Welcome, friends! I am soo excited that you’re here and starting my blogging journey with me :) I figured that the best way to start this off was simply by introducing myself and telling you a little about my goal with this blog. So here we go!
Who Am I?
I’m Courtney! I am a Virginia Beach native, a University of Virginia graduate and a professional wedding and lifestyle photographer.
I am a daughter, a sister, and a friend to all I meet! I am an explorer, an adventurer, a wanderer and a sunseeker. I am a pursuer of warm climates, clear water and beautiful flora. I try to be kind and empathetic and love people as Jesus loves me.
I live in Virginia Beach during the time of the year that is best known as “wedding season”, and I'm based here from spring to fall. However, the winter is when I get to escape the cold (sunseeker here, remember?!) and live in Hawaii. Yes, really. I found out last summer that you can’t visit Hawaii and not want to spend an extended period of time there, so after returning from my trip, I decided that I would do just that! (being single and without many commitments really does have a few advantages!!) I also travel consistently throughout the entire year for weddings and other shoots and have been known to spend as much time in Southern California as possible.
Why Blogging? Why Now?
Simply put, I’m blogging now because I can. My health has been pretty poor for a pretty long time, and I am so excited to be able to say that I finally have both the energy and mental clarity to write! That is not to say that there are excellent writing skills here (definitely don’t expect that!), but I will do my best to get my thoughts across coherently! I hope that my posts will bring you joy and show you beauty and inspire love in your life. I hope you get to know me (and I, you!) as you join me on this journey. I would love your support – this is new to me and a little scary – so please, please feel free to like and comment and share these posts. I hope that my suggestions and random ideas will help and inspire you. I hope my photography will be a beauty-filled bright spot in our broken world. I hope by sharing my experiences that you will be able to relate and realize that we’re all more similar than we think.
What Will I Write About?
Like I mentioned above, my goal is for this blog to bring beauty into your life. I want to share emotions such as joy and love and wonder with you! I will be blogging weddings, engagements and lifestyle sessions that I shoot throughout the year. I love children and photographing them is one of my favorite things to do, so you’ll probably see a good amount of smiling babies on here as well! I travel a lot and plan to share my travel photos and stories with you, hopefully inspiring you to explore too! Because of my battle with chronic illness, I try to bring as much health and nutrition into my life as possible. I’ll be sharing recipes and exercises and tips for living a healthy life – aimed especially at people whose bodies are having to compensate for illness! I want to educate my clients and will be writing about ways they can make their experience with me one of a kind. I will also be sharing what’s in my heart and on my mind - my struggles and my victories, my hopes and my fears. I believe that there is beauty in imperfection and I hope that by sharing myself with you, you will be able to see the beauty in this very imperfect person, and in turn, recognize the beauty in yourself.
Thank you for reading, and I hope you’ll join me on this journey! If you would like to get updated via email whenever I post something new, you can subscribe on the right hand side of the page.
Hi, I'm Courtney! I'm a wedding and lifestyle photographer living in Virginia and Hawaii. Grab a cup of tea and spend a few minutes with me!