From beautiful Gainesville, Virginia

The Portrait Experience

IN STUDIO

Where minimalism and emotion meet, the studio sessions were created with the purpose of creating fine art images that capture the simple beauty of milestone sessions. From maternity to newborn and beyond, the studio is a relaxed session environment that strips away distractions and

focuses on the subject. Using natural light, minimal props and neutral decor these photos are timeless and perfect for creating seamless image series for displaying in your home, letting you relive this season of your family’s growth and change for years to come.

Where minimalism and emotion meet, the studio sessions were created with the purpose of creating fine art images that capture the simple beauty of milestone sessions. From maternity to newborn and beyond, the studio is a relaxed session environment that strips away distractions and focuses on the subject. Using natural light, minimal props and neutral decor these photos are timeless and perfect for creating seamless image series for displaying in your home, letting you relive this season of your family’s growth and change for years to come.

Fill out the contact form and I will get back to you within 2 business days with session information and a detailed pricing and style guide!

Let’s start a conversation!

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Choose how you want to work with me! No two families are alike so I make sure that you have options to choose from so that you can make a choice that best fits the needs of your family. 

Select your package!

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Your session with me will be a custom experience, focusing on the details that matter to you most.

Fill out my session planning questionnaire.

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We’ll make it official with a contract and a nonrefundable retainer fee. It’s quick and easy and can be done from your phone. I’m a busy mom too, so I like to make this process as easy as possible!

Contract & Retainer

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We will plan your session and wardrobe styling together to ensure that our session will run smoothly and offer a stress-free experience in front of the camera. I’m full of tips for keeping toddlers (and dads!) happy as well as how to prep your family so they enjoy the session as well!

Session Prep & Wardrobe Styling

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This is where the fun happens! You’ll be amazed at how natural you feel in front of the camera! Your session will last from 45-90 minutes depending on the type of session, and you can expect to see your gallery of images within 4 weeks of your session date.

Session

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The Process

There is something special about capturing your newborn in their nursery you have prepared for them. Seeing your little one, so tiny against their new environment, a poignant measure of the growth that is to come. These premium sessions are often longer in nature, and additional attention is paid to capturing your family authentically in your own environment. 

In Home Newborn Sessions

Investment

Serving mothers during this early season of motherhood means accepting a limited number of families each month. This allows me to provide exemplary service and still plan around those babies who like to make their own schedules! 
 
Birth, Maternity and Newborn sessions are typically reserved at the beginning of your second trimester. There aren’t many things you can plan for with motherhood, but photos are one of them. Don’t wait to invest in your family’s memories!

Portrait Session Fee 350
Studio Collections begin at 750
In Home Collections begin at 950

I cannot say enough about my experience with Emily for my newborn session. My husband and I went in not knowing what to expect or how to pose and from the moment we walked in her door she made us feel so comfortable and beautiful (which is so important for a mom that gave birth less than two weeks prior)! She has an overwhelmingly warm presence and was so gentle with our baby. Emily's studio is light and airy and comes equipped with a wide variety of timeless dresses that fit and flatter all shapes and sizes. Emily captured more than I could have ever asked for in the pictures. Her work is more than just photos, it is art. I cannot wait to use her again for all!

Darcy Weyant

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Working with Emily is a joyful experience, from start to finish. She was incredibly prompt with all communication and went above and beyond to provide resources that prepared us for our session. She answered and any all questions -- session-related or otherwise -- that I had throughout the process. On the day of our shoot, she had such a natural ease behind the camera and made the whole session seem completely effortless! Having two kids of her own, you can tell she truly has a passion for working with young families and captures the most beautiful memories!

Alicia Lacey

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Emily is the type of person you feel like you've known your whole life upon meeting. She immediately makes you feel comfortable and at ease - her poise, confidence, and upbeat nature truly makes for a relaxed environment and the resulting photos speak for themselves. We hired Emily to capture Fresh48 photos and are so happy with her work. I can almost hear my three year old daughter's voice meeting her newborn brother for the first time by looking back at our photographs. Emily captures sacred moments effortlessly and I will be forever grateful for the gift she provided my family!

Julia Nickle

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As a photographer myself, I knew I wanted to hire someone that I loved to be the one to come into our home 2 weeks post-partum and capture our new family of four. It's such a special time and we wanted to hire someone who truly made us feel like ourselves. Emily did that and so much more. I appreciate the classic and timeline approach to her work but more than that, I appreciate her direction and adjustments throughout the shoot to help us look our best. She has such a gentle and natural way of adjusting poses and angles to make a new mom still love how she looks even just days after giving birth and THAT is a gift!! Beautiful photography is an investment but I honestly would have paid double for what we received. As soon as we received our gallery of images from Emily I felt this wave of relief and peace that we had truly captured the essence of this special season. Our babies will forever get to look back and see what they looked like when they were tiny and Graham was brand new!! We love Emily and we're so thankful for her!

Katelyn James Alsop

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I knew I was going to appreciate the photographs Emily took for us, but I had no idea I would cherish, absolutely treasure these the way that I do. The portraits are some of the most beautiful photographs I've ever seen- she captured the sweetness between my son and I in such an organic, graceful way, and I simply don't have the words to describe how much I love them. As a photographer myself I thought I knew what to expect from the studio session, but the final gallery absolutely stole my breath. I also appreciated how EASY the studio session was! Her selection of gowns made it so that I didn't have to worry about shopping (a HUGE perk), and even the simple act of having a peanut changer, diapers, and wipes in the room meant the session went all the more smoothly, and was all the more enjoyable. Emily, we are so grateful for these photographs- these prints will forever be some of my favorite family heirlooms.

Abby Springmann

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Emily was an absolute dream to work with for our maternity photos. She was wonderfully responsive in advance of the session over email and text, and I was so appreciative of the wardrobe options she provided so that I didn't have to worry about what to wear. She instantly makes you feel at ease from the moment you meet her. We initially reached out to her because of her light-filled and airy style and she didn't disappoint - the photos she shared after our session turned out beautifully. We're grateful we found her to commemorate this time in our lives and are sincerely looking forward to our next session with her!

Lindsey Smith

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"Emily took both maternity and newborn photos for us. Wrangling two squirmy toddlers and a newborn is not easy, but she handled the job with finesse and professionalism. Though the session was truly a lot of fun, upon leaving I thought “there’s no way she was able to get any good ones of my uncooperative toddlers!” ...but the day she sent me the images I cried because she captured the most beautiful photos of my girls with their new brother! Pictures I would have never been able to get on my own. She calmly soothes your baby, makes toddlers laugh, and, while paying attention to every small detail, makes you feel beautiful and at ease...completely taking away all of the new mama stress. These pictures mean so much to me and I know through them, I will be able to cherish this wonderful but all too brief moment in time forever."

Julia Schurott

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