◊ Our Philosophy ◊

Your wedding day is the beginning of one of life’s greatest adventures – marriage! As a married couple ourselves, we know how much that deserves to be celebrated! Most couples spend months or even years planning the perfect wedding. When that day finally comes, trust us when we say it will go by fast!

After the flowers wilt and the cake is eaten, your photos and video will be all that remains to remember your day by. That’s why it’s so important to invest in a quality photographer and videographer that you can trust to capture every detail.

Our true passion lies in telling your story through our work. For us, it is about capturing the real and raw emotions that surround your wedding day – the smiles, tears and everything in between. We strive to create timeless imagery and films which will allow you to relive those cherished moments over and over again.

This is much more than a job for us – we care about our couples wholeheartedly and have found a profound sense of fulfillment in preserving some of the most special moments in their lives.

“I can't say enough about how outstanding Sindy & Angleo were!! They were so nice and we could tell they genuinely cared about our pictures. They made it a point to get all of the pictures we wanted and really captured the soft, natural, romantic & sweet feel we hoped for! My husband and I just finished looking at all the pictures and said "wow" to almost every one, they did such an amazing job and really captured the moments! We are so grateful for this amazing keepsake we will have for life and are so happy we chose Sindy & Angelo - we really couldn't have had better photographers and are so appreciative for all their time and hard work! Thank you so much, Sindy & Angelo, for being our dream photographers!!! 

Kara + Gauthier

“They are truly the BEST! We honestly can't say enough good things about this husband and wife team. They were so professional, patient, prompt in every correspondence, flexible, personable and just a joy to work with! Sindy and Angelo arrived early and worked well with the other vendors. They had a peaceful presence and were barely noticeable throughout the evening. They captured the sentimental wedding details, tender moments and the pure joy of the day! Their love and passion for each other and their business is reflected in their finished product. The video work and editing was FANTASTIC!! The picture and sound quality was flawless (outdoor ceremony). The highlight video and full length wedding video make us cry each time we view them. They turned out more perfect than we could have imagined! Thank you Sindy and Angelo for capturing their day in such a beautiful way.”


“Sindy and her husband are THE BEST! Their work is IMPECCABLE! They were so professional, kind, and patient with my family and I. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Our photos were OUTSTANDING! The moments captured are once in a lifetime. I absolutely LOVE their work, and look forward to working with them in the future! Don't hesitate to book them for any of your photo or film needs !!!!”

Ashleigh + Terry 

“My husband and I went back and forth for months on getting a videographer for our wedding. I did a lot of research on the type of video I wanted and looked at almost every videographer in OBX, VA and beyond, but for some reason I never pulled the trigger. One night I came across Cortese Photography & Film and something just felt right. From the very beginning we felt a connection with Angelo and Sindy. They took time to skype with us and get to know us as a couple and how we envisioned our special day. The decision to go with Cortese was one of the best decisions I made for our wedding. They captured every perfect moment of our day and made our video more perfect than I could have ever imagined. Photos are important but there is something about a video that captures the true happiness of the day and many things I didn’t even remember. I am truly grateful for our video and will treasure it always as one of the best days of our lives. 

Doug + Sarah

“I would give 10/5 stars if I could, Sindy and Angelo were a dream team! Nothing speaks more than the results—the photos came out gorgeous and our family and friends are wowed by them. It was a storybook day and Cortese delivered storybook photography.”

 Annie + Sean 

“After getting engaged, we were so excited to book our wedding vendors; however, finding the right photographer was the most challenging for us. I had a clear idea of what type of photos I wanted: light, airy, natural, and pretty photos that didn't look too staged or posed.

When I came across Cortese Photography & Film, I knew I found the right photographer for us! Their style exactly matched what I was envisioning, and they are a sweet couple that is passionate about what they do.

We could not be more happy with the way our wedding photos came out! They are even better than what we were envisioning. Sindy and Angelo captured every shot we asked for and so many others. The love and joy we felt that day can be felt through looking at the pictures and that is really remarkable!” 

Alli + Alex

“They did a fantastic job! I am absolutely blown away by the pictures. They took the time to get to know us over Skype and understand what we were looking for. They were very professional and I hardly noticed them- they were like flies on the wall the whole night! They captured the silliest and most candid moments, which I love. And they captured the sweetest candid moments between my husband and I. I will treasure these photos forever. I also cried at the beautiful videos they made for us. The sound quality on the videos were awesome-especially since I am hard of hearing-so I really appreciated that. We are so thankful for having such a great photographer and videographer team!”

Stephanie + Nick

“My husband and I just got married and we hired Cortese to do our engagement and wedding photos; we couldn't have made a better decision! Sindy and Angelo are some of the kindest people we've ever met. They made our engagement photo shoot very relaxing and enjoyable. We were stunned by the photos they took for us and couldn't be happier. We would highly recommend them to anybody and everybody. Anyone who is lucky enough to have Cortese do their photos will be glad they did and will come away with breathtaking memories to cherish forever.”

Kelcie + BJ

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