Hi! I’m Emily, a natural light outdoor portrait photographer specializing in families and couples (traditional or not) in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. I’m a SoCal native, but more of a socks-with- sandals-pacific- northwest kind of girl. I feel like the coolest person in the world, because I get to live here, in beautiful Thousand Oaks, and I have the sweetest job in the world.
I love bright colors, my pets, Zoe & Waffles, telling exaggerated, elaborate, hilarious stories, and singing along to 90s music while editing your awesome photos. I’m always excited to learn new things, make new friends, and
travel as often as I can. Most of all, I love to document life as it is, in this beautiful California sun.
Why do I do this? Because life is beautiful and extremely, extremely precious. My friends and family are the most important thing to me in the world, and I firmly believe life needs to be documented and turned into tangible heirloom works of art.
My goal is to capture you and your loved ones in such a way that you can cherish your photos for life. Please let me know if you have suggestions for what kind of images you would love to create, but don’t worry if you don’t – I know how to take charge and create the moments for you, too.
I can almost guarantee I will make you cry or pee your pants from laughter, but don’t worry - I also love capturing the sweet candid moments that can never be recreated. I would be delighted to meet you, become friends, document you and your loved ones, laugh (of course), and decorate your walls with heirloom quality artwork. Let’s do this thing!
Want to know more about me? Check out the video below to see how I work... or, just ask! I’m an open book. :)
"Emily is amazing! So talented, so funny. She makes it easy to get beautiful family portraits, without the stiff posing or long sessions that make everyone grumpy. Her sessions are actually fun, and the results are gorgeous!" - Ashker Family
"Omg...we just left our viewing session and I could've happier. I literally CRIED when I saw the photos she took! I'm so excited to get my prints and share my photos with family and friends. Emily made the shoot soo fun and was really able to capture the true spirit of our love. Thank you Emily!" - Nicolle G.
"way, way up. We fell in love with Emily after our first meeting at wildwood. We were nervous going in not knowing how our young kids would be able to sit through the session. I still don't know how she did it but she was so great with the kids- made them laugh, and produced the best family photos we could've asked for. We love her style and and attention to detail. Highly recommend anyone to give Emily a call if you're looking for professional photos." - Yu Family
"Her personality and energy are contagious. She is funny and uninhibited, and works at making every shot perfect. Our 4-year old daughter is hard to photograph, but Emily knows exactly how to get toddlers to be natural and relax. In no time she had our daughter laughing out loud, capturing our little girl's sweet, happy 1000 watt laugh. In a nut-shell, I think Emily's talent sets her apart and above. Seriously, she is an artist. We were lucky to find her." -Trice Family