I photograph families in the St. Louis area, and I’d love to capture yours.

soulful, nostalgic imagery that captures the heart of your family.

I know how easy it is to put these photos off for another day. 

As a mom who has experienced the changing body that comes with having babies and raising them. As as mom who has experienced the utter chaos it can be to get everyone’s outfits together, get everyone ready and KEEP them ready…for the love! Believe me, I get it. But, BUT. I also know what it’s like to be brought to happy tears at images of my family returned to me. I know what it’s like to be so unbelievably thankful that I just booked the session, at whatever size I was or whatever my fear was at the time.

I want so badly for my children to look back at these photos that we’ve taken as a family through the years and see me there with them, fully present, loving them. Just like I was in their day to day, in every season.

I have all of this in mind when you book with me. It is my sincerest hope to capture images that you look and feel beautiful in. And without sounding trite, to create those warm, tender, irreplaceable heirlooms you can pass down to your babies of the love you all shared.

“Courtney’s sweet and energetic nature made the whole thing feel like a best friend was taking our pictures. I am usually someone who dreads pictures – outfit planning, locations, poses, kids melting down. However, Courtney sent outfit ideas, exact location, told us how to stand and where to look, AND allowed us to have fun with our kids and truly be in the moment. From setting up our time to receiving our gallery and everything in between was EASY. Book the session – I promise you will not be disappointed! There are not enough stars to even come close to credit the greatness and magic that is Courtney.”

show up, love on your people, and I’ll worry about the rest.

I’ve worked hard to make this process as easy as possible for you! Upon booking, you will receive a session guide that will prepare you and answer all of your questions, give prep and outfit tips, as well as TONS of outfit inspiration. And I mean tons! I will be there every step of the way to make this easy and as stress-free as possible.

I have seen it all. I’ve worked with enthusiastic kiddos that couldn’t stop running or fussy infants that couldn’t stop crying. I promise you, we will still make magic. Your photos do not have to be perfect to reflect who you are. The honesty is the most beautiful part!

the (super simple) session process

2. Reserve your date.

I will send pricing and availability to get the ball rolling! Once we have pinpointed a date that works, I will send over an electronic invoice for retainer fee to reserve your date. Once this is paid, your date is official. The second half of your payment is not due until the day of your session!

3. Receive your gallery.

After our session is over, you will receive previews via text within 48 hours. Your final gallery will be returned within 3 weeks! You will be able to download, share, and print directly from your gallery. Easy peasy! And there are no hidden charges to anything.

let’s make magic