I have always enjoyed the arts, but given that I am terrible at drawing and painting, I leaned towards photography where I could capture a moment and … see it instantly. I can be a bit impatient so it seemed like a perfect fit. I also come from a long line of self taught photographers, so a part of picking up a camera seemed very comfortable to me. I started taking pictures (a lot of pictures) when my kids were born. Yes, I know, the typical "mom-ographer". I was blessed with a wonderful camera and really forced myself to learn more about it. I lived in an area at the time with amazing and talented friends that were also well established photographers there. They taught me a lot and when I left there, I was forced to teach myself through trial and error. Shortly after, I got my business licence and started CB Photography (also known as Courtney Bowlden Photography). I have gone through a lot of growth since I started, but each year things just keep getting better. I continue to be blessed with amazing clients and my images have drastically improved through my experiances. I truly enjoy getting to know my clients. I feel like the people who are drawn to me and my work are always a perfect fit. I love each and every one of my clients (I also like to call them friends, because that's what they become). I not only love taking photos of people, but getting to know them and giving them beautiful images that they can cherish the rest of their lives. I love being a part of their lives and seeing their families grow. One of the most rewarding jobs I can think of is photography, and as a photographer, I feel truly blessed. I believe everyone is beautiful. I really do! My job is to make you look your best. This is done with proper lighting, posing and making sure you feel comfortable in front of the camera. For me this is a simple task. I put you at ease by talking to you, being silly, having a friend or family member come along to make you laugh, and if I have to I will put on some music. I also like to step back and let you be your wonderful self while I capture you from a distance. Taking a photograph is really only 50% of the magic. The other 50% is done through post process editing. I promise to take out blemishes, baggy under eyes, bruises and even a stray hair. I like to warm my photos up for a bright, sunny feeling. After all, I do live in the Pacific Northwest, where its almost always cloudy. The only thing I can't seem to fix is a bad self image. If you have low self esteem, I typically cant fix it for you, but I will try my hardest to help you see your true beauty. Hide Bio Full Bio
I offer a variety of traditional and photo-journalistic photos of your wedding day, to give you timeless photos. My photos reflect me as a photographer and a person: bright, colorful and fun. I offer engagements sessions for my couples and boudoir sessions for my brides, which are a great add-on to all wedding packages. My wedding packages start off for small, intimate weddings with 5 hours of coverage. I also have all day packages for larger weddings and brides who don't want to miss a moment. I am more than happy to work around any budget.
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