Congratulations Senior Class of 2018

Senior 2018 Gavin

Senior 2018 Lauren

As Graduation Day quickly approaches, I wanted to congratulate the Class of 2018!  Graduating High School is a milestones that deserves celebrating. These memories will last a lifetime. Part of capturing those memories is a custom Senior Portrait Session.  Your Senior Year is unique to You, just like your senior portraits.  When you invest in a session with Courtney Mitchell Photography, you will not be going to the same location that all your friends are going to.  In fact, we will work together to make your session unique to your likes, hobbies, fashion sense and style. A Senior Session here, is a custom designed experience like no other in the area.

In fact, when Seniors 2019 book their sessions now, they receive a second creative session FREE.

With instagram, snapchat, twitter, and everyone who owns a camera being a “photographer” these days, our lives are constantly being digitally documented.  However, there are certain milestones in your life where you want a professional to do the job right and capture your best self. Courtney Mitchell is one of only two Certified Professional Photographers in Sherman. We have plenty of unique products for you to choose from.  Now located conveniently in Downtown Sherman at 217 South Travis, just off the square.


Welcome Home to Family Portraits at Courtney Mitchell Photography

Welcome home Nunn Family!  A New home means a New family portrait!  What a more perfect setting than your own home to take your family portraits.  At Courtney Mitchell Photography, your family portrait session is designed around your family.  So lets talk and decide where your family should take their portrait.  Let’s include something that is YOU.


How do I choose a Newborn Photographer in Sherman, Texas?

How do I choose a newborn photographer in Sherman, Texas?

Well, I am going to guess that you have done your research on everything having to do with your pregnancy and new bundle of joy from that oh so troublesome indigestion down to the latest and greatest carseat.  I know I did!  I researched everything from Pediatricians to breast pumps and burp cloths. But aside from all the things that you are putting on your registry, one thing parents need to research is the investment of newborn photography.

Photography is an investment that lasts a lifetime. More than a lifetime, generations.  And your newborn photographer is one of the very first people outside of your immediate family that will come in contact with your new baby. For these reasons, here are a few things to look for in a photographer.

Has he/she received special in-person training on photographing newborns from industry leaders? Ask how long your photographer has been in business.  And I mean in real business (paying taxes and insurance business).  Anyone can  watch a youtube video on newborn photography.  If you truly want the best, you want to find a photographer who has mentored in person with other newborn photographers and learned hands on the tricks of the trade and continues to further their education. Membership in Professional Photographers of America and  becoming a Certified Professional Photographer is the industry standard by which professional photographers can achieve and maintain a recognizable mark of excellence.

Is he/she up to date on the latest vaccines such as flu and TDAP? Newborn portraits are usually taken within 5-10 days after birth.  This is a crucial time for baby as they have no immune system.  Your Dr. has probably already had you and your family get your vaccines.  You need to make sure your photographer has too.

Has he/she received emergency infant CPR training? None of us want to think of the worst case scenario, but if it were to happen, has your photographer been trained?

Newborns require extra patience and gentle hands.  Is the photographer skilled in these areas and able to calm babies and gently transition them into position?

Does his/her portfolio match with the look you want? Does the photographer you are considering do the type of work you love?

What types of products do they offer? Don’t be shy about setting up a consultation with your photographer.  Most, will gladly meet with you to discuss your wants, needs and concerns.  This is also a great time to see what they offer as far as products.

What about price? And finally we arrive at what so often is the deciding factor for many people.  Having a baby is expensive.  But when you are researching newborn photographers, just remember that you are putting your child in someone’s hands. Please make sure that those hands are qualified and will able to meet your expectations. The photographs you end up with will last generations to come.

I would love to talk with you about your upcoming newborn portrait session and schedule a free consultation.  Contact Courtney Mitchell Photography here to set up an appointment and see if we are the right fit for your newborn photography needs.



Downtown Sherman, Tx Photography Studio

Did you know that Courtney Mitchell Photography is moving to Downtown Sherman, Texas?!  We are in the process of renovating 217 S Travis and will be opening this Fall!

Specializing in newborn, children, families and senior photography, Courtney has been in business for 8 years. She is one of only three Certified Professional Photographers in Texoma and has won several International Photographic Awards.

SHS Cheer

This summer I had the pleasure of being able to photograph the Sherman High School cheerleaders for their team and individual portraits and we had a blast!  These ladies and gentlemen have an amazing amount of talent and spirit! They are sure to keep fans on their feet and cheering for the Bearcats this fall!

We had so much fun doing this studio set up that I invited all the Senior Cheerleaders back for a second round.  This time dressed in their choice of clothing so they could express their own styles.  And this is when the real fun happened.  I decided to make this session more of a modeling shoot and they really got into it.  It’s great to see these leaders having fun with each other and starting their Senior year out with a bang!


Mr. C Turns ONE!


This has to be the happiest baby in Texoma!  His first Birthday Cake-Smash session was a huge successful mess!  I have had the pleasure of photographing mom since she was a senior in high school and love seeing Mr. C grow!  This portrait was so fun and messy that I even found cake in my own hair!  Thank goodness I have a huge sink in my studio for this guy to grab a bath before he went home.