Hello, hello! I’m Emma, the gal behind the camera, having a blast taking your photos. Allow me to introduce myself! I am a huge sap, a dreamer, and a photographer. I’m a sucker for a good story, and I think the best nights are when you’re surrounded by your closest friends, sharing a bottle of wine (usually jamming out to some Celine Dion - don't judge me! Admit it, she is a QUEEN) and reminiscing over old memories. 

I have a unique photojournalistic eye and I love stepping outside the box by genuinely capturing wedding and portrait sessions. My goal is to HAVE FUN with my clients and allow you to let your true freak flags fly which is why I usually avoid forced, cheese poses. Instead, I like to find the uniqueness each couple brings to their wedding day and photograph them in their most relaxed, and real form. Listen, if you and your partner like to have mini dance parties or feel more comfortable after taking a couple of tequila shots, then so be it! This is your day and you better believe we’re going to make it memorable!  

I absolutely love what I do. My clients are fun, sentimental, and genuine, and I feel so lucky that they have trusted me to capture such an important chapter in their love story. Based in Seattle, I am addicted to traveling and love documenting weddings near and far from my home in the Pacific Northwest. So, let’s do this! Shoot me a message and let’s bring those dream wedding photos to life!

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seeing that we’re bound to be besties- allow me to introduce myself!

Hi I'm Emma

We are the kind of people who hate posing and getting photographed and were dreading being the subject of so many photos but Emma truly made it an enjoyable and painless experience. She worked fully within our comfort zone and managed to get some of the most amazing photos we will cherish forever. Her communication was excellent and she made sure we were all on the same page about what we wanted her to focus on at our wedding. She managed to capture so many unforgettable moments at our wedding, which was especially impressive with our guest list at ~250.
-Rena and Tom



Here’s to the moments that we’ll capture, together. Cheers friends!

A lightbulb went off

Although I did allow myself to get whisked away with these magical thoughts and imagined myself going on awesome dates eating delicious food, I came back down to earth and realized that I need my friends and family. 

Picture this :

Photographer. Ahhh, what a title. I say this with my gut when I say that, when one hires a photographer, they evolve into your confidante, soundboard, hypewoman, and, dare I say...friend! Think about it: your photographer is there at the most important moment of your life, will meet the ones closest to you, and will bring out the Sasha Fierce in you! All that being said, I understand how important it is to find the right person to capture the right moments with the right one. 



It’s 2014 and this Arizona native, cactus obsessed, fair-skinned gal was ready for a huge change. Bright eyed and bushy tailed with my Photography degree from Northern Arizona University, I knew where I wanted to move. I’ve always been a fan of cloudy, rainy weather (emo much?), and love being surrounded by water, so I packed up my turquoise jewelry, stocked up on big, comfy cardigans, and moved to the PNW. Seattle, to be exact! 

Cliché alert! I always knew I wanted to be a photographer. But seriously, I did! And when destiny calls, best believe you answer! In the process of finding myself in college, I thought I’d be a photojournalist for a cool travel magazine and see the world. I was intoxicated with the thought of telling stories about magical places and sharing cultures from far, far away. (Or was the intoxication from something else?) Either way, I was fascinated with the thought of showing how connected we all are, no matter where we might be in the world. Of course we’re different, that’s what makes us all beautiful, but at the end of the day, we are all the same. We love family, we love our communities, and we crave connection with one another. 2020 has been absolute proof of that. Who knew that grocery trips could get me so excited?

I can take photos right here at home! Now of course, when you think about wedding and family photos, there’s this image of cringey poses by a tree, matching khakis, and forced smiles. It hurts me to just think about it! But seriously, if you want a quick laugh, Google ‘cringey wedding photos.’ 

How. I. Was. Wrong! Those were choices made by grown adults, and those were choices that I would not be making. 

I could take all of the knowledge that I learned in school and actually use my degree and I could create beautiful images that have zero cringe! To bring it back full circle, my driving force is to capture connections. And how much more connected can you get than with weddings and families?! Your perfect match, parents, siblings, best friends, those are some of the deepest connections that I’m so freaking lucky to be a part of, even for a day. 

Photographs have a way of transporting you back to a moment in time, and I don’t know about you, but I have all kinds of memories in my brain that are just waiting to be unlocked! With my photographs, I want to catapult you into that moment when you first locked eyes as you walked down the aisle, when your little one passed gas and everyone laughed, making for the perfect shot, and when you busted a move on the dance floor with your besties.

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Emma's favorite things

Go to wine?

CHAMPAGNE! SPECIFICALLY THE ALMOND SPARKLING WINE AT TRADER JOE'S

Fave pizza topping?

PINEAPPLE (ALL YOU HATERS BACK OFF!)

PODCAST?

WINE AND CRIME

FAVORITE PART OF A WEDDING DAY?

THE TOASTS/ SPEECHES - I CRY ALMOST EVERY TIME!

GUILTY PLEASURE?

CELINE DION- AND BELTING OUT HER SONGS WITH NO SHAME

COFFEE ORDER?

ICED VANILLA AMERICANO

MORNING OR NIGHT PERSON?

NIGHT OWL ALL THE WAY!

FAVORITE WEDDING RECEPTION SONG?

" I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY " - WHITNEY HOUSTON

The other day someone told me liking pizza wasn't a personality trait, and I got deeply offended

When I'm not behind the camera, I love traveling, big dogs (the bigger the better!), happy hours with cheese boards, and cozy nights in, binge watching my latest tv obsession. Currently it's 90 Day Fiancé.  





Some of my favorite travel memories have been:

-eating the best cheese ever in Portugal
-biking around Caye Caulker in Belize
-visiting a tiny village's Sangoma in South Africa
-swimming in a hot spring in Iceland
-eating too many tapas in Barcelona

I'm always looking forward to ticking more countries and experiences off my bucket list. I have been lucky to photograph weddings in Mexico, Germany and The Netherlands, and there are so many more beautiful places in the world that I hope to photograph a wedding at. Anyone looking to get married on a yacht in Rhode Island, under a waterfall in Iceland, in a thousand year old church in Italy or in the lush rainforest of Indonesia? If so, I'm your gal! My bags are already packed.

I'm always looking forward to ticking more countries and experiences off my bucket list. I have been lucky to photograph weddings in Mexico, Germany and The Netherlands, and there are so many more beautiful places in the world that I hope to photograph a wedding at. Anyone looking to get married on a yacht in Rhode Island, under a waterfall in Iceland, in a thousand year old church in Italy or in the lush rainforest of Indonesia? If so, I'm your gal! My bags are already packed.

If you are having a wedding outside of Seattle - no matter how far away - I want to come! Let's chat about your wedding plans now

When I'm not behind the camera, I love traveling, big dogs (the bigger the better!), happy hours with cheese boards, and cozy nights in, binge watching my latest tv obsession. Currently it's 90 Day Fiancé.  

Some of my favorite travel memories have been:

○ eating the best cheese ever in Portugal
○ biking around Caye Caulker in Belize
○ visiting a tiny village's Sangoma in South Africa
○ swimming in a hot spring in Iceland
○ eating too many tapas in Barcelona