Life is a fairytale | Specialization as a photographer

i couldn’t be more thrilled to be announcing my specialization in my photography career on Monday, January 28th, 2013 along with the release of my new website and re-brand. this has been a process 10 months in the making, starting with an intensive business coaching program with jeff jochum and finishing with the amazing experience of working with website designer julie story on a custom website that portrays me and what i stand for. specializing in this type of industry does not limit you. it develops you and fulfills you. it is simply finding out what you love, why you love it and discovering the things that make you jump out of bed in the morning. yes, photography is one of those things. i love photography and photos and the feeling i get when i pick up my camera, but so does every other photographer out there. what my specialization will do, is establish me. what makes me different. why do i love photography? the answer is bigger than “because i love photos, or because I love love”. it goes deep into who i am and what i believe.  specializing it is not defining, but continuously growing. with direction. and with focus.

i love happily ever afters. i love optimism and glitter and laughing until it hurts. i have a strange need to put hotsauce on everything i eat and can’t seem to make myself drink a full glass of wine however hard i try. i love opportunity and taking risks, believing. i live for the unplanned moments, surprises and my own little fairytale. i believe things are what you make them. sure not everything is amazing and perfect, but there is something perfect and amazing in everything. i make the choice to see those things. not to dwell but to celebrate. to love the unplanned and to go with it. to celebrate fortunes and to recognize not only my own accomplishments and opportunities but to also celebrate these things for others around me. too many times do we down-play amazing opportunities, let enchanted moments pass by without experiencing them fully and hide fortune for fear of judgment. i want to change that. i want people to see they are so fortunate, and that that is amazing. to recognize their incredible beauty and talent and gifts. to take risks to accomplish their dreams, because they can do it. YOU CAN DO IT. i want to inspire people to be brave. to believe that life is a fairytale. to choose to live happily ever after.

with that, be sure to join us monday for the official Meg Courtney Launch Party!! There will be so many amazing give-aways EVERY HOUR from 2-8pm PST, so check back here for details on how to enter for these amazing prizes and join us with some champagne toasts and no shortage of GLITTER on the 28th!! 😉 {as a little sneak peak, just SOME of the fabulous sponsors for the launch party event include PASSPreimere, Breezy Styles, Red’s Rentals and some of my favorite Etsy shops!! its going to be amazing, so don’t miss it and it would make my day if you guys could help me in spreading the word!} xox

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Ashley G -

Awesome! Something to look forward to on a Monday 😉

Brianne Lutz -

I love how optimistic and positive you are in life Meg! Having you in my life makes it a lot more magical and happy, and someone who shares my love of glitter, friends, and the inability to finish wine is really just my soulmate.. don’t tell Andy! 😉

Whitney Lane Arnett -

Awesome idea to have a launch party meg 🙂

Meg Courtney -

<3 love you friend!

Meg Courtney -

thanks whit!!

Tiffany Callaghan -

You inspire me to be brave, Meg Courtney!
SO excited for Jan 28th! The MEG COURTNEY LAUNCH PARTY! DOn’t MISS IT!

Meg Courtney -

EEEK CAN”T WAIT!! and you inspire me too my friend!!

Joelynn Biever -

This is exciting! Yaaaaay, I am SUPER excited for you for Monday! 😀 You just make me love you more and more every-time with all your inspiring ways about you and your amazing dreams. You’re are the most incredible person to look up to! <3

Meg Courtney -

aw jo you are so sweet 🙂 Thank you so much for your support!

LeeAnna Carson -

Sharing your story 🙂

Dan -

I am soooo excited for you! Can’t wait to see what it’s all about!

Meg Courtney -

So sweet of you LeeAnna! Thank you so much for your support!! <3

Ashley Willan -

Seeing you start from square one to where you are today, I can truly say you have followed your dream! And been totally successful.. And much more success to come! So proud of you BFF!!

Meg Courtney -


Julie Coppin -

Go Meg Go! Xo

Becky Wong -

Ooooh pretty photos!

Jeff Jochum -

Wow! You are a shining example of the power of specialism in our biz… And what you’ve created for yourself and your client-friends is a-maz-ing!!! Congrats to you and Julie Story… Totally nailed it. 🙂

Alyssa Turner -

I love what I see so far! Can’t wait for the official launch! You are such am inspiration!!!

Julie Coppin -

Yup! She’s got a lovely gift:)

Meg Courtney -

<3 Thank you Julie!! You are so sweet, I appreciate you friend!! xo

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