You also deserve a photography experience that allows you to fully enjoy each and every moment. Just like your love, this is your story. And it's worth holding onto.
Somehow, going back through all the smiles and laughter and tears made all the moments even sweeter. Because as much as we loved every single minute of our day, they went by so quickly. While a few moments are permanently etched in my mind, many of them blur together into a beautiful, indescribable rush of emotions. I know they happened, and I tried so hard to stay present for all of them. But no matter what I did, they simply slipped away before I could catch them. When we received our photos, they all came rushing back.
I could clearly see the happiness and love on my husband’s face during our first look. Our full ceremony came back into focus, and we noticed moments we had missed in the whirlwind of reception events. As we viewed our photos, we kept saying how happy we were. How happy we were to be married and starting on this adventure together. How happy we’ll be in the future as we share our engagement and wedding albums with our children. How happy we’ll be when these photos remind us why we started this journey in the first place.
My approach to photography is a blend of photojournalism and editorial styles. You’ll receive an abundance of genuine moments that capture your love for each other and those surrounding you on such a joyous day. You’ll also receive refined, elegant photos you’ll fall in love with again and again. In fact, my couples simply won’t settle for seeing those memories once and forgetting about them. They want to physically hold onto them and see them in their everyday lives.
The Wedding Experience is designed to do exactly that. As a full-service photography studio, I offer personalized design sessions to make the most of your investment. Together, we’ll create meaningful artwork you’ll cherish for the rest of your life. By the end of the experience, you’ll walk away from one of the best days of your life with a gallery full of beautiful photos and heirlooms you’ll treasure forever.
In addition to weddings, I offer a limited number of engagement, anniversary and maternity sessions. Each session includes session time and a print credit to use towards any products and digital images you decide to purchase at your reveal session. There’s no minimum required - you simply purchase the images and products you absolutely love! At the end of the experience, you’ll walk away with beautiful art and matching digital files you and your family will cherish for a lifetime and longer.
Your story was made to last. All wedding and portrait couples get to enjoy exclusive access to The Heirloom Boutique, a curated collection of products designed to make the most of your photos. Featuring signature albums, framed art, canvas gallery wraps, fine art prints, keepsake boxes and more, you’re bound to find the perfect fit for you and your loved ones.
Although I’m based in Washington, DC, I absolutely love traveling to new destinations. No matter where you’re planning your special day, I’d be honored to capture the moments. Send me a note for a custom quote and details. Who knows - if it’s a place on my bucket list, you may find yourself with a few extra perks in your collection!
With that being said, I sometimes have availability closer to your date so don’t hesitate to reach out. My peak season is April - June and September - November, so don’t wait to inquire about those weekends.
Not only is it fun to take a few extra photos during this sweet time in your lives, it’s always the perfect way to get comfortable in front of my camera before the big day! Each session is an hour long, and I always provide location suggestions and styling advice to help you make the most of it. Thinking about traveling somewhere outside the DMV for your session? I’m always up for an adventure and would be happy to chat about your vision for the shoot.
I’ve found the best photos happen when we take the time to truly get to know each other - we should feel like good friends by the time your wedding gets here! In order to give you the personalized attention you deserve, I limit the number of weddings I take each year. I also take on a limited number of intimate weddings and elopements, so feel free send me a note if that sounds like your day.
I know how exciting it is to see your photos, so I always deliver sneak peeks within a couple days! Full engagement galleries are delivered within 4 weeks of your session, and wedding galleries are delivered within 6 weeks.
All of my couples get special access to The Heirloom Boutique after your engagement session and wedding day. Not only is this a fun way to relive your memories, but it’s also the chance to use my design expertise to create meaningful artwork for your home! Together, we’ll find the perfect way to share your story for a lifetime and longer.
"HIRING EMILY WAS ONE OF THE BEST DECISIONS WE MADE IN OUR WEDDING PLANNING.
We are in awe of the way she captured our anticipation at the start of the ceremony, the nerves before the matron of honor gave her toast, the happy tears that were shed during the first dance, and the sheer joy during the celebration that followed. She did an amazing job of helping to chronicle the day and it has been incredible to relive our wedding day through the photographs she took. Our friends and family have used the word "stunning" more than any other word to describe Emily's photos."
“COULD NOT IMAGINE OUR WEDDING WITHOUT EMILY.
She is not only one of the most talented photographers in the DC area, but my gosh is she also such a helpful partner in wedding planning! She has so much knowledge in the DMV wedding scene that her input was so essential to our planning! Not to mention she is one of the sweetest people we’ve ever met! She takes the time to understand you as a couple and takes pictures that represent that. Not to mention making brides feel absolutely amazing!"
