Photojournalism believes that the best moments are 
honest ones.

MEET ME

Anyhow, the older I get, the less impressed I become with originality. These days, I’m far more moved by authenticity. Attempts at originality can often feel forced and precious, but authenticity has quiet resonance that never fails to stir me. 

Elizabeth Gilbert

Somewhere we know that without silence, words lose their meaning.
Without listening, speaking no longer heals.
Without distance, closeness cannot cure.

HENRI J.M. NOUWEN

HONEST MOMENTS

KILLER  PORTRAITS

DESERT VIBES, CANDLELIT CEREMONY, AND A BELLY DANCER

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ROYAL PALMS | SCOTTSDALE, AZ

East coast tuscany, evening ceremony,  and all the romance

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SUMMEROUR STUDIOS | ATLANTA, GA

TWO LAWYERS, AN ART MUSEUM, AND MONEY (DANCE)

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PHOENIX ART MUSEUM | PHOENIX, AZ

 WINE COUNTRY, A CAVE, AND MOM DOING THE HORA (HER REACTION IS EVERYTHING)

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CALISTOGA RANCH | NAPA VALLEY, CA

SAN FRANCISCO , A BARN, AND THE POPE (REALLY, *THE POPE*)

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COWELL RANCH | SAN FRANCISCO, CA

AN INTIMATE WEDDING IN THE RED ROCKS OF SEDONA

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L'AUBERGE RESORT | SEDONA, AZ

royal palms, candlelit ceremony, and a belly dancer

Their relationship began a decade ago when these two met in college, but it wasn't until some years later that they reconnected and fell in love. Through life-changes and state-hopping, their relationships was made stronger. To seal his commitment, Aaron converted to Judaism before meeting her at the end of the candlelit ceremony aisle. 
From beginning to end, their wedding was FLAWLESS. Nicole's two sisters wore white, but it was very clear no one could one-up this bride! Nicole made sure of it when she changed into a stunning gold gown with gold-leaf crown for the second half of the reception. 
Guests were ushered into the "Red Room" where they were welcomed by a belly dancer. Everyone was in awe of the amazing performance! The dance floor was packed as every last guest danced the night away, celebrating this beautiful new marriage.  

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EAST COAST TUSCANY, EVENING CEREMONY, AND ALL THE ROMANCE

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Two lawyers, an art museum, and money

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Ceremony: Phoenix Art Museum, Atlanta, GA
Catering: Santa Barbara Catering
Florist: Pinintorn Walker
DJ: KB Entertainment

 Wine country, a cave, AND mom doing the hora (her reaction is everything)

Venue: Calistoga Ranch, Calistoga, CA
Planner: Cole Drake Events
Cinematography: Casey McCauley
Floral: M Design
Music: Wine Country Entertainment
Dessert: Krumbs Cakes
Hair and Makeup: The Glamour Room
Cigar Bar: Nestor Castillo


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san francisco , a barn, and the pope (REally, *THE POPE*)

Ceremony: Saint Dominics Catholic Church, San Francisco, CA
Reception: Cowell Ranch Historic Hay Barn, Santa Cruz, CA
Catering: Yam + Bean
Florist: Chery Lane

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the bond between two cultures

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Devan never expected to find her future husband when she inquired into the availability of a house Alex was renting out. Nor could anyone else have expected a relationship to form after Alex leased the unit to someone else! Something was there and the Universe was working.
Alex offered to help Devan find the perfect unit, and they spent the day looking around along with Devan's mother. Alex had nothing to gain, and his generosity may have had Devan's mother falling in love with him first! In the end, Alex finally did find Devan a new place to call home... his home! 

an intimate wedding in the red rocks of sedona

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Courtney has always been telling stories, ever since she can remember. Whether it be crayola doodles, painting on a canvas, traveling the country with fellow actors, running her own jewelry business, or living abroad, she has been sharing the narratives of her life and of those around her. As a devoted artist and on the adventure of life that is motherhood, photography has become her medium of choice…and the rest is history.

courtney larson

Storyteller, Documentarian, Boss-lady, Creme Brulee lover, Googling Expert + Golden Girl

+ I've been to every continental US state, lived in six states and two countries, and have visited eight other countries. I sort of like/love to travel and take every opportunity possible to experience the world. 
+ I have pumped my own gas just a handful of times (once a Jersey girl, always a Jersey girl.)
+ After working at Starbucks for seven years, I believe I have created the most high-maintenance drink. Thankfully, this is the only place my inner diva comes out.
+ I've had my work published seven times and been named one of the 100 photographers to watch in 2016. 
+ I am an ambassador for Canon USA. 

