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, […]



Courtney and Garrett tied the knot at the AMAZING Applewood Farms. Their rustic farm wedding was the perfect blend of nature, elegance, and Southern country charm! Courtney, the bride, looked absolutely breathtaking in her gorgeous ball gown dress! I’m truly OBSESSED with the beading detail on the top. So, so lovely! The venue had so […]


November 19, 2019

Courtney and Garrett | Rustic Farm Wedding

Rustic Farm Wedding


After Zach and Lydia’s GORGEOUS engagement session, I was counting down the days until their rustic barn wedding at Rockhurst Farm in Birmingham! They are probably one of my favorite couples ever. I’m so happy for them to follow their dreams and take on their medical residencies in Chicago together, but selfishly I’m sad I […]


November 5, 2019

Zach and Lydia’s Rustic Barn Wedding


I adore shooting events at a historic wedding venue! The perfect blend of the old and new is one of my favorites. I especially love the natural lighting and intricate details of older, repurposed spaces like warehouses, barns, and mills. And, when that dreamy setting pairs with an even dreamier couple, magic happens! I was […]


October 15, 2019

Jared and Lauren’s Wedding | Historic Wedding Venue

Historic Wedding Venue

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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