At the end of the day, I’m all about service. I discovered my passion of serving others during my time in the Army. There I learned the importance of showing up on time, not cutting corners, and getting the job done right. Throughout my military career I also learned about the value of life and love. In the military we emphasise task and purpose, and when my Army service came to an end my task and purpose became to serve others through means of photography. I love photographing weddings because I get to surround myself with positive people, travel to amazing locations, and experience one of the best days of people’s lives, all while capturing it for them to reflect on for decades. I truly love my job!
My style can be described as artistic, dramatic, and modern. To design a plan that matches your preferences, I invite you to reach out so I can learn about everything you've been dreaming up. I'm also available for engagement sessions to capture the “yes” before the “I do”. Though based in Sacramento, I'll happily travel anywhere to capture celebrations worldwide.
Also, I’m in your shoes...I’m engaged! I recently popped the question to my partner in crime, and it feels great to call her my fiancé. We met two years ago at a wedding in Colorado (my home state), and after doing 15 months of long distance I moved to Sacramento so we can experience life together to the fullest. She is my world, and I can’t wait to seal the deal!
More fun facts about me:
I served in two combat tours in Iraq as an infantryman.
I volunteer for Task Force ISO: A non-profit that helps veterans tackle PTSD through means of photography.
I’m secretly a huge Star Wars nerd. Ok, not so secret.
I have a Shih Tzu named Dusty Bottoms that absolutely cracks me up.
I’ve traveled to 30+ countries, and have plans to visit 30+ more.
I’m a self-proclaimed “cork dork” due to my love of wine.
49 Reviews for Courtland Photography
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Andrea R. · Getting married on 03/27/2022
We did our engagement shoot almost a week ago and we were so impressed with Courtland. We met with him about an hour before our shoot to sit and talk and it really made the whole session a lot less awkward. Courtland is such a genuine guy, it felt like hanging out with an old friend. Once we started our photo session he had such great ideas for natural poses and really made us feel comfortable and not too posed. He sent us a few sneak peek photos and we are absolutely in love with them. He did a fantastic job of having fun with us while still remaining professional. We would highly recommend Courtland to anyone looking for a photographer!Sent on 05/12/2021
Rochelle L. · Getting married on 10/02/2021
Courtland is beyond amazing! We had a few things that pushed our photo shoot out and he was happy to accommodate and change dates, as needed. He was great at communicating and keeping in touch, leading up to the day of our shoot.
The day of our shoot, we hung out and talked for a bit before we started. That really helped to ease into things. When we started the shoot we didn’t even really notice because it happened so organically, starting with our daughter running to & from us. We all had the best time with it!
We just cannot say enough great things about Courtland! He’s an all around great guy and he’s an animal lover, so that already puts him high on my list. He’s funny, genuine, friendly, accommodating, attentive, and professional. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone!Sent on 03/09/2021
Courtney W. · Married on 05/20/2021
Wonderfully Outstanding Photographer
I am so thankful we made our decision about Courtland Photography. Courtland is very professional but yet fun during the entire process. He made us feel comfortable and excited during our engagement and wedding photos. He really takes the time to understand the connection you have between one another. These photos truly expressed the personality and feelings between the two of us. Overall, I am grateful for our time during each moment we had with him. I couldn’t be more excited to see how ALL of our wedding day photos turned out. Thank you for everything Courtland!Sent on 12/03/2020
Wonderful Wedding Photographer! Muse Events loves Courtland photography, and would highly recommend.
Courtland and his team were so fantastic to work with! They go above and beyond every event, with such a great eye for scenery and techniques that really make couples stand out. Their unique sense of style paired well with our unique venue, every image was flawlessly executed. Now we have amazing photos we can use for wedding promotion for years to come! I'm definitely looking forward to working with them again in the future.
Courtland is a real photography professional. I say that because I work with a lot of photographers that get good photos, but at the expense of the event. Courtland knows how to get amazing photos while not being too intrusive with his camera or flash. His photos are great and he is friendly, creative, and quick on the fly. I recommend Courtland to any couple looking for photography!