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A Picture Perfect June Wedding Day The feelings surrounding the first wedding of the season are hard to describe. Excitement Anxious Joyful Nervous It’s somehow all bottled up into one whole emotion I now know to expect come every season. When it first hit, I honestly thought I wasn’t cut out for this career, but […]

Schayna + Jeremiah Married

June 18, 2024

Weddings

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A backyard family session | Albany, NY This was an incredibly sweet session and one I was so fortunate to capture. Joie and I have known each other since our college days, which now that I think about it, our friendship started around 14 years ago!! To know Joie is to love her, she was […]

Coplin Family Session

March 11, 2024

Families

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A Summer Family Session | Lake Placid, NY Where do I even begin with this session? It had everything I dream about when it comes to photographing families. Perfect weather. Perfect outfits. Perfect location. Perfect personalities. It had it all so it’s no surprise to read that I had such a fun time capturing these […]

Huette Family Session

March 11, 2024

Families

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An In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Session | Chazy, NY This was such a fun session for me. Not just because I got to pet a dog or obsess over the cutest little newborn baby, but because this mom and dad kind of feel like extended family in a way. Baby Noah’s mom is the sister of […]

Noah Newborn Session

March 11, 2024

Families

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A hot summer family session | Point au Roche State Park I always find it so exciting when people from out of town find me and book a family session or wedding with me. It makes me feel like maybe I’m doing my SEO or social media right when it comes to marketing haha any […]

Zheng Summer Family Session

March 11, 2024

Families

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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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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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A sunny downtown Plattsburgh engagement session Maddie and Alfred are the epitome of cute. It didn’t take an entire engagement session to see how in love these two are, try like the first 2 minutes. Love like these two have made their session flow so easily and before I knew it, almost two hours had […]

Engagements

February 24, 2023

Maddie + Alfred | Engaged

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An early June Point au Roche engagement session This was my first session after having baby Caroline and it was with the absolute sweetest couple! Emily actually told me that she saw me in the hospital after I gave birth and I quickly apologized for my postpartum fog in not remembering her and my exhausted […]

Engagements

February 6, 2023

Emily + James Engaged

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I remember meeting up with Emily and Jake at Emily’s family home and immediately feeling like I was meeting up with some old friends. I felt like we had so much in common, like the fact that they both are in the photo/video world! They actually met at an advertising agency as TV producers which […]

Engagements

February 3, 2023

Emily + Jake | Engaged

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A snowy late November engagement session With today’s subzero temps, how perfect is it that this beautiful snowy engagement session is next up on the blog! While thankfully it wasn’t in the negative or single digits this day, it was a bit chilly but completely worth braving the cold for! You honestly can’t beat snowy […]

Engagements

February 3, 2023

Savanna-Lin + Ben | Engaged

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A late November Point au Roche family session Why would I title this an engagement / family session you may ask? Well because Katie and Wyatt are technically already married! They eloped in 2019 after finding out about their miracle baby seen here – Levi! With Wyatt being in the Coast Guard and a baby […]

Families

February 3, 2023

Katie + Wyatt Engagement / Family Session

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I was so proud of myself for pulling off this engagement session! I had to travel about two hours to the location and once I got there, my pregnant hormones were screaming at me and the nausea was REAL. I honestly had no idea how I was going to do it aside from just sucking […]

Engagements

October 21, 2022

Nicole + AJ | Engaged

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I’ll be honest, I get a little nervous about how many images I’ll be able to deliver for an engagement session when the couple tells me they only want to wear one outfit. Different outfits give the final gallery more variety, that’s just facts…unless you’re Charlotte and Evan apparently! They ended up with over 150 […]

Engagements

May 16, 2022

Charlotte + Evan | Engaged

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This engagement session was actually split in two parts no thanks to Mother Nature! I showed up on our originally planned day with the hopes that the weatherman was right and the rain would slow to a halt. Spoiler alert, that didn’t happen and it actually just started raining harder…so fun. NOT! I felt terrible, […]

Engagements

April 26, 2022

Taylor + Cody | Engaged

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This was a slightly different engagement session for me because I got to do a little bit of traveling for it! My rule of thumb is no more than 60 miles outside of my zip code for engagement sessions, but I had to make an exception for this session because I had been dying to […]

Engagements

April 21, 2022

Alexa & Chandler | Engaged

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These two…give me aaaallllll the heart eye emoji’s for this session!!! I loved every minute of my time with Morgan and Tyler for their engagement session. These two were giving off such a romantic country vibe and the beautiful surroundings of Lake Placid definitely showed up for them! Morgan and Tyler met in middle school […]

Engagements

April 19, 2022

Morgan & Tyler | Engaged

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