About emily

Hi ya'll! I'm Emily Jean and I am so glad you are here. When people ask me what I do, it's always both the easiest and hardest question to answer. I have a lot to say about that, but to put it simply, I create! I am a wedding and portrait photographer based in Charlottesville, Va. When I am not taking pictures of beautiful people like you and your most memorable moments, you can find me singing, writing, traveling with family and friends or being obsessive about some new song/TV show/movie. If it's creative, I like it! I believe we were made by the Ultimate Creator and He made me to create as well  and serve others with those abilities! 

Virginia Born and Raised
Lover of Singing, dinosaurs (yes, Dinosaurs), coffee Ice Cream and anything gold. 
Constantly wavering between MY half type A and half Type B personality
Charlottesville Wedding Photographer

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Whether it's your wedding day or your
senior year of high school - whether you
are a dancer, an expecting mother, or a family
that believes the dog belongs in every family
portrait, I believe your memories matter and
 that a picture should show your
personality - not just your face.

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I don't think I will ever get tired of weddings, and I have been to A LOT of weddings.
Who do I want to serve? The bride who believes that the moments in between matter just as much as the main event, the bride who wants not only a photographer, but a friend and extra set of hands for this exciting but BUSY time, the bride who loves the details, believes in flowers and killer shoes, but knows that this day is SO much more than pretty decor and amazing dresses - it's the start of a lifetime with the one you love! If you are interested in being an EJR Bride, fill out the contact form below and I will reach out to you shortly!

I LOVE shooting portraits. I love capturing what is unique and beautiful about a person and often showing them what they don't always see in themselves. What do I want to Photograph? The months before your family becomes one tiny human larger, your final year of high school, your impressive dance moves, your love story, your twin toddlers who will never look at a camera (trust me, it's fine!). If you have a portrait session you would like to talk about, fill out the contact form and I will reach out to you shortly!

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Charlottesville wedding photographer
Portrait and lifestyle photographer

Charlottesville, Virginia