(Days before Greta joined the clan)  photo by : Therese Purdue

(Days before Greta joined the clan)

photo by : Therese Purdue

About

Hi there! I’m Courtney. Wife to my devoted husband, Mike. I’ve been pregnant or nursing for 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 to Bella, Beau, Rock, Forrest and Greta. We live on three acres in Winfield, Illinois, a suburb about 30 miles west of Chicago. I’m not a morning person, but I really want to be. Some of my favorite things are my chickens, coffee, baby breath, 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 for all the many blessings I’ve been given by Our Lord.

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 gawked at the bokeh (blurred background) I could create by shooting inanimate 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, shot in JPEG, 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 and senior portraits as well when I’m able. I’d love to capture your love.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO Court