Courtney June Photography

Belle Plaine, MN

Courtney June Photography

Have you ever gone through a box of photos and pulled out an image that meant something to you? It made you relive the moment. From the expression on your face to the people in the photos, it all brought back a flood of memories. That feeling is what I live for, I get to be a part of the creation of those memories. My photographs tell stories that can be passed on for generations.

I am Courtney June, and I am a genuine person with a big heart.

My love of photography began when I was in High School and I took a film class.

Since then, I had a strong desire to learn as much as I could about photography.

In my early 20s I took the leap. I moved cross country to California, I earned my BA and apprenticed under some of the best wedding photographers San Diego has to offer.

Now, I am following my heart’s desire and I am living the dream back home in Minnesota!

Inquire today to discuss details for documenting your special occasion with an amazing photographer who will seize your best moments and take the time to capture life’s precious gifts.

20 thoughts on “Courtney June Photography

  • Shannon

    25, August,2018 1 year ago

    Ultimate Perfection!

    Courtney was absolutely fantastic! She not only photographed our wedding, but also our engagement session. I don’t really like having my photo taken, but she helped my husband and I feel so comfortable in front of the camera, and the three of us had so much fun the whole time. I really wanted to pick a photographer that not only had the style I liked but also was someone I could be friends with, and we definitely found that in Courtney! Our photos turned out so amazing, I couldn’t believe how natural we looked, even in posed photos. I feel like I relive our wedding day every time I look at them, and I will absolutely cherish them forever. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts!

  • Katie

    11, December,2017 2 years ago


    Courtney was incredible for our wedding! You know you have an amazing photog when people who attended the wedding commented on how amazing she was and asked for her info! She worked so well with all my vendors (especially the videographer since they did a lot of the same shots) and never complained once, even when my wedding party wouldn’t listen when we were taking pics! (??)

    We just got our pictures back and we are in absolute AWE! She captured our wedding the exact way we imagined and even went above and beyond to get some of the best shots I’ve ever seen! We had such a blast doing it too! The only issue is that the pictures are all so amazing that we are having a hard time choosing which ones to use for our Thank You cards! What a good problem to have though, right?!

    Thank you Courtney for allowing us to relive the best day of our lives through your beautiful photography! You are so immensely talented beyond belief!

  • Eric

    20, September,2017 2 years ago

    The best photographer ever!

    Courtney was absolutely perfect! We could not be happier with all of the ways she went above and beyond to make our wedding day spectacular. She was extremely professional, courteous, and timely. There are countless ways Courtney improved our day. In respect to her photos, she really knows how to capture stunning, candid, and artistic photographs of every aspect of the day, and we will cherish the memories she saved for us for the rest of our lives! I promise you will be ecstatic with the results. I know we were!

  • Toni

    15, September,2017 2 years ago

    Breathtaking, candid photographer!

    Words cannot describe how amazing Courtney was, but I will try my best! I discovered CJP at a wedding fair and instantly fell in love with her style. I knew that’s exactly who I wanted to photograph my special day. First, she was very personable with getting to know me before my wedding day. We spent months in communication so she would know exactly what I wanted, how I wanted it, and where I wanted it. When she showed up for my wedding, she was timely and had a great itinerary. She literally captured everything. My husband and I loved Courtney’s energetic personality, it made all the photos fun (we both dislike being photographed) and worth it. To have a photographer care so much about the feel of your photos makes them even more special. Not only was she great at taking photos, but she helped walk us through the entire day. For example, we had no idea on some wedding etiquette (like cutting the cake) and she was so willing to help us figure things out. There was only one problem we encountered after our wedding… We could NOT decide on which photos we liked best, so we had to print them all!! I would highly recommend Courtney June Photography to any couple wanting a wedding photographer who cares about you, has such creativity, and makes your wedding day something you love to look at for the rest of your life.

  • Stefanie

    29, August,2017 2 years ago

    Details and Schedule!

    Courtney never skips a beat when it comes to keeping on schedule and making sure the photographs requested have been taken and in a timely manner. She photographed my parent’s 40th wedding anniversary party, and I don’t know how she did it, but she ended up pulling my dad away from what he loves best (playing host) so that the pictures my mom wanted to recreate from their original wedding were taken. None us even knew where they disappeared to! She even made my dad fake his ‘cutting the cake’ photo and the ‘entering the dance’ photo. How she got him to follow her I will never know. Did I mention that the pictures she took were just amazing. I will be spending a lot of money blowing up the pictures she took!

  • Nana

    17, August,2017 2 years ago

    Courtney is Amazing

    Courtney from CJP is amazing in every sense of the word. Her impeccable attention to detail is her greatest asset. If you are a bride looking for someone to capture authentic pictures capturing your day then do your self a favor and contact her. It also helps that she is sweet, gentle and kind.

