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mermaid at heart,
serial book reader,
animal lover

My love affair with photography began at a young age and over the years, I’ve enjoyed capturing dreamy moments and happy memories. However, it wasn’t until 2016 that I embarked on transforming my passion into a business.
A typical Midwestern girl, I take advantage of the beautiful landscapes found in South Central Wisconsin as the back drops for the portraits I specialize in. I call Sauk County home, but am from La Crosse, Wisconsin originally. 
I relish meeting new people and assisting in the storytelling of their lives! Let's see what adventure awaits us!

hi friends, i'm emily.

honestly though, who doesn't? 

I love to travel

styled shoots like this are so much fun

i love books and fairytales

seriously. all. the. animals. 

i love animals

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Couples & Weddings

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seniors & Portraits

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families & children

Emily was outstanding to work with, so kind, and so professional! The pictures were beautiful and everything I imagined they would be!

- Emmalee

Emily was incredibly professional and fun and easy to work with. It was a great session and her amazing results speak for themselves.

- Alex & cherish

Emily was very professional yet very easy to work with. She is sweet, kind, patient and relatable. I've been extremely happy with the photos she has taken for our growing family and will be sure to have her capture all the important milestones in our lives.

- brittany & Justin

Emily has taken many photos for me and I’ve loved all of them. We’ve done portraits for my family, graduation photos, a boudoir session, a styled shoot of red riding hood, and pictures of my fiancé and I! I can’t wait for her to shoot my wedding next year!

- Charmaine

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