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

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Hi! I'm Emily






Washington DC Elopement: Lorraine + John



I was lucky enough to photograph Lorraine + John’s elopement with my friend Melissa of Lissa Ryan Photography. It was a super hot day in July and Melissa and I were worried about our bride and groom overheating, but John had just returned from a tour in Africa so he didn’t mind, even in full uniform. Lorraine caught a breeze by riding up to the first look on her famous pink vespa with a huge smile, veil and all! It was a memorable entrance that had passersby laughing and yelling their congratulations. From the moment they saw each other, it was clear we were in for a beautiful, romantic elopement. John had been gone for so long and all they wanted was to be together. We visited a few iconic DC sites including the War Memorial on the National Mall where they self-officiated their marriage ceremony. After a pop of champagne and signing the marriage certificate, they rode off into the sunset to celebrate with family and friends at a local cafe. It was an intimate evening filled with love and one I will not soon forget.


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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