MY STORY

I believe we are called to love for love's sake.

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He told me he was going to marry me the second time we ever met. He is spontaneous and creates adventure everywhere he walks. He feels deeply and forgives completely. When he proposed, I responded swiftly with "It would be my greatest honor." Not a day goes by when I don't feel completely blessed to be his wife, friend, confidant, spiritual warrior, and secret keeper.

ERIC     GINGER

"If it is half as good as the half we've known, then here's a "hail" to the rest of the road." -Vanhauken

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Photo by Jamie + Sarah Photography

I called him my Common Stranger after holding him for the first time. On one hand, I was just getting to know him, as I studied each little part of him. But, then my soul connected so deeply to him that it was as if I had always known him. He lines his cars up in a row and gives out 'I love you's at just the right time. 

He loves giving slobbery puppy kisses and 
he calls me his friend.

BRITAIN     GREAT

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She arrived just 13 (too short) months after her brother and was born backwards. She has continued her journey of doing things her way and in her own time ever since. She has kept up with her brothers every move and then some. She will yell louder, run farther, or sleep harder than everyone around her.
She is strong and likes to speak her mind...and I am doing my best to remind myself that is a very good thing. 

Raising a world-changer or growing my patience. Hopefully both.

DAVY     SURPRISE

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Story Mae is our newest little girl joining all the chaos in September 2015. She was 6 days late and came quick and fiercely. Britain lovingly refers to her as "my baby" and summarizes just how deeply we all have taken to her. We are so thankful to have her here. 

She has completed us all in ways we never even knew.

STORY mae

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MY STORY

manny + KENDRA

"Courtney presented our story so richly, with emotional integrity and beautiful nuance. She has a way of catching the heart of the moment, the transient external gestures expressive of the otherwise invisible, quiet, inner monologue. She sees detail, she sees the spirit, she sees beauty and life. Her photos are powerful statements that honestly speak of who we are and how we love."

6-page story in Click Magazine.

Teach at Click Away Conference on Wedding Photojournalism.

Won a This is Reportage Award 

Won a Fearless Award.

molly + DAniel

"Courtney was better than just a photographer for me. She was always willing to answer any questions and helped me during my wedding planning. She has such an easy going personality and helped us feel comfortable on our special day. Her professionalism and personality were way above my expectations. Even guests were commenting to me about the great photographer. And then...... The photos......they are so amazing."

julie + tim

"I really can't say enough about how much I loved working with you, your energy and spirit is so warm and positive and your directing style is so relaxed yet serious and in control. And the pictures... Well my heart is melting. Thank you doesn't quite cover it... I never thought I could feel so at ease with a photographer and be so thrilled with the results. You are one of the gifted ones and I'm so grateful we got to share this day and work with you!!!"

Hannah + KEvin

"Courtney was everything I wanted in a wedding photographer and more! Her photojournalistic style was exactly what I was looking for. She traveled to NY and was very easy going when it came to accommodations, planning, etc. We are thrilled with how everything turned out!"

TEVONA + DAVID

"You recognize and capture beauty, love, and strength because you embody them. You're an asset to our tribe. I'm happy to now call you my friend and can't wait for you to document future life events with Dave and I."

Press     Praise

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2010

Purchased my first DSLR, a Canon 60D and Canon 50mm 1.8 lens. 

2011

Documented my first birth story. 

Created Inloveness Birth Photography.

2014

The Birth of Cade was published in an issue of Click Magazine.

Wrote the book, Finding Freedom in Chaos: The Art of on-location Storytelling

2015

Became Inloveness Photography

Finalist in Shoot + Share Competition

Two finalist images in Voice Competition.

2016

Photographed my first wedding.

Two images placed in the Voice Competition.

Named one of the top 100 photographers to follow.

Co-wrote one of the most successful ebooks ever, Light Seekers.

Teach an online class called Visual Rhetoric: Becoming a better storyteller.

A finalist in the Voice Competition

Won a Fearless Award.

Became an Ambassador for Canon USA. 

Become the Director of Click Pro

Full-page back cover ad, a partnership with Canon. 

2017

Named Click Pro of  the Month.

Taught a Birth Photography class at Click Away Conference.

2018

Three images win Masters of Wedding Photography award

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@INLOVENESS