Meet Courtney, my Intern

That’s a funny thing to hear me say. My intern.

I had been chatting with Michael a little bit about the possibility of having an intern in the next year or so – mainly because I enjoy teaching and encouraging others – and then out of the blue Courtney emailed me looking for an internship opportunity. Meant to be? I think so.

Courtney is finishing up photography school this summer, and she’ll be joining me for the next few months. We’ve already had so much fun together – I love how passionate she is – and I thought it would be fun to “introduce” her here on the blog with a few fun questions…and photos! So, without further adieu…

1. How long have you been doing photography?

I’ve been into photography since I was around the age of 14, but I didn’t start getting more serious and more professional about it, I’d say, until I was about 17 years old.

2. What do you like most about being a photographer?

Oh, wow. A ton of things. I’d say a few things I love about being a photographer the most is just having the amazing opportunity to document all different kinds of people, life, and life’s happenings in general, whether it’s shooting someone’s portrait (in which I thrive to show to each person I photograph how truly beautiful they are) to shooting one of the most memorable days of a bride and groom’s life. I just all-in-all love to show how truly beautiful people and life are, and I’ve always loved that photography allows me to visually exemplify that. 

 3. If you could photograph one living person, who would that be & why?

If I could photograph one living person, I would love to photograph a fashion photographer I’ve always looked up to and have admired since I was 15 years old, Lara Jade. She also started out at a young age like I did in photography, and is one heck of an amazing fashion photographer now. She’s a huge photography inspiration of mine.

4. If you could photograph one deceased person, who would that be & why?

If I could photograph one deceased person, I would photograph Richard Avedon. Like Lara Jade, he has also always been a huge photography inspiration of mine.

5. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

It’s a tie between visiting New Zealand and the Netherlands. I also would love, love love to visit Alaska one day as well, as one of my bucket list items is to see and experience the Aurora Borealis.  :)

6. Other than photography, what’s your favorite hobby?

Besides photography, I love to go sailing and kayaking.

7. What is your favorite part of the wedding day?

My most favorite part of the wedding day is documenting that intimate and emotional moment that just the bride and groom have with one another, after the ceremony is just over with and they are officially pronounced husband and wife. Those few 2-3 minutes that they have, just to themselves, realizing that they have officially started the beginning of their forever with one another, is such a special and intense moment. I’m not ‘gonna lie though – I also love photographing the dancing part of the reception, as photographing people dancing is always fun and I usually get some pretty  “interesting” shots from that!  😉

Her boyfriend, Tyler, joined us for a few so I snapped a couple of pics with the two of them – they’re cute, right?!