"STOP WHERE YOU ARE AND DON'T LOOK ANY FURTHER!
Hiring Emily was one of the best decisions we made during our wedding planning. From day one Emily was very responsive, informative, super professional and fun to work with. She has this glowing and fun personality that you can see reflected in her work. The moment we finished our initial face time meeting with her we knew that we needed to move forward very quickly and secure our date. It only got better after we officially hired Emily and met her in person."
"OUR WEDDING DAY WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN THE SAME WITHOUT EMILY.
My fiancé and I only met with one photographer, Emily. After our first meeting with her we felt so comfortable and confident in her work that we looked no further. She was an absolute dream to work with! Emily cares about capturing your story and all of the little details. This passion shines through in her images. Looking at her pictures make you feel like you are re-living all of those precious moments."
“Emily was the easiest and best decision we made wedding planning!
Our wedding party and families raved about her – before even seeing the wedding photos, since she helped the day run so smoothly. Emily made us feel comfortable in front of the camera and has a great, positive energy. She helped us build the timeline for the day and was very accessible anytime we had questions. The photos she took were incredible; she has a great eye for finding moments and angles.
"SHE HAS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL VISION AND SHE IS SO FUN & SWEET TO WORK WITH!
he did our engagement shots (included in our package) and really spent the time getting to know us as a couple and what we wanted from the wedding day. It really felt like having a friend all day. She had a super quick turn around with our images, which was amazing as well and the final product turned out to be more than what we could have imagined. If you're a Northern VA bride- hire her!"
“My Highest priority was finding a cheerful photography for my big day.
I met Emily at a wedding event and I immediately knew she was "The One." Then I got a look at her photos and pricing and REALLY knew she was the one! She brought a cheerful-yet-professional vibe to our entire day and everyone who met her absolutely loved her. My wedding was in December, largely indoors, so while outdoor photos are her specialty, she went above and beyond staging lighting so every photo would turn out perfectly - and they did. Everyone says my wedding photos looked "regal" and it's all thanks to Emily.
“Thanks for capturing our day perfectly.
Once our wedding day came, my photographer was the ONLY vendor that I didn’t even think about. I knew she would be on time, I knew she would capture everything I wanted, and I knew my pictures would be amazing. We had so much fun taking our photos that day that my hubby even asked me after if we could be friends with Emily because he liked her so much. I got my photos in LESS THAN A WEEK, got more than she told me I was going to get, and cried when I looked at every single one of them. Thanks for capturing our day PERFECTLY!!!!!!
“I will forever cherish each and every picture you took.
Thank you Emily once again for capturing our special day. After our first meeting, we knew he had to hire Emily. She made us feel comfortable and took her time to get to know us as a couple and our vision for the wedding day. Emily is very interactive with you throughout the whole process, either by sending you little gift boxes with goodies inside, blog post contests, and much more. You can tell Emily is passionate about her job and business and pours her heart into making all her couples happy.
“We received more compliments on our pictures than I could even count.
Emily was truly our blessing in disguise! We had gone through 3 other photographers until we stumbled upon Emily, and I am SO glad we did!Every question we had about our timeline and wedding day, Emily answered in a timely manner. She was also so calm and in control on our wedding day I knew that we'd get every picture we wanted! Fast forward to our picture delivery, we were in AWE of every picture. I am SO glad that our troubles and frustrations of finding a wedding photographer in the early stages of our planning led us to find Emily! She was everything we could have asked for and more!!
“Emily was amazing from start to finish!
She was very good at not only producing fabulous photos from our engagement photo shoot and our wedding, but she was also available to help calm the nerves and questions leading up to the wedding. Very prompt in responses and just an amazing person to work with! Definitely couldn't have imagined our wedding being covered by anyone else!
“We can’t wait to use her again for anniversary photos!
After meeting Emily for the first time, I had no doubt she would do a great job as our wedding photographer! She has just the right personality, talent and style to make any bride and groom’s wedding day vision come true!"
“SHE WAS AN ABSOLUTE DREAM COME TRUE!!!
Our photos turned out so beautifully and we have gotten SO many compliments. Washingtonian Magazine even featured them on its wedding website, which was more than I could have ever dreamed! Emily is a top-notch professional and will make you feel so comfortable in front of the camera. I recommend her to all of our engaged friends in the D.C. area - you really can't go wrong!"
“I can't recommend Emily enough!
She was such a fantastic photographer and our pictures turned out great. She put everyone at ease on our wedding day and made the "formals" section of the photos very relaxed and fun. She is very pleasant to work with, super responsive and helpful, and definitely makes you feel confident throughout the whole process!"
Martha Stewart Weddings
UNITED WITH LOVE
THE WED CLIQUE