I believe a photo should portray who you are, and not just what you look like.

-  emily

Whether you’re engaged and looking for timeless wedding photos or a family in need of some family heirlooms, I believe both are equally worthy of being documented.

A photographer to capture the beauty of the moments in between.

you’re looking for

I know connection is 

super important to you.

Emily Bartell Photography is a Virginia based wedding and portrait photographer providing clients with an incredible and personalized experience, not just beautiful photos. I can’t wait to share in your story and capture it on camera.

Here’s what you
need to know about me:

my philosophy

Unposed over perfect
is always better.

great photos should evoke thoughts, feelings, and emotions.

I believe in the power of small gestures.

your wedding photos should be timeless and not trendy.

ciera + cody

Emily is one of the most organized, sweet, creative, and patient people I have ever met! The pre-wedding surveys and quick meetings really did help make our wedding go smoothly. She is amazing to work with and I HIGHLY would recommend her!

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Choose a photographer who is invested in you.

Have a photographer who feels more like a friend than just another vendor.

Hire an artist with an eye for emotion and detail.

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I’m Emily - a wife, twin boy mom, and total dog person. Nature is my happy place, whether it be relaxing by the ocean or enjoying a peaceful mountain escape. I'm a lover of good food, understated style and all things floral. 

I have always enjoyed photography, and found myself in need of a creative outlet. My own wedding photographer, a  friend from college, encouraged me to pursue a career of my own in the world of photography. I fell in love instantly and never looked back.

My work has become more rewarding with each passing year. Every love story is unique, and I never tire of the excitement from witnessing two people vow to share their lives together! After the wedding, it is such an honor to follow along in your journey as your family grows.

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Having a wedding planner will help your day run so much smoother. 

The Benefits of Having a Wedding Planner

I’m someone who
takes the time to get to know you, listens to your needs and wants,

and delivers a wonderful experience

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I would love to support you in capturing treasured images of your family whether it’s at the start with a wedding or a family portrait.

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