About Curtis Copeland - Wedding Photographer - Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Worldwide!

Who is this guy, Curtis Copeland????

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Curtis & Monica Copeland

OK, so you have been stalking my blog for a while (I see you on Google analytics!)
But, maybe you don't know much about me.  Here's a little insider information:
  • My name is Curtis Copeland (thus the name of the website www.curtiscopeland.com)
  • I was born in Tulsa Oklahoma (Yes, I know the words to the musical)
  • I am a devout optimist (OK, not really, more of a "realist" with brief moments of complete joy and laughter)
  • I spend way too much time reading blogs of other photographers and Apple computers
  • I do not enjoy sports (Although I will occasionally watch a game)
  • I grew up watching Star Trek (Live long and prosper! See the connection with sports?)
  • Tivo is one of the most amazing things ever invented - I would trade my car for Tivo
  • I am madly in love with my wife, Monica - She was born in Colombia (The country!)
  • My favorite food is Peruvian or Mexican (hard choice... especially with a Colombian wife!)
  • I was almost arrested for taking pictures of railroad tracks - see image above - (they sent my fingerprints through Interpole!)
  • I love 80's music
  • My favorite TV show is "Dirty Jobs" - Mike Rowe is genuinely funny and original.
  • I was a professional musician in my early 20's
  • I really enjoy helping people - have been on several humanitarian projects around the world
  • I have been to: Italy (3 times), Israel, Romania, Guatemala, Peru, Colombia, St Lucia, St Thomas, Grand Cayman Island, Bimini, Bahamas, and more.... Want to go to India, China and Australia....  maybe someday.
  • People tell me that I am funny - actually, I am more goofy.  Like the "3 Stooges kind".... True humor is a gift.
  • I have "celiac disease". My body can not process gluten.  This means I can not eat wheat, malt or barley.  Which means no bread, no cake, no beer and no whiskey. (Not that I miss whiskey or beer - but cake!??!?!!) 

Well, that is enough about me for now.  How about you?  What is the most unusual or unique thing about you?  Leave a comment (remember, this is a family friendly site!)

Have a great day!

Curtis Copeland - the photographer guy.....
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• 954-881-5025 •

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Jack and Charlie - Beach Family Portrait Photography Boca Raton Florida Holiday Portraits at Red Reef Park

Jack & Charlie Family Beach Holiday Portraits - Boca Raton Florida Red Reef Park from Curtis Copeland on Vimeo.

 •  Jack and Charlie with the Family  
•  Beach Family Portrait Photography  •
•  Boca Raton Florida  •
•  Holiday Portraits at Red Reef Park  •

Jack and Charlie have a beautiful family.  Everyone was in town visiting them in Boca Raton for Christmas and they wanted to get some nice Holiday family portraits.  There was a lot of energy and joy as we headed out to the beach for our portrait session.  The kids were really awesome.  We had a lot of fun running and jumping in the air at the beach.  What a great group of children. I think I had as much fun as them playing in the sand!  Here is a sampling of the fun we had while celebrating the season with them.  

If you are interested in beach family portraits, or family holiday portrait session, give us a call: 954-881-5025.  We have several packages to choose from. 

Thank you, Jack and Charlie, for sharing your holiday memories with us! We hope to see you again next year. 

Merry Christmas!!! 

Curtis and Monica
• 954-881-5025 •

Christmas in Fort Lauderdale Family Portraits for the Holidays

Family Portraits for the Holidays?

Well, it's the most wonderful time of the year.  Especially in Fort Lauderdale Florida!  Initially, we were to fly to Oklahoma city and visit my parents. However, after we boarded the plane in Miami, I checked and found out they had already closed the Oklahoma City airport (Love the iPhone!).  Surprisingly, they let us off the plane with no hassles.  We are quite thankful they did.  We would have spent Christmas day stuck in St Louis (where our connecting flight was going).  As usual, Monica found something positive in the process.  Our good friends Elizabeth and Andrea invited us over to celebrate Christmas eve at their house.  We had a wonderful time.  Since we didn't end up flying, it allowed us an occasion to reflect upon our last year in South Florida.  We had so many wonderful blessing and met some truly amazing people through wedding and portrait photography.  We genuinely love being professional photographers.  We are privileged to share some of the most memorable events in the lives of families celebrated through the art of photography.  It is humbling.  We wish abundant blessings upon you and your families this Christmas season and throughout the New Year.  We look forward to sharing more of those special days with you all.

