I'm Emily, I'm so glad you found your way here. I serve Oregon, Washington, and California high school seniors by providing the best senior adventure photoshoot experience ever! I specialize in adventure photoshoots on the Oregon Coast (trust me I know allll the best spots), the Columbia river gorge, and in and around Portland, Oregon.
My passion behind photographing seniors stems from what I believe my purpose to be: celebrating and sharing the beauty in people and places. Seniors are in such a transitional season of life— full of joy and excitement—setting off to pursue their dreams and passions! I’m here to capture you as you are in this season, to celebrate and dream with you! All while ensuring that you feel confident and walk away knowing how incredibly beautiful you truly are!
I have been photographing seniors for 3 years, and while I now shoot with confidence and ease, I never stop honing my craft. Whether it's attending workshops, mentorships, or organizing styled shoots—I'm always trying new creative methods and techniques to ensure I'm consistently producing unique and excellent photographs! I've worked with so many seniors and have a plethora of poses and prompts in my back pocket to ensure you never feel awkward! Not to mention we will be jamming to your favorite playlist to ease any nerves.
The goal of our shoot is that you walk away having had an incredible adventure experience with photos that actually capture your personality. So with that said, this is your day! Every single part of the shoot will be catered to you.
Getting to know you in our zoom meeting is my favorite part and so important! This will ensure that I help create the best environment that helps you feel like your authentic self, and where I'll catch the vision of your dream photoshoot so I can make it happen. Whether it's a flowy dress on the Oregon coast, a hike to God’s Thumb in your gear, a fancy dress on a city rooftop, or a creative studio shoot—whatever you're envisioning, I got you!
It was actually my first shoot I’ve ever done and I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer :) Communication with Emily about outfit ideas and location ideas was never an issue! She always responded quick and efficiently. The location we ended up deciding on was absolutely stunning and we got some great shots! I always felt comfortable with the poses Emily suggested and at ease. There weren’t ever awkward times in the conversations we had as well which was great! She was so kind and easy to talk to! Definitely big sister vibes :) I ended up getting my pictures back within less then a week and they turned out fantastic! Very elegant and professional. I would definitely do another shoot with Emily and recommend her to anyone who needs a photographer!”
"My shoot with Emily was simply amazing and so easy going!
Prior to the shoot, Emily maintained consistent communication and worked with me to plan all aspects of the shoot. She created a Pinterest board for me to so I could plan what I’d wear and then followed up to help me finalize the perfect outfits! Emily picked out the most beautiful location in Forest Park for my shoot, and braved through the rain the day of! I so appreciated Emily’s guidance while shooting; I felt completely natural and comfortable while taking photos! The photos themselves turned out absolutely stunning: Emily is able to capture both her subject and the gorgeous scenery of the PNW for an experience that I can say is unmatched. With the utmost confidence, I can say that Emily is an incredibly talented photographer! Throughout the whole process it was evident that she truly valued my mom and I as clients. I genuinely had so much fun with her the day of the shoot and could not be happier with my senior photos."
"I could not have had a better senior photo experience than I did with Emily!
During October I got the opportunity to attend Emily’s photography workshop and got to know her. After the workshop, I knew I wanted her to be my senior photographer. After setting up a date, Emily made sure to communicate with me about all of the details. She goes above and beyond to make sure her clients are comfortable and stress free. Emily helped me decide on a location and outfits during a facetime call. At the shoot she provided drinks, and automatically made me feel comfortable. Going into the shoot I was nervous because I am not used to being in front of the camera, but Emily made sure to guide me the whole time with posing. One thing that she provided that really helped me feel comfortable was playing music. Thanks to Emily, I left the shoot feeling so confident. I received my photo gallery two days later and I absolutely loved how they turned out."
"I highly recommend booking a shoot with Emily!