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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

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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.

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