Hey there, I'm Courtney!

You don't want to read a novel about me, so here are the basics:


  • I'm originally from North Carolina!
  • I have one husband, two kids + one pup, named Hamilton (big Broadway musical fan here!)
  • In 2010, I graduated high school pregnant with my oldest son, got married in 2011 and started my photography business in 2012!


  • When I started, I photographed absolutely anything and everything I could!!!
  • I worked hard to understand both natural light photography and studio lighting to offer a variety of options to my clients!!
  • As I focused on what I loved, I was drawn to photographing seniors, couples/weddings, and sessions for small business owners!
  • I also became passionate about empowering local moms and young women by teaching them how to use their camera to take better photos!
  • In 2013, I created a workshop to help meet this need locally! Since then have mentored dozens of women who want to grow their own photography skills!


  • In 2018, my life forever changed as our family of four moved from NC to Iowa!
  • We had never been here prior to that first move and it's second craziest thing we've ever done together.....


  • In 2019, I "retired" from my photography business so that our family could embark on two years of full-time travel together!!!
  • THAT was hands down the top 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 this business again and see where it leads!


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


Learn More About Me On the Blog


Just Me, Behind the Scenes

Small Snaps from our Season of Travel