Wedding Photographer, mom of two, true crime lover, and coffee AFICIONADO

I'm Courtney

Hey ya!

I went from slinging lattes to capturing love stories for seriously in love couples

From starbucks manager to wedding photographer

These are a few of my favorites things

So nowadays you'll find me spending my time working in my home office, a cup of coffee at my elbow, putting together a list of new home improvement projects for my hubby to complete, snuggling with my two kiddos, Jackson and Harper, or crafting a genuine, fun wedding experience for my sweet client friends. 

When I was 30 and left my manager job at Starbucks to focus on doing photography, I had no clue where it would take me! All I knew was I was stuck in a rut at a job that sucked the joy out of my life. I enjoyed the process of crafting signature coffees and the connections I had with my customers, but I had that quintessential experience of getting a new boss who was terrible. Like...TERRIBLE, terrible. So with my husband's support, I went from serving coffee to shooting weddings full-time and have never looked back!


present

Living my dream celebrating the marriages of each of my joyful, fun-loving couples!!

2014

Moved to a manager role with Starbucks before our baby boy was born!

2013

Transitioned to working for Starbucks when I found out I was expecting Jackson. I was doing photography part-time whenever I could

2012

Courtney Carney Photography was formed!

2011

Married the love of my life in front of our favorite people 💕

2010

Graduated from Purdue and began my career working in hotels

2009

Started my senior year at Purdue University studying hotel & restaurant management

1993

My Grandma gave me my very own Polaroid camera 

MY PHOTOGRAPHY

Journey

Met & started dating my future hubby, Jon!

2016

Harper was born! 
I struggled to go back to work full-time, knowing the kids were at home and my photography business was growing

2017

WARNING: Terrible manager has now arrived. I took the leap and left Starbucks to go full-time with my photography business!

reading

To Relax:

mugs & Candles

To Collect:

Outlander

To Watch:

blonde roast coffee

To Drink:

WHAT I'M ENJOYING RIGHT NOW

Minimum cups of coffee per day

3

# of hours spent binge-watched friends

847

photographs taken 

10k

number of happy clients

70+

COURTNEY

HARPER

JACKSON

JON

Meet my Sweet Fam:

-Husband
-Travel buddy
-#1 Dad
-Doer of all things home improvement

-Our sweet 6 year old first grader
-Lego Master
-Resident actor
-Bookworm

-Our 4 year old princess
-Jewelry maker
-Daddy's girl
-Sweetest snuggler

-Photographer
-True crime addict
-Coffee connoisseur
-Lover of light and laughter

chocolate is my love language

binge-watching friends

my coffee mug collection

nora
roberts books

playing board games with my family

coffee
coffee
coffee
coffee
coffee

podcast:
My favorite murder

Bath & Body works candles

A few of my favORITE THINGs

work with courtney!

I think so!

Did we just become best buds?!