Immerse, Learn, Create:

A Blog for Travel, Education, and Fine Art Photography

A blog by
Courtney Stannard Photography

Whether you're looking for unique ideas for wedding vendors, traveling to Switzerland for your honeymoon, looking for some artistic inspiration or just a fun idea for a one of a kind portrait session - this blog has got it all. Travel tips to cute towns and different countries, weekly artists to note, and jaw dropping photo session ideas that will make you want to book a session asap.

In the heart of bustling New York City, Darren and Kim embarked on a secret adventure—one that would change their lives forever. From the quiet whispers of planning to the cold, bustling streets of DUMBO, their elopement day was filled with laughter, love, and unexpected moments. Join us as we delve into their whirlwind journey, where spontaneity and romance converged against the iconic backdrop of the Big Apple.

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In the picturesque Promise Gardens of the Adirondacks, Mackenzie and Tyler’s love story unfolded amidst a backdrop of vibrant blooms and rustic charm. From their chance meeting in a bar to a proposal under the starlit sky, theirs was a journey filled with unexpected twists and heartfelt moments. As they exchanged vows surrounded by family and friends, their wedding day epitomized love, laughter, and cherished memories. Join us as we delve into the enchanting tale of Mackenzie and Tyler, a love story that proves true love knows no bounds.

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In February 2024, amidst the tranquil beauty of winter, I had the honor of documenting Joe and Melissa’s engagement session at the enchanting Urban Cowboy Lodge. What began as a simple inquiry on Instagram turned into a heartwarming tale of love and spontaneity. Little did I know, Joe hadn’t even proposed yet when he reached out, eager to capture authentic moments that truly reflected their relationship. Their session, set against the backdrop of the snowy Catskill Mountains, became a cherished memory of laughter, love, and unexpected adventures.

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A western, retro cowgirl photoshoot with a whimsical flower shopping cart, and a chair nestled in the wildflower field of Greenville, New York.

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Celebrating your uniquely beautiful life with moody and vibrant documentation in this creative self portrait photoshoot.

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I'm Courtney, Face Behind the blog

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Based in Upstate New York - Creating art out of your soul

A master of blending fine art and documentary photography. With moody and ethereal portraits, I love capturing emotions that transcend time. As an educator and avid traveler, currently pursuing a masters degree in art history, I continue to deepen my artistic connection with photography. 

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