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 Love to visit

Scotland, London and France. I love Paris SO much I'm learning French and will be moving temporarily to study abroad at the end of 2022. This has been a lifelong dream of mine. 


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.


past Time

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 am a HUGE dog lover and have been known to get excited when I see a dog. Want to include yours in photos? I'm in!



Two books that changed my life: "The Universe Has Your Back" by Gabrielle Bernstein and "The Untethered Soul" by Michael Alan Singer. Anything from Gabrielle Bernstein is brilliant!


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 and Erika were both brides of mine back in 2014 & 2017. They joined my team, individually, about a year after their own weddings when I was in need of a second photographer. They both bring a helping hand and organization skills to all my weddings. Kelsey and Erika both enjoy wine, traveling, dogs and being outdoors. You could pretty much call us best friends (or sisters as we sometimes get mistaken for). With experience in shooting solo events as well, I am thrilled to share with you all they bring to the team as my assistants and associate photographers.

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