the blog

Hi! I'm Emily, a Richmond, Virginia based wedding and portrait photographer.

weddings

seniors

family

branding

Featured on

freebie

Sydney & Josh met in May of 2018 right after graduating from their Masters program. They quickly became close friends and have been together officially since February 2019! Josh proposed to Sydney at Georgetown waterfront which is where they had their first date. He surprised her by saying they were going out for drinks, but […]

Posted in: Weddings

March 13, 2022

A Fall Wedding at Maymont & VMFA

Brooke and William’s Winter wedding at Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards included a beautiful ceremony overlooking the blue ridge mountains. The theme of the day was understated elegance, emphasizing the natural beauty of the venue.

Weddings

March 13, 2022

Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards Wedding

pippin hill wedding

From the charming magnolia leaf bouquets, to the soft colors and timeless touches, this wedding was southern elegance to a T. Abigail and Cody were incredibly romantic and so sweet together! It was an absolute privilege to document their special day, and I wish them a lifetime of happiness. Enjoy a few of my favorite images from their special day!

Posted in: Weddings

September 8, 2021

A Southern Elegance Inspired Wedding Celebration

Few things make your baby’s imminent arrival feel more real than maternity photos. It’s the perfect opportunity to document the excitement of impending parenthood. Still, you may have questions about the best time to schedule your photo session. That’s where I come in!

Family, Portrait Tips, Portraits, Resources

July 22, 2021

When to Schedule Your Maternity Session

From invitations to hand-torn silk ribbon, your grandmother’s heirloom embroidered handkerchief to a monogramed velvet ring box, you’ve poured your heart into curating the perfect details for your wedding day. And while my number one priority will always be capturing the love between you and your partner, I also want to memorialize all of the beautiful choices you’ve made to make your wedding just so…

There are a few ways you can help prepare all of your details to be photographed!

Posted in: Weddings

June 29, 2021

How To Prepare Your Wedding Details

Your engagement photography session should be a celebration of the love between you and your future spouse. But it’s hard to capture authentic images if you’re not feeling comfortable and confident in front of the camera. The first step to achieving that comfort and confidence is choosing the right clothing! It’s no wonder then that one of the most often asked questions I receive from my clients is this: “What should I wear for my engagement session?” Here are a few of my favorite tips to ensure you feel and look your best for your engagement session!

Engagement, Portrait Tips, Resources

May 24, 2021

How To Prepare For Your Engagement Session

Andy + Blair | Engaged

Posted in: Engagement

May 2, 2021

Late Spring Engagement at Alturia Farm

Delfosse Vineyards Engagement | Kelsey & Will

Engagement

January 14, 2021

Late Autumn Engagement at Delfosse Vineyards

Blue Ridge Mountains Engagement | Abigail & Cody

Posted in: Engagement

January 13, 2021

Blue Ridge Mountains Engagement

Secret Garden Wedding Inspiration | Historic Tuckahoe

Weddings

December 15, 2020

Secret Garden Wedding Inspiration

@emilybartellphoto

Connect on Instagram