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 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

I believe in the power of small gestures.

wedding photographs
should be timeless and not trendy.

andy + Blair

Emily was the best photographer we could have ever asked for! Both our engagement and wedding photos were stunning and captured the essence of us as a couple. These images will be treasured for a lifetime! 

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Choose a photographer who is invested in you.

Hire an artist with an eye for emotion and detail.

Work with a professional who feels like a friend.

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I'm Emily, a Richmond Virginia based wedding and portrait photographer who strives to create captivating images that will stand the test of time. My ultimate goal is to provide an incredible experience you won't soon forget.

My work has become more rewarding with each passing year. Every love story is unique, and it is such an honor to witness a couple joining their lives together as one. After the wedding, it is my hope and joy to follow along in your journey as your family grows.

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

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

and delivers an incredible 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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