Hello there lovely!

What's up? I'm Courtney!

I'm a 23 year old, messy bun wearing, thrifting obsessed photographer living in North Carolina! And If my hair is down, it probably has a hat over it (and not the baseball cap kind).  My favorite thing in the entire world though is to travel, especially to new places! But its not worth the trip if I can't photograph some madly in-love people there, so fly me anywhere and I'll capture your  love story!

Friends are also sorta my thing, I love to chat and to get to know everyone that enters my life! I'm kinda a social butterfly, Soooo that means we are friends now, okay? My #1 goal is to make you feel super comfy+ cozy+your-Absolute-Self! So lets get coffee (or margaritas..... shhhhh they are my favorite) because I want to know all about you and the love of your life!

WHY I STARTED PHOTOGRAPHY

I HAVE BEEN CREATIVE MY WHOLE LIFE. I ALWAYS LOVED PROJECTS AND DRAWING, BUT AS I GOT OLDER MY PATIENCE FOR CREATIVITY THINNED. UNFORTUNATELY THIS STORY IS NOT FILLED WITH RAINBOWS AND UNICORNS LIKE MANY OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO WERE INSPIRED BY BEAUTIFUL THINGS, I WAS INSPIRED BY TRAGEDY. AT 17 YEARS OLD I LOST MY MOTHER TO MALPRACTICE AND NEGLIGENCE FOLLOWING A SURGERY. WHEN PREPPING FOR HER FUNERAL, I REALIZED THAT I HAD  ABSOLUTELY NO PHOTOS WITH HER SINCE I WAS 12.

THIS IS THE MOMENT I REALIZED THAT I NEEDED TO DO SOMETHING. I PROMISED MYSELF THAT I WOULD ONE DAY MAKE SURE THAT THIS NEVER HAPPENED TO SOMEONE ELSE I KNEW EVER AGAIN. IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO ME TO CAPTURE YOUR MEMORIES AS THEY ARE, THE WHOLE EMOTION, THE SILLY IN-BETWEEN MOMENTS, EVERYTHING! Photographs are memories and one day they will be what tell our stories.

My dreams

To shoot in any of these locations:

Yosemite National Park

Arizona

Joshua Tree, CA

Iceland

Oregon

Washington State

Italy

Ireland

Swiss Alps

Hawaii

I loveeeee tattoos, I have Eleven! Most of them are sentimental to me but I have several random ones that I just love. My favorite tattoo is of a baby deer lying in some flowers on my forearm 

Christian & I went to high school together but never knew each other. A few years into college he started messaging me on social media. I ignored him for over six months and then finally caved! At the time he had moved back to Ohio, so we facetimed every day for three months until he move back to NC to be with me. Now we have been together three years, we own a house, and have three fur children!

I have a degree in radiography and work part time as an x-ray tech. This means I do two types of "photography" haha!

2020 TRAVEL SCHEDULE

BOOK A SESSION AT THESE LOCATIONS DURING THE AVAILABLE DATES WITHOUT TRAVELS FEES!

Murrels Inlet, SC: September 8TH - 10TH

PHOENIX, AZ: NOVEMBER 1ST - 6TH

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Winston Salem, North Carolina

Available for Travel

© 2020 Courtney Paige Photography