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

- emily

I'm a storyteller, a curator of emotions, and a seeker of authenticity. It is an honor and privilege to collaborate with so many incredible people while pursuing my passion for creativity.

Beyond the lens, I'm a wife to Graham and proud mom to twins, Jackson and Lincoln. Nature is my happy place, whether I'm relaxing by the ocean or enjoying a peaceful mountain escape.

In addition to photography, I find joy in the simple pleasures of good food and meaningful connections. I am drawn to understated elegance and have a deep appreciation for the artistry of floral design.

My journey as a photographer is not just about capturing images; it is about preserving legacies through artistry and intention, crafting heartfelt imagery that will withstand the test of time.

Meet Emily

hey there

Whether you're engaged and looking for timeless wedding images or in need of custom portraits, 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.

heirloom images should be timeless and
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 crafting timeless images whether it's through wedding photography or a custom portrait experience.

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