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Hi, I’m Courtney Wahl (formally Turpyn)!

I got married in 2015, so I very much know how important that special day is!!! I also have years of experience photographing them too.
I have had a camera in my hand since I was little, always trying to document life. I started my photography journey on film learning in high school and college to develop my own.
Since digital photography started I’ve been in love with it. I can’t imagine doing what I do now with photography on film, though I do collect old film cameras, and still have my original cameras on my display.
I gained a passion for photographing people when I went back to photography school in 2009, and really haven’t looked back since! I strive to connect and bring out emotion in every photo session or wedding I have ever shot.
I love talking to YOU, my clients, and finding out more about you to make your photos special. By learning about your loves, your animals, or even your favorite foods, helps to build a connection. So if you think you can handle me, let’s chat! I love new friends and can’t wait to start helping you plan out whatever special event I can capture. 
That connection is what truly helps your images SHINE!

Fun Facts about me

– I’m a classically trained singer
– I have a huge art background
– I’m a total choc-o-holic
– I LOVE sushi
– I love my pets and of course my hubby
– I have a sweet little man who’s 4
– I grew up in upstate NY, but have lived in FL since 2006… I believe in flip-flops all year long!!!

My Gear List 

It’s always super important to know what your photographer has in their tool kit so I wanted to share mine with you. It’s especially important that they have backups because let’s be honest here, life happens!

Cameras:
Canon 5d Mark IV (main camera)
Canon 6d

Lenses:
Canon 24-70mm 2.8
Canon 70-200mm 2.8 IS
Canon 100mm Macro 2.8
Canon 15mm fisheye
 
Other gear:
Two Canon 580 EXii Flashes
Studio Strobes
Four Video lights
Gary Fong Diffuser
 
Light Stands:
Background Stands
Eneloop rechargeable batteries
 
Other Items: 
Tenba Rolling Suitcase
Jo Totes camera bag