Courtney Michelle Miller Photography

Washington, DC

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

With a background in journalism and a large family (over 45 cousins), I have a knack for connecting with people on a personal level and capturing their personalities in my photos.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Creating tangible memories for people that they can treasure for the rest of their lives.

Location

Washington, DC 20009

Years in business

6

Number of employees

1

Reviews

4 Reviews
  • Andrew W. Jul 25, 2014
    Courtney took our engagement photos in 2013 and did a fantastic job. She scoped out the park where we wanted photos taken beforehand and had lots of ideas for poses and creative backgrounds. She really connected with the look that we had in mind and was very patient with is, and our dog, while we tried to get in positions and poses. The photos were excellent and had a really natural look to them. We loved them!!
  • Holly Z. Jul 23, 2014
    Awhile ago I was approached by a local photographer, Courtney Miller to look at her photography and maybe set a shoot. I jumped at the chance. I don’t think families can have enough photos of their families. I loved the photos that I had seen at Courtney’s site and was excited to see what she could do for our family. We chose to have her meet us near our house at a local park. The reason being the park had a beautiful set of barns. Both barns older and weathered but still beautiful. It seemed a perfect fit for our little country family. I have to say Courtney did an amazing job. She ran with our ideas and gave us some different ones to. These are just a few of the photos that Courtney took.
  • Ashley M. Jul 23, 2014
    Courtney took photos of our first born son Sammy when he was only three months old. As difficult as you might think it would be to capture a tiny baby's personality ... Courtney nailed it! The only problem we had was where to hang all the beautiful photos!!!
  • Britt B. Jul 23, 2014
    Courtney is a former colleague, long-time friend and incredibly talented photographer. So when my fiancee Mark and I began to think about who would take photos for our wedding, hiring Courtney was a no-brainer. I knew she would do a fabulous job, but she far and away exceeded my expectations. Not only are the photos flawless, Courtney made us feel really comfortable and captured so many genuinely beautiful moments from our wedding weekend. As someone who tends to look awkward and uncomfortable in photos, I was really nervous about being all dolled up AND trying to take photos that I would love forever. There's not a single bad photo in the album Courtney sent me. People say mixing business and friendship can be messy at times, but Courtney was engaging, professional and an absolute breeze to work with. I honestly can't say enough good things about this wonderful experience!

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I take online classes on Lynda and do lots of research and browsing on the web, looking for new ideas, new angles, etc.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
My pricing is quite reasonable, and I am flexible to create custom packages that fit your needs and budget. Basic portrait sessions start at $250. This fee includes the following: * 1-2 hour session for up to 5 people on location * Extra $100 will be charged for every hour afterward * Disk of hi-res, final images can be purchased for $50 Wedding pricing starts at $1,000.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I wanted to connect with people from different backgrounds, ages and gender and capture their most honest and natural reactions to beautiful moments in their lives. I wanted to provide tangible keepsakes that tell a story, which they can treasure forever.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Individual portraits, family portraits, headshots, engagement photos, newborn photography, weddings and special events/corporate photography.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
My friend/former colleague's wedding. It was such a beautiful event, full of love and support from family and friends, and I feel like I really captured it well.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Find someone who understands what you are looking for and who's work reflects your personality.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
That I am a very personable, patient individual who focuses on natural, organic moments.