THE INDEX

courtney

Here’s the thing: I know what it’s like to cringe when someone pulls a camera out of their bag. I’m just like you, and I’ve let my own hesitations and insecurities creep in at times!

Want to know what changed that? Realizing I'd never exist in my son's childhood if I didn't let that go.

Now I spend my days traipsing around Lake Tahoe and the Philadelphia countryside putting other couples at ease, documenting unseen moments, so you can leave behind a legacy that endures.

xoxo,

MORE OF MY STORY

Photographer. Mom. Fellow camera-dodger.

With more than 150 weddings captured, my approach has stayed the same since my first wedding back in 2006: treat each wedding like it’s my own. I may or may not have been known to memorize names of extended family members before your big day, and my approach is first and foremost to spur a connection, both with you, and between you and your loved ones (Oh, and yes … I still keep in touch with that 2006 couple!).

I’m humbled and honored to have had work appear in Junebug Weddings, Grey Likes Weddings, Style Me Pretty, along with more and my business’s bedrock is giving back: finding cures for pediatric illnesses makes my heart speed up, so a portion of your investment goes to St. Jude’s life-changing program. I also work closely with Tyler's Grace Foundation in capturing memories for families with life threatening cancer, as they find some R&R in Lake Tahoe. 

I believe in love, and I believe it needs
to be shared more often.

WHO I AM

I believe in hand-written love notes, “just because” gifts for the garbage collector, and complimenting at least one stranger every day.

I believe that there is no greater gift than relationships and  that we should all call our grandparents more often.

I believe in keeping a suitcase packed for last-minute adventures.

I believe in sleeping in (whenever possible),  strong coffee paired with a cool morning and pancakes every Sunday.   

I believe in dancing (even if your style is stuck in the late nineties like mine) and that a bad mood is fixed with Motown music.   

I believe in hanging photographs on the wall, to pass by daily and remember the unseen moments of yesterday.

- Henry miller

do anything,
but let it produce joy

my motto:

NEXT SET

It never fails: every Sunday, I wake up and crave pancakes. The typical batch most always includes lemon ricotta blueberry or pumpkin, though I’m open to hearing your favorite recipes … got some for me?

01. I NEVER SKIP

SUNDAY PANCAKES

I don’t even want to admit how old they are. I’m willing to justify this splurge for anyone on the fence, just shoot me an email and I’ll make my case.

02. love my

FRYE BOOTS

I have a lot of both. I'm not afraid of chopping it, in fact, I donate it to CWHL each time it gets long enough. As far as my heart goes, my softest spots are for anything involving little ones, older generations, and dogs (naturally). 

03. I'M KNOWN FOR

 MY HAIR + MY HEART

... and I whole-heartedly believe they are a health food. 

04. ADDICTED TO

OATMEAL COOKIES

Particularly enjoyed at a cute coffee shop or outside, with a blanket on a cool morning. I drink mine way too strong, unsweetened with a little milk. My favorite mug is an oversized diner mug from Jersey City or the pretty “C” mug gifted to me from a client-turned-friend.

05. LIFE IS BETTER WITH

COFFEE

PREVIOUS SET

With 300 days of sunshine in Lake Tahoe, I love sitting on our porch in my hometown of New Hope, Penn. and smelling the rain pour during visits home.

06. my FAVE scent: 

FRESH RAIN

 I'm what one would call a “relaxed health nut,” trying to be conscious of fueling up with the best foods. But leave me alone with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups? All bets are off.

07. gimme all those

REESE'S

I got bit by the travel bug when my best friend and I backpacked Europe for a month post-college. Armed with only a Rick Steve’s Guidebook (it was 2004 after all), we nailed it. Ever since then, I travel any chance I get. 

08. I LOVE

TRAVELING

...with Ginger Beer. Any brand will do. Runners up: Victory Brewing Co.'s Golden Monkey and white wine. 

09. FAVORITE DRINK: 

WHISKEY 

My son, Wesley, is my greatest accomplishment. My absolute rock. He's taught me just as much as I teach him. And he's a cuddler. Thank the heavens, I get to breathe him in daily.

1o. LIFE IS BETTER WITH a:

TODDLER'S HUGS

THINGS

FAVORITE

a few of my

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