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courtney bowlden photography

Experience

See what our clients have to say, our approach to excellent service, and answers to your most common questions.

"Not only are her photos incredibly beautiful, but the experience of working with her is a true joy."

She made us feel comfortable and at ease both at our engagement session and our wedding. Even my husband said he enjoyed having our photos done and if that doesn't mean something then I don't know what will. She delivers high quality with exceptional professionalism, all with a friendly smile.

Devon c.

"She knows what she is doing to make the shots turn out."

I didn't think I would be the nervous bride, but I was! I felt almost frozen when getting ready with my bridesmaids. Courtney ensured me that after our first look, my nerves would ease, and they absolutely did. Our photos are so beautiful!

rochelle s.

"Working with Courtney was the best decision we made!"

She instantly becomes part of your family and friend circle and will enhance your wedding day in such an incredible and unexpected way. She's a natural behind the camera and makes everyone feel at ease. We are so thankful for Courtney and the memories she captured for us. We will cherish them forever!

allison z.

"I am so glad Courtney was our photographer for such an important day in our lives."

We clicked instantly! She is extremely personable, talented, and pays attention to every detail, which was so important for me. Most importantly, her photos are absolutely stunning. We've received so many compliments on them, and will cherish them forever. Thank you so much, Courtney!

Linet & christian b.

HOW IT WORKS

OUR PROCESS

01

INITIAL MEETING

First things first, tell me about your event. I love meeting new couples, answering questions, and making sure you make the best decision for you.

02

booking

This comes with our engagement session tips, timeline guidance,
vendor recommendations & more to make your planning and prep easier than you ever imagined.

03

PLANNING + CONSULTATIONS

This is the exciting part where we'll work to guarantee your day is perfect and fun. Making sure we know what is most important to you and extending our help every step of the way. 

04

ENGAGEMENT SESSION

You'll be able to choose the perfect season, time of day, location, and outfits. Your options are flexible and nearly endless. 

05

YOUR WEDDING

There's nothing quite like the sincere and joyful celebration of marriage. Savor every moment knowing you'll have beautiful photographs to look back on forever. This is your moment. We've got this!

06

album + print ordering

You receive all print rights, plus a special ordering discount with my preferred printing vendor. With my service includes your option for me to place your order directly for you.

ALBUMS we deliver annually

THE NUMBER OF

25

GROOMS THAT CRied. HARD.

THE NUMBER OF

24

MILES WE DROVE LAST YEAR

THE NUMBER OF

15k

COUNTRIES we've traveled to

THE NUMBER OF

9

OUR COUPLES WHO DO FIRST LOOKS

THE NUMBER OF

95%

WEDDINGS WE SHOOT PER YEAR

THE NUMBER OF

25

AT A GLANCE

by the numbers

Frequently asked questions

Do you shoot film or digital?

I shoot both film and digital. Since starting photography in 2009, I knew I wanted my photos to be timeless. Film allows me to do that for you. Between my team and me, we capture a quality variety of both.

How many photos will i get?

Every wedding is totally unique. There is no limit to the amount of photos you will get. The more events, details, and time you have us for, the more photos you get. For elopements, the average is around 300-400 and for larger weddings that require more time, you'll usually end up with around 700-900 edited images. 

What is the turn around for photos?

Portrait sessions, like engagements, usually take 2-3 weeks.  Weddings usually take 4-6 weeks depending on the time of year. Rush ordering is available for any order.

do you have vendor recomendations?

Over the years, I’ve worked with many incredible and talented vendors who help make your wedding day the best ever. A comprehensive list of quality professionals that I refer with confidence can be found inside my Free Planning Guide.

will we get all the photos we want?

We go over all of those specifics together in advance to create a photography itinerary. We review your day in detail, and you know you can trust us from there to get it right. We work hard so you can be totally present and worry-free for your big day.

what about rainy weather?

If rain is in the forecast, we'll discuss appropriate accessories and planning to keep you dry. We'll re-evaluate portrait locations to maintain good lighting opens. I often scout alternative locations before I show up to shoot just to have a backup. While I can’t guarantee that rain on your wedding day is good luck, I can put a plan in place to ensure a beautiful day and beautiful images. 

what other details should I think about?

Photographs are part of every moment and knowing what can get overlooked is part of our job. We'll help you choose the right amenities, confirm delivery timelines for things like flowers, keep key areas clutter free,  and share other specifics we know matter from our years of experience. 

do you have a best ceremony tip?

More than anything else, kindly ask your guests to unplug for the ceremony so your photographers can do their job. These are the photos you'll look back on for the rest of your life. And your guests can have full access to them afterward as well.

how much time do we need for photos?

The aesthetic style you choose will impact your day of experience. An authentic style documentary approach offers more time in the moment verses a traditional approach with more posted shots. We'll help you determine what is best for you.

Our Couples Are Simply the Best

you love experiences and travel.

Our Couples Are Simply the Best

you are classy and know how to have fun.

NEXT

Our Couples Are Simply the Best

you prefer timeless over trend.

Sound good so far?

We can't wait to work with you.

If you're looking for sophisticated, romantic fine art imagery, and a well-organized and jovial process, you're in luck. Let's schedule a consultation and confirm we're the right fit.

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