  • Hayley

    17, August,2017 2 years ago

    Very Professional

    We were very pleased with Courtney June Photography. We had a changing schedule for our wedding day because of the health of my grandmother, and she was very accommodating to those changes. Courtney was very personable and professional and made us feel comfortable in front of the camera right away. We love the pictures we received and we definitely recommend her!

  • Rachel

    15, July,2017 3 years ago


    When looking for a photographer it is SO OVERWHELMING. Courtney made it everything but. She made the process so simple and easy for me, being a photographer myself, I debated on taking my own bridal shower photos but knew it would be hard to talk with my guests and focus on getting great images, and talk about stressful. I am SO HAPPY I hired her to take all of my bridal shower images. Immediately after finding her online we had an over the phone consultation talking about my wants and needs for the day. She was so knowledgeable and friendly and made great suggestions. On the day of the event she arrived right on time and got right to work. She started to grab snapshots of my decorations and candid shots as I greeted my guests. She was almost like a ghost, she worked quietly and did not interrupt any of my guests, and honestly at times I didn’t even know where she was because she was capturing all of the little details of the event that my hostess put so much work into. She was a busy bee the whole time and never once did I see her standing around. When I wanted a group photo or a specific image I just had to grab her and ask, which was super simple plus she gave great instructions to those she was photographing. She gave me multiple opportunities to get different backgrounds, indoor, outdoor, by the pool etc. so that I would have variety in my gallery, which by the way was AMAZING! Courtney continued to check up on me during the event, asking if there were any other shots I wanted which I really appreciated. Courtney’s images and work speak for themselves but she is a fantastic person who genuinely cares about her clients and shows a huge passion for her job. It didn’t feel like I was just another “wedding client”, she makes you feel like you are her one & only client, & isn’t that what we all want.

  • Hayley

    29, March,2017 3 years ago


    Courtney was very personable, professional, and accommodating to our changing schedule due to my sick grandmother. She made us feel comfortable and was fun to work with. She was always prompt with answering any of my emails and we are very happy with how our pictures turned out! We would definitely recommend her to anyone. Booking her was one of the best decisions we made! We will definitely be calling Courtney for any of our future photography needs!

  • Danielle

    29, November,2016 3 years ago

    Absolute Perfection!

    Courtney is an incredibly talented photographer! I felt so comfortable the moment I met her and her attention to detail is impeccable. We actually discussed how we both lived in California and she told me she attended Brooks Institute…it’s the Stanford of photography so I knew I couldn’t be in better hands!!! I felt she was so educated and gifted, I was so fortunate to be able to have her for a photographer! I would HIGHLY recommend Courtney June Photography to every couple, you will be beyond thrilled with your photos!

  • tacye

    14, September,2016 3 years ago

    Amazing Photographer!!

    Courtney June Photography was an absolute pleasure to work with! Courtney is truly an artist and it showed with every picture she took of our wedding. Starting with our initial meeting and lasting well after, she was a true professional always available to answer any questions we had. Courtney has a warmth to her personality that put all our guests at ease and it immediately felt like she was part of the family. She was so good in fact that often times we forgot she was even there! She was able to capture every special moment of our wedding with amazing attention to detail. Courtney and her photos greatly exceeded our expectations! We all know that at the end of the day it comes down to the finished product and we were not disappointed! The photo album looked absolutely stunning, as it felt like it was tailored perfectly to our tastes! So pleased!!! Looking back hiring Courtney June Photography was by far the easiest decision we made while planning our dream wedding. Thank you Courtney for everything!!

  • Maggie

    08, September,2016 3 years ago


    Courtney June Photography took my breath away! I was so moved by all the moments and details that she captured throughout my day that I missed! Many people say they can feel the love in each photo from my wedding, the pictured of my husband and I were so pure, calming and full of love! Courtney didn’t only care about capturing the moments, she cared to make sure that I was comfortable, relaxed and picture ready! I will forever only use Courtney June Photography with any future photos!

  • Kathleen

    31, August,2016 3 years ago

    Mother of Bride

    Book her! This photographer will NOT let you down. Her creativity and quality is beyond anything you could imagine. Courtney was a lot of fun, put ease to the whole bridal party and captured emotion into the photos like no other. After hearing horror stories from many brides at my work, I wanted to make sure that my daughter did not have to be discouraged on or after her special day. Wedding photos are your visual memories to look back on forever. We chose Courtney June Photography and were astonished with the results. Courtney is a lot of fun, extremely organized and creative beyond belief. Not only were we surprised by the quantity of the photos but the quality was beyond anything we could imagine. She made a sweaty hot day look amazing! She was able to captivate feelings in her photos and the variety and details were unbelievable. Her creativity was astonishing and the photos actually made us cry. Courtney June Photography gave my daughter and our new family memories of a lifetime. Many of our family and friends that have viewed our gallery have commented on how great the photos are! I could not Thank Courtney enough for her great work! I would highly recommend Courtney June to anyone. We have been blessed beyond belief!

