REVIEWS

My husband and I cannot speak highly enough of our experience with Cecilie for our maternity photos! From our first conversation, she took a genuine interest in getting to know us as a couple and in getting an idea of what style photos we were hoping to get. She shared suggestions she thought fit our ideas and was extremely efficient with communication. During the shoot, Cecilie was incredibly professional but still made us feel comfortable. She is incredibly talented and would take a very basic photo idea we had and add her creativity to turn it into something better than we could have pictured. The way she worked with so many different settings outside and captured each moment so beautifully, both posed and candid, is more than we could have asked for. We encourage everyone to check her out if you need any special moments captured and can’t wait to have her work her magic behind her camera again soon!

Melissa and Mark

Phenomenal Photographer, We think of her as family!

Cecilie and her team are THE BEST. As a Wedding Videographer, I’m extremely particular on the style and approach a photographer brings to the day. You want someone who makes you comfortable, who captures the feel of the day, and who sees the vision from your eyes. You also want someone who doesn’t mind getting hands-on and ensuring you capture the perfect shot. Cecilie coached us through every step of the way in a manner that was fun and comforting. Every shot Cecilie took felt like it could have been pulled from a magazine! Her style and approach was so natural my wife and I felt completely at home as she guided us through the day. Cecilie was without a doubt the best person for us. Her energy, love for her work, and her ability to reign in our outrageous bridal party made her presence essential for our wedding. Cecilie and her team were so incredible I could not picture any other photographer being so intimately involved… not to mention at the end of the day my mother in law wanted to adopt her!

If you’re on the search for a photographer who is a ridiculous amount of fun, beyond talented, and extremely polished Cecilie is the perfect fit. I’d gladly encourage any newly engaged couple to get on her list AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE because she is without a doubt the best there is.

Mike & Amy

Cece is an amazing photographer to work with. She puts so much time and effort into each client she takes in and really makes you feel like her number one when working with her. Even our kids love her and one of them hates his picture taken (he's two). We have worked with her for over two years now and I would recommend her to anyone else (and I do, all the time). She's reasonably priced, takes pride in her work, and does a thorough but quick job on editing to return the pictures back to you in a timely fashion. We love working with her!!!! -Chelsea

The Humphries Family

Working with Cecilie has been an absolute dream. If you have some crazy idea for photographs, she will do what she can to make it happen. We wanted our engagement photos done at Nationals Park, and Cece made it happen for us. Not only was the experience awesome, but the photos were amazing! Flash forward to our wedding photos, Cece made sure I had every picture I wanted and continued to ask me if I was happy with what was shot and if I wanted anything else. Outside of the photos, we had a little mishap with the bouquets and Cece started picking me flowers so I would have something to walk down the aisle with -- what photographer does that?! I'm so happy we went with Cece and I will recommend her to anyone and everyone, and will definitely be using her for future family photos. You can't go wrong with her, she's 100% about her client, extremely responsive, and her photos are amazing. Forever thankful for her <3

Shannon and Steve

Couldn't have been better!!

I can’t say enough about Cecile. She was amazing!! She made it such a fun experience and the pictures we have now are perfect. She captured every special moment I wanted. On my wedding day she continually checked in with me so I knew what photos we were doing when and always asked if there were more photos I wanted that we may have missed. Cecile really makes sure you have any possible photo you could want and nothing is missed. I can look back at each photo and remember what I was feeling in that moment. I will always be able to look at the beautiful pictures Cecile took and remember each moment during the best day of my life. Cecile was super accommodating and patient with the contracts and tons of emails. She even was patient with my wedding schedule which went through many revisions. She always kept me up to date on what was happening and what was needed. Even now after my wedding, she always lets me know when more photos are being uploaded so I know when to expect more online.
Another really important thing to me had to do with my boudoir shoot. I am a self-conscious person and overly confident person. When it was first suggested to me I didn’t think I would do it. I was beyond nervous the day of and kept worrying I would be awful at it. I even messaged Cecile my “outfit” and nail polish options for feedback, which was super awesome about and gave my gladly. Cecile calmed me immediately and make me feel super comfortable and confident! She encouraged me the whole time and gave me pointers and it ended up being really a really fun time. When I saw the finished product I was amazed how good it turned out. My husband loved it and I am so glad I did it so he has something to remember the wedding day. I really can’t stress how great Cecile is. If you want beautiful photos of your wedding and a photographer that is focused on capturing every special moment of your big day that is important to you, you need Cecile. She also really does become a friend :)

Deb and Mike

Our new family milestone photographer

Cece is such as joy to work with! She is responsive, professional, reliable, and pays great attention to detail. Cece is well prepared by meeting with her clients to understand their needs. She also conducts site visits prior to the event in order to determine the best lighting (and all of those other photographer tricks) to capture the essence of what we want to convey in our photos. Our engagement session helped Cece to understand some of our perceived insecurities and how we interact with each other and the camera. For example, I have insecurities with my arms and doing the wedding photos, she made sure to position me a certain way to minimize those areas.

