Welcome! I'm a photographer, wife, mom to a sweet baby boy we call John-John, and am expecting another little boy in June.

I've started blogging to share the ideas, products, and discoveries that have made my life easier and more intentional in hopes they will do the same for you!

Hi! I'm Emily






U.S. Capitol Engagement | LeaAnne + Daniel



When a Capitol Police Officer walked up to us, I was expecting that he’d ask us to move away from the building (typical DC). Instead, he said he had an engagement gift for LeaAnne and Danny and escorted us through the gates and onto the Capitol steps- a restricted area hardly anyone is allowed to go! The look on their faces (and mine!) was of utter excitement. To stand on those historic steps and take once-in-a-lifetime engagement photos of LeaAnne and Danny was a dream come true.

Most people live in DC for their entire lives and never have the opportunity to walk up the Capitol steps. Even as a Congressional Office Intern giving tours of the Capitol, I wasn’t allowed through those doors!

Both Danny and LeaAnne just moved to DC in the past year from Louisiana so it’s safe to say they are good luck and true Washingtonians now. After a morning spent with this sweet, giggly couple walking along the National Mall, our final stop at the Capitol was the perfect ending to a beautiful morning. I am so excited to shoot with them again once the cherry blossoms are in bloom!

LeaAnne and Danny, thank you for being such a fun, joyful couple! I loved spending the morning with you and can’t wait for our next session.

Love the DC monuments? Check out this gorgeous sunrise session, too!


If you're looking for photography that is so much more than just gorgeous images, it's an experience that allows you to be fully present with the ones you love, you're in the right place.

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