I wish that I could talk to every couple before they decide who is going to photograph their wedding & stress to them that they are arguably the most important wedding vendor that you can hire for your wedding day.
Just think: the flowers fade, the dress goes back into the closet, the uneaten food gets thrown out.
The photos are something you can look at everyday. Your kids will look at often, and your grandkids will look back on.
It's the only thing that surpasses generations.
Get the wedding photographer that speaks to you. You just light up when you see their images. Maybe even someone you could see yourself spending a lot of time with (because they will be with you your entire wedding day).
WHAT IF WE ARE AWKWARD?
Do not worry about that! That's literally my job to help guide you through the session. You two will be interacting the whole time, and won't have to worry about looking awkward. (I don't make you stand still and smile very often.) Don't worry, I'm not a fan of stiff posing.
DO YOU BACK UP YOUR IMAGES? HOW DO WE KNOW THAT OUR IMAGES ARE SAFE?
HECK YES!! Your wedding day is precious and cannot be repeated! During your wedding, I write to two different cards so that I have one backup right away, then when I get home, I have two hard drives that I save them too, and keep the original cards in a card locked in my home so I don't accidentally delete them prior to delivery.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR US TO GET OUR PICTURES BACK?
For wedding photos, can take up to 12 weeks to receive your gallery.
For engagement photos, you can expect to see them 4 weeks after our session day!
WHY SHOULD I HIRE A PROFESSIONAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER FOR MY WEDDING DAY? I KNOW SOMEONE WHO HAS A CAMERA.
So I'm going to be honest: you get what you pay for. If you don't pay a whole lot from Uncle Jim, it doesn't guarantee that you'll have beautiful images or any images at all.
You are going to want to look at these photos EVERY year and share with future generations. And let's be honest, your photos are the only thing that you take with you after the day is over.
HOW DO WE RECEIVE OUR IMAGES?
I have an online gallery system that I send all your images digitally. Although, you can have access to your gallery for 5 years online. I would download them RIGHT AWAY so that you know you have them.
- Hannah & Avery
"Emily did INCREDIBLE WORK on our engagement and wedding photos!! She was professional, thoughtful, encouraging, thorough, and overall great to work with. She helped us feel comfortable and confident and cheered us on the whole time! Her pictures are so dreamy and beautiful! We will cherish them forever!! Emily provided support and guidance through the whole process. We loved working with her and HIGHLY RECOMMEND! (Also, ask her about a bridal shoot, we loved ours!)"
- Chryssi & Grant
"Emily worked with my husband to help surprise me with his proposal. We loved working with her so much we asked her to shoot our wedding before we even finished that shoot! She is very kind and has a wonderful bubbly personality that makes her so easy to work with. She made the shoot fun throughout the entirety of it. She did an amazing job keeping us on track for our wedding and making us feel comfortable and have fun throughout our entire day!"
-Morgan & Kyle
"Emily went above and beyond to make our special memories last forever. From our engagement shoot, to our wedding day- there was never a dull moment. Not only did she roll with the punches of uncertainty with Covid and our venue, but she always had a positive outlook on things, and that was something that I valued in her. She made me feel confident and comfortable to be myself in front of the camera. I 100% believe that she captured raw emotions and realness in each and every one of our pictures. Every time I look through our albums, a wave of emotions comes to me as if I’m looking at the for the first time again. Her passion for photography is an art, and something that my husband and I will cherish for the rest of our lives."
Em Photo is a Portland, OR based wedding photographer, often traveling across the U.S. for wedding photography. Specializing in warm and timeless photos that feel nostalgic and bring you back to your wedding day. Emily loves those couples that are a little goofy, true to themselves, and want to do their wedding their way - big or small!