(Days before Greta joined us)  photo by : Therese Purdue

(Days before Greta joined us)

photo by : Therese Purdue


Hi there! I’m Courtney. Wife to my amazing husband, Mike. I’ve been pregnant or nursing for the last 10 years, and this past decade has certainly changed me in many ways. While I wear many hats, I am now knee deep in my greatest calling as mama and teacher to Bella, Beau, Rock, Forrest and Greta. We live in Winfield, Illinois, a suburb about 30 miles west of Chicago. Some of my favorite things are my chickens, coffee, sweater weather and watching the fall colors change. I’ve made a point in my life to intentionally seek out the magnificent in the mundane, daily. I have found that - for me, it creates an aware mind and thankful heart.

I’ve always had a love for photography and pursued my hobby at a very young age. I’d take pictures of nature, animals, kids and everything else. I loved messing around with the settings and was so impressed with the bokeh (blurred background) I could create by shooting various objects around the house with a wide open aperture. I photographed my first engagement session for a friend and then my sister in law’s wedding in 2009. I knew nothing about posing, delivered the images on a CD in a cardboard sleeve, and felt pretty great about it. Rest assured, I’ve come a long way since then. Almost ten years of experience and hundreds of galleries later, I now shoot with the goal of creating emotive, consistent and personable images. I focus on babies, maternity, and families but dabble in engagements, weddings and senior portraits as well when I’m able to. I’d love to capture your love.

Thanks for stopping by!