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ABOUT ME

meet emily

Hi! I'm Emily. Welcome to my little corner of the world! How did I get here? Well, what started as a hobby to capture my adventures as a singer/songwriter (true story) actually ended up changing my entire life! My best friend got married, I captured the moments, and in the span of three hours realized this kind of storytelling lights my soul on fire like nothing else could. 

So naturally, I packed my bags, moved to northern Virginia to be with my fiancé and opened my photography business. Not long after, I quit my corporate job as a writer so I could happily spend my days serving my amazing couples (somehow the best ones always find me).

Today, I am incredibly grateful to love my work as much as I do. I am engaged to my fiancé, B, who has been listening to all of my stories for eight years now. And we have an extra fluffy pup, Chewy, who pretends to listen but really just wants to cuddle. You'll always find chocolate sea salted caramels in my office, and yes, I will probably share them with you. In a world where moments slip by much too quickly, I believe we should hold onto as many as we can. And I would be so honored to get to know your story!

MEET EMILY

hello there

Photography style: A mix of photojournalism and editorial styles.

Real-life style: Simple, laid-back & comfortable (think: a t-shirt dress, wedges and my everyday love knot earrings)

First time picking up a camera: nine years ago while studying journalism at Indiana University. Hence my obsession with candids. 

Personality in a nutshell: An introvert at heart who loves being an extrovert on wedding days! Then I spend the rest of the week editing at my in-home office & cuddling with my dog. :) With lots of blankets. And coffee.

Favorite part about my job: Getting to know my couples. By the time your wedding day rolls around, we'll practically be best friends! And no, I won't apologize for that.








FUN FACTS:

If I had to choose one type of food for the rest of my life, it would likely be a cheese tray (with lots of bread, of course).

YES, I LOVE to travel! I added destination weddings to my calendar this year, and they have my heart. 2019 goal: explore Europe.

Chewy, my schnauzer-westie mix, has the personality of a grumpy old man. Yes, he's 10-years-old. But he's been this way since the day he was born. 

My fiance & I are college sweethearts - we met at Indiana University nine years ago, and it was easily the best day of my life.

I already love you for being on this page and viewing my work!! Seriously, you've made my day. So thank you from the bottom of my heart! 
















IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING...

Because in 30, 40 or 50 years, I want you to remember exactly how you felt when time froze for just a moment.

IN CAPTURING MOMENTS THAT LAST A LIFETIME

I Believe

The one who will always be by your side, no matter what. Who can make you laugh the hardest and smile the most. (Even when wedding planning starts to stress you out.)

IN MARRYING YOUR VERY BEST FRIEND

I Believe

Because right now you should be focusing on your love - not worrying about photography timelines. I'll take care of all the details so you can relax and enjoy this special time together.

IN SIMPLICITY

I Believe

Wedding day time always slips by much too quickly. And you deserve a photography experience that allows you to enjoy each and every moment - while still getting photos you'll cherish for a lifetime.

IN BEING PRESENT

I Believe

 This is the beginning of your life together. I would be so honored to capture your day and help you re-live those moments for years to come.

IN CREATING A LEGACY

I Believe

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