And guess what? “Day one” is today! I don’t believe you should have to wait until your wedding day arrives to receive high-end service from your wedding photographer. I believe that should begin right now. 

From my inquiry response to my gallery delivery and everything in between, I’m drawn to the way client experience, and how the smallest details come together to create something beautiful and rich. And by taking on a very limited number of weddings each year, I ensure each one of my CRP couples receives nothing short of my very best, no matter what.

Are you looking for elegant, elevated wedding photos with an experience as luxurious as that lavish honeymoon you’re planning? Then you’re in the right place. My special blend of sincerity, simplicity, and sophistication will provide you with the experience of your dreams with photos to match.

Curious how I do it? Explore my process, experience, and signature collections below. Then, inquire to reserve your date!

an experience

from day one

-  martina & andrew

"You kept us confident and calm and you are out-of-this-world talented!"

kind words

and then...

To begin your wedding photography journey, simply fill out my contact form! Share a bit about yourselves, your love story, and your hopes for your wedding photography. Then, I’ll be in touch within 48 hours or less with more information and the next steps. 

what to expect

your dreams

your story

we'll discuss

Gimme all the juicy details. Share your vision with me!

discovery call

and then...

After your discovery call and answering any questions, I’ll send a proposal your way. If it looks like what you’ve been searching for, let’s get you booked! Once I receive a signed contract and paid retainer from you, your date is officially reserved on my calendar! 

receive a virtual welcome hug

grab signatures

secure your date

the specifics

Let's save your date. Now you're officially a CRP Bride!

make it official

I love to go above and beyond to serve my clients through the unique community I’ve built. As soon as you book you're welcomed to the clients-only Facebook group and I'll send you to the CRP Couples Portal with preferred vendors and education on how to craft the perfect celebration. 

planning tips + education for days

my vip vendors

timeline help

you'll get

There's so much I can't wait to share with you!

vip access

and then...

It’s true what they say: practice makes perfect. So, let’s spend a little quality time with a practice run on your wedding photography by documenting this season of engagement! This is a crucial step in the experience because this is when we get to know each other and you get comfortable in front of the camera! 

be posing pros


get comfortable

you will

Step in front of my camera for the first time!


and then...

Possibly the most important piece of my experience, this in-depth questionnaire will disclose more details about the wedding day and most importantly, your photography preferences so I know what to expect and can deliver everything you’ve asked for and more! And by doing this well before the big day, we get it out of the way before things really start to get busy!


Your preferences

group shotS

we'll discuss

Fill out the Pre-Wedding Questionnaire

wedding details deep dive

and then...

The secret to wedding photography that doesn’t feel rushed or overwhelming is a well-planned timeline. We will work together (and with your planner!) to build a full timeline for your wedding day, including all the big photography moments, like your first look, bridal portraits, and exit.

when dinner starts

first look time

when you say i do

we'll talk

Let's craft your photo-friendly wedding day timeline

timing is everything

and then...

I love a good checklist, and I have a feeling you do, too! As your wedding day approaches, I’ll send out a final checklist to help you pack your bag like a pro.  So, don’t worry about making this one because I’ve got you covered.

all the rings

your jewelry

those heels

you won't forget

Gather the details so you don't forget a thing

I send a list, you check it twice

and then...

After months of careful preparation and planning, the day you’ve been anticipating will finally arrive! And because we’ve been so careful to review every little detail along the way, you’ll feel free to simply enjoy the best day of your life without worry as I document every moment for you.

late night dancing

happy tears

champagne toasts

time for

Enjoy your wedding day to the fullest!

time for the celebration

and then...

Almost immediately, you’ll have fully edited images! Your blog post will be live with a 100+ image sneak peek within days of your wedding! So the wait for the full gallery will be absolutely painless, I promise. But even that wait won’t be very long at all.

new iphone background


the crp blog

see photos on

Get a sneak peek of how beautiful your day was from my perspective!

pov: you're behind the camera

and then...

Just 4-6 weeks (sometimes even sooner!) after you begin your life as newlyweds, your full wedding gallery will be ready for you to enjoy and share! So, snuggle up close with the love of your life to relive every emotional moment and delicate detail from the day your love story became part of your forever. 

when great-grandma jean cut a rug

the tears

the laughter

you'll relive

Pop the bubbly and grab the tissues, your images are ready!

relive your day

I'm ready to be a crp bride!

Your photos deserve a home as beautiful as the day they were taken. And I know you believe in the importance of printing your images! Once your final gallery is delivered, I'll start working on your album design for you! Then once it's approved, it's shipped directly to your door for you to cherish and display your legacy for years to come.

and everything in between

the details

the portraits

a home for

Let's curate the most beautiful home for your wedding day memories

your first family heirloom

The Process

I’ll ask all the right questions before you even think of them to uncover what’s most important to you.

unforgettable experience

more than photos, it's an

the crp experience

Just like planning your next road trip with your honey, preparation is everything. By checking the weather, (over)packing the right outfits and strategically choosing your activities, you allow yourself to fully enjoy your adventure without worry.

The CRP Wedding Experience is no different! By diving deeply into who you are, what matters most to you, and how you’d like to see your vision documented, I can capture every moment to perfection without interrupting your special day with a barrage of questions.

Do you want an intimate first look without any onlookers? We’ll determine that in advance, and I’ll stop at nothing to make sure nobody peeks! Are you nervous Great-grandma Jean is going to sneak off to cocktail hour before family portraits? We’ll talk about it beforehand and build your family shot list with her photos first! Do you worry that you won't have enough alone time with your new spouse? I've got the perfect solution for that!

I’ll ask all the right questions before you even think of them to uncover what’s most important to you.

sounds like a dream, right?

let's make it a reality!

as seen on


downtown fort wayne

& maddie

Laurel Hall

brandon & brittany

The Charles

andrew & kendra

View the full portfolio

You really can have the wedding photos of your dreams with an experience to match. All it takes is an intentional, detail-oriented photographer behind the camera.

it's time to normalize enjoyable, stress-free weddings

it's time to normalize
stress-free weddings


reserve your date

The CRP Wedding Experience starts with a discovery call to uncover what is most important to you. Then a custom wedding proposal will give you options to choose from.

Your dream wedding photography experience starts at $4150


- tiffany & toan

"Courtney brought a calming presence when I started to feel stressed."

love notes

You've thoroughly combed my website, you love my style, see yourself in the images and feel connected to me... Let's chat! If you’re interested in working with me, please fill out and submit the contact form here.

Please note that all wedding inquiries receive a custom proposal that starts at $4,150.

let's chat

© 2019-2023 courtney rudicel  | All Rights Reserved   |   Site design by davey & krista