Courtney Carney


Courtney Carney

Indiana & destination wedding photographer for madly in-love couples who love to laugh and cherish joyful moments


I'm courtney!


Me in a nutshell: I'm a bubbly, fun, slightly dorky wedding photographer who LOVES watching endless reruns of Friends, chasing my rambunctious toddlers, Jackson and Harper, and binge-listen to true crime podcasts. I am obsessed with Bath & Body Works candles and have yet to meet a piece of chocolate I wouldn't eat. While I have a deep love of photography, my true passion is serving my clients. I just love being around fun people and I'm all about building genuine friendships with my couples along the way. From our initial consultation to the moment you flip open your wedding album for the first time, I'll be here to love and support you along the path of this crazy thing called wedding planning. 

Me in a nutshell: I'm a wedding and engagement photographer who LOVES dancing, watching endless reruns of Friends, snuggling on the couch with a good book, my hubby, and our two adorable kiddos!

hi there!

i'm Courtney - wedding photographer and coffee lover

Meet Courtney

- Jessica & Matt -

"She captured every single internal butterfly (read: me reading my vows over and over and over again), every tear dropped, every smile beamed and every glance given. She fit into the wedding puzzle perfectly. She made us laugh when we needed to laugh ("now is the time you can whisper anything to her Matt... ANYTHING"), she managed to get us where we needed to be when we needed to be there without letting us know she was keeping us on schedule. Courtney captured what I could never put into words. She captured pure happiness, raw emotion and put it into art."

Kind Words


Angola, Indiana 

- Taylor & derek -

"With the pictures that Courtney took for our wedding, I was absolutely blown away! Meeting Courtney in person was even more of a pleasure. She is the SWEETEST and so personable. Having two kids of her own, she was able to wrangle my little nephews and have them be engaged in the family photos. Also, she got our pictures back to us SO fast. And I will say again... they were a-m-a-z-i-n-g. Our wedding was two weeks ago, and Courtney and I still chat and interact on social media. I truly feel lucky to have found Courtney and her talent."

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Indianapolis, Indiana 

- Emily & Dustin -

"She made absolutely beautiful images that we can't get enough of, and she went above and beyond as more than just a photographer! Courtney helped us prepare little wedding details and even teamed up with the DJ to help keep our reception on track. She is a blast to work with and makes taking pictures fun, and we look forward to doing future sessions with Courtney! If you are looking for a photographer, she's the one!"

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Indianapolis, Indiana 

The Wedding Experience

I’m sure your mind is racing with all that needs to be planned. It’s all very exciting but it can also be somewhat overwhelming. You’re planning the day that you’ve been anticipating your whole life and yet you only get one shot at it! By the time you get the hang of it, the planning is over! My goal as a wedding photographer is to make this one aspect of the planning process simple. Photography is more than just images, it’s a real part of your day. Not only do you deserve beautiful images, you also deserve an amazing photographic experience. When my couples feel comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera, that results in genuine, joyful images!

When I think back to my wedding day, I remember amazing memories.... but most of the moments I remember really well are the instances that were captured in my pictures. They are priceless to me. Our photographer made us feel so incredibly comfortable and for the first time, I experienced what it feels like to be in front of the camera as a bride. Your wedding day is an experience from beginning to end and your photography is a huge part of that experience..... shouldn’t it be fun? and enjoyable? and natural? I think so! My goal is to not only capture memories for my clients, it’s to create an experience that they will never forget.

for joyful, fun-loving couples

One way I ensure that my brides and grooms enjoy the BEST photographic experience possible is through forming a relationship with my couples. I try my best to make sure that all of my couples are the PERFECT fit for me before of officially booking. A bride and groom should connect with their photographer, trust their photographer and be EXCITED about the whole process with them! After booking, I love getting to know my clients through an ENGAGEMENT SESSION that helps them warm up to the camera so that they are ready to rock and roll on the wedding day! By the time the wedding day arrives, my clients feel more like friends and that creates a safe and relaxed environment for photography! Now that you know a little bit about my approach to the wedding day, you can continue reading to find more detailed information about THE WEDDING EXPERIENCE!

the process




the collections


10 hours of coverage
Complimentary engagement session
Second photographer
20-page 10x10 linen wedding album
 Online viewing/ordering gallery with high resolution images for printing 



8 hours of coverage
Complimentary engagement session
Second photographer
Online viewing/ordering gallery with high resolution images for printing



7 hours of wedding coverage 
Complimentary engagement session
One photographer
Online viewing/ordering gallery with high resolution images for printing 




Additional Wedding Coverage - $350/hour
Second Photographer - $300

Custom packages are available upon request 
**A 7% IN sales tax will be added to all packages and options
***Travel fees may apply to locations outside of Indiana. Ask for details.

