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Let's transform your love into a timeless work of art.

My approach is very relaxed and natural. Clients have described my style as "candid" and "true to life," and I'm always striving to capture the real essence of who you are. While I will gently direct you so we have the best light and give you an action to spark emotion.

With a passionate eye for detail and an unwavering commitment to capturing the most tender, romantic moments, I'm dedicated to creating images that transport you back to the pure emotions, shared laughter, and boundless love that filled your wedding day.

My mission is to do more than simply document your wedding; it's to weave together a visual love story that will forever warm your hearts.

From our first heart-to-heart to the moment you receive your wedding photos, I'm here to craft an unforgettable tale of your special day.


Ideal for the couples with a large wedding party/large family, whose ceremony and reception are at two different locations, and need the additional time to travel between the ceremony to the reception.

10 hour coverage
One hour free engagement session
Timeline Consultation 
Professionally edited photos
Printing rights
Online gallery with all images



Ideal for the couple with a medium wedding party, whose ceremony and reception are at the same venue, with little-to-no additional travel time

8 hour coverage
One hour free engagement session
Timeline Consultation 
Professionally edited photos
Printing rights
Online gallery with all images

Starting at $3700

wedding packages

your love, 
my lens


Our journey together begins with a simple step—fill out the inquiry form, and let's schedule a cozy chat. It's a chance for us to get to know each other, to hear all about your love story, and for me to understand your vision for your big day. I can't wait to hear your story and share in your excitement!

get to know eachother


Once you're ready to make it official, we'll complete the contract and invoice, securing your special date on my calendar. This is where the magic begins! I'm thrilled to be your photographer and am truly so dedicated to making your wedding unforgettable.

Seal the deal


Picture us sipping coffee or tea, chatting about all the wonderful details—the schedule, the dreamy locations, and those precious moments you want to capture. It's a delightful moment to bond, and I'm here to answer any questions and listen to your ideas.

Our face-to-face moment


Your wedding day has finally arrived! This is the day you've been dreaming of, and I'm here to ensure it's as romantic and enchanting as you imagined. Relax, be in the moment, and let me do what I do best—capturing your love story one frame at a time.

Your dream day


A week after your wedding, you'll receive some sneak peeks! After this, I'll need 4-6 weeks to carefully edit the rest of your photos to perfection. Soon enough, you'll find a special message in your inbox—it's time to relive the magic! Your photos are ready, brimming with candid moments and heartfelt emotions.

Build the anticipation


This is the moment you've been waiting for. Open that email, and there they are—your precious wedding photos. Each one a treasured memory, filled with love, laughter, and timeless romance. Share them with your loved ones, adorn your home with them, and let them be a daily reminder of your beautiful love story.

Cherish every memory


The Process + how it works

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Let’s create a session specific to fitting you two in your element. At a coffee shop, local brewery, family farm, downtown in your city, etc.? I would love to capture you and your lover. Your commitment to each other is intimate and unique. Awkward in front of the camera? Seriously do NOT worry about it. I have prompts I use to get those unique candid images. Let's coordinate a session to have pictures you love from many years to come.

1 hour session
2 outfit changes
Location of choice
Online Gallery 

Starting at $400


love notes

- Mel & Chris

She found the most incredible location for our engagement photos, made us feel SO comfortable and the photos we ended up with are more beautiful than we ever could have imagined. We're so happy we connected with her and can't wait to have her shoot our wedding! 

“Courtney is one of the most kind and talented souls we've ever met.”

- Emily & Trey

We booked a family session with Courtney to capture our daughter's six months and she delivered such beautiful photos. Thank you!!

“THEY ARE SO PERFECT! I don't know how you do it, but they turned out great!! You're the best, thank you!!”

- jess & will

If you're thinking about booking Courtney.. do it! Even though we were a little nervous about being in front of the camera, we had such a good time. We can't even believe how amazing the photos turned out and we're really looking forward to hiring her again in the future!

“She made our couples session so easy and lots of fun.”

Absolutely it is! If it's within an hour from Des Moines. The session is one hour. I want to meet you and your love, get you in front of my camera before your wedding day.  

After your wedding is booked, we decide a season that you would like your engagement session. Within around two months from that season, we'll get a date locked into the calendar for your session.

I use a bookkeeping software where payments go directly to and from there you are able to securely use a debit or credit card.

Yes, I require a $500 non-refundable retainer fee to secure your wedding date. This will be due upon signing the contract. The remaining balance is due 7 days before your wedding day. Tax will be included.

I have a small traveling fee. 65 cents per mile. If your event is more than three hours away I require lodging expenses to be paid.

Work with me

I can't wait to capture your love

ready to commit?