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About Me:

Hello and welcome to my site!

My name is Courtney Mandeville, and I am the proud owner of Smooth Sailing Photography.

You may be wondering... "how did you get into photography"? Taking photos has always been a passion of mine. Ask anyone who knew me and they would tell you I always expressed myself through art, whether that be with a pencil, paintbrush or a photograph. It seems that fate was steering me in the direction of pursuing it professionally. I took a leap of faith and decided to put all my time and energy into being the best photographer I can be. A few years later and I am now a co-owner of a gorgeous studio and I am proud to bring my clients to. I cannot express enough how much I enjoy being behind the lens. Time is always slipping through our fingers, moments are always passing us by. My goal is to capture these precious moments and create lifelong keepsakes of the moments we wish to hold on to forever. Above all, I positively love catching raw expressions - smiles, laughs, excitement. Through my art of photography, I hope to make my clients as comfortable as possible so I can naturally photograph life as it unfolds before us. The joy I feel when I deliver that *perfect* smile or moment to a client makes this the most rewarding job for me.

When I am not behind the lens, I am with my beautiful little family. Jeff, my significant other, pursues his artistic talent and full time career as a professional musician. Music is such a huge part of our lives. I am incredibly thankful that we both have careers that we don't just like but LOVE. Together, we have three beautiful and smart little ladies, Lily and Charlotte & Hazel. They are my heart and soul, and my pride and joy. We are constantly on our toes, but wouldn't have it any other way!

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