I believe that a great experience starts with a great connection!  Once you send your info my way via my website contact form, I'll reach out to set up a coffee date or phone call. Then you can decide if you think we're the perfect match!

Yay, we're the perfect fit!! Now we'll cross all the t's and dot all the i's with your online booking proposal. You'll be able to review your collection details, sign your contract, and pay your retainer online. Then your date is officially reserved. HOORAY!!

Next steps will be to get your engagement session scheduled. Once we confirm a date, I'll send over a list of preferred photo locations and my CCP Style Guide to help you prepare and make sure you feel absolutely amazing for your session!

1. Let's be besties!

2. save the date

3. engagement session

Timeline planning can be overwhelming! I'll send you over a simple questionnaire to answer and from there I'll build you a recommended timeline that guarantees we won't miss a moment you want captured!

Your wedding day is HERE!! Pop the bubbly, pass off those final details for someone else to worry about (I volunteer as tribute!) and have FUN!! It's the most exciting day of your life and we're going to have a blast!

Once you've returned from  soaking up the rays and taking endless naps, you'll get to handpick your favorite images for your wedding album. I'll use those favorites to design a custom album that tells the genuine story of your wedding day.

4. Timeline Planning

5. YOUR WEDDing day!

6. gallery & album design

The ccP signature process

engagement  sessions

I include engagement sessions in The Wedding Experience because I truly believe that they are a VITAL part of the entire process. During your engagement session, you’ll have the chance to get to know me, experience how I shoot and how I handle posing and lighting. This session will make a HUGE impact on how the wedding day flows. I’ll arrive on your wedding day already knowing how you two interact, what your best poses are and how to photograph you in a genuine way! What I will learn about you during your engagement session is invaluable! You will feel like such a pro on your big day because of the great practice you had during your engagement session, and that’s how it should be!  

Absolutely!! I love to travel! I have been all over IN, OH, and MI for weddings and even have a destination wedding in FL in 2020! Let me know the location you're thinking of and I can put together a custom collection just for you!! 

Do you travel outside the indianapolis area?

WOOHOO!! The next step is to fill out the  contact form HERE. I'll reach back out within 24 hours to ensure we're the perfect fit! From there we'll create an online proposal that will walk you through your collection. When you’re ready you can secure your date by signing your contract and paying your deposit online. Easy peasy!!  

I'm sold! How do I book?!

Bright. Clean. Joyful. Authentic...I love using natural light to create a clean, consistent style. I understand people don't spend every day in front of the camera, so I'll be there to coach you along the way so that your fun-loving, genuine personalities can shine through!

How would you describe your shooting style?

Yes! I believe this is one of the most important parts of the whole process!! Your engagement session gives us the chance to get together, outside the pressure of a wedding day, to learn more about each other. This is where I'll teach you my fool-proof posing and gives you guys the chance to get comfortable in front of my camera!

do we really need an engagement session?

I average 75-100 images per hour that I’m shooting on a normal 8 hour wedding day. I love delivering my client’s files quickly and easily via an online gallery. You will have the ability to print, share and download your images as much as you want. I believe in freely sharing my work because that is what I would want if I were in your shoes!

How will I receive my photos?

I am often asked if 8 hours is enough time to capture a couple's full wedding story and the answer is yes! My main goal right now is securing and saving your date. You can always add additional coverage as we get closer to the big day and we have a good idea of your timeline.

Is 8 hours of coverage enough?

frequently asked questions

Thank you so much for considering me to be a part of your wedding day! Enjoy this season of engagement and get excited about your BIG DAY because it’s going to be fabulous! Plan and prepare but always remember that at the end of the day, you’re marrying the love of your life and that’s all that really matters. Congratulations on your engagement and I look forward to hearing from you! Be sure to visit the BLOG to view my most recent weddings!

If you've decided we're the perfect fit, the next step is to set up a time to chat! You can reach me directly at or via my contact page HERE!

thank you!