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Five Questions for Courtney Collingsworth Metz
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You have probably seen and heard the lovely Courtney Collingsworth Metz performing with the Collingsworth Family, but did you know she's also a professional photographer? Homecoming recently got to know Courtney a little bit better when she answered these five questions for us.

HOMECOMING: When you are not touring, what are some of your favorite hobbies?

COURTNEY: I own a portrait photography business called Photos by Courtney (www.photosbycourtney.org). It's based out of my hometown, Cincinnati. It all started as just a hobby of taking photos of people I love, and it kind of went from there. Now, I shoot sessions with lots of families I have never met, and I also shot several weddings this summer (when I had a few weekends off!) I love trying to capture the love between a happy couple or family.

HOMECOMING: What was one of the biggest highlights of 2012 for you?

COURTNEY:There are so many to choose from, but one of my favorites is getting to travel out to California, Washington and British Columbia for my first time in April, 2012. We did a western tour with the whole family. Both my husband and my sister's husband were able to go as well, and we have already been asked to come back again in 2013!

HOMECOMING:
Is there a movie that you enjoy seeing over and over again? What is it, and why do you love it?

COURTNEY: I'm not much of a movie person, but there is one movie series that I LOVE... The Anne of Green Gables series is my favorite. I think the reason I love it so much is because Anne is very "expressive" and kind of reminds me of myself at times...ha! I can sit there and watch these movies and still laugh just as hard as I did when I watched them the first time.

HOMECOMING: What is your favorite "guilty pleasure" snack food?

COURTNEY: I would have to say ice cream on that one. When we are on the road and make a stop at a gas station or fast food restaurant, I'm almost always the first one to ask Dad to grab me some ice cream!

HOMECOMING: If you could travel back in time and give advice to yourself as a 10-year-old, what would it be?

COURTNEY: "Listen to everything your parents say — they know what they're talking about!" :)

Here's Courtney with her siblings Brooklyn, Phillip Jr. and Olivia, singing "I Found It All." (Proud parents Phil and Kim sat this one out!)



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