Your naturally-curly, sometimes-sarcastic, obsessed-with-small-town-life photographer! My husband and I moved back to the midwest a few years ago in search of a simpler life in a small town, and we found exactly that! I'm based in Onawa, Iowa, which means I'm right in the middle of Omaha, Sioux City, and Sioux Falls! Servicing my clients in multiple locations has never been easier!
I’ve made it my goal in my photography to career to cater each couple’s experience to their exact needs. I realize that some couples need a lot of direction; they need to be told exactly where to stand and what to do with their hands. Other couples need hardly any coaching and fall right into comfortably moving through poses on their own. I take the time to pay attention and gauge what a couple needs so their experience with me produces photos that look natural and easy! #modelstatus! No matter how comfortable you might be in front of the camera, I’ve got you covered!
I’ve shot over 150 weddings in the course of 7 years and I’ve been published in Rocky Mountain Bride Magazine, both in print and online. My work has been featured in Wyoming Weddings Magazine, Borrowed & Blue, and Modern Weddings. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art with an emphasis in Photography from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. I'd love work with YOU!
The boat was actually Plan C, the church was Plan B, and Plan A was marrying her a long, long time ago. Pretty much the day I met her.
We had such a great experience working with Emily and loved our engagement and wedding photos. She is truly a talented photographer and knows how to capture amazing moment in the most perfect locations. Emily spent our entire wedding day with us and worked hard to capture every meaningful moment and more!
During our wedding planning process, she provided us with timelines for the wedding and helped create the perfect one that fit with our day. Emily did unexpected extras from start to finish that showed her talent and professionalism. We highly recommend using Emily to capture your memories.
Bash | Des Moines
Dana & Jesse
Emily was a joy every step of the way! My family and friends talked about how easy she was to work with and how comfortable she made them feel. We got our final photos within a week. She communicated well the entire time and was very organized and helpful.
Prairie Winds Event Center | Orange City, Iowa
Lexi & Adam
My husband and I couldn’t have choose a better photographer for our wedding than Emily. We knew from the moment we met her that she’d be professional, yet knew how to make you laugh and enjoy the whole process. She took the time to get to know us so she’d know what we wanted for our photos. Emily also took our engagement photos and she listened to all our crazy requests of including our horses and dogs. Overall, Emily went above and beyond for us and we couldn’t have been happier!
Westmark Church | Nebraska
April & Robert
I could not have asked for a better photographer! Emily does such a great job with everything. From capturing the perfect moments, to organizing group pictures, she manages to do it all with ease. My family could not stop talking about how great of a job she does. We were all so comfortable with her that we sometimes forgot she was our photographer and not one of our friends! She not only kept us on schedule for the day, but made sure we got all of the pictures that we wanted. It was so nice to not have to worry about moments that could be missed on our big day. Our photos also turned out amazing. We couldn't have asked for more!
Moonlight RIdge | Grand Island, Nebraska
Courtney & Connor
I'm so excited to hear about all your plans! If you're looking for portraits or editing instead, feel free to fill out what applies to you below! I can't wait to get in touch with you!