hi! i'm Emily
in always having champagne on hand
sisters make the best of friends
I'm lucky to call Washington, DC home
impromptu get-togethers are the best kind
money is best spent on travel
and that there's something to celebrate in each day, each year, and each season of life
On The Blog
What a joy to witness Brent and Corbin’s relationship and capture their wedding. The day began with perfect, sunny fall weather. Brent and Corbin are so thoughtful and invited Patrick and I to enjoy lunch together, catch up, and fuel up for the day ahead! If you missed it, you can read a little more about them and see their Washington, DC engagement session here. After lunch, they took “the girls,” their poodles Millie and Charlotte, for a walk around the neighborhood and I couldn’t help but snap away. They are such a photogenic family!
I’m not even sure where to begin with Carrie and Billy. For these posts, I usually reflect on the wedding day and the moments that stood out to me, but with them, there is so much more to reflect on. With Billy, there is a lifetime of memories of he and I with our younger sisters and brothers. With Carrie, there is a newfound friendship that has deepened to a level I could have never expected in less than two years. I am so thankful and grateful they are part of my life.
Jessica kept peering out of the window of her bridal suite. She was looking for him. Shawn. The love of her life and her best friend. Amidst getting ready herself, helping her daughter get ready, and laughing with her bridesmaids, she couldn’t help but continue to steal peeks out the window. When she finally spotted him, she lit up like a little girl and said, “oh my gosh, he looks so CUTE!!”
These two! I was lucky enough to meet Lauren during my yoga teacher training earlier this year. For 200 hours, we learned about the physical, spiritual, and philosophical practice of yoga and …let’s just say it was more than we both bargained for. There’s nothing like a lot of intense, deep topics and tears to bond with a stranger! We ended the training as close friends and I was honored when she asked me to photograph her engagement session!
For me, the most fulfilling part of being a photographer is blessing people with memories. We all know photos are priceless, but after losing my brother last year, I have a renewed perspective on what a photo means. It is that moment, those sounds, those smells. It is emotion. It is life. Jessica and Arif know the pain of loss well. At the time of their marriage, they were struggling with his father’s diagnosis and passing which lead to the untraditional photo session we decided to have prior to their ceremony.
Patrick and I are so fortunate to call this beautiful couple our dear friends. Chas and Pat met playing lacrosse for the University of Maryland club team our freshman year. I was introduced to Chas’ enthusiastic self once Pat and I started dating and could see immediately how close they were. Where Patrick is calm and a little quiet, Chas is energetic and loud. A proven great fit for best friends.
I was lucky enough to meet Meghan and her husband Taylor at Kate and George’s wedding this spring! They are a super easy-going couple and we had a blast at their maternity session. We started in their apartment and then headed over to this iconic Navy Yard bridge along the Washington, DC waterfront.
What a joy to capture my cousin and his fiancé in their new home! Billy and I grew up together (along with our other million cousins) and he is one of the kindest people I know. He is lighthearted, cheerful, and has become my Dad’s very best friend. He is incredibly important to my family and we are thrilled he found his perfect match in Carrie.
On the night he proposed, we were all drinking champagne when Max asked if I’d always thought they’d get married. After thinking about it, I realized that I did by default because it simply never occurred to me that they would break up.
When they started dating in high school over eight years ago, it seemed crazy to think of this day.
Wow, I am really on my blogging game this week! I’m excited to cap this week’s posts off with this sweet boy. I was lucky enough to photograph Carter for his first birthday (see the post here) and meet his parents. Last year, we shot on the hottest day of the year in the middle of the summer in Alexandria.
These two.. where to begin :) Kathleen + Mike are getting married this fall after dating for a DECADE! Yes, I know they look way too young to have been together for 10 years, but they started dating when she was a sophomore and he was a senior in high school. He was a teacher’s assistant for one of her classes and luckily the teacher never found out, but everyone else knew. As you could say, the rest is history!
Sweet baby Sofia. This little lady turned one recently and her adorable family came over to celebrate with a cake smash session. Sofia’s mom, Maria, wanted to keep things clean and simple for the theme. This is why I always allow families to bring their own props and cake! There are so many styles and I want the images to match your vision, not a set of props I could pick out and provide.
janna + sam
Emily photographed my husband and I for our anniversary on a beautiful evening in Georgetown. The pictures came out so beautifully that we liked them even better than our engagement photos! She is so talented (like being able to make a canal filled with graffiti look quaint and romantic), but she also puts you totally at ease by guiding you to look your absolute best! I really appreciated that! We will use her for everything from now on.
Corinne + Chris
Emily perfectly captured our marriage and what is dear to us! Her care and talent in what she does is especially apparent as she easily highlighted what makes our marriage and home special to us. We could not have loved the shoot or the images any more!
catherine + paul
She made us feel comfortable and like our best selves throughout the session. We couldn't have asked for anything more! Emily is poised, professional, super friendly, and you'll probably be best friends by the time the shoot is over. These are pictures we'll have for the rest of our lives. She's the very best.
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