Portrait Testimonials

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“We could not be happier!”

Courtney did my maternity and newborn portraits and we could not be happier! I was a big, pregnant lady and then I was a tired, new mom but she was patient and helpful the entire time. She even brought a coloring book for my 9 year old to keep her entertained. I will treasure these beautiful memories forever. Fantastic work

 – Casey, Eden and Estelle’s Mom

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“Her photographs truly capture the spirit of our family!”

We first hired Courtney to take newborn photos of our first-born William in January of 2012 and we were hooked! She has become our family photographer and we have been beyond thrilled with all of the pictures she has taken of our growing family. Courtney makes the photo session really fun and relaxed for all of us. She is a talented artist and true professional. But the best part of working with Courtney is that her photographs truly capture the spirit of our family and the love we have for each other. We never cease to be amazed at how many good ones she gets of the boys even when they aren’t very cooperative. We can’t recommend her highly enough. (I have photographed this family 12 times since 2012, including some extended family sessions. ~CG)

 – William and Thomas’ Parents Megan and Brad

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“We will certainly use her in the future and would recommend her to anyone.”

Courtney did such an amazing job at capturing memories when she did the photography for our wedding, so we knew when our baby boy was born that we wanted her to take pictures of him as well. Being the mom of a 2 week old, I was so unprepared and had no idea of props to use or where to do the pictures, but Courtney was totally prepared! She showed up at our house with everything. She was so good at calming our son and capturing all of his facial expressions. Courtney is so sweet and easy to work with, but super professional at the same time! We will certainly use her in the future and would recommend her to anyone. (She did use me in the future, Benjamin just had a baby brother and his portraits are adorable too! ~CG)

– Benjamin’s Parents Amy and Bryan

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“Courtney is an Awesome photographer”

Courtney is an Awesome photographer. I live in Las Vegas, NV and I set up arrangements to work with her in Atlanta as a customer and the session was awesome!!!

– Angienieka

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“Courtney Goldman is absolutely the best photographer I have worked with!”

Courtney Goldman is absolutely the best photographer I have worked with! She is creative, responsive and her photos are absolutely beautiful. Our family looks forward to seeing her every year for our annual family photos. Courtney always picks a unique destination so that is easy to photograph the kids having fun. She has created lovely family memories with her portraits that we will cherish for years to come. (9 years of portraits and counting! ~CG)

– Reagan and Thomas’ Mom Kari

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“Everything feels so bright, so crisp”

Happy High-Def. That’s the only way I know how to describe Courtney’s photos. She is the Avatar of photography. Everything feels so bright, so crisp. The picture itself is beautiful to see. The happiest faces. I literally stop dead in my tracks every time I see Jeff’s picture, just to smile back at that precious face. It’s amazing! Every time I see it, it looks like he is smiling at me!

– Jeff’s mom Hallie

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“the special in-between moments”

When Courtney arrived at our home to take photos of our newborn son, we immediately felt comfortable and relaxed by her professional but down-to-earth manner. Our portrait session felt sincere, and she also captured the special in-between moments perfectly. Courtney produced beautiful, high-quality photos that we will cherish always, and we look forward to our next session with her!

 – Roen’s Parents Kelly & Keith

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“Very patient and helpful”

Courtney took pictures of my 10 month old little girl and they were fabulous!  She did a great job and was very patient and helpful with getting the baby to smile at the camera!  She took bunches of picture inside and out and they were great!  Many with just the baby and some with me and my husband!! Thanks Courtney for a wonderful job!!  We used one of the pictures for our Christmas card – flawless!! (I’ve done 4 more sessions with Valley since then. ~CG) 

– Valley’s Parents Crystal & Pete

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“I didn’t have to think twice!”

We first hired Courtney to shoot our Engagement Party in 2012. Soon after we hired her to do my boudoir shoot as well as to photograph our wedding day. Her professionalism and level of talent as an artist allowed her to beautifully capture all of the details that were so important to us on our special day. When we became pregnant 3 years later in 2015, I didn’t have to think twice. I immediately hired Courtney to take our maternity photos and as well as for our son’s newborn photo session. She has an eye that captures moments in the best of way, but when needed her photo editing skills are top notch – leaving an edited photo still looking natural. Additionally, her quality prints and photo albums are top of the line products. To just say we highly recommend Courtney Goldman is not enough; use her once and she will become your go to photographer for all of life’s precious moments!

