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An Overcast Beach Announcement Session Where do I even begin in trying to express the joy, beauty, and love from this session?! Jen and Kyle are two of the sweetest people you will ever meet, and I was so excited to meet them in person the day of their session! Jen reached out to me […]

Jen + Kyle Pregnancy Announcement

January 25, 2024

Maternity

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A Neutral Baby Boy Newborn Session When Bodhi’s mom Katelin, a past bride of mine, reached out wanting to know if I would be interested in doing an in-home newborn session for them, I quite literally squealed. Sounds dramatic, but there’s few things I find more magical than watching my couples grow their families and […]

Bodhi Newborn Session

January 25, 2024

Newborn

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A Wildflower Themed Lakeside Wedding It’s not often that I listen to speeches from the parents or bridal party and think “Man I wish these speeches would last a little longer.” But this was actually the case with Cynthia and Kyle. I had the honor of not only being able to listen to the wedding […]

Cynthia + Kyle | Married

January 10, 2024

Weddings

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This has been a long time coming…5 years to be exact! While the website might not look new, I assure you, it will! The official launch date is still TBD but it will be sometime in January so literally just a few weeks away and I. CAN’T. WAIT! Not only will my website have a […]

Introducing The All New EMP!

December 29, 2023

Business

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The ups, downs, and in-between moments that make up the beautiful everyday memories I never understood the phrase, “it’s the hardest job you’ll ever love” in regards to being a parent, specifically a mother. The title of “Mom” is the most beautiful title I’ve ever had, but it’s not giggles and amazing core memories all […]

Learning How To Be a Healthy, Loving, and Present Mom

December 29, 2023

Personal

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A classic black-tie soiree in Coxsackie, NY One of the hottest wedding days I’ve ever photographed to date, but also one of the most beautiful 😍 It was such a joy to capture this chapter of Alexa and Chandler’s love story. From start to finish, everything was perfectly executed and not a detail went unnoticed. […]

Alexa + Chandler | Married

December 29, 2023

Weddings

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Mom, wife, photographer, and passionate entrepreneur constantly dreaming up ways to fuel my creative fire. Here on the blog you'll find past sessions in a curated gallery to show what you can expect when you hire EMP.

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Lesson #1 to any new photographers out there…ALWAYS show up to wedding days EARLY! My rule of thumb is to arrive no less than 30 minutes early to each wedding to account for traffic, weather, location scouting, direction mishaps, etc. This was one of those wedding days I’m so glad I set this rule for […]

Weddings

March 29, 2022

Michaela & Alex | Married

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Where do I even begin this blog post?! Madison and Ethan were my first official wedding for 2021, and it didn’t disappoint! Everything from her dress, to the tuxes, to the florals, to the venue, to the dancing, all of it was just perfect! I had been looking forward to this day ever since I […]

Weddings

June 28, 2021

Madison & Ethan | Married

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This is it, my last wedding of 2020! I’m sad I won’t get to photograph another wedding for a while, but honestly not sad to see the season end. Does that make sense? It was the year for many firsts for my business, not all good either. But it was also the year that I […]

Weddings

October 19, 2020

Eric & Courtney | Married

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This wedding was one for the books, hands down. Nothing about this day was expected, which made it all that much better. Gorgeous mountain views? Check. Surprise ceremony? Check. Top notch hair and makeup done in the woods? Check. Champagne toasts and first dance as husband and wife in the middle of a field? Check. […]

Weddings

September 4, 2020

Andrea & Steve | Married

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My very first 2020 wedding looked a little different then we all originally thought it would look, but that didn’t make it any less beautiful and fun. Honestly, give me allll the small, intimate weddings!! I loved everything about Nicole and Landon’s special day. It obviously had to be on a much smaller scale than […]

Weddings

June 29, 2020

Nicole & Landon | Micro Wedding

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A Chilly November Wedding I can’t believe it! My busiest wedding season to date is officially over and I couldn’t have asked for a sweeter couple to end with. I am in COMPLETE shock at how fast it all flew by, but the one thing I keep thinking about is how lucky I am to […]

Weddings

December 7, 2019

Hannah & Amine | Married

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A Smoke Signals Wedding in Lake Placid, New York Sometimes I think that educating my brides on the best photography friendly timeline is the best thing, what could go wrong right? Well nothing actually, unless you’re like me, or Jesse-May, and like to stick by timelines and get stressed out if things run late. This […]

Weddings

October 14, 2019

Jesse-May & Austin | Married

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A Romantic Barn Wedding | Castleton-on-Hudson For their engagement session, they drove to me. It was a very overcast and rainy day, the trees were still naked without a leaf in sight, and I was VERY pregnant and in a lot of pain…I seemed to have everything working against me. I was nervous because I […]

Weddings

August 30, 2019

Carlene & Andrew | Married

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Brookside Barn | Altona, New York Chelsey and Thomas met in high school back in 2011. He was a friend of her older brother and it was his humor that first caught her attention. They started dating shortly after but it wasn’t until 2014 that they would become inseparable. After meeting Thomas at their engagement […]

Weddings

July 17, 2019

Chelsey & Thomas | Married

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