Simple City Life

About the artist.

All things natural. I love simplicity. I love the smile of a child, the warm touch of a newborn baby and the simple pleasures of family. My greatest passion is my children and providing a warm and magical home in which to grow. I believe in learning through nature and accepting the gifts that nature gives.

All things beautiful. My desire as your photographer is to capture everyday moments of real life, real emotion and real beauty in every photo frame. Moments together that are not posed but show the raw elements of everyday life in a captivating, natural setting using only life as the backdrop.



"I can change the world, with my own two hands. With my own two hands, I'm going to make it a brighter place" ~ Jack Johnson



Courtney grew up in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. Around the age of eighteen, Courtney felt the call of the west and adventured to Boulder, CO. She fell in love with the mountains, the simplicity of nature and the seeds of artful photography were planted in the amazing setting of the foothills of the St. Vrain Valley. She has lived in several cities over the last 15years finding beauty in each and everyone.

After the birth of her daughter, Courtney moved to Northwest Wisconsin and began exploring and expanding her artistic abilities with natural light photography. After a few relocation's throughout the Midwest, Courtney and her family have returned to the mountains. Combining her love of city and the outdoors, she and her family have settled in North Central Phoenix .
Courtney is available for family, newborn, maternity, senior and product photography.

What to expect.


When you book a session with Simple City Photography, you should expect to have a great time. I want your images to reflect your soul. We move around a lot. I will help lead you into a natural pose, staying clear of any and all forced or awkward poses.

You can expect a session to last one hour, and depending on how many children are involved in the process up to 3 hours. Please bring a snack for you children as well as a drink! It is much better to sit down and take time for snacks, potty, diaper changes, nursing and just for the sake of taking a break, rather than have sad, angry faces! Don't worry, if you do not have young children you are still allowed to bring along a snack. ;)

Please feel free to bring along clothing changes! Bring your very favorite outfits. When planning your families pictures, pick out you very favorite outfit of one member, than have all the other outfits compliment that outfit. Please, Please add color! You do not need to match (all dressed in one color), just make sure you do not clash! Remember- these are an expression of your personality- let your colors shine!

Pricing. 

{Family, Child, Maternity and Newborn Session}
$400.00 ~ Includes up to 1-2 hours of photography at a location of your choice.
Wardrobe changes are welcome and encouraged.
Also includes all finished images in a digital format.


{Celebration Session}
Starting at $500.00
Full coverage services for your very special birthday girl or boy.
All final images in digital format.

{Product Photography}
Rates vary please contact for quote.

{Specialty Products}
Linen Prints {starting at $15.00}
Canvas prints {Starting at $150.00}
Photo books {Starting at $75.00}
Acrylic and Metallic Prints {starting at $100.00}

*Travel fees starting at $65.00 outside of the Phoenix Metro area*