Taken by Grace Gruwell in Big Sur, CA

 

In the summer of 2014, my grandma wrote me an email that read:

"You are the artist with the camera. Good eye, Courtney."

One year earlier, I remember sitting around the kitchen table with my grandma, holding my first Canon DSLR while she talked about the importance of having a good eye. “Look for the light,” she told me. We spent that afternoon chasing light and lines, taking portraits and eating birthday cake (she had turned 78 that day). Thanks to my grandma’s constant encouragement and artistic insight, I have been looking for the light ever since. Taking photos + making films are great loves of mine. I hope you see that if you choose to work with me. 


KIND WORDS

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Meghan + Connor

I couldn't speak more highly of Courtney if I tried. She is truly helpful, professional (without being stuffy) and very kind. She makes real life look better in her photos, but still drawing the raw beauty from her surroundings. She checked-in with me multiple times during the engagement to see if she could help with anything. She scopes out locations to make sure we love them. She holds your dress and makes sure your hair looks good. She makes sure there aren't weird shadows on your face. She is genuinely kind and honestly enjoyable to be around. Her business is 100% relational and 0% transactional. She is the best photographer a bride and friend could ask for!

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Kate + Jeff

I have known Courtney since middle school, and once I saw what a talented videographer she was, I knew I wanted her to film our wedding. I had seen other videos she had done, and her style perfectly aligned with what I envisioned for our wedding video. Courtney is very professional and very responsive. She was always there to answer any questions we had, and was just overall very easy to work with. She worked wonderfully alongside our photographer as well. When we received the full video, I knew it would be incredible, but I could have never imagined just how perfect it is.

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Ali + Brent

Courtney did photography for our wedding and did an incredible job. She made us feel so comfortable during pictures and was so accommodating to any request. From individual couple shots, wedding party and family pictures (I have a MASSIVE FAMILY and pictures went so smoothly) to capturing the ceremony and reception, Courtney went above and beyond to meet our desires. She truly is so talented and wonderful to work with. She also packaged our prints in such a beautiful and special way. I'm grateful for how she captured our special day.