– JP’s Parents Kelsey and Preston

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“I could not more highly recommend Courtney!“

Courtney was great! Not only did she make gorgeous photos for lifetime memories of our newborn, her friendliness and helpfulness made the experience so easy.  Her experience and patience with what a newborn needs to sleep for great newborn photos, as well as what a toddler needs to smile for great family photos, helped make everything go very smoothly.  She came back to the house to review the photos for our order, which I greatly appreciated for the convenience and to get in-person advice about my choices.  I could not more highly recommend Courtney! (I recently photographed Elizabeth and Claire’s family again for their holiday cards. ~CG)

– Elizabeth and Claire’s Mom Dana

“Our family highly recommends her!”

We had Courtney take pictures of 14 family members the day after Thanksgiving. She put everyone at ease, worked well with the 2 and 5 year old and took fantastic pictures. She is such a professional, but also it’s comfortable to work with her. Our family highly recommends her.

– Linda, the Family Matriarch

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“We were thrilled”

Courtney did a family shoot for us and we were thrilled with the experience. The Pictures turned out great; we were all very happy with the entire process.

– Charlton

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“It’s always a pleasure to work with Courtney!”

It’s always a pleasure to work with Courtney!  She’s fun, energetic, and works magic with her camera.  Before the photo session, I was dreading having my headshots done, but now, I’m so glad that I did!  Thanks Courtney, you’re the best! (Katie hired me for her headshots because we’d already worked together when I photographed her engagement and wedding. ~CG)

– Katie, author

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“You will not be disappointed!”

My fiancé and I were searching desperately for a quality photographer for our Engagement Session. I found Courtney on a wedding website where she was highly reviewed.She responded quickly and enthusiastically and shared pricing information and suggestions for locations in the area. Courtney answered all of our questions and was extremely flexible. We even received an email from her with pointers from make up suggestions to clothing recommendations for the best shots! At the session Courtney was so friendly and outgoing that we felt relaxed and at ease. She was open to our suggestions and utilized the props we brought. We received our pictures and they are AMAZING! The lighting, the locations, and the emotions she captured resulted in beautiful pictures. I strongly recommend Courtney. You will not be disappointed! (They ended up hiring me for their wedding and I just photographed their maternity session! ~CG)

– Kristy and Kyle

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“Courtney is an absolute delight to work with!”

Courtney is an absolute delight to work with. During the photo shoot, she made my daughter feel at ease, and the portraits turned out beautifully!  Courtney is a wonderful photographer, and her work is of the highest quality.  I’ve received more compliments on the photo shoot she did for our family than on any other photos I’ve had done over the years.  I highly recommend Courtney Goldman Photography!!!

– Laura’s Mom Amy

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“The pictures never look forced or posed.”

Let me start by saying that Courtney has photographed my family on eight separate occasions and we have never once been disappointed in the results. The photographs of my children are priceless. Both of my children move non-stop and are difficult to photograph. Courtney’s patience and calming presence always pay off. She never fails to capture the most perfect expressions on my children’s faces in real moments. The best thing about Courtney’s photography is that the pictures never look forced or posed.  I would highly recommend Courtney Goldman Photography for your upcoming portraits! (We are up to 10 sessions now! ~CG)

 – Charlie and Kirby Ann’s Mom Tara

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“She managed to capture so many sweet moments!”

We had pictures of our newborn taken in the hospital, but we weren’t crazy about the quality of the photos…Three weeks later, Courtney came to our home and took pictures of our baby girl, and we LOVE the pictures! Courtney was so patient (even when our baby had a meltdown in the middle of the session), and she managed to capture so many sweet moments — a difficult feat when you’re working with an unpredictable baby! We’re so glad we hired her to take newborn pictures, and we have them up all over our house now. (I also photographed Harper’s baby brother Caleb when he was born, and family photos for years after! ~CG) 

– Harper’s Parents Kristin and Cody

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“Courtney delivered exactly what I wanted and more.“

I was lucky enough to find Courtney through another photographer in Atlanta. My husband and I were coming into town and I wanted pictures done at Piedmont Park. We met at the park and we had so much fun. When we received our pictures, I was blown away by them. Courtney delivered exactly what I wanted and more. 

