Hello, I'm Courtney, a professional Gloucestershire based wedding photographer covering mainly the Cotswolds, and the surrounding counties (Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Bristol) I also travel all over the UK with my wedding photography and always happy to shoot destination weddings.
I photograph weddings in a very laid back, un-obtrusive manner, capturing the whole day as it unfolds in front of me. I photograph all the elements of the day discreetly; creating a great mixture of natural moments, soft and romantic private newly-wed photos, relaxed group shots and never missing those sweet little details- all photographed with beautiful, natural light.
We could not have asked more from Courtney, from the first phone call to receiving the amazing photos Courtney was brilliant. She was organised in the run up to the wedding and amazing throughout the day, she was especially helpful in keeping me calm while I was getting ready. For most of the day we did not even know she was there, many of our guests commented how lovely and friendly she was and that she seemed to be everywhere. Our photos are amazing and captured our special day in just the way we wanted, including lots of beautiful photos of our son. We received a sneak peek of 5 photos in just 3 days and all the photos arrived within two weeks, we just keep looking at them. We would highly recommend Courtney. More...
We booked Courtney to photograph our wedding at Manor By The Lake, and it was one of the best decisions we made! She was friendly and really approachable when we met at the MBTL showcase, everything from then on was so easy. She offered great advice and answered any of our questions pre wedding.The day went so fluently (apart from our dog jumping in the lake), being put at ease when the photos were being taken. The amount of photo's and the quality were incredible, she also managed to get images of pretty much everyone there too. She captured the atmosphere of the day perfectly! Highly recommended!Mr & Mrs Peacock11.10.18 More...
After visiting many wedding shows and events and meeting many photographers, we really didn’t think we would find someone who would bring to life our vision – capture the raw emotion of our day and limit the scripted photos.Then we met Courtney... and we knew she would do exactly that! Courtney was fantastic in the build up to our big day – calm and bubbly on our calls and really engaging in our wedding theme and ideas.On the day – she arrived with a huge smile on her face and it was like greeting a member of the family… she then melted into the background and you didn’t know she was there.So so easy to work with and the photos were absolutely amazing…Everyone has commented on how wonderful they are and we had such a tough time deciding which ones to frame and showcase, we think we will have rotate them!We have had many requests for photos, because Courtney captured the emotion of the day and this resulted in photos of laughter, tears, hugs and excitement and who wouldn’t want a picture like this to keep. My personal favourites as the bride are the ones of my grooms reaction as I walked down the aisle, it was so wonderful to see this after the day itself. We cannot thank Courtney enough for giving us the most amazing memories to keep forever of our special day. More...
We could not have chosen a better photographer for our wedding. Courtney was amazing throughout the day, she kept us calm (mainly me!) and helped the day run smoothly. The photos are amazing and she captured the whole day beautifully, allowing us to relive our wedding over and over. We also ordered a gorgeous leather photo album which arrived shortly after our honeymoon and we couldn’t be happier with it. We highly recommend booking Courtney as your wedding photographer, you will not be disappointed. More...
Thank you so much for our amazing wedding photos and all your help at during the day and helping it all run smoothly and Making everyone feel at ease. Thank you so much.
We asked Courtney to photograph our wedding after seeing pictures from a friends wedding she also photographed. There are so many photographers out there that we didn't know where to start looking, so went purely on the beautiful photographs she had produced for our friends. We definitely did not regret our choice! Courtney is such a lovely person. She made everyone feel at ease and fit perfectly into our day. We didn't once feel awkward or like we were constantly being photographed. And our photos are beautiful! We cannot stop looking at them. They are better than we had imagined and we cannot be more grateful for the beautiful memories we will have forever. Thank you Courtney! More...
Courtney is brilliant!!!We chose Courtney because her style was what we were looking for, really relaxed, natural shots and the fact she knew our venue was a massive plus.She made the whole process easy from beginning to end and she was a really lovely and friendly person to have with us on our wedding day, making us feel so relaxed. We absolutely love her photos and couldn’t be happier with the work she did for us.Thank you so much!Mr & Mrs Bishop13.10.18 More...
