nature freak extraordinaire

Heyo!! This is your future wackadoodle wedding photographer speaking. I’m a nature-loving, constant-state-of-leg-burning ski bum. I’ve been capturing memories since 2012.

When I’m not editing photos you can find me living that fresh-air kootenay lifestyle. You know... sweating like a hog mountain biking, bandaging my pedal wounds from the aforementioned mountain biking, cannon balling into crystal clear lakes, sleeping in my rad tent, tending to my plant addiction, Or covered in clay trying to learn pottery.

Professional third wheeler since 2012

Who the heck is Courtney?

About Courtney Jess Photography

I Actually Have a Diploma

I’m Obsessed With

travelling to new places

in photographic technology

Nothing makes me happier than

my best friend is

my hot husband

pow days

i'm in love with

I Started This Business

in 2012

my rainbro tent

How many wedding have I photographed

83 and counting

Some more stuff about me

The experience of working with me

Keepin' it real

No buzzwords, no bogus. I'm just a quirky girl with a real genuine desire to connect and capture a moment of your life. I'll try to make you smile by cracking some lame-o-naide jokes. I'll even put in some leg work to find some of the most bad ass locations you can imagine. If you're looking for adventure and don't give a crap about getting your attire or hair wet, and care more about emotions above anything else, I'm your girl!


Rain or Shine


My photography is a reflection of my love for the outdoors. Rain or shine, I believe in going outside! My photography is for the wild hearted, nature loving, adventure seeking souls. The ones that are fiercely in love and uniquely different.

Image taken by Magills Film & Photography

Let's make your wedding fun!

I want to make it an enjoyable experience for you. I don’t want to have you rush through your day focusing solely on being perfectly posed, and manicured. I don’t want to take away from the magic that is getting hitched to the love of your life. It’s a friggin’ cool experience!! I don’t want to take away from it. I want to merely encapsulate it. Don’t get me wrong, great photos take time, but I don’t want what you remember about your wedding day to be having your photographer telling you to smile for hours upon hours. I want to capture your quirky love story, so you can share these memories into a ripe old age where you look a bit like a prune, but that doesn’t matter because you still love each other a hella crazy amount.


Image taken by Kaila Lafond

I want your wedding day to be as cool as your marriage will be

Why I got into this business

adventurous kimberley bc wedding

Life is fleeting and that's what makes preserving memories that much more beautiful.

It's more than a job to me.

My parents were always really good at capturing moments of me as a child. The older I got, the more I appreciated those little 4x6 moments they printed and stuffed into a photo album for me. Growing up as a creative person, it was only natural that I found myself with a camera in hand, documenting my early adolescence. The photos I took were oh-so-embarrasing. Believe me when I say I've tried to hide them at all costs from my husband. The point is, a passion developed within me to capture a fleeting moment in time that people can look back on.

Throughout my career as a photographer my clients have encountered some heartbreaking news of their loved ones suddenly passing. The experience I've had photographing their loved ones while they were still on this earth, solidified the fact that this is more than a job to me. It's something that my clients can hold on to, and a way for them to keep the memory of their loved ones alive. In addition to wanting to make your wedding day as fun and enjoyable as I can, I take my job super seriously, and try my best every chance I get to preserve your memories, and give you something special to hold on to.

I'm available to travel anywhere in the world!!

Okay, so I'm a bit of a travel bug. I love experiencing new cultures and landscapes. I love learning about people's customs and being welcomed into it as an outsider. I'm obsessed with finding cool photo-spots in each country I visit.

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Based in Kimberley, BC

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I believe finding the right photographer for your day is an important task and it's not one to take lightly. You will be spending majority of your wedding day with your photographer, so it's important to make sure you vibe with them. You're going to want to find someone that understands you, and can capture your essence. After reading through my bio, if you think it's me head on over to my contact page and give me a shout.

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