Welp...here we are...2020! All the life that led me to this spot and I'm so thankful to be here. I believe that words matter, that life is fleeting and that love is worth it. If you don't mind, I'd like to share a few personal things with you since you stopped by.
I might not be a perfectionist, but I am in tune with catching emotion, love and the small things that mean so much to you. I'm more concerned about the joy than the name brand of your shoes. I am more wanting a stress free day than I am of you feeling pressure of a checklist. So whether it's an old historic church, or a willow tree...hair pinned up or loosely blowing in the wind...I'm all about feeling the feels than I am about a certain box to put your wedding in.
I used to care much more about certain 'things' but my perspective is different now. I have loved and lost my husband to a terminal illness and life to me is more about what I can give than what I can get. I am the lucky one to have known and felt great love and I know that now. I am grateful that I am able to provide for my daughter doing what I LOVE to do. I am in disbelief at times that people pay me to do something that I consider a gift.
I am so much more than a photographer, a mother and friend. I am hoping we can connect and I can be a part of your day, capturing what matters to YOU! And I will say this, in 5 years, 10 years, 25 years...when you look back on your wedding day, I hope that you got everything you wanted and MORE.
Sidenotes and randomness
-I love the color yellow, bright lipstick, and all sorts of flowers but my favorite flower is a poppy.
-I love all wine, but prefer red wine unless it's a hot summer day, then I love a glass of white.
-Lake Michigan is my favorite place to go to relax, reminice and just 'be'
-I love to tent camp
-I'm starting to learn about stocks and to be honest it's fun. I always thought of it as something I would never understand but I'm getting the hang of it.
-Currently my favorite quote is, ''Being fully human is not about feeling happy. It's about feeling everything,"
I'd love to hear more about you and your wedding day!
JEM Photography captures your photos using contemporary and photojournalistic techniques, and uses simple edits to create absolutely beautiful and timeless photos that will last you a lifetime. This team is great for capturing your wedding and engagement photos, and can also provide the following services:
9 Reviews for JEM Photography
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Allison Ariel Katterson · Married on 06/20/2020
Emy is beyond fantastic! Our pictures we've received so far are amazing. I'm obsessed with them! She called us before the wedding day to figure out what pictures we had to get. And she was totally on board with other things we wanted to do as well. So incredibly easy to work with, fun, amazing personality, and we clicked with her the moment we met! I knew our wedding day was in good hands after our initial meeting. We will definitely be working with her for future photos sessions as well. My husband and I and all of our guests loved her!Sent on 07/08/2020
shelby · Married on 07/21/2018
I couldn’t be happier with picking Jem (Emy) to do my wedding! She is so personable and makes taking pictures so enjoyable! She did our engagement pictures and that turned out absolutely amazing! Everyone comments how much they love them! Of my wedding pictures I have only seen a few and I am overly obsessed with them! The way she captures her pictures makes me so excited to see the rest of our pictures! Thank you Emy for capturing our wedding day!Sent on 07/29/2018
Denise · Married on 08/13/2016
Working with Jen from Jem was wonderful! She was timely, professional, and worked with our vision for the day while adding her own ideas and experience. I would recommend her for any occasion!Sent on 08/15/2016