I'm Courtney! I own and run Expedition Joy, based in my hometown Genoa, IL! I would love to serve you on your wedding day, or capture memories for you to keep forever, in your hometown, or your destination wedding! Here you can find the services I offer at Expedition Joy: Wedding Photography, Day-Of Wedding Coordinating and Portrait Photography! Whichever service you are looking for, I'm the girl who is behind the camera, or there to assist you on your big day. So when you send an email for more information, schedule a meeting to talk about your wedding, of hire Expedition Joy to capture your family pictures, you know exactly who you're working with. You have a face to the name, someone you can trust, consistency in communication and what product I deliver, and most of all you know that I am putting my absolute best into serving you, because it's my business. 

   Take a look around! Head over to the Services page to find out about what I offer, view my work, find my pricing! If you like what you see, you can go to the Learn More page to get more information by filling out the contact form, and I'll email you back so we can set up a time to meet up and talk about your wedding, or schedule a photo session! If you want to read more about me, and learn about the meaning behind why I chose the name Expedition Joy, click on the Meet Courtney tab! This is also a place for you to find more resources! You can go to the Blog to look through more pretty pictures and stories of my clients, find tips and tricks for your upcoming wedding or photoshoot, find my top vendor recommendations, and read reviews from my amazing past clients! There's also a Facebook page for the most current pictures, reviews and information about me! Find Expedition Joy on Facebook and Instagram! I would love to connect and meet you!!
                                                               Hope to talk soon!


Welcome to expedition joy!

 I'm so glad you're here!

"Courtney honestly felt like family by the end of the night."  - melanie & chris


Kevin & Samantha, December 2018

   "I would hire her again and again. She was outgoing, relaxed, and handled everything professionally and gracefully! I had so many questions and concerns about wedding ceremonies and details and she...made me feel relaxed and comfortable with the whole day. Thank you for everything!" 
Photo: Kristin Cloyd Photography

Chris & Melanie, October 2018

   "We feel so lucky to have found Courtney!  she was instantly likable, personable, intuitive, and just fun to be around. she was a blessing to have from the beginning of the day to the end of the night. she helped streamline communication and picked up on little details to make getting ready go smoothly. She also facilitated  communication between vendors. Courtney honestly felt like family by the end of the night. Strongly recommend hiring her to help you out with your big day!"
Photo: THara Photo

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client testimonials

Doug & Delinda, november 2018

   "I’m SO excited to tell everyone about our experience with Courtney!!! She ceased to amaze me when she captured so many and then some.  She made us feel incredibly comfortable and I felt as if I was working with her for years. She has a natural way of making it all flow to grab the best shots. I've received so many compliments on the photos and have been asked for her referral. WE look forward to working with her again!"
Photo: Expedition Joy

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