We chose Courtney to photograph our wedding as we wanted natural photos and we were so happy when we received them. I personally don’t like having my photo taken but Courtney captured so many beautiful moments of us and all our guests. Courtney is lovely and was always so calm and professional. I have been to some weddings where having photos taken takes over the day but it was not like this at all with Courtney. We are both so pleased and we would definitely recommend Courtney. More...
Courtney was absolutely brilliant!! We couldn't fault her. You didn't notice she was even there but was soon there if we needed any help. Our pictures are absolutely beautiful and captured our day so well. Would highly recommend to anyone. Mr and Mrs Downing 7.11.2018 More...
Courtney is an incredible photographer. We loved the natural style that Courtney has and this was exactly what we wanted in our photos. We are absolutely thrilled with our photos and Courtney has really captured the essence of the day. There's a great mix of fun and elegant shots that we have thoroughly enjoyed looking through and choosing which ones to print. Courtney is so lovely and we can't recommend her enough!! More...
Hannah Irene Elsie Cooper
Courtney photographed my Dad’s wedding. The photos were absolutely gorgeous! I was one of the bridesmaids and as a larger lady I was apprehensive about having my photo taken. Courtney made me feel at ease and I love all the photos! Thank you!! But most importantly Sharon the bride looked absolutely stunning More...
Courtney was recently our wedding photographer and made the entire day feel really laid back without taking us off for hours so we didn't miss our special day. We are so excited to see the finished photos. We can't recommend you enough, you are fabulous xxxx More...
We can't recommend Courtney enough! From start to finish she was amazing! As soon as we met her we knew she was the photographer for us! She put us right at ease and we felt confident she was going to do a brilliant job on our wedding day. Courtney captured our whole day! Throughout the day we got so many compliments on how nice Courtney was and how she wasn't right in your face with the camera. Which was really nice to hear ! We are so happy with all the photos Courtney took, she managed to capture everyone that came to our wedding and even captured all the little details we added in to make our day so special. Can't thank Courtney enough! More...
We honestly could not have been more thankful for finding Courtney and for her to capture our special day.
From the start Courtney was friendly, warm and welcoming, and I knew she would be the right person to photograph our wedding; her unobtrusive style made me forget that she was there for most of the day and we could all fully relax without feeling as if there was a camera in your face for the entire day!
Courtney is not just a photographer, she helped me with my veil on the day, she was a calming influence, she was just absolutely fantastic and faultless.
On to the actual photos, our parcel arrived 2 hours after we had got back from our honeymoon so it was lovely to go back through the day in photo form!
The USB stick came in the cutest of parcels with a few other surprises and some pictures already printed!
From start to finish I could not fault Courtney, she is truly amazing at what she does, she has a massive talent and I am so pleased she was our photographer!
We could not recommend her enough!
Thank you so, so much for capturing our special day in a way that we can re live it over and over again! More...
Courtney is an amazing photographer and so down to earth. We had our pre-wedding shoot last month & she made us feel so relaxed, she really made it such a special experience. She captured every single moment & we adore every photo. We can't wait for her to photograph our wedding now!!! Would highly recommend having her. More...
Emma Jane Jones
Courtney was are wedding photographer we can not rate this ladie enough we have just come back off of our honeymoon and there was a little gift waiting for us it was a lovely little wooden box and inside was a usb stick some printed photos and some other little gifts these little thoughtful things go a long way Courtney makes you feel really relaxed and is brilliant at her job thanks Courtney the new MR & MRS Jones Xx
Courtney was the perfect photographer. She didn't just take amazing shots but she also was really supportive and helpful in the time before the wedding. I've never found it easy being photographed but she made it feel easy and natural.
When it came to the posed photos she was really good and getting me and my husband's chaotic family and friends together and taking lovely photos quickly so we could get on with the party. I love how she captured the joy and the fun in the event with the candid shots.
