I freaking love to travel and explore this insanely gorgeous creation we live in. Although, as much as I love to travel there is seriously nothing like coming home to sleep in my own bed and to be greeted by my 4 cats and my beautiful German Shepherd. Who's with me?! ..and yes, my household is a crazy one with all these animals, but I fricken love it! I guess I should mention being greeted my husband adds a nice touch, too, when he doesn't travel with me that is.
I prefer tea over coffee.. yeah, I'm one of those! I love listening to True Crime Podcasts on car rides. Where my fellow Crime Junkies at?! I'm also a wine snob and enjoying drinking a glass of wine with my dinner or while watching a movie. Speaking of movies, Harry Potter and Lord of Rings are at the top of my my favorite movie list and Grey's Anatomy is my ultimate favorite show. Although, Breaking Bad is a CLOSE runner up!
I LOOVEEE the outdoors and that's partly what drew me to being an Elopement Photographer. I'm there to document your freaking incredible day by capturing your emotions and the epic scenery you're in. I mean, you chose your location for a reason, right?! YEAH YA DID!!
So, are you trying to figure out where to begin to plan your epic day? I've helped tons of couples make their dream a reality so, don't worry, I'm here to guide you into creating the freaking day of your dreams. I'll be straight up and honest with you about everything. Want the pros and cons to certain locations? I got you! I will prepare you for all the possibilities of eloping in the outdoors.
So, if you're looking to have a stress-free, fun filled, yet laid back elopement day, then you came to the right place! I'm so stoked to hear from you and can't wait to chat all about your epic day.
Just because you're eloping doesn't mean that you are limited or deserve anything less than someone having a traditional wedding. The sky is your limit and you can do whatever the heck it is you want to do! It's your day for goodness sake!
So, no matter how you want to celebrate and commit your lives together--I will be by your side to guide you through EVERY STEP.
DON'T WORRY, I GOT YOU!
So, you may be thinking, or maybe not, but if you are wondering what exactly you can do on your elopement day or what you could possibly do with just the two of you for 8 hours.. don't over think it! I am NOT there to pose you for 8 hours--HECK NO! I am there to simply document your adventures so that you can relive them and share with friends and family back home.
I totally get that being in front of a camera can feel weird, but I am there to make sure you don't. I am here to create a flipping incredible experience for you, and that starts with getting to know you! By the time your elopement rolls around we'll be friends and I won't be just your photographer who's there to snap a few pictures.
I will be with you as you put your dress on, tie up your boots and say your vows. I will be there for you no matter what and, honestly, I will probably shed a tear as you say your vows because..
I never go anywhere without my Burt's Bees Peppermint Chapstick!
I sleep with an eye mask at night!
I have worked with wolves!
As much as I love to travel, I am a true home-body!
I will take tea over coffee any day!
I was a hairdresser before I got into photography!
Nuts and Berries is my favorite cocktail!
I could eat cereal all day every day!
I have been to 17 countries and counting!
I believe that there is always room for dessert!
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.
"We truly enjoyed spending the day with her!"
ELIIE & 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.
As a Photographer myself, I see a LOT wrong with how Photographers approach their clients, as well as Wedding Days. 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.
"BOOK HER NOW!"
Shannon + Brandon
We met Courtney over in Venice while we were traveling in Italy this summer! She was so flexible in meeting us there in Venice especially for a sunrise shoot. She made us feel comfortable from the moment we met her and completely blew us away with her creativity. She definitely has a natural eye for photography and she amazed us.
She captured our love and relationship so authentically. When we received our gallery we were speechless, we can't even choose a favourite because there are too many! We highly recommend Courtney any day! We cannot wait to meet her again somewhere new in the world!
"She made us feel comfortable from the moment we met her!"
Meaghan & Brad
My fiance and I were so lucky to work with Courtney for our engagement photos. She did such a amazing job and took the most beautiful pictures! Not only are the pictures absolutely stunning, she made the picture taking process so much fun! Courtney has such a great personality and made us feel so comfortable. She also gave us guidance on how to stand, what do to, where to go, which made it very stress free. We are in love with our engagement photos and so thankful for Courtney's ability to capture such wonderful photographs.
Melissa + Justin
Courtney is a magician with a camera! She is really great at coaching and made us feel comfortable and natural during the whole session. We did a photo shoot on giant sand dunes with more wind than we had planned. We ran around in the sand and had a lot of fun. Even though the wind was blowing like crazy and we weren't sure what the outcome would be, our final images were gorgeous keepsakes that I will treasure forever. Thank you, Courtney!!
"Courtney is a magician with a camera!"
Kim & Lewis
I can’t thank Courtney enough for the breathtaking shoot we had! I have seriously been obsessing over the photos since I’ve got them & had the absolutely best time shooting with her! Her work is phenomenal and she’s so personable! I’d highly recommend her!
"Her work is phenomenal and she's so personable!"
Anna & Justin
Courtney did an awesome job on our elopement pictures! She gave us directions on natural poses which just had everything going super smoothly and fun. The outcome looks just amazing, we received the pictures earlier than expected and they are all just looking wonderful! Thank you so much again, Courtney!
"The outcome looks just amazing!"
Julia & Matt
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 photo shoot in Venice. 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 he was catching them every second. Perhaps the best part of our session was that Courtney knew all the characteristic and peaceful places of Venice, which made our photos even more extraordinary. There were no crowds of people in the back and the focus was on my wife and me. When they shared our images with friends and relatives, everyone complimented not only on Courtney's aesthetics and the emotion she was able to capture, but also how much the photos seem because there is nobody in the background. I can't thank Courtney enough for exceeding all our expectations with this photo shoot! We will definitely keep in touch for our next trip !!
"Working with Courtney was seamless!"
Nina & Jason
I just received my photos from Courtney and absolutely love them! She made our photo shoot experience seamless and exciting. She has done a wonderful job capturing true moments in our photos. I would highly recommend her!
"She made our photo shoot experience seamless and exciting!"
Sabrina + Connor
Courtney is amazing!! My husband and I wanted some photos for our anniversary and we love them! She suggested the perfect location and she made things so easy for us. We aren't used to getting our pictures taken but she made us feel relaxed and it was truly a great experience. She is professional and you simply can't go wrong! Hurry and book her!!
"It was truly a great experience!"
Sarah + Nick
If you're looking for candid pictures with a special touch, don't think twice before booking your session with Courtney! I knew that the shoot went well and I expected the pictures to be pretty but they actually turned out to be out of this world!!! I definitely recommend Courtney for high quality pictures that will make your memories last a lifetime. I can't thank you enough Courtney :))
"Don't think twice before booking your session with Courtney!"
Haya + Leo
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