Hello & Welcome!!

Hey everyone! I know I am a little late to the blogging game, but here I am! I am so excited to join a million other people who are out there creating, exploring and sharing! My name is Courtney Volksen and I am the owner of Courtney Volksen Photography - obviously… I specialize in all things wedding and babies. And I love it!! This blog is primarily for sharing my photography but I am sure updates on our lives will slip in as well! I hope you find them interesting, adventurous, and inspiring, and always feel free to reach out with any questions you have!! 

To start out I want to tell you a little about me and why photography is so important in my life! I have always been a huge supporter of documenting moments and capturing emotions. When I was thirteen my family received some pretty heart breaking news. My dad was diagnosed with lung cancer and it was pretty far advanced. The doctors didn’t think he had a lot of time left and it was so hard for me to understand why something like this could happen to such an amazing father and husband! We all cried a lot, and we loved even more! I am so thankful for those extra months we were able to spend together.  I remember celebrating the time we had left with him, but rarely documenting ANYTHING! Now I treasure every picture that we have with my dad and wish daily that we had thought to take more. I also wish I would have asked him everything!! I missed out on learning about his childhood, growing up, who he dated, his church mission and so much more! (Granted I was only thirteen and didn’t realize how important those things would be to me in the future. But this is a project I am currently working on by gathering memories from those that knew him throughout his life and I can’t wait to have it all together!!) Ever since then I have tried so hard to document moments, both in photos and by keeping a journal. I haven’t always been the best at it, but being able to go back and experience those moments through my entries and photos has been so rewarding. This is something that fires my passion as I am able to help many couples and families have these treasured memories for years to come! 

As for myself, I am happily married to my best friend and creative instigator! Tyler keeps my life interesting in the best way possible and there is never a day that goes by that I don’t laugh at the crazy, adventurous life we live! We are currently living in Idaho Falls, ID, but are on our sixth move in our twenty months of being married. Everyone laughs in amazement when we tell them, but I wouldn't have it any other way! (Besides the packing and unpacking. We are getting pretty good at it though!!) Tyler is a full time cinematographer and for the past couple months has been moving away from wedding videos and is jumping into the hunting scene (filming hunts, product videos and company marketing). We are so excited to be in Idaho and for the great connections he is making. Who knows where we will be next year, but we can’t wait to see!

I hope that you all follow along with my photography and that these blogs can be a source of entertainment and appreciation for memories captured! Thanks!!