  • Jamie

    12, July,2016 4 years ago

    Best Photographer Ever!

    Courtney June Photography is amazing! I highly recommend her!!! She did my wedding in June at The Minnesota Harvest Apple Orchard and her pictures were breathtaking. I got so many wonderful compliments on my wedding photos and how great my photographer was! Lots of family friends who have had their kids get married recently said their photos were great but that mine were AMAZING! Courtney is so much fun and very organized! She gets back to you right away and on top of things. She captured every beautiful moment of the day! Her assistant Sarah is wonderful too! The two ladies worked very hard and were so much fun and patient! It was very very hot that day and those two ladies were there from beginning to end! I can’t thank them enough for giving me memories that will last a lifetime!! Her timeline was perfect getting my wedding photos back only took her 4 weeks!! The sneak peak was amazing! And a few days later I had all my photos in hand and they are perfect! They are all my favorite! Courtney did a beautiful job! I will be going back to Courtney June Photography for my future photos 🙂

  • Josey

    11, July,2016 4 years ago

    Great Photographer!

    Courtney has made the big plunge into the Minneapolis wedding scene from San Diego and I hope she is not disappointed, because we sure aren’t!

    I find her style to be delicate and soft, true to real life, and the only person who has ever made me look tall – #shortgirlshoutout.

  • Theresa

    22, May,2016 4 years ago


    Courtney June Photography is absolutely amazing and I can not say enough good things about her. I would highly recommend her in a heart beat. Courtney was so easy to work with, has a fabulous personality and was instrumental in coordinating my big day, working with other vendors as needed, and organizing it to allow the day to flow perfectly and be as stress free as possibly.

    The photographs she was able to deliver were outstanding!! She is a true artist and I’ve had so many compliments on my beautiful pictures.

    My photographs from Courtney June Photography are stunning, and so is she. I will certainly pick her to capture all other life milestones in our future.

  • Matt

    19, November,2015 4 years ago

    Best photographer ever!

    Dear Everyone,
    Courtney from Courtney June Photography is awesome. She is flexible with schedules and willing to work with the you on ha rd times that can not be missed. She is very knowledgeable and has a great personality. Both my wife and I were very picky on what we wanted and she was the only photographer that had what we wanted at a great price. If my wife and I get pictures taken in the future we will definitely be hiring Courtney June. I hope this helps every future bride and groom.

  • Liz

    05, October,2015 4 years ago

    Hope you love Courtney as much as we did!

    My husband and I just love Courtney! We immediately knew she was the one upon meeting her…after few others. Courtney is very personable and has one of those great personalities you just feel like friends immediately. We knew after our engagement shoot that we had made a good choice. Courtney was right on target with everything. Knew exactly how she wanted us to pose, where to go. Very efficient and professional. A true expert and artist. We were thrilled with the pics.The whole time up to the wedding Courtney was so easy to communicate with. Quick responses to all my questions and very involved in making sure everything came together seamlessly. The day of we got to meet Courtney’s assistant and were just as pleased with her as we were Courtney. We couldn’t be more thrilled with our FABULOUS photos. Our winery venue was quite gorgeous and Courtney did such a wonderful job capturing not only the beauty of the venue but our love. Photography is one of the most important parts of a wedding and my husband and I both agree we would use Courtney again in a heartbeat and highly recommend her to everyone!

  • Haley

    25, November,2014 5 years ago

    Truly Amazing Photographer

    We could not be happier that we chose Courtney to shoot our big day for us. She truly made every step of the process easy, enjoyable and even fun. She always responded to e-mails in a very timely manner, which makes the planning process that much less stressful. She took the time to explain everything, from how the day would go to what kinds of shots we might want, while also allowing us to have our say. The day itself was a breeze, and Courtney made sure it all flowed smoothly, which, when navigating a large, complicated family, can be truly tricky! And then the pictures…they came out amazing! She thought of every detail that we might want captured, from the decorations to the most important moments. We are so grateful for all of the work Courtney did, and would recommend her highly!

  • Alicia

    18, September,2014 5 years ago

    Intimate Wedding

    From our first consultation to the day we picked up the finished pictures Courtney was amazing. Besides her obvious photography talent she made me (the bride), my entire family and wedding party feel comfortable and at ease. On a day when emotions were high and so much was going on Courtney was a calm, professional and grounding complement to a day we will never forget.

    Her pictures were gorgeous and customized to capture all the themes, feelings and emotions of our wedding day. Courtney genuinely cares about the memories and people reflected in her work.

    The pictures and entire experience was beautiful.


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