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With a refined, yet whimsical approach, I'm always searching for a ray of that dreamy golden light and the moments that just can't be missed. I love to emulate the soft, ethereal look of film, with true-to-life color that perfectly embodies the feel of how your day actually was.

Timeless Wedding Photography for the Genuine, Joyful Couple

CHICAGO, HAWAII, VIRGINIA and destinations worldwide

warm, vibrant, kind-hearted, genuine, present, creative, adventurous, radiant, fun-loving, vivacious, engaging

how my friends + Family describe me:

Born in South Carolina and raised in Virginia Beach, I'm an East Coast beach girl who spent her college years in the mountains of Charlottesville. Not surprisingly, the beach and the mountains are my happy places. Now I split time between Chicago + Virginia during the summer and the Hawaiian Islands during the winter. I feel the most alive when I'm being adventurous, creative, and getting a little bit outside of my comfort zone.

I'm a sun-loving, beach native filled with wanderlust. You can usually find me enjoying the outdoors, snuggling my dog or traveling to a new destination. 

Hi, I'm Courtney!

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The aim of my art is to capture emotion. To document how you felt the first time you saw your groom, the last dance you shared with your grandmother, the joy of your father walking you down the aisle. All of it is centered around you and the love that makes your day possible. I'm there to celebrate that with you!

01. You matter to me.

what makes CTP different

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Nothing creates more beautiful photos than the two of you being your authentic selves. Getting to witness you completely present, surrounded by friends and family, and having the time of your lives will forever be an honor I cherish.

02. I love your authentic selves.

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I'm as kind and easy-going as they come, but I know when to take charge. It's my job to ensure you get the images you've envisioned. Whether that's wrangling a group of 50 for family photos, finding Grandma Betty, or getting the groomsmen to smile, I'll make sure your shot list is taken seriously!

03. I know when to take charge.

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Dreaming of a romantic destination wedding or have ideas that even The Knot has never seen? Let's do it! I've always got my eyes open and can shoot to quality in just about any environment you want to put me in.

04. I'm up for anything.

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Your wedding won't be my first, my second, or even my 100th! I've been doing this gig for a while because I LOVE IT and I'm incredibly passionate about you getting a full gallery of professionally shot images. So whether you want to share them on Instagram or print a life-size canvas, your images will be pixel perfect!

05. I'm not new at this.

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FROM THE PORTFOLIO

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“A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people.”
— Annie Leibovitz

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2023 Wedding collections begin at $5500
2023 Elopement coverage begins at $2500
2022 Portrait sessions begin at $600

If you'd like to find out more about my process and the investment into my art, please send me an inquiry by clicking on the "Inquire About Your Date' button below. I'd love to send you over a detailed pricing brochure! We can then hop on the phone, grab coffee, or chat via email to make sure you get all of your questions answered!

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"If you are looking for a photographer, look no further!!! Courtney is your girl!! She did our engagements photos on a cold day in December, then our wedding on the hottest day of the year!! She is a trooper and doesn't let anything stop her from taking breath taking pictures! You will love her, BOOK HER TODAY!!!!!"

"Courtney is a photog goddess... You will love her, BOOK HER TODAY!!!!!"

Pat +
 Alaina

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"I got to work with Courtney again at my best friend's wedding last weekend.. and I realized I am unsure how anyone could choose any other photographer. Being a part of the magic she creates had me going back through all of the pictures from my own wedding, admiring every amazing moment she captured. Court, you are one of a kind and you make every couple’s day so special."

 "I am unsure how anyone could choose any other photographer..."

John +
 Morgan

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If you are feeling nervous you can rest assured that she will make you feel totally at ease and do absolutely beautiful work. She has a superpower to make people feel relaxed and actually have fun so that all the nerves melt away. And the results are gorgeous! We’re been thrilled with every single shoot (engagement, wedding, newborn, family) and absolutely cherish those pictures. Her prices are fantastic for the quality of her work and volume of pictures you receive. If you’re thinking of working with Courtney, do it!!”

"Courtney is incredibly warm and kind and her positive energy is infectious!

Mike +
Alex

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She is hardworking, punctual, so easy-going, and extremely talented! Her upbeat personality and positive attitude is contagious. She will make wedding planning a lot more fun and a lot less stressful because you can trust that she will take care of you and give you the most beautiful photos. She made us feel so at ease and calmed all nerves that we had from the beginning and through our wedding day.
We were so happy with the final images! LOVE LOVE LOVE! We couldn’t get over how many photos she took - we feel like she didn’t miss one thing! I love how she captured the natural light while still also maintaining the true colors of the space, details, etc. We look at our pictures often and we are so grateful she was able to capture all of those special moments for us!"

"We love Courtney and you will too!

JT +
 Shannon

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I’m always so appreciative of the number of photos in the galleries, it’s always well beyond the contractual amount. I’m also always blown away by the way she lets the elements of the setting speak for themselves and be so highlighted by the natural beauty of her style. 
Courtney’s varying perspectives are my favorite though. I never feel like I need to give her a list of images that I want or anything like that... she always seem to capture the moment from everyone’s perspective."

"Courtney is invested and engaged in what these images mean to you.

Will + 
Christie

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Have an inquiry or a question not regarding a wedding? Please email: info@courtneytimmsphotography.com

I can't wait to hear about your big day.

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