Hi, I’m Emily.
I’ve been taking photos for nearly 10 years now. I started becoming curious with the camera while studying abroad in Southeast Asia. I used the lens to capture stories of the cultures I was immersed in to bring back home to friends and family.
It wasn’t until I took a photojournalism course with Jock Lauterer, a renowned National Geographic photographer, that I felt the true potential of photography to express the inner world of a person. After graduating from college, I started working as a photojournalist for two small newspapers in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. I hustled to football games and stayed out late photographing bands, and while I was glad to be working as a photographer — the puzzle pieces weren’t fitting just right (yet).
In the fall of September 2011, I packed my car and moved to Asheville, North Carolina. I immersed myself in the wellness community of this mountain town, took a yoga teacher training, met my partner, found my center in seated meditation and began to approach photography in a deeper way.
I photographed my first wedding in the fall of 2011 and from there have expanded my offerings to include portraits, headshots and family sessions.
I currently live in a tiny cabin in the woods with my fiance and enjoy quiet days editing photos from home, practicing mindful movement and meditation, watching birds and bears (from afar) and long walks through the woods.
If you’d like to work together, send me a note and I’d be happy to meet with you!