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






Motherhood Journal Launch Party: Sponsor Brands + Businesses


Thank you to everyone who joined me to celebrate the launch of my new motherhood journal, The One-Minute Mood Journal for Mothers! To come together with so many women to eat, drink, connect, and laugh was incredibly special to me. I hope you know how much I appreciate your love and support for me and this mission for women to take their mental health seriously.

Below are the wonderful sponsors who so generously donated their products and services to the event. Please consider supporting these brands and businesses, all of which are mom/family-owned and most of which are local to Maryland(*)!

Back to Basics* (curriculum, resources, resin toys)

Butler’s Orchard* (local family farm with incredible pick-your-own produce and festivals)

Car Care To Go* (super simple car maintenance, repairs, and detailing)

Coop’s Soups* (local-ingredient soups to share to make friends and fight off loneliness)

Curran & Co.* (lifestyle + motherhood blog)

Doc Waters Cidery* (local cidery gem making cider from orchard-grown apples)

Ella’s Bake Shop* (incredible bakery whose cookies have been served at the White House)

The Family Room Laytonsville* (the sweetest shop for gifts + maryland products)

Flowered* (offering flower arranging classes + garden consultation)

Holiday Candle Co.* (clean Taylor Swift inspired candles made in Baltimore)

Inspire Nail Bar Olney* (the best nail salon)

The Kombucha Lady* (delicious kombucha made with farm-grown ingredients)

Life Love Creations* (creative toys and activities)

Mamantra (beautiful, functional mini diaper bags currently 30% off)

Movemama Apparel (breastfeeding-friendly clothing made in NC)

Practical Pelvis* (created by Beth, an occupational therapist helping women transition healthfully from preconception through postpartum)

Rolling Acres Bread* (locally made sourdough bread)

Slate & Brush Design Studio* (watercolor artist specializing in custom designs including wedding and pets)

Talks Too Much Podcast* (me + Carla’s podcast about life + learning in our 20’s andn 30’s)

Where the Good Grows* (clinical herbalist and mom specializing in botanical products)


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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