I was raised in the suburbs of Missouri before migrating West by way of; New Hampshire, Washington, D.C., Jackson, WY, then San Francisco ,CA where I spent several years working as a Corporate Recruiter during the .com craze. I eventually fired myself and moved to Truckee, California in 2001 where I re-discovered photography, landed a job as the staff photographer for the local newspaper and as they say, the rest is history!
My camera has taken me on assignments from Antarctica, Svalbard, Alaska, South America, Europe, Asia and across the United States. My work has been published in national publications which include; National Geographic Adventure, Powder, Ski, Skiing, Freeskier, Parade Magazine, ForbesLife, Mountain Time, Spirit Magazine, Southwest Art, The New York Post, Esquire, UK and virtually all of the regional publications in the Lake Tahoe and surrounding areas.
Clients include, Warren Miller Entertainment, L.L. Bean, Canine Hardware, Cleveland Clinic, Stio Clothing, Points North Heli-Adventures, Astro Gaming, Cebridge Communications, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, Panoptyx, Plumpjack, Zeal, Kombi, Helly Hansen and more.
Recently I had the honor to be voted "Best Photographer" by the community of Truckee/Tahoe in the annual ‘Best Of’ by the Sierra Sun newspaper.
I'm constantly trying to push, grow, learn and create new images that show true energy and emotion in a unique way.
In addition to my creative work, I also own and operate an event photography business which offers event photography services stretching from the greater Reno/Tahoe area to the San Francisco Bay Area including the South Bay and Wine Country-and anywhere else an airplane, train, car, boat or motorcycle can take me. Contact me by phone, 530.448.1029 or via email court(@)courtlevephoto.com
All images ©Court Leve 2019