Blog - Courtney Lynn

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I'm so flipping stoked you landed here! I'm an Adventure Elopement Photographer, but my role is so much more than just an Elopement Photographer.

I don't just book you, show up and say byeeeeee!

I'm here to help you and guide you through every single step. I'm your elopement coordinator, your adventure buddy, logistical handler, dress holder, location scouter, elopement guide and SO much more.

I'm here to make your life SO much easier and I'm so excited to do so!! It should be a fun and easy process for you and I'm here to help you make that happen! I've created location guides and many helpful articles regarding tips and advice for planning your elopement. Like what you see?! Let's chat!!

Hey, I'm Courtney!

LET's do this!

I might be biased, but I think Montana is the greatest place to elope! If you’re searching for adventure and everything outdoors then this is definitely the place for you. From the Switzerland of America (Glacier) to the vast and crowd-free Kootenai National Forest there is a place for everyone! I’ve put together a list […]

best places to elope in montana

Elopements are such a special and unique way of getting married! They allow you to get married exactly how you want and keep the focus of your wedding on the two of you. But, are you wondering what type of things to do or include in your elopement?! Let me begin by saying you can […]

bride and groom talk about unique eloping ideas for their elopement

There are so many incredible places to elope in the US that I feel like this list could go on and on forever! Over the years of being an adventurous elopement photographer there are some places that never cease to amaze me no matter how many times I’ve been there. With the endless about of […]

US elopement locations

Idaho is by far a very underrated state! Honestly, I’m okay with that, because that means less people and more privacy. You’ll be able to hit the hiking trails and have the gorgeous views all to yourselves! There are so many incredible places to Elope in Idaho and things to do that after you have […]

Idaho elopement in the mountains

This adventurous elopement in the mountains was one for the books! It was a rainy and windy day, but we embraced the weather and had such a blast exploring the mountains and enjoying the views. These two said their vows by a lake surrounded by mountains as they shed a few tears! It was such […]

The PNW is one of my all time favorite places to document elopements! You have sweeping mountain views, moody forests with moss covered trees, stunning waterfalls, epic beaches and so much more. I mean, it really does have everything you could possibly ask for when picking out an epic backdrop and scenery for your PNW […]

bride and groom elope on the oregon coast

Benefits of having an Airbnb Elopement Airbnb’s can be pretty dang amazing for your elopement! They can add a such a fun and unique touch to your elopement day! I absolutely love it when couples choose to stay at an Airbnb during their elopement, because it makes for a great place to get ready, to […]

how to plan an airbnb elopement

You’re eloping for a reason, right? There could be many reasons, but one of them probably falls under the umbrella of wanting to have an intimate and private wedding day. You might not enjoy being in front of people with all the attention on you and the idea of having an outdoor elopement experience that’s […]

how to elope at sunrise

There are so many incredible places to elope in Oregon so how do you choose?! I have narrowed it down to the top Best Places to Elope in Oregon! Within each of these places are endless possibilities for adventurous activities, gorgeous landscapes, and multiple types of scenery for you to enjoy during your Oregon elopement! […]

Oregon Elopement Photographer

Elopements are an extremely intentional way of getting married. They’re all about crafting an adventurous and meaningful day that’s about the two of you – the ones actually getting married! I wish I knew that. I wish I had known what eloping was really all about and what other options I had. You see, when […]

"When my now husband and I started planning our elopement, we were confused to the max. We didn’t know where to start or how to go about planning anything. 

COURTNEY MADE THE PROCESS SO EASY! She is organized, professional, sweet, and so so funny!! She does more than just photograph your day, she cares about you having the BEST elopement experience possible!

She helped us plan EVERYTHING! Even down to the little details! She helped us narrow down where, giving us her informative opinions on each of our options! She gave us cool ideas that we could incorporate into our special day. No idea was too big! When the day came, we had the absolute best time exploring and getting married!

Our elopement was an absolute DREAM COME TRUE! I will never be able to thank Courtney enough for making our dream day happen. 

So, for anyone on the fence, swaying back and forth about whether or not work with Courtney, SWAY NO MORE! You’ve found your person!! My day couldn’t have been any better and my pictures are beautiful and capture the fun we had!!! I can’t wait to work with her again!"

Taylor & andrew

"Planning for our day and the day itself would have been completely different without Courtney. We only knew that we wanted to share our vows in the Tuscan countryside and have beautiful photos, and Courtney planned the perfect agenda for that to happen.

She coordinated our timing around sunset, and not only were the photos breathtaking, but the actual evening was too. I remember looking out over the vineyards as the sun set, the view becoming more and more stunning by the minute. There were no moments that felt forced or posed, every shot was comfortable and fun and full of love.

Courtney is such a sweet, kind, fun person and we truly enjoyed spending the day with her. Courtney helped us to turn our dreams into reality, and we hardly had to do a thing. She allowed us to be in control of our day but gently took all of our wants and needs into consideration while making everything happen. Lastly, our pictures are just magical. Courtney is an incredibly talented photographer, and I feel so lucky that we were able to work with her. I would recommend her over and over again to anyone eloping."

Ellie & Zac

"Let. Me. Tell. You. It's not the technical aspects of photography that are the most difficult. It's the human aspect. Remembering that as a Photographer, you may be behind the lens but you are still a human, in front of other humans, in some of the most raw and intimate of moments.

Courtney balances both of these necessities (but rarities) with poise, great direction, and an overall kind calmness that just makes you breathe a sigh of relief. If you've come across Courtney's page and see what you like already, BOOK HER NOW. Don't spend another second looking for another Photographer that doesn't bring anywhere near the amazing light and spirit that this girl brings right here. Thank you again Courtney for allowing my husband and I to marry each other all over again! The images are stunning and I can't wait to blow them up and hang them in our home."

Shannon & Brandon

"Working with Courtney was an extremely easy experience, seamless, positive and obviously fun. My wife and I went on our honeymoon and wanted to surprise her with a surprise honeymoon adventure session.

Courtney worked with me to make that dream gift for my wife a reality. Meeting and posing for a photographer for the first time can be intimidating, but with Courtney it was anything but that.

Courtney is extremely positive and helpful and made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera. She played some of our favorite songs and before we knew we were just having fun and she was catching them every second. Perhaps the best part of our session was that Courtney knew all the characteristic and peaceful places of where we were, which made our photos even more extraordinary.

She kept the focus on my wife and me. When we shared our images with friends and relatives, everyone complimented on Courtney's aesthetics and the emotion she was able to capture. I can't thank Courtney enough for exceeding all our expectations with this photo shoot!!"


"Pick her -- she's the best! Courtney is amazing! Seriously! If you're thinking about eloping you should snatch her up to capture your day. She makes the entire experience fun and relaxed plus the pictures just blew us away. I will never forget our magical time in Venice and I'm obsessed with the gorgeous photos Courtney took of us. She's so so good!"

Jami & Tim

Courtney is not only a talented photographer, but she makes you feel so comfortable even though being in front of the camera can be nerve-wracking! She did such an amazing job with our day and if I had to pick my favorite photo it would take FOREVER, because I love so many! Definitely consider her if you want adventurous and beautiful photos coupled with an amazing experience!

walker & mac

Don't just take it from me, Take it from my past couples!


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