, and put me (the bride) and wedding party at ease throughout the day. Most importantly, we are very happy with our photos!
– Parker and Tyler
Ceremony at Redeemer Presbyterian Church
Reception at a Private Residence in Athens, GA
I was so impressed with Courtney’s talent and professionalism. I’m looking back over our photos, and I am completely overwhelmed by the love I see in them – the love on my friends’ and family’s faces, on my husband’s face, and Courtney’s love for what she does. She captured amazing moments: I can hear my aunt explaining our ring warming ceremony to my grandmother, who has advanced Alzheimer’s; I hear “Shout” playing on the dance floor; I see expressions on loved ones’ faces I’ve never seen before. I am moved, I am happy, and I am so, so grateful. You will not regret choosing this vendor.
– Jamie and David
255 Milledge (The Hardeman-Sams House)
Working with Courtney was great! We found her through a recommendation from a friend who had chosen her for his wedding, and we were definitely pleased with our choice. She was professional and timely in her responses leading up to the wedding, which made the coordination of logistics easy. She was very thorough in her preparation for our wedding day. On the actual day, she arrived early to scope out the venue, and captured everything! We had our sneak peek within a couple of weeks from the wedding, and all of the photos were available within 8 weeks. Great quality, great value. I definitely recommend Courtney!
– Kelley and Matt
The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee
There are no words to express how thankful I am that Nolan and I chose Courtney as our photographer. She was so patient and calm throughout the entire event. Her expertise in coordinating the timeline with the other vendors was much appreciated. Most importantly, Nolan and I haven’t stopped talking about how Courtney was there at our every move to photograph the best day of our lives.
We could not have asked for a more fun and awesome photographer for all of our wedding events. From the special book for my husband to the engagement session to the actual wedding and post wedding party, Courtney was a joy to work with. I could always count on a very timely response for any question and the turnaround for our pictures was incredibly quick. She did a fantastic job of capturing all the special moments, and I can’t stop ogling at all our pictures!
– Jennifer and Ryan
Wahoo! Grill in Decatur
Courtney – what a fantastic job you did for us at Claire and Garrett’s wedding! I have seen the “preview” video and I am amazed at both your technical skill and your artistry. Thank you so much for capturing all the important and joyful moments of this milestone event in our family’s history. Feel free to use me as a reference any time.
– Peter Guest, father of the bride
Claire and Garrett
The Thompson House and Gardens
Courtney is an absolute artist! I spent hours searching the Internet for a photographer for my wedding. When I met her in person, I fell in love with her personality; it didn’t feel like a “business meeting”, but rather like I was meeting a friend for coffee. She showed me all of the different package options, and I was so excited to book her for my March 2014 wedding. Courtney photographed my engagement session (where she traveled an hour to stand in the 100 degree Atlanta August heat), my boudoir session (what would have been an “awkward” moment was turned into something comfortable and fun thanks to her), and my wedding. I had 200 guests at my wedding, and Courtney was non-stop. She photographed EVERYTHING, and was able to capture all of those special moments–even those with my 2 year old flower girls/ring bearers. Many of my friends commented on how hard she worked, how professional she was, and how she had a smile on her face the entire time. After the wedding, she sent me a sneak preview of our photos, in the form of a professional-quality video set to music, in addition to posting them on a social media site, per my request, so some of our friends could see. Although our ceremony was outside and the sun shining, every image was bright and professional, with no shadows or overly-bright photos. Each album that I received in the mail, and the disk of all of the images, was carefully packaged and included special instructions on how to preserve the photos so that they last as long as the memories do. Courtney isn’t the cheapest photographer you can find, but she is extremely reasonable, especially considering the quality of work that she provides, and the passion that she puts in to capturing those special moments. I would recommend her for any form of professional photography session!