The USB you get afterwards is great and the fact you can share it so easily with all your friends is so nice our wedding photos are now most of my friends profile pictures!
We can't thank Courtney enough for giving us such wonderful permanent reminders of that day and getting there despite the snow!
Lydia and Ben Lockhart More...
We chose Courtney for our wedding in September 2017, I couldn’t have wished for a better photographer!
I’ve been to weddings before where you’d have to stand for hours for formal photos etc, and that’s exactly what I didn’t want, Courtney completely understood this and so unobstrusive on the day.
My husband and I both feel a bit awkward in front of the camera but Courtney really made us feel at ease and we therefore have brilliant shots of us, our family and of the day to look through forever.
As well as being a brilliant photographer Courtney was super helpful on the morning of the wedding and even helped me with my veil! The package Courtney offers includes all of the photos taken and I found this to be a great way of doing it, as other photographers I had looked at offered cheap packages but very steep prices for the actual photos! With Courtney, I could literally re live the whole day in pictures from getting ready to our first dance.
I would 100% recommend Courtney to anyone who wants a professional, friendly photographer with an eye for detail! More...
We can't recommend Courtney enough; not only did she produce beautiful pictures of our wedding day (it rained and you would never know it!) she is such a lovely person too!!!! From the moment we met Courtney, we knew she was the photographer for us. The guests at our wedding commented on how different her persona was to photographers they had come across at other weddings; she never made them feel like they were in her way and took such beautiful, natural pictures. Thanks to Courtney, we have such wonderful pictures to share and look back on. More...
We couldn't recommend Courtney enough, we would give her more than 5 stars! From the moment we met Courtney we knew that she was the right person to photograph our special day. Not only were her photographs amazing and exactly the laid back and relaxed style that we wanted for our wedding, she was just so lovely! We both loved her straight away and knew we had to have her!
On the day Courntey was just brilliant, she was snapping away all day but never in your face or it feeling like it was too much. We had requested certain shots and she captured everything that we hoped for. We felt like we had a friend at the wedding and not just a supplier. 7 days after our wedding we received the digital images from our big day, she captured every single part of the day and I just love the style in which they have been photographed. We have some amazing ones to cherish forever. Absolutely NO hesitation in recommending Courtney, she is just fab! Laura Midwinter More...
We couldn't recommend Courtney enough, 5 stars don't do her justice. An absolute must if you're looking for natural and beautiful photos.
We booked Courtney for our wedding in December, having received some sneak peek photos just days after and then the full set in the first week in January, not only were we impressed with her speed but also the quality of every photo. We were blown away! Our problem now is we have too many good ones and not enough wall space!
Courtney perfectly captured the spirit of the day and somehow, our relationship, she managed to take photos of our happiness seemingly with ease and complete subtlety on the day. We didn't want her to leave but you would never know she was there!
I've told everyone I know how brilliant she is, we can't wait to print her beautiful photos and have them all over the house so we can relive our day time and time again. Thank you Courtney x More...
With so many important decisions to make when planning our wedding, asking Courtney to be our photographer was definitely one of the easiest!
We both loved looking through the photos on her online blogs, and from that, were able to discuss with Courtney our own preferences for photos. Talking on the phone and meeting her in person prior to our wedding day made us both feel at ease and were able to ask any questions and put in any special requests.
We asked Courtney to capture our day with natural, candid shots and they really do capture the spirit of our special day. Even with the heavy October rain, the photos are just perfect!
Courtney really did blend in with the crowd during the day and made everyone feel so relaxed. Everyone loved Courtney at the wedding and we still have compliments on our choice of photographer 3 months on!
You are in safe hands with Courtney. A wonderful lady with a true talent in capturing the most special day of your life. I would not hesitate in hiring Courtney again. More...
