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.

Explore expert tips on planning your wedding to ensure it’s filled with genuine, candid moments. Learn how to select the right venue, schedule downtime, and encourage natural interactions among guests for a truly memorable and authentic photographic record of your special day.

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Robert Mapplethorpe’s provocative photography challenges societal norms and celebrates human beauty with unapologetic honesty. Despite controversy, his work transcends mere shock value, inviting viewers to confront their biases and embrace the full spectrum of human experience. Mapplethorpe’s legacy inspires artistic freedom and ignites dialogue about the power of art.

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In the realm of fine art photography, challenges are as ubiquitous as the images themselves. Yet, amidst the tumultuous journey of pursuing artistic excellence, there are luminaries whose stories illuminate the path forward. Annie Leibovitz, Dorothea Lange, and others stand as towering examples of resilience, pushing boundaries and reshaping the landscape of photography despite facing daunting odds. Their legacies remind us that in the face of adversity, passion and perseverance can lead to unparalleled success and enduring inspiration.

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Embark on a journey celebrating the profound transformation of pregnancy with our guide to maternity photography. From capturing the radiant glow to selecting the perfect location and wardrobe, discover how to create stunning portraits that immortalize this magical time.

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Selecting the right wedding photographer for your Upstate New York celebration is pivotal in preserving the cherished memories of your special day. With stunning landscapes and unique venues as your backdrop, finding the perfect match entails careful consideration.

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Discover the top 5 enchanting wedding venues in Upstate New York, where love and nature intertwine. From rustic barns to elegant estates, Courtney Stannard Photography showcases the breathtaking beauty of these remarkable locations. Capture your special day amidst picturesque landscapes, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

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I'm Courtney, Face Behind the blog

welcome to my wonderland!!

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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