Sincerely, thank you for letting us into your hearts, homes and lives. We are thankful to call you friends.

Be blessed!
Curtis and Monica
Contact us
• 954-881-5025 •

Peter And Joanna's Wedding Album - Calvary Chapel Weddings Fort Lauderdale Wedding Photographers Florida

• Peter and Joanna •
• Wedding Album Design • 
• Calvary Chapel - Fort Lauderdale Florida •
Peter and Joanna are truly a remarkable couple. They are actively involved at their church and making a difference in their community and are always volunteering to help out in many ways.   This lovely husband and wife were wed at their home church, Calvary Chapel, Fort Lauderdale. Pastor Charlie was the minister for the service.  We were genuinely impressed with the flower arrangements.   The church's restaurant, "The Grill" was the catering service and the food was fabulous.  Their reception was also held on the property.  This makes the day quite a convenient for the bride and groom as well as the guests.  No need to travel between the ceremony location and the wedding reception!  As always, the staff was delightful, professional, smiling and helpful. We really enjoy photographing Calvary Chapel weddings in Fort Lauderdale.

After the reception we went to Fern Forrest Park and shot a few  bride and groom portraits. They look great as a couple. These two are some of the nicest people you will ever meet. Peter and Joanna are now actually really good friends of ours and we hang out quite a bit. Becoming friends was an unexpected perk via being their  Fort Lauderdale wedding photographer! Many thanks, Peter and Joanna, not only for letting us be a apart of your wedding day, but also a part of your life.

Here is a presentation of their wedding album design. This is our "classic" style.  Please leave a comment let us know if you like it! Thanks!

What about you?  What is your most favorite wedding memory?  Leave a comment and let us know what wedding event was most special for you.

Curtis and Monica
Contact us
• 954-881-5025 • 

Andrea and Elizabeth Wedding Album - Beach Wedding Photography Boca Raton

• Andrea and Elizabeth •
• Wedding Portraits •
• Red Reef Park Boca Raton Florida •
Below is a presentation of Elizabeth and Andrea's Bride and Groom portrait session.  Elizabeth and Andrea were married 3 years ago. It was a beautiful ceremony. However, they were not totally satisfied with their photos and wanted beach wedding photography. So they decided to re-shoot in a new wedding dress.  They didn't want the "Trash the Dress" type of portraits.  They wanted something elegant and refined.  Although they can not salvage the memories lost from that day, they can at least enjoy some bride and groom photos they will treasure for many years.   We printed it with Kiss Wedding Books.  They make incredible albums.  The attention to detail is impeccable.  The ordering process is streamlined and easy.  Thank you, Elizabeth and Andrea, for letting us reshoot your wedding photography.  We hope you like it as much as we liked shooting it.   This is a digital version of their "wedding album". Click on the image to change the album spread.

Curtis and Monica

What about your friends?  Have they been happy with their wedding photography?  What didn't they like?  What did they like?
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Lauren and Jorge's Wedding Album Design - Calvary Chapel Wedding Photographer Fort Lauderdale

• Lauren and Jorge • 
• Wedding Album Design •
• Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale Florida • 
Vibrance.  Energy.  Enthusiasm.  When people are fully alive it is energizing to be near them.  Somehow they radiate their joy to those who are nearby.  These are a few words that come to mind when thinking about Lauren and Jorge.  This delightful couple were wed June of 2009. Their wedding was simply spectacular. It was held at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale. The ceremony was splendid and quite touching. Pastor Bernard King presided over the ceremony. Below are some pages from their wedding album design. As you can see, they are quite an charming couple. The wedding album design flowed together with such ease because they are such a beautiful couple.  Their photogenic personalities made for such a colorful palette of smiles and romance. We love designing wedding albums.  To share two lover's romantic fairy-tale beginnings is an honor, privilege and delight.

Who inspires you? For myself, it is my wife, Monica.  She is the more analytical of us (she works in an accounting office).  I am the more creative (go figure).  But I love how she sees things from a different viewpoint.  It is energizing when we talk about things from different viewpoints, yet we still harmonize and make beautiful music together.  Different perspectives, but still in alignment.  I learn so much from her.  She inspires me.
What about you?  Who are those people who lift you up?  Who energizes you the most?  Who has made a really positive difference in your life?