Onawa, IA based wedding and elopement photographer serving Omaha, Sioux City, Sioux Falls, and beyond!

Hi there! I'm Emily! I'm so excited you're here! 

I've been a full time photographer for 5 years, focusing primarily on weddings (because I'm obsessed with wedding cake!) I currently live in Onawa, IA with my husband, Derek, and my two pups, Nala and Josie. After growing up in Central Nebraska and living in Cheyenne, WY for a bit, I lived in Colorado for 4 years.

We recently relocated to Onawa, IA and I'm so excited to be able to serve the Midwest! Sioux Falls, Sioux City, Omaha, and Lincoln are all within reach, plus I'm still heading back to Colorado about once a month! No matter where you live, we can make your photography dreams come true!

To put it simply, I'm passionate about telling every-day stories. No matter where you are, I want to be there for you. I'm available for travel world-wide and I would LOVE to serve you on your big day! 

Based near Sioux City, serving the world 

photographed

100+

in business


married to my amazing husband


 taken

in photography

300,000+


Weddings

years

years

photos

Bachelors degree

I wish that I could give Emily more than 5 stars, because she was by far our favorite wedding vendor to work with for our big day. She did our engagement photos and wedding photos, both of which turned out absolutely stunning. She is both professional and easy to work with, which is hard to come by in a photographer. Emily captured our wedding day so perfectly, and we have gotten so many compliments on our photos already. I always was worried about how my wedding photos would turn out because I tend to be pretty unphotogenic, but we have so many photos that seriously look like they are straight off of a Pinterest board.

Becca & PJ

Della Terra | Estes Park, CO

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I couldn’t be more pleased with Emily’s work than I already am. I hired Emily as my wedding photographer and she was absolutely amazing! I love how she is able to capture scenically beautiful pictures without losing sight of the couple. I’m so pleased with his clear my picture are!

She was incredibly efficient, patient and just overall enjoyable to work with. She came in very well prepared and just knocked it out of the park. 10/10 would recommend Emily to anyone looking for a wedding photographer!

Jamy & Ben

Westview Church | Greeley, CO

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Hiring Emily as our wedding photographer was one of the best decisions my husband and I ever made. I can go on and on about how beautiful her pictures are, but that is obvious by looking at her website. While I am amazed with how lovely our photos turned out, what sets Emily apart from other photographers is the heart she has for each of her clients. The day of my wedding Emily was kind, knowledgeable, and prepared. She had a Bride Emergency kit ready, she checked in with me throughout the day to see if I needed anything, she made sure to get all the poses I requested, and she even handed tissues to me (gracefully and secretly) during the ceremony. She is truly incredible!

Anna & Brodie

Hereford Ranch | Cheyenne, WY

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Emily photographed our wedding in Jackson Hole this summer. I highly recommend her! She is so friendly, efficient, and has wonderful and creative ideas. I will treasure our photos forever.

Jill & Alberto

Mormon Row | Jackson Hole, WY

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Emily did our engagement and wedding pictures and we are SO happy with all of them! She is fun to work with and does a great job of getting everyone put together in great poses in a timely manner. She is very responsive to questions and very helpful! She even provided a timeline suggestion for my whole wedding day to make sure everything flowed smoothly and had a second shooter there for the whole day! She worked with us to get great engagement pictures since there was rain the first day we planned-we still got some awesome "rainy day" pictures, but then had a second shoot on a beautiful, sunny fall day! The album she put together of our wedding pictures is gorgeous! We will treasure the pictures and memories forever!

Kayla & Zach

First St. Paul's  | Hastings, NE

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My new husband and I could not have picked a better photographer! Emily did both our wedding pictures and engagement pictures. She was absolutely amazing to work with and the photos are unbelievably beautiful! Emily has captured our day so perfectly we could not have asked for more from her. She has been amazing, so professional and friendly! She was the perfect choice for our special day and our engagement session. We will treasure these photographs forever! I would highly recommend Emily as your photographer!

Kim & Jacob

Little America | Cheyenne, WY

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Emily is amazing! She was so accommodating for our engagement pictures in Colorado and I can't wait to see her work on our wedding! We have gotten compliment after compliment for her work. Best photographer EVER!

Bri & Adam

Kai Family Barn | Pender, NE

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Emily is a fantastic photographer. We are so happy we were able to book Emily as our wedding photographer and will cherish our photos forever. My husband and I are not typically comfortable in front of the camera, but Emily is so easy to talk to and was great at making us feel relaxed. Because of that, our photos really captured our personalities. Emily has a great eye for capturing the most scenic backgrounds (perfect for mountain weddings) and caught all the sweet little moments of our wedding day as well.

Sara & Jacob

Mud Lake | Nederland, CO

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Oh my goodness, Emily was amazing. From providing structure for the day to taking stunning pictures, and getting the full portfolio back in crazy fast time, I couldn't be happier with our wedding photos that we will have for the rest of our lives! she had crazy good ideas, and also encouraged us to be our silly selves, making our photos look truly like us! I will continue to recommend her to everyone I know!

Beth & Zach

The Alpine House | Jackson Hole, WY

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Emily photographed our wedding last June in Longmont, CO. I'm 100% confident no-one could've captured the magic of our day better than she did. Well over 1500 photos, all a perfect window to the moment in time. Her creativity is unrivaled. For example, she explored some double exposer shots while we were shooting and created a wedding photo from a fairytale. Really, you should just experience some of her wedding magic yourselves.

Laurel & Weston

Shupe Homestead | Longmont, CO

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