bright, colorful, natural images

capturing joyful photos for seriously in love couples who enjoy

You want a photographer that’s organized, pays attention to the details, and is equipped to handle whatever the day may bring. You love picking out all the little details, but when the big day comes around, you want to be able to relax and enjoy your day with your favorite person instead of worrying over them. You want a photographer that’s efficient and friendly, leading you and your wedding party effortlessly through the day. Someone that can get everyone laughing and feeling natural in front of the camera so they can have a good time taking photos. You want a photographer you can turn to as a source of knowledge as you plan your day. You want a photographers that GETS it and can help guide you through decisions that make your day true to YOU as a couple.

...while also delivering the romantic portraits you've always dreamed of.

You want a photographer that focuses on capturing the candid moments of your day...

I'm a wedding photographer based in Indianapolis, Indiana but love traveling all over the Midwest! I love photographing madly in love couples, whether on their wedding day, celebrating their anniversary, or during a couples session. After years of shooting weddings, I love giving my clients a fun, organized, stress-free wedding experience from beginning to end!

Want to know more about me and what an experience is like? Keep scrolling!

Hi, I'm Courtney!

— Julie + Mitch

"THE MOMENT WE STARTED EMAILING, I KNEW YOU WERE THE PERFECT PHOTOGRAPHER FOR US!"

Planner

I’m a Enneagram 1 which means I 👏🏻 love 👏🏻 to 👏🏻 plan👏🏻! Ever heard a joke about those people that are fully packed two weeks before their vacation? Yup, that’s me! And I’m here to share it all with you. Don’t know how you should build your timeline for the day? No worries, I’ll send one customized to your day after you book. Dreading trying to keep your families in line for photos? I’ll have us flying through them in no time! Anything you need help with planning your day, photography related or not, I’m here to help!

detail-oriented

You’re taking the time to plan all the details of your day, it’s only fair they get photographed! No detail is too small to capture, so I take a lot of time to ensure I know what’s important to you. That way I’m capturing your day just how you envision it! I’ll send you questionnaires throughout planning so I have ALL the details and I am able to seamlessly photograph your day.

cheerleader

This is the best part of our time together for me! Becoming friends with you and cheering you on as you begin your marriage together. Because friend let me tell you, marriage ROCKS. I’m not here to be just another vendor. From your engagement session to your wedding day to all the planning in-between, I love building genuine relationships with all of my Courtney Carney couples!

What Makes Me Different:

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I need this! how do I book my date?!

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

Minimum cups of coffee per day

3

# of hours spent binge-watched friends

847

photographs taken 

10k

number of happy clients

70+

$2800

Your wedding is uniquely you. what you pay for your wedding photos should be too!

the wedding

Experience

Weddings aren't cookie cutter events, I believe you should have a wedding photography experience built to capture YOUR day perfectly! Custom wedding collections currently begin at 

I've gotta know more!

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:

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Ready to dive deeper into all the details?

— Desiree + Andrew

"Without a doubt, our day would not have been nearly as perfect without Courtney as our photographer!"

— Kat + Josh

"Courtney was so great to work with! She was so confident and professional - it put this bride at ease knowing our pictures were in good hands!"

— Courtney + Shane

"We will forever cherish the beautiful moments Courtney captured. She was not only the best photographer ever, but a great friend!"

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