The importance of choosing a wedding photographer that is a good fit for you and your wedding cannot be understated. Your wedding will be one of the most important and memorable days of your life. A photographer should be there to capture and enhance your fun and incredible day, and that is what I strive to provide. After all, your wedding photos are the only thing that gains value over time.
It is imperative to me to give you the peace of mind that your wedding will be captured in a beautiful way that will allow you to vividly and emotionally relive your day for years to come. I strive to capture authentic and personal moments in a mindful, adaptive, and spontaneous way. I focus on taking fun and energetic photos that are vivid and alive, and love working with adventurous couples that like to travel and think outside of the box.
My goal is to provide you and your family with photos that will make you laugh, make you cry, and render you speechless. Your wedding photos will be cherished memories that you will share with your children and generations to come.
A little about me: A Denver native, I am an award-winning photographer with a degree in photojournalism from Metro State University. My father introduced me to photography at a young age and ignited my passion for being behind the lens. My original interest was in war photography, but five years ago I stumbled into wedding photography and became instantly hooked. Complete opposites, I know!
I joined the U.S. Army directly out of high school and served two tours in Iraq in the infantry. While I was in the army, I had the opportunity to travel throughout Europe and the Middle East, camera in hand, and developed a passion for experiencing different cultures and customs. One of my goals is to travel to as many countries as I am old. I am currently at 30 countries with just two more to go!
I have a serious soft spot for dogs as well, and have a passion project called Barks Abroad. I also volunteer for a veteran-owned and operated non-profit organization called Task Force ISO which helps promote photography as a means for veterans to tackle PTSD.
A few more fun facts about me: I have a Shitzu named Dusty Bottoms, and yes, I know this is not the typical dog you expect for an army grunt, but he just gets me. I have a black belt in Taekwondo, have been snow skiing since I was four, and I have a beautiful girl friend who always continues to amaze me.
If you think that I might be a good fit for you and your wedding, please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from and getting to know you.
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Brandi Heyden · Getting married on 02/09/2020
Courtland is AMAZING and so fun to work with!!
We absolutely loved Courtland! I would recommend him to anyone looking for a fun, talented photographer! I love how creative he is, constantly looking for something different to make your photographs stand out from others. I can tell he loves to get creative and really bring out your personalities in the pictures. Engagement/Wedding pictures are a really big deal, and I'm so happy we found Courtland!Sent on 06/01/2019
Jordan K Wilkes · Married on 07/19/2019
An incredibly artist
Courtland killed it as our wedding photographer! He makes such an effort to get to know the couple he is photographing. If I had any special requests or questions, Courtland was quick to get back to me with tons of information. Courtland has an incredibly creative eye and his passion shows through his work. He is such a positive and encouraging person who will make you feel like a model and put you at ease on your big day. With Courtland Photography, not only are you going to get your classic wedding shots but you are going to get unique pieces of art. We are so thankful that we had the opportunity to work with Courtland!Sent on 07/31/2019
Devanie · Married on 07/13/2019
Best photographer ever!
Courtland was a joy to work with! He was professional, and fun while taking our pictures. I highly recommend Courtland for any event you are needing a photographer.Sent on 08/15/2019
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!