I want to give you an idea of what it’s like to work with me to help you determine if we are the right fit!

Let me just say, first and foremost, this is more than a photoshoot. It is about the experience as well! I am not the type of photographer that will have you sit still and look at the camera to say “cheese”. Think of me as your third wheel! I am just there to capture some cutesy, kissy moments, or your family tickle fights. I want these images to make you feel something, and show who you are as a couple or family. Candid's and those little in between moments are what I LOVE to capture. But don't worry! Just because I do not pose my clients too much, I do give plenty of direction and have a bunch of prompts to keep you moving and having fun!

I want this photoshoot experience to be a memory you will cherish forever. Whether its that family milestone, or a couples adventure session, I want you to look back at these photos and remember how much fun you had. Lets capture some authentic moments between you and your loved ones!

I am so excited you are here!

Welcome! I am so excited you are here!

I have a few different options as far as wedding pricing goes! Every option comes with a pre-wedding video call for planning, a professionally edited online digital gallery, and 48 hour sneak peaks! You also have the option to pay an hourly rate for shorter elopements/events. Contact me for more details. 

Silver Package:
Up to four hours of coverage, from first touch/first look, to ceremony and reception! This is also a great option for micro weddings and elopements! Option to add on discounted engagement session.

Gold Package:
Up to six hours of coverage, from getting ready, family photos, ceremony, reception, and send off! Option to add on discounted engagement session.

Diamond Package:
Up to eight hours of coverage. This is going to be the best for a full day event, and will give more time for all of the above plus creatives of you and your partner. Complementary engagement session, and second shooter included.

for the perfect day...


These can be used for just about anything! Family, couples, engagement, maternity, you name. it. I love these sessions SO MUCH because they are like a little date night rolling around in a field, playing in the ocean, or frolicking around on some mountain top with the best third wheel (ME) sneaking cutesy shots for an hour. These are for ANY occasion! 45 min-1 hour of shooting, and 30-40 edited digitals.

Starting at 375.00 

adventure session


I am based out of Antioch, IL and serve all over IL/WI and beyond. I absolutely LOVE traveling to beautiful destinations for photoshoots. If you're out of state, just let me know and we can book some travel dates. 

Where are you based &
Do you travel?

I can totally help with outfit guidance. Outfits can make or break a shoot, so if you are ever wondering what to wear, don't hesitate to reach out! I will tell most clients that neutral tones are usually safe, and stay away from bold prints/patterns. For families, color coordination is key. And make sure you're comfortable in your outfits!

what do i wear?

Frequently Asked Questions

can i add on to my package?


Yes, absolutely. We can talk about adding on to any of my packages. See above for more add on information! 

I try to encourage all of my couples to book their engagement session with me as well. Nothing is worse than meeting your photographer for the first time the day of your wedding! An engagement session is a fun way to get to know me as your photographer, while also cuddling up for a date night with your fiancé! I offer discounted engagement sessions, and a complementary engagement session if you book a full day wedding with me :)


Yes, you are! It's my job as your photographer to bring that out in you. I am your number one hype girl during your shoots, and I promise you will leave your shoot feeling beautiful and confident, with stunning photos to prove it! 

Our experience with Courtney was absolutely amazing. From the moment I first reached out, she answered in a timely fashion and gave me all the information I needed. The day we went to the beach she was so kind and understanding, especially when my son was terrified of the waves...and basically threw sand towards her. Having someone genuine was the biggest plus for me, you can tell she loves what she does and it shows in her work. We love LOVE our photos, she caught every moment of happiness and I'm amazed. I will definitely use her every time I need pictures and recommend her to everyone. Best time and overall experience! Can't thank her enough! 

" Having someone genuine was the biggest plus for me, you can tell she loves what she does and it shows in her work"

Eliza & glen
Beach Family Session

I don't even know where to begin. Courtney is hands down amazing! From our last minute couples shoot 3 weeks before our wedding, to the day of our wedding, working with Courtney was fabulous. I could tell her things I liked and didn't like and she accommodated without hesitation. All of our pictures are wonderful and we have those memories to last us a lifetime. I would DEFINITELY recommend Courtney to anyone looking for a photographer and will use her again in the near future!

"  I could tell her things I liked and didn't like and she accommodated without hesitation."

Christy and Husband
Micro wedding - topsail

We did couples photos with Courtney and she made us feel so comfortable. She knew exactly how to make us look fantastic. We were nervous about how to pose but she had that covered! And then when we got the final product we were amazed! Definitely recommend and we will be using her again

" She knew exactly how to make us look fantastic."

Nicole and derek
Couples Session - ma

Let me just say, this lady is AMAZING! She made my husband and I feel so relaxed. I won this photography from the contest and we had to reschedule for various reasons and she understood and worked with me when coming up with a different date. I can't wait to schedule my next one! 

" She made my husband and I feel so relaxed."

Ashley and Husband
Couples Session

Let me start with Courtney arrived early to prepare! She worked very hard to capture every photo she could!! Very professional and sweet! Thank you for capturing Megan and Brad's special day! If I could give you more than five stars, I definitely would!  

" Very professional and sweet."

Megan and Brad
Wedding - Emerald Isle

Courtney Marie Photography was such a great experience. Courtney was so professional. She answered all questions in a timely manner (above excellent in that area actually). She made sure we got exactly what we wanted. Let me say, the finished product was more than I could have expected! Thanks again for listening to our wants and making it happen. All while being flexible. 

"Let me say, the finished product was more than I could have expected"

Lydia and Husband
Couples Session - new bern



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