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As a dedicated photography professional, I am passionate about capturing fleeting moments in order to make your memories timeless.

I work diligently to assure all of my clients’ needs and desires are fulfilled while providing spectacular images. After studying Fine Art and Business Management at the University of California, Santa Cruz, I’ve had my work showcased in many exhibitions throughout Northern and Southern California.  In addition to being a freelance portrait, wedding and music event photographer, I also have extensive administrative experience in art galleries and museums.

Shooting since 2013, I am always seeking ways to think outside of the box and be creative with my work. I will work tirelessly to assure that your photos are extraordinary!

Currently living in San Francisco but I also frequently travel to Los Angeles and am open to shooting anywhere in the world.


Emily Frances Pillon











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! 

Stephanie C.

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Emily was wonderful! Super easy to work with and gave us exactly what we wanted (great quality). I didn’t feel like we had any good maternity photos due to covid and wanted to capture a few good photos of us before the baby arrives. Emily was flexible and scoped out a few areas for a quick 45 min shoot. She also turned around photos for us within a few days, which was great! Would definitely want to stay in touch for any future photography needs! Thanks Emily!
Jennifer S.
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Emily Binder 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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