"you'll need coffee shops and sunsets and road trips. airplanes and passports and new songs and old songs. but people more than anything else. you will need other people and you will need to be that other person to someone else; a living, breathing, screaming invitation to believe better things."  - jamie tworkowski.

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hi there! my name is emily. but please, call me em.

i'm 29. i'm from charlotte, i'm the baby of a large, crazy amazing family.
let's jump into things.

i dig the following things [in no particular order]:  the Lord. my niece, nora. my mini-goldendoodle, murphy. good music. my amazing family. tattoos. cold weather. working out. anything teakwood or tobacco scented. being an aunt & sister. caramel lattes. eucalyptus. the west coast. the pursuit of happiness. 

so, who i am as a photographer?

well, i'm not your parents wedding photographer, for starters. 

i love shooting weddings because of the human connection. i'm a firm believer in the notion that we were not created to be alone, so when two people find each other in this crazy world and pour into building one another up, loving each other through the beautiful and messy moments, commit to exploring themselves, life and spaces together - i want to be a part of making those memories tangible for them. 

i want you to remember how you felt, walking toward one another, dressed in your wedding clothes for the first time. i want you to remember how the sun felt on your faces, how the breeze played with your dress, how his hand felt in yours. i want you to remember how hard your heart was beating before you saw her for the first time.  but more than anything, i want you to be able to trust me enough to let me into your moments and capture them honestly. the good, the bad, and the ugly crying faces :)