My name is Emily! Born and raised in the Detroit area, I'm a self-taught natural light photographer with a love of adventure and a passion for fashion - specifically, I love handmade items by local designers and thrifting. Thrifting is life.
My story with photography had a quiet start. At age 11, little Emily would grab the family camera and run around pointing it at all the pretty things in our yard. I always grabbed the camera at least once in the winter to capture fresh snow, once in the spring as flowers started blooming, and in the summer I would chase bugs around to try and get super detailed photos. At the end of my freshman year of college, I picked up a camera and decided to start focusing on people. Creative portraits were an incredible way to create with others, and soon I found myself lost in the art of fashion photography. After a couple of years of focusing exclusively on that, I found myself craving connection and meaning in my work - so I fell in love with people all over again, this time, families and couples. I fell in love with love.
In August 2019, I graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology & Philosophy. (I feel like I should have studied computer science or fashion apparel design, but here I am now, still thriving!) I've studied abroad in Denmark, Italy, and South Africa, visited Iceland, and I am aching for another international excursion soon. While I was originally hoping to take a trip this summer to Wistman's Wood, the fairy forest in England, I'm now hoping to explore the US more in 2020 (thanks, COVID).
So anyway, here I am now, photographing the things I find most beautiful: moments of genuine connection. And here you are, reading through my About page! Did you learn something fun?
Note: I'm currently in the process of updating my website with new work and additional resources for all you lovely people. If you don't see what you're looking for, send me a message!