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Well hot damn, i'm excited you're here. I'm Emily - you can call me em. 

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I love taking adventures all over the world, photographing weddings. seniors, boudoir, and helping other photographers perfect their craft. When I have my shit together, I blog about them using way too many exclamation points. What can I say, I love my job! Grab a coffee and stay a while!

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April 28, 2020

As busy wedding season (hopefully) quickly approaches, I felt like now is a good time to give all you bridesmaids some tips and tricks before you stand up next to your gal pal. Yes, the BIG day is alllll about the bride and groom….BUT they aren’t the only ones being photographed. Plus, bridesmaids have important […]

November 15, 2019

I often get asked a handful of the same questions time and time again. As a wedding photographer, there are many stories to tell, much advice to give, plenty of questions to answer. I thought I’d spend a little time today to do just that! If you have any further questions, I will answer them! […]

June 25, 2019

It is literally in the heart of wedding season so why not give you upcoming brides some tips + tricks to make your wedding day flow smoothly! When you hire me….you hire all my wedding advice/experience – and trust me DO I HAVE SOME ADVICE FOR YOU! These are small things, but they will inevitably […]

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December 11, 2018

Sometimes (ok, all the time) I have a hard time keeping focused and on task. Working from home, it’s really easy to get distracted, especially when working on the computer 99% of the time. Facebook can be the death of productivity. I’ve tried everything from digital to-do lists, dry-erase workflow boards, timers, you name it. […]

November 20, 2018

Let’s face it, as an entrepreneur in any business type we find ourselves answering the same questions over and over. Early in my business life I was spending SOOO much time typing out answers to each person and essentially saying the same thing time and time again. Sometimes, I’d miss information or forget to say […]

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April 13, 2017

Last week on the blog, I shared my favorite photos from Bexley’s Milk Bath Photoshoot and had tons of great comments and compliments, along with a few questions on how I did it! Milk bath photography has been a growing trend for photographers who photograph maternity sessions, babies, and boudoir, though I think the sky is […]

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December 1, 2015

This is a subject that I could go hours and hours over. To be honest, this isn’t a post about what settings you should be using and why, because every situation is different. This is me, merely telling you that you should get out of auto mode! If you spent hundreds (or maybe even thousands) […]

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November 17, 2015

“What kind of camera should I get?” This question is the most common question I receive from other photographers, and even friends and family! So today I want to try my best to answer that for you. Keep in mind that everyone is different and may want a camera for very different reasons, and I […]

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November 10, 2015

I have a special love in my heart just for all things Apple. In the Mac vs. PC debate, I’m Mac all. the. way. Droid vs. iPhone? IPHONE. I could go on for days. However, there is one little feature apple provides that drives. me. crazy… Yes. The little red numbers in the corner of […]

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October 27, 2015

FOR A WHILE NOW, I HAVE BEEN WANTING TO START A WEEKLY BLOG SERIES COVERING DIFFERENT TIPS AND TRICKS THAT I HAVE LEARNED OVER THE COURSE OF MY CAREER. I DON’T CLAIM TO KNOW EVERYTHING, AND I ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT THE WAY I DO THINGS MAY BE VERY DIFFERENT FROM THE WAY OTHERS MAY DO THEM. […]

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