”Making a photograph is such a personal form of creativity. I can tell you first hand that the images we are creating today will only exponentially increase in value as life goes by. When I was 22, I lost my mom to breast cancer. It was the hardest thing I’ve ever lived through. At 24, my Dad moved out of my childhood home, and pulled up to my apartment one afternoon with six grey tote boxes filled with every loose photo, print, and album that documented my life to that point. In the mess I found about 12 photos of my Mom and I together in the 22 years I was blessed enough to have her in my life. That was it.

Now that I have 2 boys of my own, I make sure we purchase family photos every year, not just for me but for them too. I want them to look at these pictures year after year and know how important our relationship is. How much they are loved. Where they come from and who they are.

This is probably at the root of my “why” behind running this business. I know how busy life gets, and how easy it is to get stuck scrambling to do ‘all the things. As the Mom it feels like a hassle to put down the 12 bags, scramble to find your phone and try to get some quick snaps. It takes real intention to get photographed, but in 20 years what will you regret more: spending too much time, energy & money on the photos you have or not enough? I truly believe photography is important work. Time doesn’t stop, but the camera allows us to stop time. It’s a gift we can’t take for granted.

Hey there, I´m Emily

One of my favorite quotes comes from Beethoven; “To play a wrong note is insignificant. To play without passion is inexcusable.”  I love just sitting and thinking about things, and this always helps me feel better when I start picking  apart my work, my reactions, or my life. It’s so easy to get caught up in the minutia of life that we forget to live with joy, passion, and the occasional wild abandon. That’s something photography has slowly taught me to do. The best images come from sessions that are playful, relaxed, fun, and a little on the wild side. Although I hold a BA and Master’s degree in music and taught piano lessons to hundreds of adults and children, in 2017 I picked up a camera and haven’t looked back. Now I play piano for my own enjoyment, and spend most of my day either being a Mom to my two boys or building my photography business. It’s been such a rewarding journey and I feel very blessed to have this.