I'm a wedding and portrait photographer based in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. I'm a believer in natural light, the power of a laugh and a smile, and the importance of family.
I love what I do! Even though I'm already married, being a wedding photographer gives me a semi-legitimate excuse to paw through wedding magazines on the regular! Are you buying it?! Neither is my husband :) But like I said, I love what I do.
I love weddings, I love love. I love the power within a single photo, how it can create various emotions in black+white and then in color. I love how different lens perspectives can capture the joy of an entire room or the intense love between a bride & groom. I love that each photo is a single memory, part of an ongoing story that can be remembered and relived over and over. My love for this profession runs deep and is shown to my clients from beginning to end.
I'm so excited to meet you!
Hi! I'm Courtney,
My husband often calls me quarter-cup because (almost on a daily basis) I'll leave a quarter cup of coffee in my mug. Apparently, I dislike cold coffee that started out as hot. Iced coffee, that's another story...
HOT coffee fresh from the pot
Crispy bacon is my exception to almost anything and I never met a cinnamon roll I didn't like.
Crispy bacon & gooey cinnamon rolls
Yes, actual driving! Virginia through the northeast is one of the most beautiful drives. A trip I've made countless times a year since before I could remember. The trip signifies family, home and feelings of nostalgia for my childhood.
Driving to Virginia & Maine
Took him 2 years before convincing me to try CrossFit. Figured a thick neck and wobbling around because my muscles were too big wasn't a good look for me. Turns out, that image was not reality. I'm fit, strong and surprisingly still have my same neck :) Plus, it's extra time with my hubs. I'm hooked!
CrossFit with my hubs
Gus is a Cavapoo (Cavalier King Charles & Poodle mix) - 6
Ellie is a Golden Retriever - almost 3!
Gus & Ellie
We recently moved into an old horse farm and slowly renovating
inch by inch (barn included!). No horses, but a promise of future chickens!
We are mostly doing the work ourselves and enjoying making this property our home.
Renovating our farm
Matt is...not a fan :) He's Eagles and Phillies through and through.
Rule of thumb, if you make it through championship games cheering for opposite teams and still be in love, I figure you can make it through anything!
PATRIOTS & RED SOX
It's not mine. It's not your crazy uncle's. It's not even your overly loving future mother-in-law's (although, we know how important they are!).
We listen to you, discuss your priorities and vision of your wedding day.
Our priority is you and making sure we capture the BIG and small moments of your day.
This is a big day, we get it! We want to ensure that you feel comfortable and relaxed so you can enjoy each moment. We feel it is so important to be present and to have fun on your wedding day - let us worry about the rest! You are our priority from beginning to end.
From your mother's veil to the beautiful table arrangements to the laughs you'll share with your favorite cousins, we're here to capture each moment. Once the dancing stops, the last slice of cake has been eaten, you'll be able to relive your wedding day over and over for years to come.
A photo has the ability to transport you right back to those precious and fleeting moments. We are dedicated to capturing these moments and creating heirlooms for our clients.
We did both engagement photos and wedding photos with Courtney. She also brought a second shooter for our wedding day. Courtney did an excellent job communicating ahead of time about the day of wedding timeline and creating a list of photos we wanted to get. Once she arrived on site the day of, it was smooth sailing. She kept everyone organized and we were able to get all the photos we wanted in less time than we allotted for. Not only was she professional, but she was really genuinely excited for my husband and I to be getting married. I highly recommend Courtney for all your engagement and wedding photography needs.
"Courtney was so amazing during our whole wedding process."
Kristin & Justin
I can't say enough good things about Courtney and her husband Matt! I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend them for your wedding. They are the perfect combination of professional and personable, and any bride would be lucky to have CKP photograph their wedding. They immediately understood who we were and we are thrilled we chose them to spend this exciting day with us!
"We are thrilled we chose them to spend this exciting day with us!"
Breanna & Steve
If you are looking for a great photographer for your wedding, look no further. Courtney and her husband Matt were incredible. They did our engagement photos and wedding photography. Not only is the work amazing, they are such nice people! I tend to be a little camera shy but Courtney put me right at ease. We've already gotten a "sneak peek" of our wedding photos (amazing) and are so excited to see the rest! I would absolutely recommend Courtney Kattler Photography for your special day.
"Not only is the work amazing, they are such nice people!"
Erin & Craig
Highly recommend Courtney Kattler Photography. While I was very excited for my wedding day, I don't love having my picture taken but Courtney kept the process so fun that I had a genuine smile in every shot. Courtney and Matt make a great team and the pictures from our wedding turned out incredible. They didn't miss a thing. I would recommend them over and over again.
"Courtney kept the process so fun that I had a genuine smile in every shot. "
Sarah & Tito
Courtney was an amazing gift to our wedding. She was referred to us by a neighbor and we knew the minute we met that she was the perfect choice for us. From the engagement shoot (in the rain) to the first look to the ceremony - she put us both at ease and the pictures are stunning. She was so much fun to work with, had great ideas and vision, and listened to our requests. Courtney is an easy quiet presence and captured every beautiful moment. Thank you, Courtney for being a part of our day! We hope to have the opportunity to use your talent in the future.
"She was so much fun to work with, had great ideas and vision, and listened to our requests. "
Janice & Greg
Courtney and Matt were very easy to work with, prompt in replying to emails, and very professional without being overbearing. They geared the photos to reflect our personalities and made the engagement and wedding photo sessions fun and relaxing for a couple that never had professional photos taken before. And probably most importantly, we were very happy with how the engagement and wedding photos turned out. Of all the different vendors we had to select, we were the most happy with our choice for photographer.
"Of all the different vendors we had to select, we were the most happy with our choice for photographer."
Sarah & Davy
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Our style is genuine, relaxed and fun. We're lovers of natural light, contagious giggles and romantic moments. We are a blend of classic and photojournalist photography that allow us to capture the true emotions and beauty of your day.
This is an investment in your love story and I'd be honored to work with you!
Can't wait to hear from you!