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Welcome to my little space on the internet where I share my photographs & client experiences with you! 

Here you will find highlights of weddings, elopements, engagements, and families. This is a great way to get a feel for my style of posing, lighting, locations, and some inspiration for your own time in front of my camera. I also have a little section of helpful tips & advice about sessions, weddings, and travels! 

Take a look around & get inspired...

xo, Em

Portraits in Downtown Charleston, South Carolina

Family • December 15, 2023 

As a photographer hailing from the picturesque landscapes of Maine, I’ve always been drawn to the beauty of different places, and one city that never fails to inspire me is Charleston, South Carolina. Known for its historic charm, vibrant culture, and timeless architecture, Charleston becomes even more enchanting during the holiday season. Recently, I had the opportunity to visit this captivating city to spend time with a dear friend. While I was there, I couldn’t resist the chance to capture its festive spirit through my lens.

A Holiday Haven in the Heart of Charleston

Downtown Charleston transforms into a holiday wonderland during this time of year! With its cobblestone streets adorned with twinkling lights, festively decorated storefronts, and the sweet sounds of carolers echoing through the air. From the iconic Rainbow Row to the majestic waterfront views along The Battery, every corner of the city is brimming with seasonal splendor. All combined making it the perfect backdrop for a memorable photo session.

Embracing the Spirit of the Season

More than just a city of stunning architecture and scenic vistas, Charleston is a place where the spirit of the season truly comes alive. Whether it’s sipping hot cocoa by the fire at a cozy cafe or strolling hand in hand with loved ones beneath the glow of holiday lights, there’s a warmth and joy in the air that’s palpable. As a photographer, it’s these moments of genuine connection and shared laughter that I strive to capture. The fleeting yet precious glimpses of holiday magic that remind us of the beauty of this season.

From the quaint cobblestone streets to the majestic antebellum mansions, Charleston is a city steeped in history and brimming with beauty. And during the holiday season, that beauty takes on a whole new dimension. It turns into a magical backdrop for creating cherished memories with loved ones.

As a Maine photographer who frequently travels to Charleston, South Carolina, I feel incredibly fortunate to have experienced the city’s holiday charm firsthand. I can’t wait to return again soon to capture even more moments of magic through my lens.

Ask me about discounted photo sessions, wedding, and elopements in the Charleston, South Carolina area!



Fall Family Session at Sand Beach | Bar Harbor Family Photographer

Family • December 16, 2022 

I didn’t think it was actually quite fall yet in Maine, but it felt like it to this southern fam. Our late summer temps in Bar Harbor were a bit cooler than expected. So just before their session, mom made a Target run for some warmer clothes and sweaters. That resulted in the perfect fall look for the upcoming months! I really enjoyed this fall family session at Sand Beach.

With four kiddos and two grandparents, it can sometimes be a bit of a job to get everyone looking and smiling at me at the same time. But holy moly, these guys made it easy! They were up for some playful fun at Sand Beach in Acadia. Because of this we were able to get lots of combinations of photos. Quick and painless..except for maybe the sand that was consumed by the little one.

Thinking about getting family portraits of your own? Here are my top three reasons why you should consider taking family portraits soon. First, it’s an opportunity to capture precious memories with your loved ones. As time passes and children grow up, having these images to look back on can be incredibly meaningful. Second, a family photo session can be a fun and bonding experience for everyone involved. It’s a chance to spend quality time together and create something special as a family. Finally, professional family photos can be a great way to update your home decor or share with friends and family. Overall, a family photo session can be a valuable investment in creating lasting memories and cherished keepsakes.

Enjoy these images from this sweet fall family session at Sand Beach!


Family Portraits on Rocky Coast | Acadia National Park Photographer

Family • September 6, 2020 

I low-key squealed with excitement when I saw the Zimmerman family show up in these outfits. So many cute little details and accessories, yet still coordinating so perfectly!!! The weather, however, was not so perfect. There were off and on rain showers throughout the day, but this was the only day that our schedules lined up while they were vacationing in Bar Harbor. So, we waited out the rain a bit, and snuck in some INCREDIBLE family portraits in between rain showers. And it was soooo worth it. The fog and hazy sky made for some super cool photos on the rocky shoreline in Acadia National Park. This fam absolutely killed this session – check out their adorable outfits…oh, and the Bar Harbor Whale Watch boat appeared at just the right time to get in the back of a photo.

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