About Gypsy Sky founder, Austin editorial and portrait photographer, Courtney Rutherford. 

Meet Courtney Rutherford

Gypsy Sky Photo House is the creation of Austin editorial and portrait photographer, Courtney Rutherford. She specializes in styled portraits, particularly of children ages four to fourteen.

“I love using my camera to capture the movements that brings pictures to life.”

Courtney’s formative years were spent dancing, performing, creating and dreaming. Her degree is in both Art History and Dance Kinesiology, which taught her simultaneously about how the human body moves and how to compose artful images. But she didn’t stop there, earning a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and working in the education system for several years. This combined experience has aligned perfectly for her work as a artistic photographer of children and families.

“Working with children always brought joy to my day and silliness, a lot of silliness.”

Courtney has been finding inspiration behind the camera for over 10 years, first as an apprentice under a talented Miami photographer and now as the founder of Gypsy Sky. And as a mother herself, she knows the value of capturing life’s special moments. She considers herself incredibly lucky to be able to combine the things she loves most: art, composition, creativity, and children.