Courtney Malone

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October 31, 2018

It’s that time of year, my friends! It’s no secret that I am totally and completely obsessed with the holidays. Between you and me, I’ve been drinking my coffee out of Christmas themed mugs and burning a pine scented candle since early September. I know, I know. I just can’t help myself! I’ll be hosting the […]

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November 20, 2017

It’s no secret that I am a huge lover of all things holiday and Christmas! If my husband would let me, I would have decorated our house weeks ago! To celebrate my favorite season of the year, I’m hosting a festive and fun morning of Christmas Jammie Mini Sessions! We’ll have cookies, Christmas music, and […]

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November 9, 2016

Gosh, I love this family. Not only have I been photographing them since the humble beginning of Courtney Malone Photography, but they are very dear friends, who have become more like family to us. 

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October 12, 2016

This past weekend was absolutely gorgeous. There is nothing better than those first few days of fall when the air is cool, the mornings are crisp, and the changing of the seasons is upon us. Fall is absolutely my favorite season, and I am just so glad it’s here.

I got to enjoy the amazing weather we had this past weekend out at the Furman Rose Garden with Laura Anne and her boys Lee and Will. We spent some time exploring the garden, then went to see the ducks down by the water! The dreamy light and colors in their photographs are a major reason why I love this time of year. Aren’t they gorgeous?

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September 19, 2016

I spent one of the last few Summer evenings of the year in downtown’s Falls Park with the Rickman’s last week, and we had so much fun exploring with Callie (4) and Ellie (2). These sisters are so darn sweet to each other, and were all about giving hugs and admiring the flowers together as we made our way through the park. 

While I am SO excited for Fall and all it brings (hello pumpkin everything, gorgeous light and leaves, and oh… the arrival of our baby!), it was so fun to get in one more session in the summer sunlight. Aren’t these guys gorgeous!? I think so too!

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September 14, 2016

This is the second year I’ve been able to document the Warfield family, and my goodness how sweet it has been to watch Emerson grow!! She was just a tiny little babe at our shoot last Fall, and I can vividly remember our mid-session Cheerio break at last year’s session. She was very happy to share with everyone! If last year’s session was the “Year of the Cheerio” this year was the “Year of the Swinging Between Mom and Dad.” So sweet!

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August 1, 2016

This sweet baby girl turned one this past weekend and we had so much fun celebrating. Blake was SUPPOSED to be a September baby, but made her debut 5 weeks early. She has had quite the year, and is thriving and growing right on track. I’ve had so much fun photographing her since day one! 

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June 13, 2016

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to photograph Keenan’s first birthday, and now just a few months later I was invited back into their home to document the first few days of the newest family addition, baby Henry, in all of his 5 day old goodness. Kasia and her family are moving out of […]

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March 7, 2016

Part of why we love Greenville (a huge part!) is the incredible community of friends we have here. These friends more often feel like family, and as time has gone by, we’ve had the pleasure of watching our friends grow their families and raise their children.  Blake and Brooklyn are the daughters of our dear […]

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January 7, 2016

Last week I posted a behind the scenes look at my last session of 2015 with sweet Anna, and today I am sharing some of my favorite images from our session. Anna’s mom and I go back to our freshman year of high-school some 14 years ago. We were both cheerleaders at Plant High School, […]

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December 10, 2015

This weekend I had the pleasure of photographing our dear friends with their beautiful grandchildren in Falls Park in downtown Greenville, SC. My husband has known the Kibler’s since his college days, and we have a lot of fond memories from their visits to Greenville.  The Kibler’s have FOUR granddaughters, the youngest of which are […]

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