The Winning Image of the 2018 Hot 100 contest

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The winning image of the 2018 Hot 100 contest


Are you ready to see which image was hand-picked out of the 8000+ of images submitted by senior portrait photographers all over the country by some of the top senior photographers, naming me one of the top 100 senior portrait photographers in the entire United States?!


the winning image


Here is the winning image! This image was one of the winners in the SOOC (straight out of camera) category. This means I got everything right in camera instead of doing everything afterwards with editing software, and that is what I strive to provide with every woman who steps in front of my camera. I’m not about editing out your flaws or imperfections. I’m about celebrating them, showing you how beautiful you are, and giving you the confidence to know that your images don’t need any type of editing to be absolutely beautiful!


I’m still in shock

Seriously, I still cannot believe that I, this small town little photographer in State College, Pennsylvania am now considered one of the best senior portrait photographers in the entire USA. It is absolutely mind blowing, and I am so incredibly honored and thankful!

xoxo, Courtney Jo


about the blogger

Hey babe, I’m Courtney Jo! I’m an award-winning, nationally recognized senior photographer based out of State College, PA who photographs women of all ages to empower them to feel confident in their own skin. I was named one of the country’s top 100 senior photographers in 2018 by Senior Style Guide and I’m bringing that experience to women of all ages now! I also empower my fellow girl bosses to create the businesses and lives they dream of through coaching and content creation! Oh, and I sling some amazing shampoo on the side that has changed my confidence and my life!


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I’m Courtney Jo! A portrait photographer, girlboss coach, and shampoo slinger, with a goal to empower women of all ages to feel confident in who they are through modern day photography.
xoxo, Courtney Jo

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