Hi, I’m Courtney McManaway! I have had the distinct honor of being a wedding photographer here in southern California for 8 years. I shoot weddings because I love love.
I was once a bride myself, and found the search for wedding photographers rather frustrating. Having never been a bride, there were many things I was unsure of. How many hours did we need? Did we want or need an engagement session? Should we get an album? Do we get files with our package?
When I started on the path of becoming a wedding photographer, my main goal was to relieve brides and grooms of this stress by including what I consider “the non-negotiatables” in my base wedding package.
-8 hours of continuous coverage: For 90% of my couples, this is the perfect amount of coverage! This covers pre-ceremony images, such as the bride and groom getting ready, to the key events during your reception. Of course for those couples who need a little extra time, I can easily create a package to meet your needs.
-2 talented photographers: I can’t stress enough how important it is to have two photographers! By the time your wedding day comes around, you will have spent hours attending to the details of your day. There are also many fast-moving events on your wedding, such as a first look, your first kiss, your first dance; all of which after the fact my couples absolutely love seeing different perspectives of those special moments. My second shooter and I also split up frequently throughout the day; I am typically with the bride before the ceremony while he is with the groom. Having two photographers ensures the day upon which your marriage will begin is carefully and thoroughly covered. You’ll never regret having more photos of your wedding day!
-Your high-resolution wedding day images: As a bride, I wanted my high-resolution files and the couples I work with are no different. Within four weeks of your wedding day, I provide my clients with an online gallery of their images. All images provided are high-resolution and come with a print release, which affords my couples the flexibility to create their own albums, thank-you cards, or print up cherished family photos (a great holiday gift for your families!).
I would be honored to tell the story of your day. You can see more of my work in my wedding portfolio, review my client testimonials, see why couples choose Courtney McManaway Photography, or take a look at my frequently asked questions. I would also love to hear from you! No question is too big or too small when planning your wedding.