fleeting moments made forever

The Experience

Grab your love;
raise your glass

Your love: Your fiancé, partner, best friend,
pup, whoever it is that makes your heart so
happy it might burst. 

That feeling is worth celebrating,
 commemorating, and cherishing forever. So,
 what the heck are we waiting for?

Let's get this
party started!



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I'm Emily,

AKA Your Professional Third Wheel

I’m in the business of celebration - toasting to you, your love, and to a day we won’t forget. Let’s seize every moment spent together with photographs that shine just like you do! I’m smitten for your doting gestures, adoring affections, and soulmate stories, lucky enough to capture it all and call it my job. My goal is to make you feel as comfortable as possible, so much so that you don’t even notice the camera in my hands while you’re busy having the time of your life!

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PSA: Emily is your DREAM photographer! She is now our photographer (and friend) for life!

Without a doubt, she is everything I could ever want & didn’t even know I needed in a photographer. Better yet, I now consider her a friend, too. My fiancé and I had never had professional photos done before we contacted Emily and we were nervous, to say the least. Now that we have worked with Emily, we wonder what we were even nervous about to begin with. There’s no doubt that this is due to her attentiveness and kind demeanor. Leading up to our shoot, Emily made a conscious effort to get to know us as individuals and as a couple so that she could capture everything we wanted from her perspective behind the lens. By the time we left our shoot, I was already thinking about the next one we would schedule with Emily - I was sad it was all over! She is one of the sweetest, purest, and amazing people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing and she is quick to address all concerns or questions. There was never a time where I felt like I wasn’t priority to her.

Katie + Peter

If you are on the fence about hiring this incredibly kind, fun, and endlessly talented lady, please climb off into the light of what will likely be a golden-hour pasture where she’ll make everyone photographed feel stunning.

The moments Emily captured will mean the world to us forever and I feel SO lucky to have been able to secure her for our day. Starting with our engagement shoot, Emily managed to make two camera-shy people feel completely at ease and actually enjoy a process that we had previously dreaded. We had a blast and it was so exciting watching as Emily’s artistic brain fired on all cylinders while we walked around the park. The photos were absolutely beautiful and very much captured what it means for us to be together, but in an unforced, joyful way which is so rare for us in photos. Emily’s work during the wedding had me in tears. Looking over these photos and the scenes she captured, I would almost swear she wasn’t even around for some of them, but she’s so sleuthy! You can tell that the people partying and dancing had no idea they were being captured, which makes for the most precious photos. Our wedding photos are all some of the most skillful and aesthetic pictures I’ve seen and they’re actually ours. I am just in disbelief.

Therese + Winston

The best decision we made was choosing Emily to be our wedding photographer and I would recommend her to everyone.

 The first thing that drew us in was how talented she was. Looking at other wedding galleries on her website, you could feel the emotions in the pictures and they had such warm tones. She has an amazing eye at capturing such pure moments. These feelings are only magnified when you're looking at your own wedding gallery. As we worked with Emily throughout the wedding planning process, she went above and beyond for us, making the process smooth and seamless. She was always available to talk to if we had questions, was extremely responsive, and very organized. On the day of our wedding, Emily was on top of every detail, friendly and professional with our guests, kept us on schedule, did an amazing job gathering different families for big group pictures, and brought so much light and positivity to the day. We just received our full gallery back and WOW! The photos are absolutely stunning and allow us to relive the day over and over. Emily was able to capture such genuine moments on such a special day for us and we will be cherishing the photos forever!

Paige + Joe

Emily is much more than just a talented photographer; she was my hype woman, the bouquet holder, even our witness!

At baseline, Emily is an incredibly talented photographer who will give you stunning photos of your day that will leave you and your loved ones in awe. If that is all you are looking for, look no further, Emily is your lady. But, Emily is much more than just a talented photographer. She was infinitely generous and helpful to my husband and I as we planned for our city hall elopement. Furthermore, she was SUPER essential on the day of our ceremony (she was my hype woman, the bouquet holder, even our witness)! We felt so comfortable and supported by Emily. We are so happy and grateful we found her. Choosing her as our photographer really allowed us to fully celebrate our love for one another. Did I mention, HER PHOTOGRAPHS ARE STUNNING.

Stephanie + Ryan

Emily took the time to really get to know us prior to the session in order to capture our love, and personality in the best way

I truly can't put into words how terrific, kind, and genuine Emily is. From the moment we started chatting about our photo session I knew this would be a phenomenal experience! What caught my attention the most about Emily Watkins Photography was her obvious passion, lovely personality, and the beautiful tones in her work. She took the time to really get to know us prior to the session in order to capture our love, and personality in the best way and that is what I think made all the difference in these photos. Emily even brought our favorite drinks, it was so thoughtful! When it came to the session, Emily was professional and inviting, making us feel comfortable in front of the camera. We laughed together all night long, and it was truly an experience we will never forget. I am so thankful for Emily and we couldn't be happier with the results. Not only are the photos stunning, but she got the photos back to us in no time at all! We truly look forward to working with Emily Watkins Photography again soon!!

Brooke + Nick

My happy place is wherever you are,