About me


From there I continued to photograph and fell in love with the idea of storytelling. Throughout the years, I continued to tell all different types of stories until I learned that my favorite ones to tell are of couples, families, and small businesses. I’m a metro-Detroit based photographer who uses a mixture of posing and documentary with emotions being at the core of my vision. If you want to work with a photographer who tells your story through photographs, where how you feel and being genuine and transparent is the focal point of your portraits, than look no further.

The first time I picked up a camera was to help my older sister update her Myspace profile pic.

Hey, i'm emi

Diving into a novel, drinking a Strawberry Acai Lemonade, or completing my latest puzzle. I am a huge quality time person and enjoy going on walks, eating lots of ice cream, and traveling with my core people. My loved ones have always described me as funny, empathetic, and laidback. Other than photography, I’ve had a huge passion for fashion since I was a kid and love showing my creativity through clothes and styling.(If you’re ever stumped on what to wear or just want to share your fit pic, please come to me!!)

When I am not behind the camera you can find me...

As I’ve grown as a person and a business owner I’ve learned and changed a lot. One thing that’s only deepened is my belief in showing up authentically, documenting the real and raw, and embracing the beautiful and chaotic growth of life. I believe in photographs to be about being genuine, having fun, and holding our loved ones close. The biggest catalyst for this core value being a foundation to my business was from a catastrophic accident in my own life. At the end of 2021, I was a victim of a traumatic car accident that left me very injured—through multiple fractures and emotional turmoil I was able to learn to walk again, learn to drive, and learn my new normal under some mobility restrictions. And while I may have some gnarly scars, a new cane friend, and less than impressive dance moves—my photography skills and passion are still very much in tact.

I believe in showing up


I will meet you where you are.

 One thing that continues to impress myself and the team of doctors around me is the way I move more fluidly when holding my camera—the confidence and inner peace that comes when living out my passion is truly an honor to be able to experience. On top of that, my deep appreciation for photos of not only the big moments in life but the documentation of embracing each season as we move through life has only grown more profound. Being able to reflect on the good, the bad, and ultimately the growth and change has been such a privilege and really reinforced my love of photography and meeting couples and families wherever they are on their own path.

While the journey has permanently changed my life forever, the process of healing has included so many hills and valleys and unexpected turns but the thing I appreciate the most is the ability to document everything through photographs and solidify my passion for photography.

let me meet you on your journey and let's work together

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