A rare combination of Type A and artist, Courtney creates order while simultaneously enjoying the challenge of capturing moments she has little control over in exciting, meaningful ways. Joyfully quick-witted yet serious about her work, Courtney applies a straightforward approach with a helping of sugar to ensure everyone is comfortable in front of her camera.
Initially studying painting, Courtney earned her BFA from Birmingham-Southern College. She then transferred her artistic skill set to the camera, developing a warm, painterly quality to her work during her MFA in Photography at the Parsons School of Design in New York City.
Courtney visually explored her love of blues music early in her career. Telling the stories of Clarksdale, Memphis, New Orleans, and Chicago, she was inspired by the structure of the music and the artistic freedom to riff on themes.
When not photographing weddings, traveling, or attending airshows, Courtney can be found in the garden tending to her massive succulent collection or in the kitchen whipping up some of the south’s most delicious collard greens. She is also the proud mom of Charlie, the most popular dog in Nashville.
Courtney takes the same creative license in her work, transferring it to her wedding photography. Curating an aesthetic that is all her own, Courtney continues to find inspiration within the portrait paintings of John Singer Sargent, the fashion designs of the late Alexander McQueen, and her internship at the studio of famed music photographer Danny Clinch.