Nonprofit Event Photography

My work helps nonprofits connect with their communities through meaningful and authentic photography.

I photograph community building activities, educational programming, discussion forums and speaking events, fundraising events, celebrations, award presentations, conferences, behind-the-scenes documentation, and a variety of other special events.

Cooking class with the Peterson Garden Project - Nonprofit Event Photography by Michael Courier Photography

Cooking class with the Peterson Garden Project.

Cooking class with the Peterson Garden Project - Nonprofit Event Photography by Michael Courier Photography

Cooking class with the Peterson Garden Project.

Building garden beds with the Peterson Garden Project - Nonprofit Event Photography by Michael Courier Photography

Volunteers building garden beds with the Peterson Garden Project.

Paola Aguirre presents her work to students with the Chicago Architecture Foundation - Nonprofit Event Photography by Michael Courier Photography

Paola Aguirre presents her work to students with the Chicago Architecture Foundation.

Students tour the birthplace of gospel music - Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church - with the Chicago Architecture Foundation - Nonprofit Event Photography by Michael Courier Photography

Students tour the birthplace of gospel music — Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church — with the Chicago Architecture Foundation.

Behind-the-scenes tour with the Chicago Architecture Foundation - Nonprofit Event Photography by Michael Courier Photography

Behind-the-scenes tour with the Chicago Architecture Foundation.

US Women's national soccer team player Christen Press with Good Sports - Nonprofit Event Photography by Michael Courier Photography

US Women’s national soccer team player Christen Press with Good Sports.

US Women's national soccer team player Christen Press with Good Sports - Nonprofit Event Photography by Michael Courier Photography

US Women’s national soccer team player Christen Press with Good Sports.

50th Anniversary Celebration for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago - Nonprofit Event Photography by Michael Courier Photography

Cheryl Lynn Bruce leads a gallery discussion during the 50th Anniversary Celebration for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

Art by Snapchat by Brendan Fernandes - a dance performance directed through Snapchat during the 50th Anniversary Celebration for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago - Nonprofit Event Photography by Michael Courier Photography

Art by Snapchat by Brendan Fernandes — a dance performance directed through Snapchat during the 50th Anniversary Celebration for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

Art-inspired cakes on display by Emily Nejad for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago - Nonprofit Event Photography by Michael Courier Photography

Art-inspired cakes on display by Emily Nejad for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

Awareness walk with the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network - Nonprofit Event Photography by Michael Courier Photography

Awareness walk with the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network.

Awareness walk with the Lupus Society of Illinois - Nonprofit Event Photography by Michael Courier Photography

Awareness walk with the Lupus Society of Illinois.

Awareness walk with the Lupus Society of Illinois - Nonprofit Event Photography by Michael Courier Photography

Awareness walk with the Lupus Society of Illinois.

Awareness walk with the Lupus Society of Illinois - Nonprofit Event Photography by Michael Courier Photography

Awareness walk with the Lupus Society of Illinois.

Presenter during the One Million Degree graduation ceremony - Nonprofit Event Photography by Michael Courier Photography

Presenter during the One Million Degree graduation ceremony.

Graduates of the One Million Degrees program - Nonprofit Event Photography by Michael Courier Photography

Graduates of the One Million Degrees program.

Nina Davuluri visiting the Beyond Bollywood traveling exhibit at The Field Museum in Chicago - Nonprofit Event Photography by Michael Courier Photography

Nina Davuluri visiting the Beyond Bollywood traveling exhibit at The Field Museum in Chicago.

Ride for Aids Chicago 2017 with the Testing Positive Awareness Network - Nonprofit Event Photography by Michael Courier Photography

Ride for Aids Chicago 2017 with the Testing Positive Awareness Network.

Ride for Aids Chicago 2017 with the Testing Positive Awareness Network - Nonprofit Event Photography by Michael Courier Photography

Ride for Aids Chicago 2017 with the Testing Positive Awareness Network.

Ride for Aids Chicago 2017 with the Testing Positive Awareness Network - Nonprofit Event Photography by Michael Courier Photography

Ride for Aids Chicago 2017 with the Testing Positive Awareness Network.

“[Michael] was professional and went the extra mile to make sure we had the images we needed. We received beautiful, high-quality images that really captured the feel of the event!” — Marissa

If you or your organization is looking for an event photographer, I’d love to help!

Learn more about my experiences or you can contact me today.