We used Courtney after viewing her work as a preferred supplier at our venue (Manor by the Lake, Cheltenham). We really liked her porfolio and in the lead up to the wedding she was brilliant, answered any questions we had quickly and had a really useful planning meeting. On the day she was amazing! For the candid shots guests didn't notice her and formal shots were quick and professional, all with beautiful results. Courtney is so friendly and professional it is something my wedding party keep mentioning to me. I would recommend Courtney to anyone looking for a wedding photographer and wish we had had an engagement shot with her as well. More...
We chose Courtney based on her familiarity with our venue (Hyde Barn, near Stow), plus after reading a few reviews I saw that the number 1 thing which kept coming across was how lovely she is and we weren't disappointed! Courtney captured our day perfectly and was such a pleasure to be around her, she put us all at ease and was also super helpful in terms of guiding us through the group shots. I would not hesitate to recommend Courtney, she is a consummate professional and we couldn't be more pleased with the end result. Thanks Courtney! More...
For me, one of the most importing things for my wedding was finding and investing in a good photographer as it is one of the only things (other than the marriage) you can take away with you.
Right from the very beginning Courtney was brilliant! Answered all my emails and texts promptly and reassured any concerns that I had. Nothing was ever too much for her.
On the day Courtney was fantastic!! She was helpful, calming and quite simply lovely.
I had many comments from guests of how wonderful they thought she was!
When me and hubby arrived home from our honeymooon 10 days later Courtney had made sure our photos were ready and we received a wonderful package in the post.
The presentation of our photos was beautiful, well thought out and a lovely surprise!!
We had over 600 photos to look through and they were all perfect! She captured the most important moments of the day and even ones that I weren’t aware of. The pictures are elegant and natural and everything I wanted!
I can’t rate her high enough, not only Is she an amazing photographer and a talent but she is also a wonderful person who I am glad shared and made my day so special. X More...
Naomi Penuela rowan
Courtney was such a pleasure to have on our wedding day. She was so friendly and bubbly it immediately put everyone at ease!
There are some beautiful natural moments that she captured that I didn't realise she'd taken.
Our photos were available so quickly, we loved reliving the day on our last night of our honeymoon. There were a lot of giggles!
Then we came home to a beautiful wooden box with our USB, a few snaps and some lovely treats. We had a very intimate day with 25 guests and Courtney did a wonderful job. Please don't hesitate to book her! More...
We can't recommend Courtney enough! From start to finish she was amazing! As soon as we met her we knew she was the photographer for us! She put us right at ease and we felt confident she was going to do a brilliant job on our wedding day. Courtney captured our whole day! Throughout the day we got so many compliments on how nice Courtney was and how she wasn't right in your face with the camera. Which was really nice to hear ! We are so happy with all the photos Courtney took, she managed to capture everyone that came to our wedding and even captured all the little details we added in to make our day so special. More...
We really couldn't recommend Courtney enough! From the moment we met her we instantly felt comfortable and knew from her knowledge of our venue that she would be able to take fantastic photos on the day! Courtney is very easy to talk to and handled our requests easily and nothing was too much trouble!
Throughout the day Courtney did a great job putting us both as ease and effortlessly arranged our large families into groups for our formal photos.
Courtney was very smiley and professional throughout the day and we absolutely love the photos of us - especially how romantic and natural they looked. She really captured all aspects of our special day and we are so glad that we chose her to be our photographer.
Jason and Carolyn
28th July 2017 - Manor by the Lake More...
I would recommend Courtney to anyone! She is not only a lovely person but extremely talented with a camera!
I wanted really relaxed style photography for my wedding and she nailed it. She was also so unobtrusive that we barely saw her and when we did she felt more like a friend and guest than a hired photographer!
The lovely box we received after the wedding with the usb of the photos and a few special printed ones was so special and such a lovely memory of the day. It was very difficult to choose the ones we wanted to put in a book and have ended up having to order a much larger one than originally planned!! Thank you so so much Courtney!
Hannah & Alex xxxxx More...
