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I LOVE to travel… the more I do it, the more I fall in love with it. I absolutely cannot get enough of it. There are SO MANY places I want to go!! I started making a list of all the cities and countries I want to visit and began to wonder if I would live long enough to go to them all! I am just so grateful God made this beautiful planet for us to live on. There is so much out there to see and adventure to experience. Not only do I obsess over seeing new places, but every time I go somewhere new, I am constantly reminded of how blessed I am. There are SO many people in the world who don’t have a smidget of what I am so fortunate to be blessed with. Food, freedom, material things — but more importantly, I am LOVED by so many wonderful people in my life who I don’t know what I would do without. I never want to take any of them for granted and God forgive me if I do. I know it’s only because of Him that I am so lucky. I am amazed at how many special people He sent into my life… that changed me forever. I am who I am because of these incredible souls and would take a bullet for them in a heartbeat. 

People are who matter in this world and nothing else in the end. That’s why I also feel extremely blessed to have been given the opportunity to do what I do and share the gifts and talents God gave me. I would never trade my job in the world. I have never been happier than I am now and it is my goal to constantly share that happiness with everyone I encounter. Thank you to everyone who takes the time to even read my silly little blog and all of the support and encouragement I receive daily from so many wonderful people. I am so appreciative and grateful to you ALL. 

To end this little post, here is a photo from the ceremony location where Vas and Julia’s recent wedding was held. I’ll be blogging their photos soon!


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I just got done shooting Vas and Julia’s wedding and trash the gown here in Jamaica. I cannot wait to blog these photos. I am having such a great time here! It’s completely gorgeous here and I’m looking forward to relaxing for a few days!

Here is a little teaser from this morning’s shoot – we found this awesome cave to shoot in!! More to come!

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  • WOW, beautiful! Looking forward to the rest, enjoy your time on the beach.

  • absolutely stunning courtney! what a fantastic teaser…now i really can’t wait to see more :)

  • Maria

    Pretty cool post. I just found your blog and wanted to say
    that I’ve really liked browsing your blog posts. In any case
    I’ll be subscribing to your blog and I hope you post again soon!

I’m so excited that boudoir is becoming such a huge part of my business! It’s always been a dream of mine – so I couldn’t be more thrilled that I get to call myself a “boudoir photographer”. The following boudoir album recently came in and I wanted to share a few images of it. I think it turned out super fab! Soon I will have my boudoir website and blog done which will be full of information and pictures. I can’t wait because I think you’re all going to love it!!

The following album is an 8×8 bombshell designer album. It’s super chic, sexy and completely unique! It comes in one of my larger packages and is custom designed for every client. I adooooore this album!! Every guy would love to have a gift like this! 

Pink leather? Yes please!! (Don’t worry, if you aren’t a fan of pink, there are plenty of other color options!) And don’t you just love that cute little slip it comes in?



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A couple of days ago I blogged Brooklyn & Alexa’s shoot from the beach. (See below.) I had hard time picking a few for the blog because every single shot was adorable. You’ll see what I mean because I decided to put together a slideshow of all of their pictures from the shoot. Look for more slideshows in the future because I decided this is something I should have started doing a long time ago.

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  • steppa peppa

    oh my goodness, courtney!!!!!!!!!! you certainly have captured the personality of both of those precious girls! ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!

  • Gabie

    These pictures are beautiful!! It almost made me cry to see my little nieces growing up so fast!!!

  • cristy

    this was beautiful…Don’t even know thoses girl, but it was beautiful..

Another blog post! I’m on a roll today! Holllla! You know how sometimes you just get in these moods to see how much you can accomplish in a day? I do. And today was one of those days. I just sat my little (or not so little! ha!) tush down at my computer and kicked some serious booty!! When I have days like today I get all warm and fuzzy on the inside. I LOVE the feeling of accomplishment. I love feeling like a personal success in my own little Courtney world. I love making myself proud! There is something just so great about knowing you are striving to become the best you can be everyday. Mmmm… sigh. 

Okay enough of my babbling for now, and onto the real reason I am making this post. The following photos are of an old friend of mine and her husband. (We used to be roommates back in the day- yeyah!) Karen and Jamie were married a year ago and are actually currently celebrating their anniversary in Italy. (Soooo jealous right now of you K!!) Karen asked me to do a “newlywed” shoot of them and of course I was honored and thrilled! We headed to downtown New Orleans on a perfect evening and I totally love how their photos turned out– 

Yummmmy light in in the French Quarter –


They are so cute!!

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I am in LOVE with this wall and this shot. Totally dig it. 


I looooove masquerade masks. They are soooo cool!

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I just had to capture a little New Orleans culture while there. Why not right?

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Love it.

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  • I love the one’s of them sitting on the Step! So awesome!! Great job! They look so good!! I love the cross processed look!!
    Thanks for the inspiration!


