Thanks for stopping in!

It's exciting that you already realize the importance of quality photography on your wedding day, enough to research and make sure you find the best fit for you and your fiancé.

That said, in addition to quality, I hope to offer you comfort and a wedding photography experience that gives you all the feels: a friend in the industry, who will make at least one decision easier. I know wedding planning can be overwhelming; there are so many options. But - deep breath - this is a time to savor every moment and be reminded of the exciting, life changing love you have found!


I'M HERE TO HELP YOU CELEBRATE YOUR ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME LOVE STORY

once-in-a-lifetime love

I'M COURTNEY! Photographer, COHOST OF THE "UNSHAKEN" PODCAST, AND DREAMER

hi friend!

I’m Courtney, new mom to the most precious little girl, Mila, and wife to my college crush, Tyler. If I’m not taking pictures you will probably find me planting flowers, or browsing the internet for travel deals with re-runs of Fixer Upper on in the background!

I’m an Auburn University alum, who loves college football Saturday and NFL Sunday. For years I helped promote brands via local television affiliates and printed publications. I was always drawn to the creative side of the corporate world, but knew I wanted to build something of my own. My dream was something that allowed me to cultivate new friendships and have the ability to work from home with little ones someday. Courtney Sample Photography has been the answer to all my prayers - I get to focus on photography, while meeting cool couples and making new friends. 

With one dream already blooming, I decided 2019 would be the year I planted and cultivated another passion project:  the "Unshaken Podcast". With fellow working mom, boss-lady, daydreamer, bestie, Megan Stratton, we founded a channel encouraging women who want to conquer the world and build their own empire.

We have all fallen into the trap of comparison on social media, viewing perfect instagram feeds and thinking we are the only one that doesn't have it together. We want to end that! Unshaken is a community where women can have real conversations about the daily struggles, but also celebrate all that there is to be grateful for! 

For more about me, check out the podcast or shoot me a message! I'd love to get coffee and learn how I can best serve you!

Xo, Courtney

we might be long lost friends if:

You're living your best life at home, in bed, watching a movie, with a clay mask on your face and a hydration mask in your hair..... eating cookies and milk and cuddling your loved ones!

You sneak off to Chipotle at least once a week and eat the entire bag of chips and guacamole.

You love animals and talk to your fur babies like they are human.

You can spend hours scavenger hunting in TjMaxx, Nordstrom Rack and Homegoods.

You'll go bankrupt trying to travel abroad because you love big adventures and seeing new places.


Canon 5D Mark III & II Camera Bodies
Sigma 35mm F1.4 Art DH HSM
Canon 85mm f/1.2L II USM
Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II

2 External Flashes
4 Canon LP-E6 Batteries
 AA & AAA Batteries
Flash Trigger
 Lighting Tripods
Details Styling Kit



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