About - Phoenix & Scottsdale Portrait Photographer

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Hi! I am Emily.

I am a Phoenix based family portrait and lifestyle photographer, specializing in modern lifestyle photography and candid family portrait photography with a passion for traveling... and here is a little bit more about how I got here!

I started taking pictures in high school. I am not sure if I was driven by passion or by the fact that I got to roam the halls and stand on the football field during games (with all the good looking athletes). Whatever the reason, I can't imagine doing anything else. In college, I was lucky enough to go on Semester at Sea where I traveled the world. I was in heaven. For many of our port stops I imagined myself as a National Geographic photographer. And as a 22-year-old I couldn't have been happier. After college I started working with newspapers in Phoenix as a photojournalist. Once again I was over-the-moon excited with my career choice! I used to wear my East Valley Tribune press pass like a badge of honor. The first few weeks I would 'forget' to take it off after a shoot and go out still wearing it. :)

I have now progressed into photographing families, doing weddings, and taking portraits. A few years back I slowly started heading in this direction and found that I gravitated toward this type of work. I love meeting and being around the lovely people I photograph. I have made life-long friends and feel great knowing my artwork is part of their lives.

I love to have fun on shoots, and since I was trained as a photojournalist I love getting the unique/un-thought of shot! I'll leave you with a few personal details. I heart my Boston Terrier, Hoover. My family reminds me often that he is so ugly he's cute. I love being outside and participating in events like triathlons and mud runs. And I am completely smitten with my nieces and nephews. You should see them. They are adorable. You would be smitten, too.

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