Cortney Foster, Montana Photographer

Lifestyle & Motherhood

Whitefish, Montana Birth Photographer

about the artist


Hello! I'm Cortney.

I photograph life. 

I capture motherhood. I capture fatherhood.

I am a momma of 3 wonderful children and I am blessed with a very loving husband who works very hard to support his family. Without him, my business would be just a hobby. A Montana Native, I was born in Glacier County, raised in Flathead County and continue to call Kalispell, Montana my home today. I am an aspiring Birth & Postpartum Doula and I hope by the end of this decade I will be licensed and offering my services to women of the Flathead Valley. I am a proud member of the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers and have my listing on their website. I also contribute to the Public Breastfeeding Awareness Project founded by the amazing and inspiring Leilani Rogers, Photographer!


Back in 2012, back before I had a high quality camera, back when all I had was  really big dream and an obsession with Birth Without Fear. Yes, the Facebook Page. I loved it. It was amazing. It was everything my first birth wasn't. I didn't have a horrible birth but it was far from empowering or joyful. Birth. Birth was my calling, I just hadn't known it yet. A childhood friend contacted me about photographing her birth of her first child. I was floored. I wasn't a photographer. I was a girl with a little point & shoot and a super big dream that I never thought feasible. I told her if I could find a way to upgrade my camera, I would most definitely be interested in capturing this moment for her. And I did. In February of 2013 I photographed my very first birth. It was everything I had NEVER dreamed birth could be. Love. It was pure love. It was love at first sight.  This was my destiny.


I decided to take the dive in 2014 and apply for a business license. I was officially Captured by Cortney, llc. So scary. So exciting. So everything I had ever dreamed of. I also decided to join the amazing Leilani Rogers, Photographer in her ever growing Public Breastfeeding Awareness Project. Who, by the way, has helped me be published in an article by Huffington Post! So amazing. My business is slowly growing and I'm loving it more and more each day. I'm still learning new things all the time and I love the wonderful families I have been blessed with. I want to Thank You for visiting my website. For having interest in my work. Thank you for supporting my love and my passion. My dream. Thank You from the deepest part of my heart!

"I am a photographer who loves to capture real moments. Moments of babies being born and families growing larger. The moments that happen at your home, on your street or in your yard. I would love to be there for you and capture these fleeting moments for you and your family!"

Contact me Today! Lets begin capturing these moments that will empower, uplift and bring joy to your heart for years to come! I'd LOVE for you to please take a moment to view my Favorite Images and read the wonderful Testimonials from my amazing clients!


© 2017 Cortney Foster, Montana Birth Photographer