Hello! I'm Emily, and above all, I love telling a good story. My journey started with words, as it often does. When I turned 15, it combined with music. I wrote songs about everything: my life, the lives of those around me or fictional stories I couldn't quite get out of my head. Later, in college, I pursued a journalism degree simply because I knew storytelling was something I was meant to do. I didn't know how, exactly. I just knew it was the right place to be.
And that's when it happened. Photojournalism taught me how a single moment can mean everything. A photo might only be one second, frozen in time. But it has the power to tell your entire story for years to come. And I quickly learned capturing those moments on your wedding day makes my storytelling heart oh so happy.
Today, I am incredibly grateful to love my work as much as I do. I have an amazing fiancé, B, who has been listening to all of my stories for seven years now. And we have an extra fluffy pup, Chewy, who pretends to listen but really just wants to cuddle. You'll always find a box of chocolate sea salted caramels in my office, and most days I'm curled up under a blanket because I'm always cold. I wouldn't change a single thing about my story. And I would be so honored to capture a few moments in yours.
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Rena · Getting married on 09/07/2019
Outstanding engagement photo session experience!
Emily is amazing to work with!! My fiance and I had the pleasure of having her take our engagement photos in Old Town, Alexandria and it was a terrific experience from beginning to end.
This was our first time taking professional pictures and the both of us were pretty nervous. We wanted to make sure the pictures looked natural and captured our relationship. Luckily, Emily was extremely professional and helped us get all the shots we wanted. She knew all the best locations, and gave great suggestions for poses. In addition, she kept the atmosphere light and fun. She is extremely friendly and easy to talk to and her bubbly personality really helped us relax! We had an awesome time, and were so happy that the pictures turned out exactly how we wanted. Emily is 100% invested in making sure we had an enjoyable session and were happy with the results. She really went above and beyond to deliver on all fronts with a cheerful smile.
Emily's response and turn around time is truly impressive. From our initial interest email reaching out to her, she always responded to any questions or concerns within a couple of hours. We received a couple of sneak peek pictures the very same night of our session, and received all our finished photos a little over week after. We are so grateful to be able to use the photos so quickly!
Emily truly is outstanding, and we cannot recommend her more!
Catherine · Getting married on 03/23/2019
Emily is a treasure. She is a talented photographer, excellent communicator, and is very easy to work with. Her turnaround time and the quantity of photos she provides is exceptional.
She really invests in her clients and their experience. Her personality put us at ease and helped make our engagement shots really special. Thank you, Emily!
Michal · Married on 11/17/2018
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My fiance and I had a mini shoot with Emily Alyssa at Old Town Alexandria. She was amazing! She immediately put us both at ease and helped orchestrate the perfect pictures with our two little mischievous puppies who were disgruntled to be wearing flower collars, and distracted by all the people around us. A few treats later, and her care and patience, led to some really pretty shots. We can't wait to work with her again. :)