Hello! I am so glad you're here!

I am Courtney, the face behind the camera at Courtney Lee Photography!

I call Maumee, Ohio home. I live with my husband and our three kiddos, Cameron, Blakelee & Norah. We enjoy spending time as a family; We go to a lot of sporting events for Cameron, we love playing board games, reading and going on bike rides! Of course, I love photographing my children, they grow up so fast, I want to be able to remember all the little details through portraits I haven taken of them! They love seeing their pictures all over our walls!

A little over 4 years ago, I went to school for portrait of photography. I have always had a passion for the arts. When I was pregnant with my last child, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in photography. I made it a goal to learn everything I could about lighting, camera settings & running a successful small business. I love photographing newborns, children, seniors & families! People always ask me if I have a favorite to photograph and honestly, I love all for different reasons! I opened a studio in Uptown Maumee in 2019; The studio overlooks the Maumee/Perrysburg bridge and is so perfect for all my clients!

I hope to hear from you soon!

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My studio is in uptown Maumee, Ohio. I grew up in Maumee and LOVE the area. There are so many cool buildings and cute shops near my studio. We also have Side Cut park not too far! I love capturing children, couples, families & seniors. I love candid moments AS WELL as posed shots. I love meeting new people and watching children grow up through my camera. I love to create beautiful, unique sets for newborns and children.

I live in Maumee, Oh with my husband, Patrick & our three children, Cameron, Blakelee & Norah Jean. We also have a fur baby named Mulligan. When I am not taking pictures, you can find me curled up on the couch, most likely editing with Starbucks coffee, watching lifetime movies, going to my kids' sporting events or at Kroger (I am there at least 5 times a week) lol. We love spending time together, playing board games & going out to eat at our favorite small town restaurant. I love being a mom and that "job" will always come first in my life; it is by far the best accomplishment in my life. My husband has been my biggest supporter in my dream to own a studio. when all others said it wouldn't work, he was there cheering me on! I always have felt that I was born in the wrong era,; I am fascinated with the 1950's and love hearing stories from my grandmother, who grew up in Maumee, Ohio as well. She actually lived in an apartment with 8 of her siblings just one street over from my studio.

I want you to feel very comfortable with me, have an amazing experience & receive high quality images! I can't wait to meet & work with you for an amazing session!




Client Testimonials

"Ahhh! I can’t say enough how amazing Courtney is!!! Truly the best we’be ever had! Patient, passionate and willing to go the extra mile to make the pictures the very best. It’s not always easy capturing a family of 5, but she does it with so much ease!!! We truly adore her and will go to no other photographer than her!!!" -Tavia Foster

"absolutely fantastic!!! appreciate the top notch customer service!!!" -Hollie Hartle

"Highly recommend!! Courtney was so patient and wonderful with our son. She was also dedicated to getting the photos we wanted! We couldn’t ask for a better experience." -Jillian Parker

We’re a blended family. We’re “the girls” and “the boys”, but our pictures show “us” - Courtney captured our love for one another so perfectly and so comfortably. She was professional, fun and when I received the email with these photos I cried, like a baby. We will never go to anyone but her, ever. Unbelievable talent. -Lindsay Kay

"Courtney did a mini engagement session for my fiancé and me and she’s awesome!! She’s so sweet and takes stunning pictures! Highly recommend 😊" -Emily Adams

"Absolutely love Courtney’s work. We are expecting our first child which is a Rainbow Baby and she came up with some beautiful ideas plus let me use some of my own to incorporate a rainbow. Also, she posed us well and helped make us feel comfortable when we feel like we are not photogenic people. " -Ashleye Sanders

"Awesome! So sweet and goes above and beyond." -Alexa Heft

"Courtney is a real treasure. She’s taken our photos every 6 months since my daughter was born. She is so patient and easy to work with. I love how she sits back without pressuring or rushing us and lets my daughter warm up to things and just be her curious self. I’m always so excited to get our gallery and see the smiles and family photos, but I think my favorite is the unexpected little moments she captures along the way. A hug from my daughter when she was a little overwhelmed, a photo of us holding hands, or my father in law wrangling the dog and kid and they’re all giggling... this is why we use Courtney- To capture life’s little moments, and she does it beautifully " _Ashlee Radabaugh

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