– Claire and Garrett
The Thompson House and Gardens
Courtney is seriously the BEST wedding photographer! She is wonderful to work with, and her pictures are amazing! With Courtney, you don’t have to worry about those awkward, stiff photos. All of our wedding and engagement photos are fun and beautiful. Also, she does a great job of naturally lighting the pictures, so you don’t have to look at those awful flash shots. I would definitely recommend Courtney to anyone who needs a photographer for any occasion!
Ceremony at Holy Spirit Catholic Church and
Reception at The Piedmont Driving Club
Courtney was everything we could have asked for and more. From day one she was engaging, checking in with us, emailing us and sending us stuff so that we were ready on our wedding day. She was very easy going and willing to work with all of our requests – and gave very good pointers for pictures (very important for us who are not the most photogenic!). She could not have captured the day any more perfectly. We were able to have her come to the rehearsal dinner and capture that as well – something we did not see as an option when reviewing other photographers. Courtney is also very punctual – responding to emails quickly and never missed a moment! We could go on and on about how great our experience with Courtney was – but plain and simple – she was awesome, easy and if you saw the pictures from our wedding you would have felt like you were there. She captured each moment and emotion perfectly and comes highly recommended from us!
– Erin and Collin
The Atlanta Botanical Garden
We just LOVE our wedding & engagement photos, Courtney did a fantastic job. She was very professional yet fun to work with, and we would definitely recommend her to a friend.
– Christy and Andrew
The State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Let me qualify my review by saying that I am a full-time professional photographer. I mention this to establish that I’m unsurprisingly hard to please when it comes to photography. We found Courtney’s style fresh and her demeanor easy-going yet professional, and I can also say that she is truly a photographer’s photographer. We had Courtney photograph our engagement session, rehearsal dinner, wedding, and reception, which enabled me to become more comfortable with being on the other end of a lens. Courtney’s imagery was inventive, ranging from the whimsical and photojournalistic to documentary – the exact balance we were seeking. I feel we got our money’s worth in both quality and selection, and I would highly recommend Courtney to anyone seeking to commemorate a special event.
– Megan and Mike
State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens, GA
From the very first consultation I had with Courtney, she was incredibly easy to work with. She was very flexible in working with my fiance and I to create a wedding photography package that was perfect for our needs. During the wedding, she was a blast! She created a very comfortable atmosphere and put everyone at ease with her professionalism, organization, and friendly demeanor — not to mention she was very discreet the whole time! We loved all the candid, beautiful photos she took of us and our guests, and at a very affordable price. She takes great care to find out exactly what your wants are for the event as well, so that the photos reflect the parts that are most important to you, your families, and friends.
– Nishita and Brian
The Stone Mountain Evergreen Marriott
I will never be able to thank Courtney enough for how wonderfully she’s captured my wedding and also how pleasant it is to work with her before, during, and after the event! She is personable, fun, and easy to work with. My friends and family still rave about our wedding photos. I recommend her to anyone with children or getting married in the Athens and Atlanta areas. Actually, my friend who caught the bouquet at my wedding is now getting married and using Courtney Goldman for her wedding (due to my recommendation, my friend’s perception of Courtney at my wedding, and the quality of my wedding’s photos). I love my wedding photos, and it’s thanks to Courtney Goldman’s photography!
Whenever I look at my pictures it never ceases to amaze me all the different special moments you captured. I’m tearing up from finding a full-length portrait of myself I don’t remember noticing before (selfish, right? But I love it!). I just HAD to email you right this minute to say again how much I love our wedding photos. I am so happy for all the other couples that get to have you as part of their wedding day.
Courtney is an amazing photographer and a pleasure to work with! She is friendly and prompt. Her photographs are absolutely beautiful and she’s so creative with finding ways to get different shots. I also like that she offers things such as a photo guest book and a 5 minute slideshow a week after the wedding to hold you over until all of the pictures are ready. Courtney did my wedding and my sister’s and I recommend her without hesitation!! She is wonderful!
