VOL 12     ISSUE 2024

Phoenix Wedding Photographer

PHOTOJOURNALISM believes
the best moments
are honest ones.

Wedding stories from around the world sure to inspire!

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I am MOMENT-DRIVEN, seeking out all the things that make it your day. I am not EVERY-MOMENT-DRIVEN. I don't want to snap the shutter without cause, just handing over a wedding gallery as if it's a children's flip-book. No. I want the images to mean something. I'd rather give you 100 moments that make the hair on your arms stand straight up rather than 1000 mundane moments.

Storytelling is more than pushing a shutter, but creating ART that transcends a single space and time. Good storytelling throws you back up on that rollercoaster so you can experience all the excitement again and again. It allows you to relive your your memories through my photographs. Wow! Just typing that reminds me exactly how fortunate I am to get to do this "job"!  

My philosophy craves wedding stories where my clients believe that authenticity and emotions are some of the most sacred things in the world. They embrace the chaos and laugh at imperfection-- because perfection is boring. Let's tell your story.

I am moment-driven,
not every-moment driven.

Write Your Story

I am MOMENT-DRIVEN, seeking out all the things that make it your day. I am not EVERY-MOMENT-DRIVEN. I don't want to snap the shutter without cause, just handing over a wedding gallery as if it's a children's flip-book. No. I want the images to mean something. I'd rather give you 100 moments that make the hair on your arms stand straight up rather than 1000 mundane moments.

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New York City, NY
Washington D.C
Chicago, IL (4x)
Los Angeles, CA
Coronado., CA



Where I will be in 2024:

The Story Behind the Name Inloveness.

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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

courtney larson

Storyteller, Documentarian, Creme Brûlée lover, Googling Expert
+ Self-Appointed Golden Girl

ABOUT

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ourtney has always been a creative and a self-described "serial entrepreneur", turning her art into  a

business at every turn. Whether pawning off her crayola doodles, paying for college through selling hand-thrown pottery, living abroad by running her own jewelry business,  or getting the wild idea to travel the country with fellow actors, she's married adventure and art at every turn. 



When a friend started her own photography business, Courtney had a lightbulb moment about her own passion for photography and dove into creating Inloveness Photography.  Over 10 years later, safe to say photography is a "for-life" gig. (To her husband's dismay, there are still plenty of side-hustle businesses!)


ourtney has always been a creative and a self-described "serial entrepreneur", turning her art into  a business at every turn. Whether pawning off her crayola doodles, 

paying for college through selling hand-thrown pottery, living abroad by running her own jewelry business,  or getting the wild idea to travel the country with fellow actors, she's married adventure and art at every turn. 



1. 

I have pumped gas only a handful of times (once a Jersey girl, always a Jersey girl).



RANDOM FACTS

2. 

I lived in York, England for just shy of 3 years in my early 20's. 



3. 

I have swing danced with Bill Nye the Science Guy. 



4. 

I am the Director of a professional photography association, Click Pro


I teach several online photography course. (Learn about VISUAL RHETORIC or RULE BREAKER.)


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PART ONE

ERIC    GINGER

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britain    brave

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davy    daring

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

H

e 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

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He wants to start a non-profit to save cats, goes through books like water, and he calls me his best friend.

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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, there

was such an overwhelming soul connection that it was as if I had always known him.

He is studying Japanese so he can move too far away and create Pokemon when he's older while simultaneously starting his own feline humane society to save as many cats as he can get his hands on. For being this little analytical guy, his heart is so big and squishy!

Britain       Great

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

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he arrived so quickly after Britain they are nearly Irish twins! Davy also decided to make her entrance extra dramatic by being born breech--- the nurses played

Rock-Paper-Scissors to choose who could witness it since it's rare. 

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. 

Dramatic Davy

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

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tory is our last little one, a sweet and sassy girl. She joined all the chaos in 2015 after being 6 days late. That may not be an interesting fact to the majority, but

for anyone that has had the joy of being overdue... well, you get it. When Story Mae was born, Britain lovingly referred to her only as "my baby" and summarized just how deeply we all feel for her.

