About



I am an artist and photographer who is passionate about creating spectacular and unique images.

I received my BA from UC Santa Cruz with a focus in Art and Business in 2016.  While studying abroad in Lyon, I fell in love with the art of photography and have been devoted to this dynamic form of storytelling ever since.

Practicing photography since 2013, I have explored nine countries and laid roots in Northern California, shooting weddings, events and portraits locally and worldwide.

In my work I aim to capture and investigate humankind’s adventurous spirit.  

Send me a message, I would love to discuss your needs and see how we can work together!

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TESTIMONIALS

 

Cristina P.

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When planning a wedding during a pandemic, it certainly helps when you can find professionals who not only do what you’ve hired them to do, they also go above and beyond to help make your day flow as smoothly as possible. EMILY PILLON is that sort of professional.

In search of a local photographer who could capture our simple church wedding, I reached out via Yelp. Emily’s quote was the best of all the ones I received, and she was one of the quickest to respond. When we spoke on the phone, she instantly put me at ease with her candor and outgoing attitude.

Emily not only worked closely with me to get the shots I wanted…she also had that special knack for seeing shots that I didn’t even think of. She captured our little wedding and celebration luncheon perfectly, getting all of our special moments on film…thanks to her, we have a wonderful collection of images that tell the story of our special day.

Kayla F.

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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!!

 

Spencer H.

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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!!

 

Samantha K.

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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!!

 

Emily A.

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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! 

 
Charmaine Z.
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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.
 
 
Jennifer S.
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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!
 
 
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