am living the dream. Family is precious to me and I count myself lucky to have the privilege of creating memories for other families. 

Your SOUTHEAST MISSOURI FAMILY, child, maternity, & NEWBORN Photographer


Whether you're expecting your first child or preparing to watch your youngest graduate,  I'm here to make beautiful artwork of your family. I believe in beautifully simple, meaningful photos that celebrate your family, from the tiniest of details to the best interactions and everything in between.  

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y sessions are relaxed, fun, and designed to bring authenticity through genuine connection. I am here to help every step of the way from styling and session prep to final delivery and everything in between. Wherever you are in your journey of love and life,  I promise to create art out of the moments you spend together in front of my camera. 

My approach to making memories for your family

fun • timeless • authentic

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am a Jackson native who after fourteen years of living out of town and out of state, moved back in 2018 because of family. We planted our roots on the family farm and  I got busy rebuilding Knowlan Photography and creating a life for our children that looks very similar to my own childhood:  grandparents and cousins just around the corner and a friendly, familiar face everywhere you go.  Five years later, I am still loving every minute of the life we've made here and the passion I've been fortunate enough to turn into a career. I am proud to be a Southeast Missouri business owner. 

My Background in southeast missouri Photography


Family is the heart and soul of what I do. I picked up a camera for the first time after becoming a mom, family brought us "home," and family is the at the center of everything I shoot. Born and raised here, I know where to find those gem locations and I'm not afraid of trekking through a field of high grass or corn or wheat to get the perfect shot.  But more importantly, I know how to create beautiful memories for your family through photos that celebrate the incredible journey you are on. 

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Highly recommend Knowlan Photography! Courtney is amazing to work with! She helps you feel at ease in front of the camera and captures beautiful moments (even with an energetic toddler running around!). We are so happy with our photographs and will cherish them for years to come. We absolutely plan to work with her for future sessions.

Cape girardeau, mo

The Sindle family

Courtney is the best of the best! We did a package with newborn, 6 month and 1 year photos. We also did a diaper session and his 2 year pictures. In all these stages of my son's life Courtney has been our go to. She is so easy to work with-- she makes it fun even when your kid is crying or running around like a mad man- and somehow the pictures always come out great!

jackson, mo


Courtney is simply amazing! I am always so nervous about photos as I have a rowdy crew of boys. Courtney is quick and great with kids! Both sessions (family and newborn/family) with her have produced amazing phots that I will cherish forever! I also love that she gives guidance about wardrobe and other small details of the photo shoots! Highly recommend!

jackson, mo

The brinkman family

Absolutely love Courtney, and the work she does! She always makes it super comfortable, and offers help with posing, so you're not clueless on what to do! She really knows how to capture those sweet connection moments with your littles. Incredibly patient, and fun to work with! I also love how easy she makes it to receive your photos! Highly recommend her!

jackson, mo

The BORNEMAN family


beautifully relaxed • timeless • authentic

Memories made permanent through naturally posed, organically prompted photo sessions. 

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