H E L L O   D A R L I N G!

I'm Kortney Richardson, a traveling wedding + elopement + couples photographer who is based out of the Quad City area (Iowa/Illinois). I'm a lover of raw moments, golden light, pine trees, snow, and adventurous love. Capturing authentic, genuine love is my passion & what I thrive on. I laugh at EVERYTHING so if you’re always laughing & can’t control it — we’re probably gonna be best best friends.

Getting a little dirty or wet or covered in grass doesn't bother me one bit, so if you're the same way & up for jumping a fence, eloping in another country, embracing windblown hair in your face, or not caring that your dress got muddy -- we're probably a perfect match and you should hit that contact button.

I'm 28 years old and married to a just-as-goofy & supportive husband who you'll more than likely see with a camera in his hands as well. He is notorious for becoming immediate best friends with either the groom or the father of the bride/groom…it never fails. We have two pups, Kobe + Eva, so if you have dogs, don’t even bother asking — HELL YES they can be in the photos! Oh, & just a warning, I cuss. I can control it, especially with my families, I don’t want to be the reason your 3 year old repeats “shit.” But if you’re a couple & you’re laid back, we’ll probably end up laughing together about relatable things & cussing a little bit.

I could live off of Hungry Hobo, I wear black 99% of the time, I watch Friends every single day (not exaggerating & wouldn’t be mad if you surprised me with a “tip” in the form of something that has to do with that show, cough), & I’m also obsessed with The Office, Grey’s Anatomy, Golden Girls, Riverdale, & This Is Us (that damn show makes me cry every episode). I have a huge sweet tooth (Sweet Tarts, Sprees, Laffy Taffy/Air Heads, Twix/Kit Kats), & although I'm a photographer myself, I *love* to get in front of the camera as well.

I am so lucky to be able to do what I love, being able to capture the most unforgettable moments of your life is truly a blessing, I would be so freaking pumped to be a part of your wedding day or hang out with you & your boo or your family — so if you connect with me after reading this & like what you see on my website — let's create some amazing, fan-friggin-tastic, beautiful memories <3