10 Year Anniversary! Plus a Contest!

It's my 10th anniversary of photographing people this year and I think that calls for a celebration! And to show how much I appreciate you all following along with me, I’m going to celebrate by giving away an ultra-mini session, a $350* value. Enter by:⠀

1️⃣ Following me on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/courtneylaperphoto/
2️⃣ Tagging someone you think would LOVE a mini session in the comments below.

Receive bonus entries by:

3️⃣ Sharing the giveaway on your feed or story (make sure you tag @courtneylaperphoto so I can see it)
4️⃣ Liking the Courtney Michelle Photography Facebook page. Share the giveaway on your feed or story (make sure you tag Courtney Michelle Photography so I can see it)

Each tagged friend or share is an entry. I’ll select a winner on the evening of November 5th.⠀

Giveaway ends November 5th.


*Ultra-mini session giveaway equals a 40-minute session and two mini 3x3 books. Couple, child, family, pet sessions only. Excludes newborn, boudoir and extended family. Winner must be located in Chicago, IL or Dane County, WI or willing to travel to either location.

50 Year Anniversary Session in Chicago - Art Institute

Ted and Jane were in town from Florida celebrating their 50th anniversary recently. We took some photos in Roscoe Village and then headed to the Chicago Art Institute Gardens for a few more photos. I love the photos of the two of them laughing together so much. It makes my heart dance! 50 years, and still making each other laugh, is such an accomplishment. I love love, and I love that I get to document such amazing moments. 


Chicago Engagement Session at Two Hearted Queen Coffee Shop

Liz & Tony are getting married in Chicago this summer! We spent a sunny morning at my favorite coffee shop, Two Hearted Queen, having coffee and photographing. When you book a wedding with me, an engagement session is always included in your package. This helps me get to know you both and helps you get comfortable with me. I'm going to be with you all day on your wedding day, so it helps to get to know one another and to establish trust. My engagement sessions are customized to you and what you like to do as a couple. Whether it be having coffee on a lazy morning at home, having a drink at your favorite pub, rock-climbing or strolling through this beautiful city. Although we will definitely take some nice portraits of you as a couple, I focus on details and take a lifestyle approach to documenting your engagement. I give direction, then let you cozy up and that's when the magic happens! The way you look at each other, the way you cuddle, the hand-holding, etc. It's the moments when you forget I'm there that are my favorite! 


If you're in Chicago, you must check out Two Hearted Queen in Lakeview. They're seriously the best! Thanks THQ for having us, and for the delicious coffee.

Liz and Tony, I can't wait for your summer wedding - it's going to be so lovely!