Welcome! I'm a DC-based photographer, wife, and mom to a sweet baby boy we call John-John.

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!

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Even though Rachel + Miguel are already technically husband and wife, we still did an “engagement” session because it is so much fun and it is invaluable time for my couples to get to know me and for me to know them!

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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!

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Jessica and Shawn had just returned from a four-month deployment when we met to take their engagement photos. They were happy to be home, to say the least, and we had a really fun evening running around windy North Point State Park taking these images. Jessica is very efficient and basically planned their entire wedding […]

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You may recognize these cute faces. They are my sister Carla and her boyfriend Max. They have been together for nearly eight (!!!) years and for fun, we snapped a few images while visiting one of our favorite local spots, Black Ankle Winery. We had a great time sipping wine, listening to the live music, and taking these (see Max’s face in the last image for the level of seriousness).

- kathleen

"Emily made us feel (and look!) like true supermodels! With her humor, guidance, and enthusiasm our wedding photos are more than we could have hoped for."

- catherine

"She made us feel comfortable and like our best selves throughout. 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. "

- alexis

"Her style is the perfect mix between documentary and fine art: she captured the real candid moments while also directing us into picture-perfect poses with an eye for the details. Plus, she is so sweet!"

- jessica M.

"She clearly has an intuitive talent that is rare in any field. Nothing compares to the professionalism, warmth, care, and instinct that Emily possesses. Her photos are gorgeous no matter what!"

- jessica S.

"She captured our happiness and gave us priceless memories from a day where we have so few! She is creative, super fun, and a joy to work with."

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