A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME…
••• Born and raised in a small town in Michigan, my thirst for adventure drove me to move across the country to relocate to Los Angeles and live with my father at age fifteen. I grew up in a very creative home, where art and innovation were valued highest above all else. Seeking a more exciting lifestyle than our small town provided, I was able to nurture my creativity and desire for personal growth by pursuing the arts. I studied Fine Art and Business Management at the University of California, Santa Cruz, with an emphasis in figure drawing and painting. After learning all the ins and outs of art history, composition and color theory, I was turned on to the medium of photography while traveling abroad in Lyon, France during my sophomore year at college. It was there I purchased my first camera and it was love at first sight! Initially only intending to photograph a music festival, then return the gear, I couldn’t help but become OBSESSED with the art of visual story-telling that the lens provided.
••• Building my way up from photographing live music and nightlife events to families, portraits and weddings, I have found such an immense passion for the art of photography. It has now been 5+ years since I started my photographic journey full time and I can confidently say that no other role I’ve worked in has been anywhere near as fulfilling as being able to capture people’s important moments while expanding upon the artistic and technical skills I’ve acquired along the way.
••• I absolutely love photographing people in nature and am always game for an adventure! Open to travel worldwide, my lifelong goal is to see as much of the world as possible while bringing value to others by documenting their precious memories.
••• I have a husband to whom I am eternally devoted, Christopher, who often works as my second photographer. We have a little girl, Elizabeth, who lights up my world. We are also expecting a second baby and I hope to eventually have three or four kiddos to call my own. Nothing has ever made me quite as happy as the two of them and they give me so much motivation to always do my best, grow and seek knowledge and inspiration at every opportunity.
••• I would love to connect and learn more about you! Please reach out so we can talk more about your vision and how I can help make it come into reality with beautiful photography to tell your story.
Included in our photography services…
• 24 hour sneak peaks (for weddings + engagement sessions)
• Online gallery where you can download all edited images + purchase prints, canvases, albums and more
• Film photography as an add-on to your session or wedding day!
• Videography packages including full film and highlight reels
• Drone coverage!
• Destination weddings and elopements including detailed adventure planning
• Audio services: sound amplification , DJs and audio engineering
• Officiant partnerships so you can find the right ordinator for your wedding!
• Photography mentorship sessions for those looking to break into the industry or grow your biz
• Vast network of vendor partnerships in case you need referrals for caterers, DJs or entertainment
• Detailed assistance in planning timelines, group photos and all the key moments of your event
• Location, lighting and posing guidance
• Second photographers + associate team
• Photo booth rental
• Polaroid bar rental
• Studio rentals with professional lighting
• Sessions catered to you + your partner or family’s hobbies and interests!
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Emily was super easy to work with and very accommodating. This was our first time in the area and Emily was extremely helpful with assisting us in choosing the perfect location for our shoot. We enjoyed getting to know her as well as telling our personal story. I think she caught the essence of who we are as a couple and definitely memorialized this special trip for us. – Jamie A.
Working with Emily was awesome! It felt so natural and I was at ease taking photos. She knew what she was doing and captured spectacular candid pictures throughout the night as well! She took fantastic pictures despite terrible weather and lighting conditions. 10/10 would recommend hiring her for your wedding! Thank you Emily!! – Kayla F.
Emily did a fantastic job! I somewhat planned my engagement on the Fly with about a week (or less) for her to prepare and she did a phenomenal job working with me and making me feel at ease In a part of the country I’ve never traveled to. She was able to stay in contact with me (secretly) up until about 1 min before I proposed which was a MASSIVE help. Super easy to work with, made it fun, was also very professional and I would recommend her NO DOUBT. Thanks again! You made an insanely stressful “operation” (haha) go incredibly smooth! Her photos were fabulous and turned out great! I honestly didn’t know what to expect! Well done!! – Spencer H.
Emily is an outstanding photographer! My husband and I hired her for our outdoor maternity shoot with our first born. Booking Emily was painless, and she was extremely easy to communicate with throughout the entire process. She suggested multiple beautiful locations to shoot. We met at a gorgeous nearby beach she suggested. To top it off Emily sent us our photos ahead of scheduled time. Overall, Emily is exceptionally professional, pleasant and creative. She is one of the best I’ve ever worked with. Book her for your next photography needs, and you won’t be disappointed!! – Samantha K.
We hired Emily for our engagement photo shoot this past weekend and I honestly cannot recommend her enough! Not only is she super polite, kind, and professional, but she is also extremely talented. She has such an eye for detail and is fantastic at helping pose her clients. We did our photo shoot on my cousin’s property and Emily was so good at picking spots and playing with the light and surroundings. My fiancé and I were both completely out of our element, because we had never done a professional shoot before, but Emily made us feel comfortable, confident, and natural from the start and we completely love every picture we received! On top of all that the turnaround time for pictures was quick and she was very communicative from start to finish! 10/10, highly recommend! – Emily A.
Emily was amazing. She made my day easy and more special than I could have imagined. She’s sweet and knows what you want. She made her way around the family effortlessly. My family will definitely use her again. – Charmaine Z.
Emily captured my wedding in a way I never thought was imaginable! We had a beautiful outdoor wedding, Emily was really able to use the natural light in our favor. (I love natural light) She came early to set up and was extremely professional! Emily was easy to work with and great with my family and guests. I love the way our photos turned out and would recommend her to anyone that I knew!! Thanks again Emily you’re part of the family now! – Jennifer S
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