Cece discovered she had a broken foot prior to our wedding. She assured me that this would not prevent her from photographing our wedding and would hire additional assistance (at no charge to us). What's funny (not her broken foot) is that I wasn't remotely worried. Upon meeting Cece, she has been reliable, honest, and transparent.

Her ability to create beautiful photos to capture a very special day is truly remarkable. Plus she's fun to work with.

We definitely plan on using Cece again as we reach milestones throughout our new life as husband and wife - hopefully a pregnancy photoshoot next....

Corey & Jennifer

​Cecilie is a fantastic photographer! She was incredibly flexible with our schedules and was incredibly responsive and organized. The turn around for receiving our finished photos was rapid - no waiting for days/weeks on end for the finished product. We loved all of our engagement photos and are having a hard time deciding on which ones to use for our Save the Dates! Cecilie is so sweet and is a natural behind the camera. Could not recommend her more!

Calvin & Courtney

Cecilie was recommended to me by my wedding coordinator and we are so happy we selected her to capture our day. She was extremely professional, always responsive even when out of the country. I am not a fan of being photographed but she was able to make me feel comfortable and deliver beautiful pictures of our special day. I would definitely hire her for future photos and highly recommend her to anyone.

Todd & Adrianna

Cecilie Olaussen Photography hosted an awesome and seamless corporate event for my company for professional headshots. Not only was she extremely professional, but was able to take high quality photos for a large group of us. Registration for the event was over capacity! Several colleagues have loved using their headshot on LinkedIn profiles, Outlook photos, Slack, and other profiles. My LinkedIn metrics even went up by a landslide as soon as I updated my photo! Being able to have a new headshot created a lot of value and excitement for our company’s online presence and has also encouraged others to have a professional photo. Many of our employees speak at conferences all over the country and were happy to have an updated and modern headshot for conference posters and brochures.

I highly recommend Cecilie. She coaches her subjects really well during shoots and gives confidence. She takes the nerves out of getting a professional photo taken by making the process fun and enjoyable!!

Excella Consulting

We met Cece for the first time when she took our engagement photos and instantly loved her. She is incredibly personable, talented, and knowledgeable and makes you feel so comfortable in front of the camera. After that shoot, she became our go-to photographer. Over the years she has continued to do various shoots for our family, and most recently, traveled to Denver, CO to take updated family photos for us. One of my favorite parts about working with Cece is her ability to capture the surroundings without taking away from the people in the photos. We are so grateful for our photos that highlight the Washington monuments and Denver landmarks but that also show off our family. We couldn't be happier and look forward to a lifetime of shoots with her.

Kelsie and Tyler

Cecilie went above and beyond to make my day everything I dreamed of! She was extremely responsive and came up with great ideas for pictures. For our engagement shoot she coordinated for us to have a private tour of Camden Yards, which was an amazing experience. My husband even enjoyed our engagement shoot. She handled every last detail which was so helpful and such a relief, one less thing for me to worry about! The day of our wedding her and Ben showed up early and immediately got to work. She made me feel relaxed and the pictures truly reflect that! I have received so many compliments on our pictures, many people have told me that they look like they are out of a magazine! Hands down Cecilie was by far the best photographer and I know we will cherish our wedding pictures forever. We can't wait to book her for future shoots!

Matt & Bergan

I had a very rushed schedule for our wedding at the DC Superior Courthouse and Cecilie was amazing. Her personality helped my new wife & I stay at ease and her professionalism help turn what should have been a "hum-drum" so-so pictures into shots that we'll cherish and remember for the rest of our lives. My wife and I can't thank Cecilie enough for coming to our "Ceremonial Rescue". We were surprised with the quick turn around and the pics were flawless. She even managed to make me look good, and my oh so picky wife happy with the results.

Ivan & Anki

I could not have imagined a better experience for our engagement photos. Cecilie was quick to understand my vision and my requirements and more than rose to the occasion. Not all of the subjects always enjoy taking photos, (one being of the canine variety,) but despite that we had an absolute blast and got some absolutely beautiful shots. Cecilie was very easy to work with after the shoot as well, quick and concise communication, and delivery of shots in a very reasonable amount of time. I would only enlist her services if you want some amazing photos that come straight out of your wildest dreams!

