"I simply can't get enough of wandering. Or the earth. Some of us carry an inherent need to explore. Textures. Fragrances. Sounds. Air. Shadows. Movement. Patterns. Light." -Victoria Erickson
You wrote the love story; Let me illustrate it.
Every year about 2.4 MILLION weddings are performed.
Thats a 60 BILLION dollar industry.
In the endless sea of weddings each year, it’s my job to capture each couple in a different way than the last. Why you ask? Because no two couples are the same, so why should their wedding galleries be?
In the 7 years I've been photographing people in love, I've come to understand that "traditional weddings" are mostly a thing of the past. All my brides want something on their wedding day that makes them stick out from the rest. Its the sense of originality that they crave. I get it because I'm the exact same way.
I've spent years learning new skills, tricks, effects and etc. in my practice that make each gallery I deliver different from the rest. I want to capture your life, love and happiness in a way you've never seen before. I want you to hold your photos in your wrinkly old hands one day and remember exactly what it felt like in that moment. Like when you associate a certain song with your senior prom, family BBQ memory or road trip. The kind of song that just takes you back... I want your wedding photos to do that exact same thing for you. Because of this I'm constantly adding new prompts, props and magical tools into my artillery to make sure your photos are one of a kind, just like your love story.
Meet the Artist.
Hiya! I'm Courtney!
I'M SO GLAD YOU'RE HERE! Thanks for stopping by!
Here's a little bit about me;
-I'm a full time mom to two adorable cats, one tortoise, tree frog AND sand boa. (I REALLY love animals.)
-If you randomly quote "The Office" odds are we're going to be best friends.
-My hair is always as bright as my personality.
-I took a greyhound by myself over 2,000 miles to L.A when I was 21 and I fell head over heels in love with the city, and traveling in general. I was hooked.
-SA + Foster Care Survivor.
But I'm not your average photographer. I'm something so much more than that.
From the moment you step out of your car and greet me to the moment you get back in your car and drive home, I'm there with you cheering you on, telling you how GORGEOUS you look and making all those weird cute baby noises at your little one. I'm the one who stays up all night to make sure you get those images just in time to send out Christmas cards. I'm the one who shows up at the hospital to help welcome your bundle of joy into the world. I'm the one who is there on your wedding day, shedding tears behind the lens because I care THAT MUCH.
I'm not just a photographer. I'm a Friend. So much so that I actually get really sad at the end of all my weddings because it means I won’t be seeing all my amazing clients for an unknown amount of time, and that sucks. I love getting to know all of you. Your families, your interests and hobbies, all that makes you who you are.
BUT WHY SHOULD YOU PICK ME?
Simply because I get it.
After 7 years of photographing moments in time, getting married amidst a pandemic in 2020 myself and just being brought up in a very diverse and understanding environment, I get it.
I understand how stressful wedding planning is and want to be there to help you with anything I can along the way. Need help with your timeline? I can send you a sample one that works for any wedding! Not sure what colors will work together? Lets get coffee and look on Pinterest to plan it out! Seating chart driving you mad? Can't decide what time to have your ceremony? I GOT YOU. I also send all my clients questionnaires before the wedding day so I know you and your partners parents names, your full bridal party by name and all the other details I need to know ahead of time about the day about your family, expectations and etc. I've poured years of blood, sweat and tears into my business to make it what it is today. I've made my fair share of beginner mistakes, learned from them and came back more determined than ever. I may be a little biased about my work, but its only because I spent so long hating everything I created and being criticized by others in the very competitive photog. community. Now I can confidently say; there isn't anyone else who can photograph your wedding day in the way that I do. Pick me and I promise you won’t regret it.