Hello, My name is Courtney

I pride myself in being ...

Authentic, Sincere & Heartfelt

Durban based; photographer, fiance, daughter, animal lover, chocolate and coffee addict! Those closest to me will more likely than not describe me as an organizational ninja, a neat freak and a perfectionist at heart. I'm that person who can't start my day without making my bed and who packs and triple checks my bags before leaving the house ...

I absolutely love all things girly but when it comes down to the nitty gritty stuff, I welcome it with open arms. I'm not afraid of getting my hair wet or getting down and dirty if it means I can get the results I know my clients want! My family loves getting back to nature, which is why trips to the KwaZulu Natal Midlands and camping excursions are a regular occurrence in our home! This is why my favourite place to be and to shoot is outdoors at a picturesque location with beautiful natural light.

After matriculating in 2015, having taken triple Science as my set subjects in school, I made a complete career change. I attended VEGA (an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (Pty) Ltd) for a year where I studied photography and developed my technical and practical skills further. Over the years I have been fortunate enough to have worked alongside a number of talented South African photographers who have taught, encouraged and pushed me to become the photographer I am today.

If I'm not out on location with my camera in my hand you're likely to find me outside in the garden tending to my succulents, playing tug-of-war with the dogs or with my family.

Meet Courtney

A few of my favourite things

Animals (Overly excited about Dogs and cows!)

This is Snig-E-wig aka Wiggles (my future in-laws latest addition who I have claimed to be mine) and she brings me so much joy. We love going for runs together but she's also a great assistant in the garden and always shows interest in what I'm doing. If she's not fast asleep by my side, she's trying her best to get my attention to play with her which is more often than not me chasing her for the ball.

Family

I've always been very close with my parents. They are also my biggest supporters and I wouldn't be where I am today without them. We do a lot together - from cycling on the Durban Promenade, doing Parkruns together as well as Saturday afternoon braais.

Camping

My first camping trip was at 18 months old in Newcastle. It was so cold that icicles formed on the roof of the caravan that my dad had to keep me wrapped up in his arms all night. My childhood holidays were spent camping at Mountain Splendour Caravan Park in the Central Drakensberg where many great friendships formed over the years. This year will be the 20th year that we are there for Christmas.