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No, really! Ten years ago I was working in the corporate world and needed to raise money for a mission trip to South Africa. I decided to use my recently purchased camera to do “park picture days”. Many people call these “mini-sessions” now. Once I had hit my fundraising goal, I figured my phone would stop ringing-but it didn’t. Ignited with new-found passion and a fully booked calendar, I put my notice in at work just five months after returning from my mission trip. I was going to be a full-time photographer. While I started off photographing families, I found my niche in wedding photography and absolutely love photographing these once-in-a-lifetime days.

Hi! It’s me, Emily.

One day I picked up a camera and never looked back.

- Hot coffee in the morning
- A front porch swing
- Good conversation
- Pool days
- Spring flowers & Fall leaves
- A fresh blanket of snow
- Puppy breath
- Fancy dinners
- Exploring new cities
- A good candle
- The sound of anyone laughing

things I love:

Your wedding day is unlike any other day of your life. One of my favorite parts of the day is bridal prep. All of your best girlfriends will be in matching robes, drinking mimosas, getting their hair & makeup done, doting on you, and the wedding day excitement buzz will nearly be palpable. I absolutely love that wedding day excitement buzz; It’s a rare flavor of excitement that only comes around once-in-a-lifetime. I feel so honored to get to capture this amazing time for you.

The Prep

I feel so privileged to document the intimacy of a wedding ceremony. Nothing will pull at the heartstrings more than the tears of your groom as he looks at you, his beautiful bride, or the faces of your parents as they watch you, their beloved daughter, saying your vows. As a parent myself, I know the bitter sweetness they are feeling as they go through the reel of your childhood and young adulthood to now. These emotions are what I love to capture.

The Ceremony

Your reception will be full of once-in-a-lifetime joy and excitement. Every wedding reception is full of surprises; like your priest swing dancing with your maid of honor and your uncle on stage singing a ballad with the band. Knowing the emotion your parents have during those mother-son/father-daughter dances is what inspires me and keeps my soul burning. Every parent will remember bringing their baby home from the hospital during these dances. And that is why I am there, to capture that nostalgia and emotion.

The Reception

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