believes the best moments

PHOTOJOURNALISM

are HONEST ones.

Photojournalism believes that the best moments are 
honest ones.

MEET ME

HONEST MOMENTS

That means I don't direct memories. I don't tell you how to put on your shoes or who should help you in your dress. I want you to remember your wedding story as it naturally happened.
It's not just about moments though, but documenting authentic moments. That means I don't shy away from the awkward, emotional, or the chaotic. If someone is crying (99% of the time from pure happiness), I document it. If your mom is busting a move on the dance floor, I'm there! 

I want your wedding story images to be filled with the people and memories that made your day uniquely you-- and there is no reason to fake that!

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KILLER PORTRAITS

When it comes to portraits, I take more of a director position so that you, your spouse, and your wedding party aren't left wondering if you look okay. I believe that having well-executed portraits, ones that WOW your friends and family, is just as important as the candid moments. Time and time again, the candid images tell the story, but the portraits are the images we hang on our walls. My style is always looking to push the envelope and create something new...a killer portrait... and I LOVE thinking outside the box. It's not unusual for me to say "Okay, I want you guys to do XYZ and just trust me on this."

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KILLER  PORTRAITS

HONEST MOMENTS

HONEST MOMENTS

KILLER  PORTRAITS

HONEST MOMENTS

That means I don't direct memories. I don't tell you how to put on your shoes or who should help you in your dress. I want you to remember your wedding story as it naturally happened.
It's not just about moments though, but documenting authentic moments. That means I don't shy away from the awkward, emotional, or the chaotic. If someone is crying (99% of the time from pure happiness), I document it. If your mom is busting a move on the dance floor, I'm there! 

I want your wedding story images to be filled with the people and memories that made your day uniquely you-- and there is no reason to fake that!

See Killer Portraits

KILLER PORTRAITS

That means I don't direct memories. I don't tell you how to put on your shoes or who should help you in your dress. I want you to remember your wedding story as it naturally happened.
It's not just about moments though, but documenting authentic moments. That means I don't shy away from the awkward, emotional, or the chaotic. If someone is crying (99% of the time from pure happiness), I document it. If your mom is busting a move on the dance floor, I'm there! 

I want your wedding story images to be filled with the people and memories that made your day uniquely you-- and there is no reason to fake that!

See Honest Moments

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 am the Director of a professional photography association for women with the goal of amplifying the voice of women worldwide. 
+ I am ranked as one of the top 15 wedding photographers in North America.

MY STORY

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

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Photograph by Mike Olbinski

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

DESERT VIBES, CANDLELIT CEREMONY, AND A BELLY DANCER

ROYAL PALMS | SCOTTSDALE, AZ

DESTINATIONS, SMOKE BOMBS, and EPIC DETAILS

ANDAZ RESORT | SCOTTSDALE, AZ

FOREST WEDDING, SMOKE, AND MANY LAUGHS

SARATOGA SPRINGS | SARATOGA, CA

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

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PHOENIX ART MUSEUM | PHOENIX, AZ

ROMANCE, SUBWAYS, AND SOME GOOD LUCK RAIN

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JEFFERSON MARKET GARDEN | NYC

tourists, dappled light, and a spunky flower girl

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ROYAL PLAMS RESORT |SCOTTSDALE, AZ

East coast tuscany, evening ceremony,  and all the romance

SUMMEROUR STUDIOS | ATLANTA, GA

Press     Praise

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2010

2011

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Won a Fearless Award.

Top 15 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

Won an AG Award

Won 3 Masters Awards

Instructor at Click Away

Nominated 30 Rising Stars, Rangefinder Magazine

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Press     Praise

2010

2011

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Won a Fearless Award.

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

Won an AG Award

Instructor at Click Away Conference

Won 3 Masters Awards

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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