“YOU CAN MAKE A PICTURE PRETTY, BUT IF IT DOESN'T MEAN ANYTHING, IT’S KIND OF WORTHLESS.”
Well, let's be real....it's a term I made up myself.
You see, not long after Mike and I got married, we were talking and he casually said, “You can make a picture pretty, but if it doesn't mean anything, it’s kind of worthless.” It hit me right in the gut! That’s why I do what I do. I want to take photos and videos that truly matter, not to a big name wedding blog, to a fancy magazine, or to every Tom, Dick, and Harry on social media...I want them to matter to YOU!! It’s your story and it deserves to be told!!
I love getting to meet everyday people just like you: getting to know you, hearing about your favorite things to do with your babe, watching the way you light up when he tells you how much he loves you, celebrating with you both, and praying for your marriage...that’s what matters.
When we meet up for your session we are going to have FUN!
If you want someone to tell you "smile and say cheese" all day long, then I ain't your girl! (and that's ok, truly!)
I want to cut jokes and laugh with you guys! This isn’t a scripted session full of awkward prom poses. You don’t have to smile at the camera the whole time! In fact 90% of the time I want you googling at how hot your babe is and grinning at them and not paying a lick of attention to me!!
I’ll have you dance, play, whatever makes you come alive! Tell me your love story and relive every sweet and silly detail! (FYI Engagement sessions are the BEST time to take a break from wedding planning to to be reminded of why you fell in love!)
Before your session or wedding I will help you plan and prep. Need an outfit guide?? I got you! Not sure where to take photos? Let's talk and work to find an incredible location—whether that’s the top of a mountain or your grandparents’ farm or your backyard—as the backdrop for your session. I want this experience to be a blast and for you to enjoy every.single.minute of it!
Am I speaking your language? Are ya sniffin' what I'm steppin' in?? YES?!?
Emily is simply the best, hands down. It's not only her ability to see beauty in the most mundane of things but Emily and her family got to know Tyler and I before our wedding and her photos so accurately depict us. I can't say enough about how much we loved our wedding photos and having Emily, Mike, and Ellie be a part of our big day! Our next big event, we know just who to call!
-Caitlin + Tyler
Emily is hands-down the BEST! When Matt and I started hunting for a wedding photographer, we wanted someone who would connect with our ideal style of wedding photos and not your basic style wedding photographer – that's how we immediately knew we wanted Emily! Emily has a way of making your photo shoot feel less staged and more real and personable. During our engagement session, Emily was great at making us feel comfortable for the session, considering this was the first time we had ever taken professional photos, and she guided us through every step! After our awesome engagement session, it was no surprise that our pictures came back just as awesome. I am completely in love with our engagement photos and I cannot wait to see how amazing our wedding photos will turn out!
Alyssa + Matt
prints + products
It's great to have your images backed up but technology can fail and really, who actually pulls out a USB to click through photos?? They are too precious and deserve to be printed so you can enjoy them and share them with your kids and grandkids one day! I offer gorgeous archival quality keepsakes to help you do just that!