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

-  emily

I'm a Virginia based wedding and portrait photographer who strives to create beautiful, intentional images that will stand the test of time. I am so grateful to be living my dream, pouring into the lives of my clients while doing the work that I'm passionate about.

Aside from being a photographer, I'm a wife to Graham and mama to twins Jackson and Lincoln. Nature is my happy place, whether it's relaxing by the ocean or enjoying a peaceful mountain escape. I'm a lover of good food, understated style and all things floral.

Meet Emily

hey there

Whether you’re engaged and looking for timeless wedding photos or 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

i believe in the power of small gestures.

the best images evoke thoughts, feelings and

portraits should feel  natural and not overly posed

heirloom images should be timeless and not trendy.

kandice + BRIAN 

I gave Emily my vision for our photos and she surpassed our expectations. She captured all of the glowing light and special moments better than I could have imagined. Emily’s sweet personality along with her professionalism made it so easy for my husband and I to be ourselves.

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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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