It’s not about capturing the wedding itself, but about documenting your people and your memories. Because that’s what matters.
That’s why I use intentional storytelling with a photojournalistic influence that highlights your unique story and immortalizes every emotional minute to look back on for the rest of your life.
It’s 10 years in the future. Every year on your wedding anniversary you look back at your photo album and reminisce on one of the best days of your life. What do you want to remember from that day?
On your wedding day, I use empathy to inform every image taken. I’m right there experiencing every happy emotion alongside you during your wedding and want those candid emotions to shine through in your images. I pay attention to people’s emotions and I use what I feel radiating from you and your loved ones to inform how I photograph each moment throughout your day. I’m always ready for anything and position myself in the best spot to anticipate those golden storytelling moments. After your wedding, I choose your collection of images to best highlight all of the emotion on your day and craft it into a narrative that tells your wedding story in a visually compelling way.
In order to tell your story effectively, I always get to know my couples really well before the big day - Who are you and your love, and what makes you tick? What are your hopes and dreams for your wedding memories? What moments are most important to you that you want to remember in 20 years? Once I have a sense of your personality and what’s most meaningful to you, I get to work documenting your love. We’ll talk multiple times leading up to your day about your timeline so that every detail is squared away and we have allll the time to document what’s most important to you.
For the intimate couple that wants to ditch the wedding stress and elope in the location of your dreams with just your closest family and friends. We'll work together to create a package that fits your exact needs and location.
For the couple that wants a wedding with all the fixings - from the dance floor to the wedding party, you want to celebrate your love with everyone in your lives that's important to you and your relationship.
“On the wedding day itself, she was professional and encouraging - I normally feel very awkward in front of a camera but she made the whole process comfortable and stress-free, letting me focus on the wedding itself and be more relaxed throughout the day. And the pictures look AMAZING. I would highly recommend Emma to anyone, whether for a wedding or any other kinds of pictures!!”
“Emma Petersen has gone above and beyond. She cares, she supports and she encourages throughout the entire day. Whatever the day brings, she finds a way to make magic. We are so incredibly grateful that we get to know Emma, she is so special to us and I know that anyone I suggest her photography to will agree with us. Thank you SO MUCH EMMA!”
”Emma is a breath of fresh air! The minute she arrived you could feel a sense of relief in the room. She brought a positive attitude and fun atmosphere to our photo sessions and it was one of the most memorable parts of our special day. Most importantly, Emma made things WORK. Whatever came her way (i.e. getting absolutely drenched by the thunderstorms that rolled through) she handled elegantly and prioritized our wants and needs without hesitation.
She truly takes what can be a very stressful day and makes it so seamless for you. We had several meetings throughout the planning to make sure we were comfortable with her and infront of the camera, which was very helpful! We had a trolley at various stops for photos and she mapped out the perfect timeline for us to ensure we got every location and photo we wanted! Not to mention, the photos turned out absolutely AMAZING!!
My average turnaround time for full wedding galleries is 6-8 weeks, striving to get your images out to you as soon as I possibly can :) You’ll receive a small preview gallery from me within 24-48 hours of your wedding so that you can share right away about your big day on social!
While every wedding is different, a second photographer is never a bad idea. When I bring a second along with me they have two jobs: 1) While not photographing portraits, I set my second to pay attention to every interaction they can. They’re trained by me to recognize storytelling moments and give you double the chance to capture every memory possible. And 2) Make your day more efficient wherever possible, tag-teaming photo sessions to shoot at the same time to keep things moving quickly. If you’re on the fence, you probably need one!
You’re welcome to add on anything from the a la carte list included in the investment guide you will receive after inquiring, like an extra hour of coverage or an heirloom album. Keep in mind that the packages are loaded with items that are at their lowest price compared to booking things separately. It’s in your best interest to take advantage of the savings in each package!
Insert Mean Girls “The limit does not exist!” I believe I would be doing you a disservice to not include every memory I can in your final gallery. I’ll be sure to take out all of the duplicates & blurry photos while leaving you with every memory that I can. While each wedding is different, expect around 600-800 for an 8-hour day!