Hi! I’m Courtney!
Hi! I’m Courtney!
I grew up in a super small town in North Louisiana called Shongaloo. Many joke that it’s so small it’s actually a village. That’s probably true. We have a post office, a gas station, and one stop light. Yep, that’s the town of Shongaloo.
As small as this town is, I made many of big memories there. I grew up on 36 acres of land, where my parents still live today. I can remember so many days spent playing outside with my brother and sister. I am the middle child. Any middle children out there know what that’s like.. 😉
While I was in high school I told my mom I wanted a nice camera for Christmas. I had never really had a passion or love for taking pictures, I just randomly decided that’s what I wanted. That Christmas I opened up my very first ever DSLR. It wasn’t anything super fancy. But it was fancy to me. I spent so many hours taking pictures of my little sister (only about two years old at the time) and learning everything I could about how to use this “fancy” camera. In 2011 I had my first paying client- a friend from church. I totally cringe when I look back at these photos now, but then I thought I was big stuff. I started up a Facebook page and thought I now was a photographer. Little did I know, it takes a whole lot more than a Facebook page to be a legit photographer.
In 2012 I started dating my now husband and in 2013 (exactly one year later) we were engaged. March of 2014 we were married and September of 2015 we had our baby girl. As you can see, life moved very quickly for us! I out my business off to the side for a while and focused on my little family. Late 2016 I decided it was time to get back to work on my business. Ever since then I’ve been working hard to make this dream of being a full-time photographer a reality.
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