mother of two golden retrievers. fervent lover of french press coffee. serious case of wanderlust 24/7. sixteen+ years obsessing over all things photography.
A little bit about me!
My full name is Courtney Rae Pecorino (my parents got my middle name from Rae Chong, daughter of Tommy Chong, and I dig that haha)
I turn 30 this year and I was born and raised in Las Vegas. In college I had made plans to get away. Growing up here, I always thought it was ugly and brown. But...already being so close to family and friends, I never left. I grew to LOVE the desert & the beauty of it, and you can find me shooting there 95% of the time!
I have had a passion for photography ever since I was in middle school. My grandpa gifted me with not one, but THREE polaroid cameras and I was always blasting through cartridges. I took photography classes in high school and fell in love with it so much that I majored in art/photography in college. I lived and breathed the darkroom!
I will work tirelessly at your wedding, all while having fun & a huge smile on my face.
I will be present & make sure you are taken care of, start to finish.
I began shooting weddings in chapels on the Las Vegas strip and learned an incredible amount. After five years of shooting weddings for someone else, I left to pursue my own photography business.
I’ve been able to work for myself for the past three years, do what I love every single day, travel to beautiful destinations to capture amazing weddings and couples. Every day I am so amazed that this is my JOB.
I lucked out finding Courtney to be our wedding photographer. She was excellent in every way! She has the most easy going personality and went above and beyond for us! It was truly a premium experience. She is professional, punctual and just an amazing person to have around with great energy. In addition, we could not be happier with our beautiful wedding photos that we will have forever. I know she worked really hard at our wedding and I will forever be thankful for that! We received sneak peak photos about a week after our wedding, and all of the photos edited just a little over a month later, which is impressive timing for a busy photographer! I always brag about her to my friends/family and highly, highly recommend to all!
that we will have forever."
"We could not be happier with our beautiful wedding photos
Courtney was fantastic from beginning to end. She took the time to get to know us as a couple and find out what was important to us. On the day of our wedding, Courtney kept us on track through all the chaos. Our guests loved her! Her photos are absolutely stunning. She was the best decision I made throughout the whole wedding planning process. She will be our photographer for any and all future events!
"Best wedding photographer
Since we're not local to the Las Vegas area, my fiance and I received several recommendations through friends for a photographer for our engagement session. I had a clear vision for what I wanted for our pictures, and when I came across her portfolio online, I knew I wanted Courtney to be the one to shoot us! Neither my fiance and I are really spotlight type of people, so we were unsure about posing and how we would pull these pictures off. Any worry went out the door as soon as we were in front of the camera, due COMPLETELY to Courtney's awesome direction and easy-going personality! Even taking into account elements such as freezing weather and situations with other people around, when you look at our pictures it truly feels as though we're the only two that exist in the moment! I cannot recommend the quality, timeliness of her work, and her professionalism any more highly! I can't wait for the next excuse to have her shoot us again!
IT TRULY FEELS AS THOUGH WE'RE THE ONLY TWO THAT EXIST IN THAT MOMENT!"
"When you look at our pictures,
I found Courtney on Instagram and instantly fell in love with her photos. I messaged her and literally within an hour she responded to all my questions. This didn’t stop once I booked with her either—she was constantly there for me through the entire wedding planning process. I’m not a picture person and was expecting to only like a couple of the wedding portraits BUT thanks to Courtney’s direction I’m in love with every single photo. She captured the big stuff and all the tiny details; when I go through my gallery, it feels like I’m reliving the best day of my life. My bridal party and family couldn’t stop gushing about how great our photographer was and how comfortable she made them feel. She radiates passion for what she does and it comes out in breathtaking photos. If you are on the fence between which wedding photographer to book, choose Courtney. You won’t regret it!
IT FEELS LIKE i'M RELIVING THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE!"
"When I go through my gallery,
Courtney did our engagement photos and they turned out to be amazing! She goes above and beyond and truly knows her stuff! Days before our session Courtney scouted the place to find the best spots and to make sure the lighting was perfect, so on the day of our photo shoot she was completely ready and well inspired. She will make sure you are comfortable in front of the camera and look your best. It was a bit windy that day so she would sometimes have to brush hair off my face to get the shot. It really makes a difference to know that your photographer wouldn't just take your pictures, but actually wants you to look good and guides you on what to do, or where to place your hands so its not awkward. It felt like my fiancé and I were just out on a date and she was there to capture the moment. So go ahead and book her for your photos! :)
and she was there to capture the moment."
"It felt like my fiancé and I were just out on a date,
Portrait sessions are $450.
+ includes one hour of photography at a location of your choice, a beautiful online gallery, and 50-60 images edited in color and B/W. Full printing and sharing rights.