Who's that girl?

It's Court!

Rose Courts Photography was born in the lowest valley of my life. I was let go from three full-time positions in the span of a year. I was 26 years old, felt like a complete failure. Like I was unworthy and incapable of succeeding in anything and had accomplished nothing in my life.

My sweet husband bought me the camera for my birthday so I could take high quality images for his construction business and also fill our home with my own photos. Little did I know that camera would actually take me places. 

After losing three jobs, I decided I would be the best at anything I put my mind to so when a family friend asked if I would take portraits of her kids I wanted to learn how to be amazing at it and that's where it all began. It's also where my perfectionist qualities really developed! 

I shot my first wedding in March of 2018 and I fell in love. I have found a passion I never knew I had and I love every part of weddings!  The feminine details, the joy and happiness filling the day and the wonderful couples I get to meet and share in their day! It truly is so fulfilling and I thank God for that low valley so that I could rise to the mountain I am currently on!


Rose Courts Photography was born in the lowest valley of my life. My sweet husband got the camera for my birthday so I could take high-res photos for his construction business and also fill our home with my own photos. 

I was let go from three full-time positions in the span of a year. I was 26 years old, felt like a complete failure. Like I was unworthy and incapable of succeeding in anything and had accomplished nothing in my life.

I decided I would be the best at anything I put my mind to so when a family friend asked if I would take portraits of her kids I wanted to learn how to be amazing at it and that's where it all began. It's also where my perfectionist qualities really developed! 

I shot my first wedding in March of 2018 and I fell in love. I have found a passion I never knew I had and I love every part of weddings!  The feminine details, the joy and happiness filling the day and the wonderful couples I get to meet and share in their day! It truly is so fulfilling and I thank God for that low valley so that I could rise to the mountain I am currently on!


Cheerful. Perfectionist. Adaptable. Humorous. Hype-girl. 

5 words to describe me:

I DIDN'T CHOOSE
PHOTOGRAPHY,
IT CHOSE ME

I DIDN'T CHOOSE PHOTOGRAPHY, IT CHOSE ME

I'm a small town Indiana wedding photographer with big dreams and positive vibes. Obsessed with: fluffy flowers, joyful couples and puppers in weddings.

A small town Indiana wedding photographer with a classic style, big dreams and positive vibes. Obsessed with: fluffy flowers, joyful couples
and puppers in weddings.

I'm Courtney

Hey there!

what makes rcp different?

I understand you need direction! I use my knowledge of people and posing to create an experience that makes you feel more like "you're just lovin' on each other and I'm there to document it".  
I, myself, am very relaxed, fun and energetic! I'll focus on making you feel comfortable in front of my camera through conversation, my hype-girl enthusiasm and endless supply of sarcastic and playful humor.  I combine my understanding of light with an understanding of people to create an experience for my couples beyond the photos. That's why my posing system is casual and light-hearted so that my couples feel like they hired their best friend to shoot their wedding. I can't tell you how many grooms I've won over during the engagement session so that portrait time on the wedding day is so much more enjoyable!

I understand you need direction. I use my knowledge of people and posing to create a system that makes portraits feel more like "you're just lovin' on each other and I'm there to document it". 
 
I, myself, am very relaxed, fun and energetic! I'll focus on making you feel comfortable in front of my camera through conversation, my hype-girl enthusiasm and endless supply of sarcastic and playful humor.

I combine my understanding of light with an understanding of people to create an experience for my couples beyond the photos. 
That's why my posing system is casual and light-hearted so that my couples feel like they hired their best friend to shoot their wedding. 
I can't tell you how many grooms I've won over during the engagement session! I promise you'll enjoy this time together!

I know how awkward it can feel in front of the camera (I mean, just look at me here!)

Well, me, of course!

I've done my job when I hear, "that wasn't bad at all, actually, you made it pretty fun!"

awkward turtle

My husband, my best friend, my ambitious counterpart. Jacob is the hardest-working man I know and the Type 1, planner of our little family. Oliver and I would be a hot mess without him. (Oliver is my fat cat) 

hubba, hubba, mama in trubba

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My other creative outlet is home design! My husband built a "barndominium" and now we're adding on! I loved designing and decorating our current place but I cannot wait to get into the addition to create my dream space! Head over to my IG story highlight "The Rudy Home" for all the behind the scenes as we build!

home design

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Buying way too many t-shirts. Watching New Girl over and over again. Enjoying ice cream after dinner. Snacking on popcorn at midnight. Whatever, I'm not ashamed!

INDULGING
my guilty pleasures

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I am constantly snacking. And you'll definitely see me on your wedding day with my snacks to keep me going!  Goldfish crackers, Cheez-its, Tostios, Fruit Snacks, Veggie Straws, Beef Jerky, String Cheese... I mean... I am the snack queen!

snacks on snacks on snacks

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In my next life I will be a florist. Whether from a florist or the grocery store clearance section, I just love having fresh blooms to throw in a vase in my home. My dream is to have a mini flower farm on our property someday!

fresh flowers ALL DAY

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A  few things I love

New Girl, The Office, Parks & Rec, Seinfeld

binge-worthy

Chick-Fil-A, no doubt about it

GO-TO lunch

Kayaking in summer, skiing in the winter

spare time

IKEA, Ulta, World Market

take my money

Black Cherry White Claw #basic

adult beverage

Your at-a-glance guide to where I stand on all things that are truly important.

FIVE FAVES

Newly engaged. Busy. Ready to plan a classy affair.

sound like you?   let's chat!

You want bright wedding photos with a fresh, airy vibe that capture all of the moments of your day. You want timeless candids and authentic portraits. Your life is busy and you need a photographer who is attentive, quick to respond and well-organized. 

Well guess what, you can check "book photographer" off your endless TO-DO list 'cause that's me!

Whether you're planning a classic Midwest wedding, an intimate elopement in the mountains or something completely different, I am so excited to hear about all the details of your dream wedding day! 

LET'S TALK ABOUT

you

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