Hey there, I'm Courtney!

I'm So happy you're here! Here are some things about me:
  • Hey y'all!!! I'm originally from a small town in North Carolina.
  • I've been married to my high-school sweetheart since 2011. We have two kids + one pup, named Hamilton (big musical fan here!)
  • I started my photography business in 2012, and for the majority of my time spent in NC I photographed both portraits and weddings.
  • Now in our new season in Iowa, I'm excited to focus on portraits and mentoring.

  • I am extremely passionate about empowering local moms and young women to better use their camera and take photos they love!
  • In 2013, I created a basic photo workshop to help meet this need in-person and at a local, hands on level.
  • Since then have mentored dozens of women who want to better develop their own photography skills!

  • In 2018, my life forever changed as our family of four moved from NC, where we had lived our entire lives, all the way to Des Moines, Iowa
  • The kids and I had never even visited here prior to that first move and I fully expected only corn fields around us ha! I was happily surprised.

  • In 2019, I "retired" from my photography business for a bit so that our family could embark on two years of full-time travel together!
  • THAT was hands down the craziest thing we had ever done. We lived almost entirely in hotels for two years straight!!!
  • We landed back in the Des Moines area in 2021 and I decided to slowly began pursuing my business again and see where it leads!

I'm so thankful for your support in welcoming My business to the Des Moines, Iowa area.

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