about

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.

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What I stand for. As it applies to you.

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Truth

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.

Connection

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.

Art

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.


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A SECRET

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.

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a few kind words

Emily is AMAZING! I’ve been lucky enough to work with Emily twice now, and both times her photographs have completely blown me away. Emily has a way of putting you at ease in front of her lens. She’s fun and easygoing, yet incredibly professional and knows how to give you feedback to add movement to the photos she captures. If you’re looking for someone to capture all the special, honest emotions of your big day, or someone who can capture the warmth you feel with your family or partner in your home, Emily is the girl for you. The photos Emily has taken for us are snapshots of our life that we’ll cherish forever, and we can’t wait to work with Emily in the future!
— Keegan T.
I admired Emily’s photos on Instagram so when I saw her on Wedding Wire I jumped at the chance to have her as our wedding photographer next summer. She’s quick to respond and ready to answer any questions you have. We couldn’t be happier with our engagement pictures and there are a ton! She completely exceeded my expectations. She captured us perfectly! My fiance and I were so nervous but Emily made it so easy. She’s really down to earth and we literally laughed the entire session! I can’t wait for her to capture our wedding day. I would recommend Emily to anyone!
— Taylor A.
Emily’s pictures are amazing - she captured so many fun and special moments on our wedding day that are so great to look back at, especially since it’s such a busy day and it goes by so fast. She is awesome to work with - her calm presence was very much appreciated on a hectic day. She is also very detail oriented and gives great advice about what will look good in pictures.
— Erin H.
Emily is an incredibly down-to-earth photographer and made our photo shoot feel natural and effortless. It’s clear she is passionate about her work.
— Adrianna S.
 
I’m so glad I have these photographs to look back on and cherish as Emily captured these intimate moments so beautifully. Her style is exactly what I like in photos: natural, relaxed and great quality.
— Lyndsey B.
First, and most important, our pictures turned out fantastic.

Working with Emily was amazing. She is passionate about what she does, and it shows in her photos. My (now wife) and I loved our time with Emily. She is lively and energetic and fosters an environment where it’s easy to let your natural self shine for her to capture.
— Devin M.
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