Every image of a place or thing tells a story of human life. Barns, general stores, churches, covered bridges, mountains, streams, and wildlife are just a few of the subjects I photograph. I enjoy natural beauty and seek to understand the ideals, icons, and scenes of New England life. Around age 8, I was introduced to the work of Peacham, Vermont photographer Richard W. Brown. A book cover image of a snowy church with a Christmas tree in its window is eternally burned into my mind. This image is at the root of my love for nostalgia and New England. Experiencing the power of photography to inspire and shape lives launched my quest to create work that inspires and shapes the lives of others.
Courtney Cania photographs people, events, nature, and landscapes across New England. She launched her photography business in the fall of 2017, which evolved into a full-time career by the spring of 2021. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in graphic design, a Master of Science in information and communication technology, and worked for many years in communications and web development. She and her husband and daughter are long-time residents of the Upper Valley.