meet courtney

While I have a deep love for photography, it's not the true passion behind what I do. Oh no friend, PEOPLE are my passion. Whether serving a couple on their wedding day or at a couples session, I'm here to be your loudest cheerleader as you build your life together. Cuz let me tell you, marriage is AWESOME!


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Most days you can find me working at home, cup of coffee in hand and endless episodes of my favorite true crime podcasts playing in the background (comes from watching Unsolved Mysteries unsupervised as a kid! Thanks Mom!!). When I'm not working, I'm chasing my two rambunctious kiddos around the house or snuggled up with my sweet hubby on the couch watching reruns of Friends. I have a serious obsession with Bath & Body Works candles and I've yet to meet a piece of chocolate I wouldn't eat. 

wedding and branding photographer serving indianapolis and beyond

Hey, I'm Courtney!

I support and encourage the marriages of joyful couples while keeping things stress-free from start to finish.

My Philosophy

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5 stars all around

"I not only loved our pictures (and so does everyone else), but even more so, Courtney played such an important part in our day - I truly can't thank her enough!"

— Breanna + Austin

"Courtney brought my vision for our wedding to life! Her energy and attention to detail were such a joy to work with and she made us feel so comfortable!"

— Elizabeth + Darren

"I'm so thankful for Courtney's friendship & guidance through wedding planning! What an amazing feeling going into our wedding knowing I could trust her to capture our day!"

— Kayla + Osman

Step one: Let's meet!

Fill out the contact form below. (Yes, it really is that easy!) Once I receive your inquiry and ensure I’m available for your date, I’ll be in touch with an email going over all the details of what a wedding experience with me looks like. We’ll take the time to get to know each other and if you decide we’re the perfect fit for your day, we’ll get your date safe and secured through an easy-to-use online booking system. You’ll be able to review your collection details, sign your contract, and pay your deposit online. It’s wedding planning as fast and easy as ordering off Amazon, does it get much better than that?! 

step two: Your Engagement Session

Now that you’re booked, here’s where the fun begins! First on the list? Scheduling your engagement session!! This is truly one of my favorite parts of the experience, it gives us the chance to hang out and have fun together before the wedding! I’ll be sending over my exclusive style guide to ensure you look and feel your best for your session. After your session, you’ll get your very own feature on the Courtney Carney blog plus an online gallery of your photos to share with all of your family and friends!

step three: planning your day

This is the meat and potatoes of our time together...planning your day! We’ll work to make sure I’m completely prepared with planning sessions, emails, timeline creation, family formal lists, a detailed wedding questionnaire, and plenty of texts full of GIFs. Remember me saying I’m an Enneagram 1? This is all pre scheduled so we’re always knocking this out at exactly the time we need to be. I work with each of my Courtney Carney couples to plan their day to guarantee we can have a photo-friendly timeline so you can relax and focus on having a good time! 

step four: the wedding day

Your big day is HERE!! This is where you get to sit back and relax, knowing you’re in good hands! I’ll be there to capture the candid moments, the beautiful details, and all the perfect little moments in-between. Like the way your mom tears up putting in your veil, your dad getting emotional seeing you in your dress for the first time, the look the two of you share the first time you see each other that day, your first kiss as a MARRIED couple, the soft, secret smiles the two of you share during dinner and toasts, and all the hilarious dance moves your family and friends bring to the dance floor. I’m so excited to share your story!

step five: Gallery Delivery

I'm always SO excited to jump right into editing your images, you'll receive a few sneak peeks the day after your wedding! Once your gallery is complete, I'll send you a link that's easy to share all your memories with your family and friends. Order an album? After your gallery is delivered, simply mark your favorites in your gallery and I'll use these to create a custom proof of your album. You'll get the chance to review and make any customizations before it's sent off for printing. Easy peasy! 

The Process

collection three

- 8 Hours of Coverage
- Two Photographers
- Online Gallery of Retouched, High-Resolution Images
(unlimited downloads on unlimited devices)
- 75+ page Wedding Guide
- Wedding Day Timeline Creation
- No Travel Fees For Weddings In Indiana
- Complimentary Engagement Session 
- Engagement Session Style Guide

collection two

- 7 Hours of Coverage
- One Photographer
- Online Gallery of Retouched, High-Resolution Images
(unlimited downloads on unlimited devices)
- 75+ page Wedding Guide
- Wedding Day Timeline Creation
- No Travel Fees For Weddings In Indiana
- Complimentary Engagement Session 
- Engagement Session Style Guide

- 9 Hours of Coverage
- Two Photographers
- Online Gallery of Retouched, High-Resolution Images
(unlimited downloads on unlimited devices)
- 75+ page Wedding Guide
- Wedding Day Timeline Creation
- No Travel Fees For Weddings In Indiana
- Complimentary Engagement Session 
- Engagement Session Style Guide

Collection one

The Collections

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Social media feature + curated gallery

Goodies straight to your inbox #youvegotmail

Additional planning guides + freebies!

No travel fees for couples in Indiana! 🎉

Extra goodies along the way:

engagement sessions

If you're like me, once you said YES to the love of your life you dove straight into planning! Scrolling Pinterest for ideas, going on venue tours, booking vendors...but hold-up! Let's take time to celebrate that new sparkly ring on your finger!!

This is the first step in our experience together, where we're able to get to know each other better and for you to learn my shooting style and for me to teach you my posing. I believe it's such an important part of our experience together to help ensure you're comfortable and ready to rock and roll on the wedding day! I'm all about living that stress-free wedding planning life, so I'll be there to guide you 100% through the entire process so you can focus on having fun and feeling like a million bucks during your session and beyond!

Heirloom Albums

Handcrafted Albums are the perfect way to remember your wedding day

My couples love including wedding albums as a part of their collection! Albums are one of the best ways to relive your wedding day over and over again!! After all, once the day is over, you'll be walking out with only two things: your brand new spouse and your photos. That's it! 

20 page, 10x10 album


Linen: $1000
Leather: $1225
Additional 2-page Spread: $80

PRICING

20 page, 4x4 album

Linen: $300 each
Leather: $525 each
Additional 2-page Spread: $50 each

DUPLICATE PARENT ALBUMS

get in-depth info on albums here!

I believe in keeping wedding planning as stress-free as possible! I offer three different payment options so my couples can pick the option that works best for them. All payment plans require final payment due 30 days before the wedding date.

Do you offer payment plans?

Hooray!! You can send me all your details HERE. I'll be in touch to go over details before sending over your booking proposal. A signed contract AND a date reservation fee are required to reserve your wedding date. Then we can begin planning all the fun things!

OK, I NEED THIS NOW! HOW DO I BOOK?! 

I definitely do! It's a 1.5 hour session at the location of your choice and includes an online gallery of images. If you're still looking for a wedding photographer, click HERE to check out my wedding collections, which include a complimentary engagement session.

Do you offer stand alone engagement sessions?

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 to do an engagement session?

Absolutely! This will be included in your gallery so you have it saved with your images. I'll also share my best tips for printing your images, be it directly through your gallery or another printer of your choice!

Do.I Get a print release with my images?

Your images will be delivered via a Pinterest-style online gallery, making it easy to instantly share your photos with your family and friends!

How will I receive my images?

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 style?

Yes, yes, yes I love to travel! Especially if it's some place new! Let me know the location you're thinking of and I can put together a custom travel quote just for you!! 

Do you travel outside the Indianapolis area?

frequently asked questions

Thank you so much for considering us to be a part of your wedding day! If you’re interested in working with us, the next step is to set up a time to chat!

Thank you!

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