about me

IMG_8052 (WEB)I’m Courtney, owner of life en plein air photography. After spending the last few years here on the beautiful Gulf Coast, I am so excited to be moving my family to Dayton, Ohio! We are relocating to Ohio in June 2016, and I can’t wait to discover the beauty there.

I have loved art, in all forms, my whole life.  I have a B.A. in Psychology, with a minor in Studio Art.  When I’m not taking photographs, I usually have my watercolors in hand.  I’ve been blessed to be able to travel, write, paint, and teach watercolor classes.

Photography has long been part of my own love story. When my husband I and were dating, we used to share my old Minolta film SLR. Our idea of a romantic date was a long walk in the country, passing the camera back and forth to take pictures of the every-day beauty surrounding us. We’ve now been married for over nine years, we’ve lived in nine states and put about a million miles on our car. We share an insatiable wanderlust and a burning desire to live in the mountains, which makes us perfect for each other! He is my soulmate, my love, and my best friend. He also happens to be a fantastic second shooter, and I love when we get to shoot a wedding together!

Welcome, to life en plein air. I’m so glad you stopped by! I look forward to working with you and helping you tell your own story through photographs!


  • Julia Powell

    I loved my Life en Plein Air experience! Not only was Courtney punctual from start to finish with our shoot till we got our photos delivered she was such a joy to work with. I have personally enjoyed reveling in the beauty of her artistic talent from water color classes, to going to galleries where her art is displayed till now watching her once again pick up a camera. I highly recommend her as your next photographer.ReplyCancel