BEHIND THE LENS
Let's cut to the chase: wedding photography chose me and I fully embraced it. Self taught and armed with a passion for documenting love, photography gives me balance, perspective, and allows me to see things in a different light. Making a living doing something I'm passionate about is pretty much the best thing ever. I bring with me an open heart, a story-telling approach, utmost creativity, great communication and a whole lot of energy!
Helping dogs get adopted is a huge passion of mine. I organize an annual portrait fundraiser at Omni Brewing that helps raise funds for senior dogs and cats.
I'm a true-crime junkie. I watched the genre before it became popular, starting with the release of Deadly Women back in 2005, hosted by my favorite FBI profiler Candice DeLong. Currently, Im binging Evil Lives Here on Discovery+
Im a green card holder and am currently looking forward to passing my citizenship exam!
My name is actually Emanuela, but since no one could pronounce that in Kindergarden, I chose to go by Emily.
I hold a BS in Marketing from Augsburg University because I was originally planning to become the next Don Drapper.
I'm a big fan of the state fair, always look forward to Garlic Fries, Sweet Marthas, Fried Olives and all the beer!
When I retire, I want to build a house in Alaska and adopt a ton of farm animals... and of course more dogs.
I got started in the wedding industry by posting Craigslist ads for event and portrait photography! What started out as a side gig to help pay for school turned into a full time career.
I love a good movie night! Some favorite films: Silence of the Lambs, Titanic, Brokeback Mountain, American Psycho, Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream, Childs Play, The Shinning, IT, Final Destination, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, The Ring, etc.
Fun bucket list goal of mine is to visit the top 50 US National Parks.
Wedding Photography Bucket List
Fun Ideas that won't include travel fees.
/ Canoe, kayak, or boat engagement shoot.
/ Greenhouse wedding.
/ Glitzy Vegas elopement.
/ Theme Park engagement session.
/ Engagement photos with a flock of Sheep!
Engagement, Elopement or Weddings in:
/ New Orleans, LA
/ Savannah, Georgia
/ Sedona, Arizona
As I shoot I want to blend in and capture all the real moments and people that make each wedding day so special. I love to show the natural connections between people. My goal is to unobtrusively document your big day, while also striving to make the day go as smoothly as possible. Rest assured with my stubborn good taste and your authentic awesome self, we’ll capture amazing photos together! Though my passion lies with dog-friendly weddings, I am available and able to shoot any other event or session that you have in mind - let's meet over coffee and talk details.
Shoot me a text!
Based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota
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I am so excited to document your wedding day and party it up with you. Scroll down to enjoy some silly photos of me and a few of my recent couples.