photography for the romantics + adventurers
On a mission to embody hearts + souls in photographs.
If the images that speak to you are real and raw; if you crave photographs with movement and emotion that make you remember who you were in that split second, then I am your photographer.
This is the soul of my photography love affair - and your story is the heart.
Let's tell it.
Inspired by Kitty O'meara when she said:
"And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.
And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.
And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed."
In my work, as in my life, I have always been inspired most by the moments and details that often go overlooked, lost in the hustle of our everyday.
Since our world has paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I've felt a rush of unexpected emotions: relief, relaxation, joy and calm. These are the last things I thought I'd be feeling but I've realized it is because I've been waiting so long to cancel everything and have an excuse to savour the truly important, meaningful tiny moments that build a life.
THESE are the moments. THESE are the days.
THIS is what my soul has been missing.
I hope you've found what you were missing too.
We may be isolated physically from our friends, family and communities but we will always be connected in the most human ways and through the most human experiences.
Join us. Connect. Laugh.
We are all in this together.
You can participate in The I-soul-ation Project
by using the hashtag #projectisoulation and tagging @wrenstudios.inc
DAILY THEMES WILL BE POSTED WEEKLY.
My biggest and most heartfelt thanks to all of the selfless humans working around the clock + risking their health to serve the people in our communities; cashiers, gas station attendants, grocery store employees, nurses, doctors, pharmacists.. you are keeping us going. Thank you for continuing to show up for us, every day.
"Courtney, you are an AMAZING photographer. I recommend you to EVERYONE! I adore everything about the work you do. I'm all about capturing the moments we never forget but seldom get to see again, and somehow you always do. I can feel the emotion in every picture you take. Everyone who books you is a luckier person for it.
Thank you for always capturing the MOST beautiful memories for us... seriously... you are so unbelievably talented."
Janine D. | Fort Saskatchewan, AB