Hi, I'm Emily.
I’m glad you found me.
In my heart of hearts, I believe that your photographer should not be just another vendor, someone to provide a cold service and neat product in a pretty engraved wooden box. You’re not here for that. I want to know you, to grow a relationship, and to connect with a mutual trust. I have one of your most precious days, and you have my heart in giving it to me.
I’m not one for waiting in the wings for a perfect moment or pose. Life happens in between, and the details are the glue that holds your life together. I look for hands, eyes, wait for breath. These moments are what make you feel a rush as you look over your gallery for the first time, the day behind you but your heart remembering how it felt.
Every single client I’ve had says I put them at ease and made it so easy to get gorgeous photos while having a great time. I have a no-BS policy. I care about you, will get to know you and make it so easy to be in front of my camera. That’s a promise.
The photos will do it justice.
What I stand for. As it applies to you.
Your wedding is not a styled bridal shoot. It’s full of beautiful possibilities and rich in story, and needs not be manipulated or overly posed. Trend is temporary, but your life is real and it’s forever. It’s more important to me that your photos tell the story than make the magazine.
The magic of life is that we share it with others. Your wedding will be a swirl of love and joy and you’ll see it in your photos. My approach isn’t formal. My heart is in making photos that capture that connection so you can hold it forever. I want you to look back and see honest moments; to be able to seize and capture and replay the feeling you had as your beloved friends and family poured love over you.
How do you take your human experience and possibly squeeze it into a series of photos? Composition, colors, editing — it’s all a whirling series of decisions I make to make damn sure you FEEL your photos. Your photos will be beautiful, and they’ll be deeply meaningful to you, too. I don’t copy Pinterest inspo boards to create trendy pictures, I take what’s real, in front of me, and make it beautiful. It’s your story, not Pinterest’s.
Here’s the thing: the best photo locations might not be on the peak of a mountaintop in a National Park that we climbed for 10 hours to reach to nab that crazy photo. I love to see you with your loved ones, in a gathering big or small.
“Epic” for me means real. And creating amazing photos without reaching the ends of the earth. You can have beautiful photos anywhere. Like the edge of a parking lot. I keep my eyes peeled for these small corners of beauty and keep you two engaged with each other. I’ll take care of the photo magic — you just take care of each other.
Some fun facts:
I studied Art and English in college. Stories can be told with or without words, and I’m here for making the kind without.
I love Star Trek. The Next Generation is my favorite; I have a bit of a crush on Patrick Stewart. I’m way not a cool kid.
I became a mom last year and my heart grew twice in size. I see the world with a new softness. I will cry at your wedding.
My favorite thing to do is to head out for a drive with good music and explore somewhere I've never been before. Bonus points if there's a quaint little town involved.
My husband and I have been together for 13 years. We met because he was my guitar teacher. I stopped playing but never stopped loving.
I believe in the lasting magic of interpreting truth into imagery, and that the yearning for visual storytelling is deeply human.