So a while back I announced that I was looking for some part time help because I could no longer handle it all on my own. Well, I am excited to say… I found the perfect person! Meet Deirdre. (Pronounced Deerdra.) She is SUPER awesome and we have been having so much fun around here already. I am so excited because she is not only going to help keep me organized (and also help me get my personal life back!!), but I know she is going to add to the business with her passion for life. She was a bride of mine before she was my assistant so I have known her for a year and half now. (See her wedding photos here and her cute save the date idea here.) I am so thrilled she wanted to be a part of my world and I just know she is going to add SO much to my business. I couldn’t be more excited about Deirdre. : )
I asked her to share a little a bit about herself below.
1. Describe yourself in 5 words.
Ambitious, Honest, Loyal, Cheerful, Sarcastic
2. What are you most excited about by working for Courtney?
Hmmmm…. How much time do we have? Ha! First thing that comes to mind is being able to work with people during the happiest moments of their lives! Their happiness is contagious! It such a great feeling knowing that you are creating something they will cherish for many years to come. Also, knowing that you have made boudior clients realize their how beautiful they REALLY are. Every woman has insecurities, but its amazing to help them overcome those by capturing their true beauty.
3. You have been working for 3 weeks here….. Love it or hate it so far?
Are you kidding? LOVE IT! This is the kind of job that others are jealous I have and every girl dreams of. Super fun, girly atmosphere, laid back and anything BUT BORING! Every day is a little different, and I can not wait to see what the future holds.
4. Favorite song right now?
Airplanes by BOB
5. You were a bride/ client before you were hired…. how was your experience with Courtney as your photographer?
I had Courtney do my engagement pictures when she first started her business as sort of a trial run to make sure she was the real deal. When I got them back, I was AMAZED! I immediately booked her for my wedding. During the course of the year of planning for the big day, we remained in touch about different aspects I found important to capture on our wedding day. By the time the big day came, she was more than just my wedding photographer. She actually took the time to get to know Duston and I so that she was able to connect with us and show our true love for one another. My biggest advice to any bride out there coming from a bride: Most people have budget restraints that may make it hard to plan your wedding, WHATEVER you do, DO NOT sacrifice a great photographer because when the big day is over (which goes by in a blink of an eye) the ONLY thing you have to hold onto is your pictures from the day. I LOVE my pictures (thanks to Courtney) and will cherish them for years and years to come!
6. Name one thing off of your bucket list…..
Backpacking through Europe!!
7. Favorite Food:
Sushi & Frozen Yogurt
Mochasippi’s from CC’s, Wine, and Cookies
9. Vacation Spot:
In the country: Miami Abroad: Italy
10. If you were on a stranded island what 3 things would you bring with you:
My husband Duston, he would make sure I was safe and fed, ha!, Cupcake (our dog I can’t live without her), a ponytail holder