  • Okay… you’re officially ripping! Awesome images!!


  • Stunning images!! love love love them all!!!

  • Ada

    My favorite is the one in front of the church~ Jamie looks like he’s just waiting for her to get it together… hehe!

  • Karen Sablich

    LOVE them Courtney and I love you! Thanks so much for making this an amazing experience! I cannot tell you how great of a time we had! xoxoxo

Hello Internet!! I hope you’re having a fabulous Monday! I wanted to take a break from my normal duties of editing, album designing, returning emails, orders, website building, marketing, folding clothes, bathing Mischa, etc… to blog some super cuteness!! I shot the following photos of my dear friend Sheperd’s little girls, Brooklyn & Alexa… AKA Brookie and Lexa, at the beach in Destin, Florida. These two little bleach blonde, blue-eyed girls are absolutely adorable and I had a blast taking their photos! I never get tired of their angelic faces!

This first shot of Lexa was a candid taken right as we stepped out of the vehicle to head towards the beach- it was too cute not to post!


Right off the bat, they were JUST this cute—
(that blue door was located close to a dumpster and they both kept saying, “it stinks over here” — hahaha it was cracking me up!!!) 


They are quite the posers–


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We finally made it to the beach for some more posing– : )


I mean, seriously… could they possibly be any cuter?!?


Beautiful Brookie-

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Adorable Alexa-


The bond between two sisters is a beautiful thing:

childrensphotographer0033I had sooo much fun Sheppie, Brookie & Weki! I can’t wait to come visit again! Shep give the girls a kiss for me! xoxo

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  • chasity

    I ABSOLUTELY AM IN LOVE WITH THESE PICTURES! they are beautiful girls!

  • Courtney! Those little girls are delightful! And what great captures you have made. If you lived closer I would ask you to photograph my six!


  • Gabie

    I’m sooooooooo jealous I couldn’t be there to get my two done as well!!!

  • i want skin like theirs. or i want you to photography my skin and make it look like theirs.

Rheana is a girl after my own heart. She LOVES pink just as much as I do!! When I realized her wedding colors were my favorite fuschia pink, I got very excited! You’ll soon see what I mean below…

Rheana and Joseph were such an adorable couple. Joseph is a country boy all the way- loves to fish and hunt, and Rheana … well, she loves pink!! So she is a girls-girl all the way, which again, I love! They balance each other out so well. Joseph is very kind-hearted and his love for Rheana was very obvious. I had a wonderful time at their wedding and it was my honor to be a part of it.

Their wedding took place at St. John the Evangelist Church and their reception was held at The Country Club of Louisiana. Everything was done during daylight which is another favorite of mine. If you were to ask me what my two favorite words in photography are I’d reply: NATURAL LIGHT — I cannot express enough to my future clients how utterly and extremely important natural lighting is when it comes to planning your wedding. If you’re going to plan an evening wedding, make sure to check what time the sun sets the month you’re getting married, and plan around that. Having your ceremony an hour before it sets is perfect. (Unless you are having a full mass… then you’ll want to plan it about and hour and a half to two before it sets.) It’s best to have light during the ceremony and still have some left over right after for those perfectly backlit portraits with your new spouse! And if you aren’t able to schedule your wedding with that particular timeline, then I always recommend a “First Look” which you can read about here.

Now back to Rheana & Joseph:

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Let the pink begin. First up: pink shoes!!!


Seriously… I LOVE this particular shade of pink… you should see my office. This color pink is everywhere…


Getting ready…



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The ceremony…

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…and they’re married!


I dig this shot of them…

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Now for some fun details… and more pink of course!! Rheana was lucky enough to not only have one amazingly fabulous cake, but she got TWO! The strawberry shortcake one was a complete surprise for Rheana from her mother!


Disney is where they planned their honeymoon and Joseph planned this whole table at the reception around it. HOW COOL IS HE!?! All of the candy and Disney figurines were incredibly creative. They even had cute little pink bags made so the guests could take plenty of it home. I just loved this table. And had a hard time staying away from all that deliciousness! 


The one thing at the reception that was NOT pink… Joseph’s cake! 


The first dance as husband and wife:

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Something else I love- chandeliers. Loooove them!

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How cute is this shot of Joseph dancing with his grandmother? I had to post it.



Little did we know Rheana had a few dance moves under her sleeve–


Then she made sure to pull her sister into it with her–


Outfit change! And then a photo op with all the pockets in the bridesmaids dresses! CUTE!


Congratulations Mr & Mrs. Joseph! 


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  • Luv these!!! Luv all the pink!!!!

  • samantha brown

    hay courtney my soon to be husband in friends with andrew and saw your pictures on andrew cordals facebook, and i love them!!!!! Can you get back to me with prices, im wedding is aug 21st.
    Thank you,
    samantha soon to be williams