Hey, I'm Kourtney!


My name is Kourtney Y. Perkins, born and raised in the second largest city in Michigan, Grand Rapids. I first started my photography journey in high school playing around with my point and shoot camera, taking photos of family and friends. After graduating high school, I then went to Grand Rapids Community College where I received my Associates degree in Arts with a focus in Photography. Continuing my journey after school and expanding my brand, I created KYP (keep/Kourtney Yvonne) Photography, which is my first, middle and last name initials, pronounced “keep”. My style is a combination of harmony, intricacy, glamour and naturalness. I aim to fulfill my client’s needs and capturing their kalopsia; beauty that is more than skin deep. My skills of editing, Photoshop, and retouching are intermediate; delivering quality photos to diminish any unwanted flaws – to meet the client’s expectations. While my passion is more geared towards portraits of individuals and groups in natural lighting, I also love to do candids, weddings, professional headshots and events. In addition to developing photos, I love to design custom announcements, save the date’s, and invitations. 

KYP (keep/Kourtney Yvonne) Photography’s mission is helping to create your vision!  We are dedicated to bringing out the best in you and creating a great experience to look back on for generations to come.

So go ahead and take a look at my portfolio and let’s start creating beautiful keepsakes together! I can’t wait to capture you through my lens!



“Kourtney was a delight to work with! We laughed, we vibed, and had an overall great time. She captured us as a couple to a T for our engagement photos! From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!”