 – Melissa and Doug

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“You did beautiful”

I’m looking at the proofs from my mom and dads shoot.  You did beautiful! I love them!  If you want a reference please feel free to use us.  Thank you so much for this wonderful gift to my parents!

– Ron and Martha’s daughter Missy

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“We could not be happier!”

Courtney Goldman did an amazing job for us capturing our 1 month old.  She was referred to us last minute, and literally came out the next day – a Sunday – to make sure we were able to get pictures of such a precious moment in time. Not only did she bend over backwards to help us, but she’s also a baby whisperer! Our son was putty in her hands. And the finished product is incredible.  We could not be happier and can’t wait to do the 6 month portraits and beyond with Courtney!  (I have since photographed Pierce and his family 5 times. ~CG)

– Pierce’s Parents Avery and David

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“our photographer of choice”

Courtney is our photographer of choice because she not only gives us fantastic pictures but she makes you and your family feel at ease. She was so calm and patient with our newborn and toddler and made the whole experience enjoyable!

– Margaret

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“We loved the final results!”

Our family did a spring portrait session with Courtney recently and had a great experience. Courtney is very professional and talented, yet still down to earth and a lot of fun to work with. She was able to pick the perfect spots for us to get great photos and was able to keep our wiggly 7 month old engaged in the entire process! We were appreciative of how considerate she was in keeping the session flexible around the baby. We loved the final results, and that we were able to just be ourselves during the entire session. (I photographed Isabella’s parents’ wedding in 2012, as well as her grandfather’s (Nishita’s father’s) wedding in 2015. ~CG)

– Isabella’s Parents Nishita and Brian

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“She was very patient, attentive to little details…”

On the day of my seven-month-old son’s photo shoot, he had an ear infection and a very runny nose, and to top it off, he skipped his afternoon nap. As you can imagine, he was both very cranky and very snotty during the shoot, but you can’t tell at all from the pictures we got from Courtney. She’s a miracle worker! She was very patient, attentive to little details, and kept finding ways to get my little guy to smile despite everything he was going through. My all-time favorite photo of him is from that day – thanks Courtney!! (I photographed his newborn, sitting up, walking, and every year after until they moved to Nebraska – then I even flew out there to photograph Carter’s little sister after she was born! ~CG)

– Carter’s Mom Carol

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“She was patient and thoughtful”

We loved the photos that Courtney took of our baby– she was patient and thoughtful during her photo session, and the result was beautiful. We’ll treasure those pictures forever.

 – Thomas’ Parents Erin & Byron

“A moment that was captured exquisitely in time.”

We are so happy we chose Courtney to take our family portrait photos. As our child grows we will be able to reference back on these wonderful photos to see a moment that was captured exquisitely in time. Courtney’s attention to detail and her willingness to accommodate our unique scheduling needs have made her our go to source. Her skills both behind the camera and with photo editing have demonstrated why picking Courtney was the right way to go.

– Charlie’s Parents Catherine & Matt

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“Bella completely trusted Courtney”

Courtney did a wonderful job capturing the joy and spirit of Isabella Rose when she turned 1 year old. Bella completely trusted Courtney, giving up all kinds of sweet smiles and gestures for the camera. We spent quality time both inside and out finding beautiful sites and settings to capture Isabella in her busy and exciting time of exploring the world.

– Isabella’s Parents Andrea & Jerry

“a wonderful photographer”

Courtney is a wonderful photographer. She was so patient with my 3 week old infant who did not want to do anything but fuss. She has been doing my son’s photos since then and at his one year photo shoot she ran after him in the playground and still managed to get spectacular photos! She will be doing our family photos for years to come! (I have photographed Amy’s family 13 times over the years. Her son Axley is now 8 years old and has a 5 year old little sister too! ~CG)

-Axley’s Parents Amy & Scott