international + destination wedding photography


Behind the Lens

We're going to become friends for this special season of your life, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

hi there,

I'm courtney!

I love people and telling good love stories.
On your wedding day, I won't be standing off to the side with my camera. I'll be there to help if nerves start to rise, dresses need pinned, or your best friend realizes no one packed the umbrellas.

Being part of your day like this means there isn't a detail I'll miss on camera, and the celebration story I photograph is as genuine to your day as it is beautiful on film.

I couldn't do this alone and I'm so grateful for my team. Both Kelsey and Erika are former brides of mine who have since joined the CBP team and help to uphold our commitment to provide distinguishing excellence to each of our clients.

Complete music and film fan, Enneagram 3w2, and a self-admitted Flâneur.

Flâneur is French for someone who strolls to enjoy the life and happenings around them. I especially love the architecture when I do this.

my favorite things:


places i've been

Scotland and France. I love Paris SO much I'm learning French and dream of moving abroad once my kids move out.


guilty pleasure

I'm a total Disneyland fan! I grew up going and still try to visit whenever I have the chance. I even have a little "hidden Mickey" tattoo.



I have been a singer all of my life and thought I would be a performer when I grew up. I suppose I'd need to be a bit more comfortable in the spotlight for that.



My pups, Jax and Hazel. I want all the dogs. Want to include yours in photos? I'm in!



My husband, Rhett. We're raising our two kids and have grown so much throughout the 19 years we've spent together.


part of my job

Helping brides overcome the unimaginable and embrace being in front of the camera on their special day. As someone who still gets camera shy, I totally get it.

learn about our team

Our priority is You

Kelsey was a bride of mine back in 2014 and joined my team the next year when my assistant relocated to Hawaii. She's an Enneagram 2w1, the absolute perfect assistant. You'll see what I mean when you meet her easy going, caring, helpful and fun personality. With experience in shooting solo events as well, I am thrilled to share with you all she brings to our team as my second shooter.

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