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Welcome to Kansas City's Unapologetically Different Photographer. 

just who the hell do we think we are?

Hey, I'm Court!


I'm a firm believer I am not for everyone. I can be loud, goofy, and borderline ridiculous. I say what I think and mean what I say. I am too much for many. That's okay, they can go find less.

Getting to know our clients and your unique stories is my favorite part of the job. When it comes to my work I'm a fan of the funky and fun. I love trying new things in composition and technique.​

We want to work with people that have cool personalities, products, companies, and are just badass to be around. My goal is to create a voice and tone that match your style - be it personal for weddings, portraits or brand continuity for products and commercial work.


I make sure to run this business in the same way I live my life: No bullshit, no unnecessary fluff with a lot of heart, talent and love for what I do. With that, this team and I create imagery that tells stories and spotlights the important stuff while maintaining an easy-going but consistent and professional photography firm.


Fun, random facts: I love cactus. I have enough tattoos that I can't remember how many I have. I have two sons and an amazing fiancé that all race motocross and BMX, and we love that lifestyle. Micah and I are getting married in spring of 2024 - which means I'm doing this planning thing alongside our client couples, too.


Other business and such: My sister company, MotoMom Media focuses on racing stories and imagery and can be found at, and I started White Line Sports Talent Management in 2023 to help with public relations and broker endorsements for my son's racing career. I co-own 2A Marketing in Belton, MO with my business partner.

This company is LGBTQ+, Cannabis, All Backgrounds, Cool People Everything friendly. Basically, as long as you're not an ass hat, we're happy to work with you.

If you want to work with us, too - click the contact link. Let's have some freakin' fun. 


✨⚡️The Unapologetically Different Photographer⚡️✨

Courtney Crutcher-staton

Step into the world of Stag & Bird Photography by Courtney Staton, LLC, an award-winning photography venture. Voted the best engagement photographer, best wedding photographer, and the best photography business in Kansas City in 2023, Courtney's expertise goes beyond capturing images; it's about immortalizing emotions and telling stories. With a diverse skill set and a commitment to excellence, Stag & Bird Photography creates captivating and unforgettable visuals, ensuring each moment is as unique as the accolades it has received.

Stag & Bird Photography by Courtney Staton, LLC

Courtney Crutcher-Staton

Stag & Bird Photography

Belton, Mo & Kansas City, Mo

best of kc award best wedding photographer
wed kc photographer of the year.
pitch best of kc best wedding photographer

Meet The Team

Courtney Crutcher-staton photographer


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Owner, Principal Photographer

Lauren richter associate


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Associate Photographer

kyra reinhardt photography


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Associate Photographer

engagement picture overlook Kansas City


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Assistant Photographer

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Associate Photographer

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Chandlar Jo

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Hair & Makeup Artist, Energy Healer

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Production, Event Coordinator 

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Photographer's Assistant, BTS Guy

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