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!

Hi! I'm Emily






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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.

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This family is the epitome of joyful. I have known Joni, their vibrant mom, for many years after working together at my first job. She is warm, energetic, positive, and inspiring. In the time since I decided to go full-time with my own business, she has been a true mentor to me.

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It’s here! Part III! If I had to choose, I’d say this was my favorite part of Jessica’s brand shoot. No, my favorite was the cherry blossoms.. no, the time in her apartment (coming soon!). I love them all.

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Baby Cillian couldn’t believe his eyes when we set his little “one” cake down in front of him. His happy parents encouraged him to taste it, but he couldn’t help but keep looking up at them with these wide, are-you-sure-I’m-supposed-to eyes. After much coaxing and even a taste from Dad to “show him how it’s done,” we convinced him that the cake was not, indeed, a trick and that he was allowed to dive in.

- 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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