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, emotive images with an artistic and unobtrusive approach. I feel honored to work alongside so many incredible people while doing the work that fuels my passion and creativity.

Photography aside, I'm a wife to Graham and proud 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

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Whether you’re engaged and looking for timeless wedding images or in need of priceless 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 fine art wedding and portrait photographer crafting timeless and authentic heirloom imagery that speaks to the heart. 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 photos evoke thoughts, feelings and

unposed over perfect is always better.

wedding images should be timeless, not trendy.

John + Stephanie

Emily's artistic vision, coupled with an unerring eye for detail, captured the essence of our special day in a way that exceeded all expectations. Emily is not just a photographer; she's an artist who knows how to immortalize moments. We wholeheartedly recommend her services to anyone. 

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

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