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Courtney Malone



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Jett Turns One | Greenville, SC Traditional Children’s First Year Portrait

Happy First Birthday to Jett! He came in to celebrate his first birthday with a beautiful combination of my Heirloom Portrait Session and my Lifestyle Studio Milestone session. I love the formalness of the portraits mixed with the casual, playful nature of these family images.



Parks | Greenville SC First Birthday Portrait Milestone Session

Parks is ONE! We captured this special first year milestone with my Heirloom Portrait Session and Lifestyle Add-On. Fun fact, I built my studio with this EXACT offering in mind! I love being able to quickly transition from a more formal portrait with studio light, to a more relaxed lifestyle portrait in natural light. It’s quickly becoming one of my most popular offerings, and I think these precious images showcase why!



Channing | Greenville, SC Fine Art Portrait and Lifestyle Studio Session

Sweet Channing came in recently for her 2 year portrait, and we had the best time. Her family chose my favorite session combination of all time, which is my Heirloom Vignette Portrait sitting, paired with a lifesyle add-on that captures even more of those sweet personalities and the full heirloom outfit. Fun fact, we actually built my studio with this specific session offering in mind! It’s a unique session line up that creates the PERFECT set of image.

Upstate, SC Heirloom Vignette Portrait Photographer


Lanie | Upstate, SC Heirloom Vignette Portrait Photographer

No, this is NOT a baby doll – she’s an actual real life little baby! Sweet Lanie is pure sugar, and a new graduate of my first year collective! It’s been a joy to watch her grow.



Emelia | Flash for In Home Lifestyle Newborn Sessions

It’s no secret that flash has saved the day MANY times in my nearly 8 years as a professional photographer, but it REALLY saved the day for sweet Emelia’s session!

Greenville, SC Heirloom Black and White Portraits


Charlie | Greenville, SC Heirloom Black and White Portraits

Sweet Charlie! Man, did he make my job easy! He is so happy and expressive, and we got our session done in MINUTES! Look at these precious faces!

Greenville Spartanburg Upstate SC Black and White Heirloom Portrait Photographer


Hazel | Greenville, SC Heirloom Portrait Photographer

Some kiddos come in and its harder to get a serious face than a smile, and Hazel was one of them! She was so joyful, with such an infectious smile and laugh.

Greenville SC Natural Studio Newborn Photographer


Baby Rush | Greenville SC Natural Newborn Photographer

Ohh, how I love this beautiful family! They’ve truly been with me since the beginning of CMP before the biggest sweet sister arrived! I’ve photographed 3 beautiful babies for this family, and 2 of 3 heirloom portraits. Watching them welcome baby Rush into their lives has been such a blessing.

Greenville SC Children's Heirloom Portrait Photographer


Annabelle | Greenville SC Children’s Heirloom Portrait Photographer

Annabelle was so sweet for our session! She is the little sister of Mae, who came in a while back to have her first birthday portrait made! It’s always special to photograph siblings.

Greenville SC First Birthday Photo Session


Copeland | Greenville SC First Birthday Photographer

Copeland is ONE and officially a graduate of my First Year Collective membership! This membership captures the three most popular milestones of baby’s first year – newborn, around 6-8 months, and again at one year old!

Greenville SC Heirloom Portrait Photographer


EJ | Upstate SC Heirloom Portrait Photographer

I photographed EJ as a brand new baby, and now he is a big 2 year old! We had SO much fun during his portrait sitting. It’s always amazing to see a little one I photographed as a brand new baby a few years later. Watching families grow from behind my camera is one of the things I love most about my job as a photographer!

Greenville SC Personality Portraits


Charlotte & Ellie | Greenville, SC Black and White Personality Portraits

I’ve been photograhping these sweet sisters since they were itty bitty, and I can’t believe how big they’ve gotten!


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