Courtney was laid-back, easy to work with, responsive, and helpful. She also takes her job very seriously. The results were fantastic! She came to us to take our engagement session photos which turned out great. That put us at ease that she’d capture our wedding beautifully, and she definitely did! And she took all those beautiful pictures while hardly being noticed! She is very professional, and the services are certainly worth what Courtney charges.
– Jessica and Chris
The Foundry Park Inn
Wonderful photographer, very laid back and fun! Does great work! Highly recommended! I love my wedding pictures!!!! Thanks Courtney!
– Jessica and Jared
Old Courthouse on the Square in Decatur, GA
Courtney was a joy to work with and so much fun to be around. I didn’t even know she was there during the wedding ceremony and reception and the pictures are incredible. They invoke so much emotion, I get butterflies every time I look at them! I love her work and would recommend her services to anyone getting hitched! We get to relive those amazing moments every time we see her work.
– Courtney and Brent
The Lake Club at Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, GA
When looking for a wedding photographer, my fiance and I wanted photos that would capture the real moments of our big day (nothing too posed), had an artistic flare, and was within our budget. Courtney Goldman met all our criteria and so much more! We loved working with Courtney; from our engagement photo shoot to our wedding day, she was there every step of the way with suggestions of different photo styles, settings, and her great sense of humor made taking photos fun and memorable. Courtney’s personality allowed her to fit right in with my bridal party and capture real and genuine shots of us throughout the day. Although laid back and personable, she did a great job of sticking to the timeline to make sure everyone’s photos were taken on time and that nothing ran late! She has a great system set in place that works wonders on such a hectic day! I didn’t have to worry about anything because she came prepared to handle any situation–she even prepared me a Wedding Day Survival kit, which was both useful and sweet with touch of Courtney’s humor on the side.
When we received the first set of our wedding photos, we were truly blown away by the beauty she captured on our special day! Courtney and her team captured every special moment of our wedding day without being intrusive to the ceremony or reception. I cannot express enough the emotions I feel every time I view our photos. Working with Courtney was such a pleasure. She was everything I wanted in a wedding photographer and so much more!
– Heather and Austin
Ceremony at The Day Chapel at the State Botanical Garden
Reception at Trumps Catering’s venue in the Historic Georgian Hotel in Athens, GA
We received the CD and the display case is beautiful! The slideshow looks fabulous, like the rest of your work. Everything was worth the wait. I hope you don’t mind if I keep recommending you to future brides. Thank you for everything.
Thanks so much! I just wanted to let you know I got my album and I love it! It’s beautiful and I love all the pictures in it. I also wanted to thank you or all your hard work on our wedding day! You were great and everyone enjoyed having their pictures taken by you. Thanks so much for doing a wonderful job!
– Caroline and Stephen
Everything looks wonderful I can’t wait to send them to our families! Thank you so much for everything…we couldn’t be happier.
– Keri and Brad
Private residence in Alpharetta, GA
Courtney has been an outstanding photographer for our wedding needs. She helped us to feel relaxed and comfortable (as we are a little camera shy), and always maintained a strong sense of professionalism. She was highly responsive to any and all of our needs and questions and we felt she went the extra mile to take care of us. We were also very pleased with the quality of our photos and Courtney’s eye for capturing special moments.
The best part about working with Courtney, besides the AMAZING pictures, was the fact that she let me enjoy my reception. I have heard many stories of photographers repeatedly interrupting receptions to get the “perfect” shot. Courtney was able to do that without me feeling like I was constantly being photographed. She took our obligatory family photos as fast as possible and then allowed us to enjoy our day. The pictures are exactly what I wanted! If you want a photographer that will listen to you and take the type of pictures you want, Courtney is ideal.
– Jamie and Geoff
Village Commons – Cashiers, NC
Courtney was the one aspect of our wedding planning that we never had to worry about. She was always professional, prompt in responding and very organized. We had such a great time working with her and our photos (engagement and wedding) were outstanding and will provide us with wonderful memories for a lifetime! We highly recommend her and look forward to working with her in future photo sessions as we expand our family.
