As a teenager I was the friend that had the camera, the one that took excessive amounts of photos, edited photos for no reason at all except just simply loving the artistic process. In high school I dabbled in photography classes but being a daughter of two Dentists I never acknowledged photography as a sustainable career path. My parents were my biggest supporters, always encouraging me to do anything I wanted as long as I loved it, but because of their success in education I saw College as the golden ticket to a successful future.
Flash forward, I studied all over – from Minnesota State, to Australia at the University of the Sunshine Coast, and then finally settled in at Central Washington University. I received my Bachelor’s in Psychology and never in my wildest dreams did I imagine my fancy little degree would instead land me here, as a professional photographer, but here we are. And I am so glad I made the leap of faith towards a career I LOVE which took many years of hard work, motivation, mistakes, humility, resilience, and a ton of passion.
TAKE THE PHOTO: In the chaotic midst of parenting and life I forget certain photos were ever taken – it’s all such a big blur. Looking back at old photos of our girls hits my heart. It’s like I get a little dose of serotonin each time….Medicine I didn’t know I needed.
“Each session has been fantastic. Courtney is great with our kids and always professional, friendly, and makes the sessions fun!”-Kendall & Rich Lytle