What you need to know!
1) Relationships are about raw moments not Hallmark poses:
Relationships are not about looking perfect. They're about small moments: dancing around, laughing at little things, adventuring, playing board games... getting to know all the little quirks that make the other person who they are! I am ALL about capturing those moments for you!
2) As your photographer, I am here for you!
My job as your photographer is to record all those fun little quirks & candid moments in your relationship! Your engagement or wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event, & I am here to make it everything you dreamed it would be! So whether a coffee date planning the wedding, sending each other Pinterest boards with crazy ideas, or just chatting about the future & sharing in your excitement, let me know the best way to serve you!
my style: natural, joyful storytelling
Coffee date/call to plan
1 hour session
At least 80 photos professionally edited in Lightroom
Starting at $300
Coffee date/call to plan
Full day of shooting
At least edited 50 photos within 3 days of the wedding
At least 250 photos professionally edited in Lightroom within 7-10 weeks
Customized USB with photos & online gallery
starting at $3000
Couple Shoot, Elopement, Engagement, and/or Wedding Services available
Full day of shooting + guaranteed adventures!
At least 250 photos professionally edited in Lightroom
Customized USB with photos & online gallery
contact for custom quote
Where are you based & do you travel?
I am based in Charleston, SC and YES YES YES! I will travel! Contact me with your location and event date and I will get back to you with a travel fee which includes flight/gas money and housing. No worries; I love finding deals and will find the most affordable option available. With destination weddings, I am always down to figure it out!
How do I budget your travel/housing costs?
For destination events, I will be in communication with you regarding airports and airbnbs/hotels. As soon as possible, I will send you proposals for flights and airbnbs and you can select the best option or provide alternatives. I am familiar with deals and sales and do my best to find an affordable and convenient option as well as book very early so you have those details out of the way!
When will we receive our photos?
You will receive around fifty sample photos within a week of the wedding date & an online gallery link with all your photos within seven to ten weeks.
Do you edit all of our photographs?
Yes I do! Part of the fee for photographing your wedding is that each photo is individually edited and enhanced in Adobe Lightroom to create a beautiful final piece.
How many photos will we receive?
While the amount of photos varies, typically a full day wedding will result in a minimum of 450 photos. I cannot guarentee a set amount, but we will be in touch about your "shot list" and I will be taking candids throughout the day!
Can we request the raw, unedited photos?
The raw, unedited photos are not available for viewing or purchase.
Will you attend the wedding rehearsal?
If possible, I would like to attend the rehearsal of the ceremony in order to become familiar with the location and determine where I will place myself during the events. If this is not an option or travel does not permit it, no worries! I have a lot of experience adapting to new situations and I will be able to maneuver to where I need to be.
Do you have an assistant photographer?
I will occasionally bring a personal assistant or photographer I am mentoring to a wedding. If that is a potential for your wedding, I will communicate with you beforehand. Even when I have a mentee coming to a session, I will be the one taking your photos, editing, and providing the gallery.
How would you describe your style?
Natural light & natural motion! I am a big proponent of natural light, which means shooting outdoors! Whether it's the reception, ceremony, or the couples photos, I would love to try and incorporate natural light into your wedding!
Plus, this term doubles to cover my second trademark: natural poses. No one-kind-fits-all with couples; I want to showcase YOU and YOUR relationship, which means in our coffee date or over the phone, we'll talk about the quirks of your relationship to make this shoot uniquely about you ♡
I want to capture the things you love about one another & the special joy that fills people when they choose to care so deeply for another person. I will always ask couples what their favorite little things the other person does are so that we can record those in our session! ♡
If your photographer is not telling your story, what are they doing?? Photos should tell the entire story of the wedding, so you can remember the day, not just the moments :) Before your wedding, we will go over a shot list, & I will always be moving around & looking to capture those extra little interactions that you can look back on in the long run to remember the day like it was yesterday! ♡
What are your thoughts on posing?
Personally, I prefer what I like to call "directing" over posing! What that means is that more often than posing my couples, I will give them an action that they get to do whatever they want with (ex. waltz, tickle fight, crazy piggy back ride...). This method of directing photos makes for more natural expressions, reactions, and more fun memories!
Do I have to provide a shot list?
It is always helpful to hear what you as the bride and/or groom would like to see! Pinterest galleries, shot lists, schedules, anything that helps me capture your vision, I am all for it.
What kind of equipment do you use?
I use professional Canon equipment, and you'll typically see me with my camera "holster" decked out with two cameras and a couple lenses along the way ;) Don't worry, I've got ya covered.
Will you save a date for me?
Unfortunately, I cannot save a date until we have a signed contract and deposit. The sooner you touch base with me the better!
Can I do a payment plan?
I do take payment plans. If you are interested in a payment plan, be sure to let me know before signing the contract so that I can draft that in.
If I need to cancel my event, is the deposit refundable?
I require a non-refundable deposit to reserve a date. Once you sign a contract and send the initial deposit, the deposit cannot be refunded if the event is cancelled.
When should I book my wedding?
ASAP! The sooner you book the more chance I will be available for the date you need, and the sooner we can start planning how to make your day as special as possible! I recommend at least three months in advance for weddings.
Sarah + Trung
“Finding Emma was literally a Godsend. We were hoping for someone low-key but still be able to capture our special moments in a natural way. From first contact to engagement photos to wedding day, everything was a complete breeze. We felt at ease just being our typical silly selves and trusting Emma's direction on ways to post or interact naturally. The results are beautifully captured authentic moments in time—not stuffy or awkwardly posed photos—that we will treasure forever.”