We had great fun looking through the photos, they’re brilliant and we cant wait to share them with all of our friends and family.
You really managed to capture the spirit of the day and everyone has commented on how happy and friendly you were, even after a full day on your feet in the blazing heat!
Choosing a wedding photographer has to be the hardest decision to make. The photos are one of the only things left after the wedding and the photographer is essentially a guest, so you have to be really sure they’ll fit in amongst your friends and family and take the kind of images you want to look at in 50 years’ time. We’re so pleased that we chose you and we can’t recommend you highly enough.
Thank you for all of your hard work, from meeting us multiple times in various locations, to the engagement shoot, to the wedding itself, to the super speedy post-production and somehow ensuring the adorable little box was waiting for us when we got back from our holiday! We really appreciate it, as do our guests. More...
We are so glad we hired Courtney to be our wedding photographer! The photos were perfect and she did a fantastic job capturing so many little moments and details from our day. Her work speaks for itself but she is also courteous, professional, relaxed and a genuinely lovely person. Courtney is everything you could want from a wedding photographer and we couldn't recommend her highly enough. More...
Courtney was the first photographer I met, but I knew immediately from meeting her she was right for us. So relaxed and lovely, and her photos were just incredible. She made everything very easy. On the day she was wonderful, she just blended in like one of the wedding party. She made the whole process so relaxed and we hardly noticed her there. She captured the day beautiful, taking photos of all the little details. She even stayed late to take some great photos of the evening Ceilidh! We couldn't be happier with the photos, they are amazing! And they arrived so quickly! Can't wait to get the album now. Thank you so much for taking such wonderful photos of our special day xxx More...
Courtney was simply fantastic from day 1! Early on she took it upon herself to find out who key family members were, and the important relationships we wanted documenting on the day - this meant the quality of the natural shots were stunning, and really caught the essence of the day.
She gave invaluable advice throughout the morning, I turned to her a number of times for tips and tricks of the trade whilst getting ready! During the formal shots, she made us both feel incredibly relaxed with her warm and bubbly nature, and as a result, we thoroughly enjoyed that part of the day.
The quality of her work was incredible - we knew she was good when we booked her, but she totally blew us away when we got our photos through! She blended in so well that we called her the Photo Ninja!
Such a lovely person, and fantastic photographer, I simply cannot recommend her enough! We got the photographs through really quickly after the wedding, and have just received our wedding album too!
Thank you Courtney, you did a sensational job, we really can't thank you enough!!
Emma and Chris Nuttall More...
Working with Courtney was a breeze from start to finish. She was immediately warm and friendly and responded to our relaxed style towards the photography at our winter wedding. We wanted to sit back and enjoy the whole day without having to spend hours having photos taken or our guests being dragged around to various spots and instead wanted natural shots taken throughout the day. Courtney provided exactly what we wanted, blended in as a guest and sent the photos to us in super quick time after the wedding. We really couldn't have asked for anything more!
Ruth and Phil x More...
I have worked with Courtney Louise on a number of occasions, and the images she has provided me with are the best images in my portfolio.<br /><br />I would not recommend Courtney highly enough. More...
Courtney photographed our wedding on 1st August 2009. We found courtney to be a lovely person who was exceptionally helpful and very professional. Our photos are beautiful, the staged ones were lovely, however, courtney is a talented photographer and manages to capture all the natural moments that maybe other photographers would miss, these were really the highlight of my photo's they seemed to<span id="moreReview64885" class="hide"> capture all the special and maybe intimate moments so they really tell a story throughout.<br /><br />I can highly recommend courtney she did a fantastic job for us and made everybody feel comfortable and at ease.</span> More...
Me and my partner used Courtney on our wedding day. I could write a whole essay on coutney but i will use one paragragh.<br />Courtney is a very very talented photographer and anyone who uses her will recieve images that are of a very high standard, Courtney is polite, puncutal and very good at what she does, I would highly reccomened her to anyone :) More...