I'm not sure where it started. This idea that if you're having your picture taken, YOU NEED TO SLATHER ON MAKEUP LIKE YOU'RE THE LEAD IN HELLO DOLLY. But honestly, it's not a great look for anything closer than a stage. Heavy eyeliners, eyeshadows, and thick fake...read more
It's no small thing to find other artists you connect with and can work on a projects that you can both get excited about. My friend Becky, the insanely talented florist behind The Wilding Collective, is one of those artists. I'm so thankful to have her as a friend,...read more
I love a beautiful picture as much as the next girl but if it doesn't have the spark of honesty, of someone being themselves, if it feels forced at all, then it just kills it. Being yourself sounds like an easy thing but it really takes a lot of bravery to be that...read more
Lindsay and her husband, Scott, own the genius Jacksonville farm Congaree and Penn. (It's also where I shot this beautiful wedding.) Not only is she the most gorgeous farmer ever, but Lindsay is a also really talented artist. (You can check out her work at Old Kings...read more
Oh Hawaii and your blue, blue, blue water! I love our Florida beaches too but all the volcanic rocks, turquoise water, and mysterious islands on the horizon are seriously magical. This was the day after our workshop/retreat/crazy-mind-blowing-learning was done...read more
It's a lot easier than I thought to lose yourself, or at least to pile on so many extra pressures and voices that you're buried somewhere at the bottom. I've been being buried for the last few years, so when I heard that the crazy talented John Dolan (Seriously...read more
Completely themselves. Rule breakers. So so kind. Veterinarian power couple. Adventurous. That is Jordi and Steven. They had a crazy fun, but natural and beautiful wedding. From their favorite farm as the venue, to a bouquet of dried flowers, to chopping...read more
Soooo this will probably come as a shock to none of you, but I'm not a big fan of props in pictures. The idea that you need stuff to make a picture of you more interesting? Totally wrong. BUT bringing things that are truly meaningful to you and remind you of some...read more
It's always so great to get to know a couple through their wedding process; the meetings, emails, phone calls. I try to figure out each of their personalities, how they relate to each other, and think through the best way to photograph them. But on their wedding day,...read more
It makes me feel SUPER legit getting up at 5am for a photoshoot. Like this is what the big names do, right? I'm always so bleary eyed, have problems communicating, but somehow still conscious for sunrise shoots. And then there's Chey, who looked fresh and fantastic....read more
Hi! I’m Emily!
A Jacksonville wedding photographer telling stories full of natural beauty.
Based in Jacksonville, Florida and the Southeast.
Available for travel in the US and worldwide.
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