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 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

unposed over perfect is always better

wedding photos should be timeless, 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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