About

“The neat thing about love is that it always seems to shine the brightest when the things around it are the darkest.” – Joe Naumann

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STYLING + APPROACH

I crave a documentary and candid approach to my work. I search for things that others might think are ordinary. I strive for authentic and real and believe there is beauty in every moment and that you only have to watch for it. Give me raw emotion, give me ugly cries. Give me deep laughter and curious souls. Curious to explore moments alone, to explore each other, and explore our surroundings. Let things happen and naturally unfold, go with the flow, let me play with the light, and give me 5 more minutes if I ask because I promise you, it’ll be worth it.

HI, I’M EMILY..OR EM…OR HEY YOU

I am a storyteller, a wife and a mom. I celebrate my half birthday, I hate socks, I have two different color eyes, and I’m hardly on time for anything…but I love with my whole heart. I love Jesus and coffee {together is best}. I fear, I struggle, I break down and laugh, and I pray. I believe in love at first sight and that love really does conquer all. And I’m a firm, firm believer that the neat thing about love is that it always seems to shine the brightest when the things around it are the darkest.

I’ve stood in the middle of someone’s story before and been captivated by the groom’s speech at dinner as he spoke these exact words. I was bawling my eyes out, I never felt so connected with a couple, their family, and the entire room. My heart was pounding with happiness. It was like he was describing my life and everything I believe in.  I was a happy, crying mess. It’s those moments that I crave.

 BUCKET LIST

To photograph:

a wedding in the mountains

a minnesota northshore elopement

more Great Lakes shoreline weddings

a Door County wedding

a wedding with kittens everywhere…ok, maybe this one’s too much to ask for…