Mike & Britt

C O Photography did our wedding on April 17, 2016. Honestly, I couldn't have been happier. Cece from the beginning pushed us and urged the importance of making sure we found poses, and styles to customize our perfect day. Every step of the way she kept in contact with us, and made sure we were prepared, thus helping her make everything go smooth. The day of, from the moment my groomsman and I arrived, Ben, the additional photographer for the guys, was incredible. The event was really topped of by the professionalism, courtesy, and fun we had with them. I honestly couldn't say enough about how much appreciation myself and my wife have for Cece. I promise, if you go.with her, you will not be disappointed! If I had to do it all over again, Cece would still be our photographer!

Brandon & Michele

Cecilie did an outstanding job on our engagement photos! We received so many compliments on them after sharing with family and friends. During the shoot, Cecilie had us try different poses that were very creative but never pressured us into anything that didn't feel natural. She has a great eye for what works well with the subjects as well as incorporating the background and scenery. We are using Cecilie as our wedding photographer and we can't wait to see the final product. We are 100% confident she will get all the right shots. We definitely plan to use her in the future for other life events. Wedding: Cecilie and her team did a phenomenal job capturing EVERY SINGLE DETAIL of our wedding form beginning to end. They worked incredibly hard to make sure our high expectations were met and also worked in unison with our videographer. The shots captured were stunning, from the small details to the most elaborate poses of our entire wedding party, and allowed us to see everything at our wedding we were too busy to see during it. Cecilie is great to work with and always did whatever we wanted, no questions asked. We can't wait to work with her again to capture our special moments in life!

David & Kim

Our nonprofit military organization recently reached out for help amongst photographers in the D.C. area. Cecilie was referred to us by a supporter of our organization, and not only was she willing to conduct a shoot for us last minute after our original photographer cancelled, but she donated her time and talent so that every penny we were raising through that effort went back to the wounded warrior community it was supporting! In addition to her extreme generosity, she also gave us an incredible quality product that we have used multiple times on our website as well as our expansive social media networks! It is rare to find someone who combines their talent to produce a great quality product with sheer generosity but Cecilie Olaussen Photography does BOTH! -Gwen Lammers of The Boot Campaign

The Boot Campaign

Cece is an excellent photographer and the best you can get in my humble opinion. She is professional and makes the entire process efficient and painless. There's nothing quite like wanting beautiful pictures more than anything and having an uncooperative or fidgety groom threaten that for you! Cece was able to operate in a way where my fiance did not lose patience with the picture taking and was also happy to work with our wiggly puppy that I wanted in a few shots too. Cece is flexible to schedule with but does maintain a fair amount of business, so it's good to book once you know when you need her. Cece is not cheap, but affordably priced. I would beware of folks who value their work too lowly because you get what you pay for. Of all things to skimp on for your wedding do NOT skimp on photography because, without photos, the whole thing may as well not have happened. Cece caught candid moments that I didn't get to revel in throughout the busy day as well as beautiful formal shots. If there was an edit I wanted to be done (hello jiggly arms!) she was professional and thorough about working with me to polish the image in a way that helped me feel beautiful. I will be using her for family portraits when that day comes and as my forever photographer.

Kyle and Claire

Cecilie has truly captured so many amazing memories of our family! From our engagement to our new baby girl, and everything in between...She's an amazing photographer and an amazing person. I will never have anyone else take our family photos as long as she is available!! We just finished a shoot this week, and we are already lined up for more when my husband comes home from a long deployment to meet his new baby girl for the FIRST time. Thank You CC, for always being there and for all the beautiful work you do!

Ryan & Bekki

Cecilie was wonderful to work with. She was open to what we had in mind and gave us great ideas as well. The pictures came out beautiful...very natural..not a feeling of being "posed" in them at all. I would recommend Cecilie to everyone & I will definitely keep her in mind for future events and family pictures. Thanks Cecilie!!!!

Jack & Victoria

We want to thank you so much for capturing the most beautiful photographs this past year for us. We enjoyed your style on the engagement and family sessions, but our wedding day was completely phenomenal! Your relaxed approach made it enjoyable and stress-free. Both the candid and intimate moments that you captured are absolutely amazing!! We can’t stop looking at them because you got it all. Thanks again for being a part of our special story and allowing us to enjoy the moments over and over again, for many years to come.

Tim & Lisa

Cecile did an amazing job on our family pictures. She is very creative and has a keen eye. She was able to envision the perfect pose accompanied by the right scenery. She definitely has an eye for detail. She was did a fabulous job photographing my two dogs as well, which believe me was not an easy task!! I highly recommend her as she is a pleasure to work with! Thanks again, The Kehoe Family

The Kehoe Family

Cecilie was a such a pleasure to work with. Before I got engaged I knew I wanted to have her do our engagement photos because her work is so beautiful. She made sure she got an idea of what we were looking for in the photos before the shoot by having us make a Pinterest board with some ideas. She used these images to guide the shoot and we couldn't be happier with how they come out. The turn around time was also much faster than I anticipated. I highly recommend Co-photography!

Karim & Tiffany

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