– Laura and Wes
The State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens, GA
Having only gotten married less than 3 weeks ago, I have only seen a handful of Courtney’s favorite photos but even if that is all we ever get, I will feel like I got my money’s worth. My new husband and I got the email with the first pictures while on our honeymoon and literally stood in the streets of Sonoma tearing up.
Throughout the entire process, Courtney was wonderful to work with, giving us great advice to reschedule our engagement session due to high winds and unexpectedly cold weather even when I wanted to press on due to a tight schedule. Thank goodness she gave us her honest, professional opinion and was so flexible with her schedule because we still got the pictures back in plenty of time to use for a guest book and they looked great!
She also helped us create our day of timeline and took it upon herself to coordinate with all our other vendors to make sure everything on the actual day went smoothly. Even when I started running behind schedule, she kept calm and continuously communicated with everyone while still mananging to capture all the important getting ready moments. Courtney has a great eye for capturing special moments coupled with a ton of experience – I would highly recommend her!
Courtney did a wonderful job on our wedding day! She has the skills of a true photographer and great command of the crowd that made the post-ceremony family pictures go incredibly smoothly. My husband is also a photographer and was very impressed with her use of light to make great images come to life. I was impressed that we found someone who passed his high standards!
I just watched the video of the first dance at my wedding and saw Courtney (discreetly) maneuvering around the edges, taking pictures. It was a great reminder of what an AWESOME job she did capturing the whole day. I can’t wait to get our prints on the wall! Robert and I are so pleased with our choice of Courtney Goldman Photography!
Courtney Goldman was the best vendor that we hired for our wedding. We got the most for our money, she was easily available for questions throughout our engagement, and we absolutely love our wedding pictures! We have recommended her to many of our friends and family and will continue to do so!
Courtney was wonderful from the minute I chose her to do my wedding photography. She always responded quickly, wanted to hear exactly what I wanted and was able to answer all of my questions. However, I was most impressed with her on our wedding day, when the weather wasn’t exactly cooperating. Courtney was there getting every shot, despite the fact that it was pouring rain for most of the night. She didn’t sit down or slow down once. Thanks to Courtney, our wedding pictures were still beautiful despite not so pretty weather. To top it off, she had a slideshow of our wedding pictures out within two days. It was wonderful to get to see some of the wedding pictures that quickly. I would highly recommend her!
– Nicole and Tyler
The Taylor Grady House in Athens, GA
Courtney is the absolute best! When my now husband and I first met her, we immediately fell in love with her and her photographs. She is so fun, genuine, kind and talented. All of our family and friends just loved her. She truly captured the vibe of our wedding and reception. Even now, Courtney is our go-to photographer! I cannot recommend her enough!
– Jackie and Greg
I could not be happier with Courtney’s work as my wedding photographer. From the very beginning, she was easy to work with, clear about what to expect, and helped this not-very-savvy bride figure out how to have the best memories possible from our wedding. On the big day, Courtney blended into the background while at the same time organizing the planned shots and capturing every part of the event…I have no idea how she managed that! My wedding was almost two years ago and I still get comments about how beautiful the pictures are. Courtney’s photos and my album allow me to relive all of the special moments whenever I want (and the parent albums make ideal Christmas presents!). I would highly recommend Courtney to any bride and groom!
– Ann and Ryan
The Maggie Valley Club in North Carolina
Courtney doesn’t just take pictures. She captures moments and creates memories. We knew that we wanted to use her as soon as we saw her work and we were not disappointed! We have gotten so many compliments on our pictures. Thanks Courtney!
– Dori and Nate
The The 173 Carlyle House in Norcross, GA
Working with Courtney was amazing. From the start both my husband and I remarked at how prompt and professional she is. She is also warm, caring, and very approachable. This all translates in her photos. I look at our wedding and engagement photos every day and they bring back wonderful feelings. Bringing that through photography is a true art. I only wish we lived nearby so Courtney could continue documenting our family’s lives.
– Joan and Alan
The State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens, GA