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 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.
The photos will do it justice.
What I stand for. As it applies to you.
Your story is all your own. You’re alive right here, right now. When it’s all said and done, what counts the most? You’re enough, it’s enough, your day will. be. enough. I’m not a photoshopper, there will be no fake skies or airbrushed realities, and sometimes it’s actually best when things go a little off course. Life is imperfect.
You with your person. You with your family. You with your friends. You with me. The magic of life is that we share it with others. My heart is in making photos that capture that connection so you can hold it forever.
There is such beauty in our deeply human selves. We go on in our daily lives and busy ourselves, and scroll and pay bills and drive our cars and go to work, but there’s this beautiful reality that we are on a really similar path. Through my camera I see those deeply human moments and capture them with love.
Telling human stories is wildly interesting and always rewarding.
I have a background in art, and it informs my work. Composition, colors, editing — it’s all a whirling series of decisions I make to do more than just take a photo. I take beautiful photos. Of you.
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 12 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.