When Cortney Pettit was in the college, she was asked to do some bridal shows and model some wedding dresses.. She really didn't think much of it at that time, until she won a free photography session with one of the booths at the bridal show. Cortney absolutely loved the shoot and the photographer said she did a great job.
A few years later, Cortney’s boyfriend at the time, decided to surprise her with a photo shoot with Monroe Bush of AniMotion Photography. After the shoot Monroe said, that she should really think about doing this.
A year after, Cortney had a bit of an epiphany and realized life was too short not to chase her dreams. Modeling was something she loved doing, but kept putting it off because she needed to provide financially and live the normal life everyone feels they need to live..graduate college, find your career, get married..etc.
Then Cortney decided to reach out to Monroe and set up a shoot to see, if this was something, she could really do. Monroe was so impressed with the shoot, that he asked her to shoot again. At that point Cortney knew, she needed to branch out. So she made a model mayhem account and put some of her photos out and immediately was approached by several photographers to do shoots. She realized, that she wanted to eventually get to an agency, so she needed to get a portfolio together and gain some experience. Cortney started booking shoots about every weekend and kept networking. She truly treat modeling as a job and work everyday to get better. She’s doing research on poses, ideas for shoots, photographers, etc.
Cortney’s goal is still to get with an agency and continue to shoot and network in order to become better. So if you’re an agency and like to manage her, don’t hesitate to contact Cortney.