Paris France + 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 stories through photographs.
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 Erika, Madison and Kelsey 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 Italy. I love Paris SO much I'm learning French recently moved to the city of love. This has been a lifelong dream of mine and I couldn't be more thrilled to make it a reality.


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? It would be an honor!



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! I am always looking for a good self-help book recommendation, too.


part of my job

I love helping other photographers and small business owners grow their business with coaching and one-on-one education. I love helping companies and creatives grow their business.

learn about our team

Our priority is You

My photography team is made of the best women I have found, who best represent my brand, photography esthetic and know the ins and outs of my business. Both Erika and Madison have been working with me since 2019 when I trained them both as second photographers. Since 2022, they both have started taking their own weddings as my associates and I couldn't be more proud of the work they have done. They have both been called the "fairy God mothers" of the wedding day by multiple brides. They bring a helping hand and organization skills to all my weddings and portrait sessions together and separately. Madison has been trained in film photography by me in 2020 and Erika has been lead photographer for almost half of my weddings in 2022.
 I am thrilled to share with you all that they are now lead photographers in the Seattle and surrounding areas.

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