"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop to look around once in a while, you could miss it"
- Ferris Bueller

 

Real Family Photography

Real Family Photography

The good Life

Family sessions with Courtney Z will focus on documenting all the best parts about your life. Families change, and kids grow up in the blink of an eye. Take the time to remember your unique family dynamic and relationships as they are right now.

Real Wedding Photography

Real Wedding Photography

you do. I do. we do.

I love the details and the frills, but the best part of a wedding is not the decor, it's the celebration of a lifelong commitment. The best part is the love between you two. It's family and friends in one place at one time to support two becoming one.

Real Small Business Photography

Real Small Business Photography

NOt so corporate

It's time to focus on the person behind the business. What do your want your current and future clients to know about you? What do you want them to see before they walk in the door. Let's show them the real you because that's the best part.

Courtney Z has one, very simple mission: to save the world.

 

...okay the whole world may be slightly ambitious. Really, my goal is to give you something real. Something that you will look back at in 5, 15, and 50 years from now and be instantly transported to that moment. Something that will make you feel all the same feelings and give you the sweet tinge of nostalgia. Because in my experience, the best things in life are those moments that you don't want to let go; when the pretenses and expectations are set aside and we are able to revel in the beauty of real life.

We all have one life to live. I want to give you back the very best of yours.

 

 
    See where I get my inspiration; some real moments from my own life and why I'm working to bring back authenticity to the world.    

 

 

See where I get my inspiration; some real moments from my own life and why I'm working to bring back authenticity to the world.

 

 

    Learn more about me here. Secrets revealed from the lady of mystery who always seems to be hiding her face behind that chunky, clicky thing.    

 

 

Learn more about me here. Secrets revealed from the lady of mystery who always seems to be hiding her face behind that chunky, clicky thing.

 

 

  A year or so ago, I wrote a blog post about "Real Photography". It's raw and a little vulnerable, but it sums why I think this work is so important.    

 

A year or so ago, I wrote a blog post about "Real Photography". It's raw and a little vulnerable, but it sums why I think this work is so important.

 

 

I'm lucky enough to work with some amazing clients.

 

I'm still in awe that I get to be around to document one of the most important days in people's lives. It really is an honor to be a part of such an intimate experience. I work to give you something that you will love now, but that you will love even more in 35 years. A timeless piece of your life that tells a seamless story of that one perfect day.

 

 
      Check out some photos from a recent editorial shoot with some amazing local vendors.      

 

 

 

Check out some photos from a recent editorial shoot with some amazing local vendors.

 

 

 

Celebrate family. Celebrate life.

 

It amazing how fast time flies. It sounds cliche, but the truth is I love to document all the stages of life. Life can change so much in 6 months. I'm here to make sure you can remember the best part of each stage of your life.

 

 
    Let's talk about documenting family and why I think it's important. I wrote a blog post about why you should prioritize regular family photography.    

 

 

Let's talk about documenting family and why I think it's important. I wrote a blog post about why you should prioritize regular family photography.

 

 

Your current and future clients want to know the real you.

 

You know what sets you apart from other people/businesses in your field? You! I work with individuals and small groups to showcase what makes their business unique. Let's stay true to yourself and your brand and showcase what makes you the right person for your clients.

Don't use another boring headshot to market yourself. Give the people what they want!

 
Portland Business Photography