Choosing a wedding photographer is so much more than hiring someone to take portraits. Courtney Dohse Photography is a Quad-Cities based photographer that provides an unmatched client experience from start to finish. I will walk you through everything from the beginnings of planning to the day you say "I Do!" My couples are more than clients, they are friends, and often they come back to me time and time again as their families grow.
     I want to be the one you can't wait to text when you find "The Dress". The one who will happy-dance with you when the sun spills perfect golden light during portraits. The friend that you know has got your back, 100%, anytime, anywhere. That's me. Let's get you married, girl. 


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I've got a love for pretty, classic and timeless things. I love chasing dreamy light and documenting human connection. 

I have a Bachelor's degree in nursing, and worked in the nursing field for almost ten years. It taught me patience, persistence and dedication. But most of all it taught me love. I believe that every person has inherent value gifted by our Creator, and that the legacy you leave on this Earth matters.

I picked up my camera for the first time in 2015 after my daughter was born. I was that mom---you know the one. I wanted pictures of every milestone, and every detail from the tiny dimples in her knuckles to the baby thigh rolls. After watching thousands of videos, taking mentorships, online classes and practicing my art at every available opportunity, CDP was born. 

It has always been about storytelling for me. Freezing moments in time. Documenting relationships. 

Sometimes, I have to pinch myself. Yes, I do this full-time, for a living. But, I don't think I have ever once referred to it as "work." Whoever said "Do what you love, and you'll never work a day in your life." Well, I totally understand!

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