I have been photojournalist at the Columbus Dispatch since 2008, before that I was studying photojournalism and multimedia at Western Kentucky University.

I was born and raised in Southern California but since I was 18 photography has taken me to many places, including a six-month experience in Quito, Ecuador, which solidified my Spanish skills. I was also an intern at The Burlington (Iowa) Hawk Eye, The Birmingham News and The Los Angeles Times.

I fell in love with watching and documenting people and although my tools have  changed, the idea of story telling has not.  Whether I'm photographing a wedding, a corporate event or a long term story, video, audio and stills play an important part in a final product that conveys a concise story or message.

When I don't have a camera in my hands I can usually be found in the garden with my fiancé, our dog and two cats.Thank you for your interest. Please don't hesitate to contact me.

Courtney Hergesheimer
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