for the bride

wedding rings and invitation envelope

Bridal details are one of my favorite things to photograph. I get to be creative with layouts, props, and all the little things that mean something special to you and that you wanted with you on your wedding day. These are the pretty editorial looking images that capture things like a piece of your history, […]



Bride being zipped into wedding dress


Getting ready photos are typically the ones you want some of but aren’t top priority on your list of MUST have Shots. That said some of the most honest candid of uncontrollable laughs, and joyful tears are captured leading up to the day’s main events. As a wedding photographer I love this time because guards are […]


Bride and Groom Reading Letters During First Look Courtney Sample Photography


First looks are arguably the most special part of the day, (maybe after your actual vows).  It’s such a sweet, intimate moment with just you and your fiancé — which is one reason why we did one, you don’t get that time alone when you see each other in a traditional, walk down the aisle, […]



These beautiful downtown Birmingham engagement photos have a special place in my heart.  One thing I absolutely adore about my job is seeing the evolution of the couples I work with. They started off engaged – busy planning their weddings, full of anticipation and excitement. Then, the wedding day arrives and they are full of […]

Engagement Photography

November 12, 2019

Garrett and Courtney’s Birmingham Engagement Photos

Urban Engagement Photos


I absolutely love it when my clients come through referrals from my other amazing brides and grooms! That’s how Katie and Carson found me – through another couple I shot earlier this year. They were getting married at the beach, but wanted to do urban engagement photos in downtown Birmingham. You wouldn’t know by the […]

Engagement Photography

October 29, 2019

Katie and Carson | Urban Engagement Photos


This engagement session was my second time meeting Lydia – a beautiful southern bride from Birmingham! Our first meet-up was over coffee when she initially inquired about wedding photography and we ended up talking for over an hour – which made seeing her for this shoot like catching up with an old friend.  Meeting Zach, […]

Engagement Photography

October 22, 2019

Zach and Lydia’s Engagement | Seen on Southern Bride

Downtown Engagement Photos


I absolutely adored shooting this sweet couple’s downtown engagement photos in Auburn! Being in historic college towns always warms my heart. They’re beautiful and old, but still somehow new for each freshman that walks down their cobbled streets. For many of us, college is an incredible time of finding ourselves. And, if we’re lucky, our […]

Engagement Photography

August 12, 2019

Nathan and Hannah’s Auburn Engagement | Downtown Engagement Photos

behind the camera

Welcome friend!

I'm Courtney, a girl trying to embrace the beginning of her 30's, travel the world, and serve fun couples. My passions include, but are not limited, to photographing love stories, listening to acoustic covers,  decorating & organizing, writing about faith and motherhood.

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