Hey, I'm Emily.
I WANT TO BE BESTIES.
I am a girl who loves French fries (preferably McDonald's or Chick-Fil-A) and Diet Coke. Brussel sprouts are up there in my top favorites too. Yeah, I get it I'm all over the map. There is truly nothing like travel in my book. Seeing new things and meeting new people has shaped me into who I am. I studied abroad in London and it was by far the best decision I made in college. I have been married to my hottie preacher husband since September 2017 and we freaking love marriage. One of the top things on my bucket list is to go to Waco and see all things Joanna Gaines. I mean come on guys, I'm obsessed with her. Luke and I have been renovating our house and I couldn't love it more. I'm not even sorry for rearranging the living room one million times. Oh and duh I have to tell you that I cry every time I see The Head and The Heart in concert.
One year at summer camp I had a counselor who asked me what made me feel alive. I wasn't sure how to answer that question for a long time but now I can confidently say that there are quite a few things that make me feel alive. I feel beyond blessed to say that my job is at the top of the list. I love having a camera in hand and capturing the moments as they unfold. I feel alive in a way that sometimes makes little tears form in my eyes. Along with photography, dinner parties are a thin place for me. (Thin places are when the barrier between heaven and earth is thin.) Worship, lake days, travel, and hanging out with my husband are some others on my list.
I have had a camera in my hand for as long as I can remember. Back in the early 2000s I got my first point and shoot camera and I took that thing everywhere with me. Sometimes my dad would let me borrow his camera and I would spend hours and hours taking pictures of my friends and family just trying to learn how to use the camera. I started taking photos professionally in 2013 and took the leap into full time photography in 2017.
I love those little moments. The ones right before you walk down the isle. The little tears in your eyes right before you see your honey for the first time. The way your flower girl giggles as she twirls around in her dress. The look on your moms face when she sees you put your dress on for the first time. All of these little moments compline to tell the story of your day. They are the tiny notes that make the song that sings your story. I want to be there with you to capture these moments. I want to tell your story with photos that could say a million words. Let's make some magic.
I believe everyones story matters. There is something so special about your relationship. You deserve to be known and loved. My goal in photography is to capture your love.
me and my honey
Wedding photos by Dawn Charles.