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

I started this business because I believe that every couple deserves not only gorgeous images from their wedding day, but an experience that allows them to be fully present and feel absolutely incredible!

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Washington DC Jefferson Memorial Elopement Emily Belson Photography

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Last night, I had the pleasure of photographing Heidi + Andrew’s self-officiated elopement at the beautiful Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC.

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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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Wow, do I love this family. Julie, Patrick, and Cillian are such a silly, fun-loving family. We met for this mini session not long after my brother had passed away. Getting out to do what I love, with people I love (Patrick joined me), while the leaves were in that perfect, peak stage right before they fall off the tree was a bright light in a dark time.

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This adorable family was such a joy to work with. Lauren and her husband Brian laughed through their session, even though baby Sadie was not loving the experience because she was in the midst of fighting off a cold.

- 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."


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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