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MY STORY

LOVE ON THE ROOFTOPS OF CHICAGO

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THE DRAKE HOTEL  CHICAGO, IL

WHEN COCHELLA AND A WEDDING HAVE A LOVE BABY

ANDAZ RESORT | SCOTTSDALE, AZ

DESERT VIBES, CANDLELIT CEREMONY, AND A BELLY DANCER

ROYAL PALMS | SCOTTSDALE, AZ

DESTINATIONS, SMOKE BOMBS, and EPIC DETAILS

ANDAZ RESORT | SCOTTSDALE, AZ

DESERT DETAILS AND POPS OF PINK

COMING SOON

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HYATT RESORT AT GAINEY RANCH | SCOTTSDALE, AZ

East coast tuscany, evening ceremony,  and all the romance

SUMMEROUR STUDIOS | ATLANTA, GA

DUMPLINGS AND SAMOSAS ON THE CHINESE NEW YEAR

THE SCOTTSDALE RESORT | SCOTTSDALE, AZ

a white horse, marriage of two families, and a dreamy color palette

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WIGWAM RESORT | PHOENIX, AZ

STUNNING DRESSES , INSANE LOCATIONS, AND A MILLION LAUGHS

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FIELD MUSEUM + BAPS TEMPLE  | CHICAGO, IL

A RAT PACK ON VACATION IN SOUTHERN ITALY VIBES

PRIVATE RESIDENCE | PARADISE VALLEY, AZ

ROMANCE, SUBWAYS, AND SOME GOOD LUCK RAIN

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JEFFERSON MARKET GARDEN | NYC

HONEST MOMENTS

Moments aren't meant to be directed. 

KILLER

PORTRAITS

Seal your wedding's fate as the most kick-ass love story.

AUTHOR SHELDON VANHAUKEN COINED "INLOVENESS" IN HIS BOOK, A SEVERE MERCY.

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WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND

"What was happening was happening to us both. I believe it is always so, mutual and, at least at first, equally intense, if it is genuine inloveness. The actual thing - inloveness - requires something like a spark leaping back and forth from one to the other becoming more intense every moment, love building up like voltage in a coil. Here there is no sound of one hand clapping. Unreciprocated love is something else, not genuine inloveness, I think: perhaps it is infatuation and passion or, perhaps, potential inloveness. I believe that genuine inloveness is rather less common than the romantic novelists suggest. One who has never been in love might mistake either infatuation or a mixture of affection and sexual attraction for being in love. But when the ‘real thing’ happens, there is no doubt. A man in the jungle at night, as someone said, may suppose a hyena’s growl to be a lion’s; but when he hears the lion’s growl, he knows damn well it's a lion. So with the genuine inloveness."

In describing his relationship with his wife, he said the following,

Press     Praise

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2010

2011

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2022

Top 10 Wedding Photographers in North America

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

Documented my first birth story. 

Created Inloveness Birth Photography.

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

Taught a Birth Photography class at Click Away Conference.

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

Became Inloveness Photography

Finalist in Shoot + Share Competition

Two finalist images in Voice Competition.

Named Click Pro of  the Month.

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.

6-page story in Click Magazine.

Won a Fearless Award.

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

A finalist in the Voice Competition

One year partnership with Canon USA. 

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

Teach at Click Away Conference on Wedding Photojournalism.

Won a This is Reportage Award 

Become the Director of Click Pro

Three images win Masters of Wedding Photography award

Traveled to: San Diego, San Jose, Chicago, NYC, San Francisco, Nashville

Instructor at Click Away

Released a Photography Course, Rule-Breaker

2019

Nominated 30 Rising Stars, Rangefinder Magazine

TOP 10 WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS IN NORTH AMERICA

WON 3 MASTERS AWARDS

Won an AG Award

Won a Fearless Award

2020

Won a Fearless Award

Top 10 Wedding Photographers in North America

Won 8 Masters Awards

Nominated 30 Rising Stars, Rangefinder Magazine

Top 10 in USA, This is Reportage

Instructor at Click Away at Home

2021

Won a Fearless Award

Top 10 Wedding Photographers in North America

Won 4 Masters Awards

Instructor at Click Away at Home

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."

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."

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