My name is Emmalie (pronounced "Emily") and I'm a wedding + portrait photographer based in the Louisville, Kentucky.  My creative outlet turned business began in college and has since morphed into the most beautiful form of work imaginable. My husband and I got married five years ago and have since settled down and are loving life with our little toddler. Our story began one summer in Southeast Asia and the rest is history. As a family, we love our church, walks to our favorite local coffee shop, traveling, & welcoming people into our home. I'm a sucker for an old movie, decorating our one-hundred year old home,  inspiring music, cozy blankets (always), and traveling with no agenda. Describing oneself in words is hard, but hope this gives you a look into my life and personality. 

Meet Emmalie

Wife, mama, photographer, follower of Jesus

Matthew 6:25-26



Genuine, present, thoughtful, calm

ENJOYING the outdoors /  nourishing MEALS / QUALITY TIME / setting the mood 

Walks to the local coffee shop,Little women, a good chat, CLASSY DATE NIGHTS




Inspired by music, architecture, Family, Marriage, ambiance, different cultures

Yes? let’s work together!

ready for me to tell your story?

I believe photography is a reflection of God's creation. I see life through this lens. This vision begins with believing that all people are made in the image of God and have value. My philosophy is timeless + true imagery that tells your story. My desire is that your images are not only beautiful, but genuine + full of truth.

My family and love for Jesus is my driving force! It's the reason why I'm motivated to love big, serve well, and create art that lasts a lifetime. Time with my family is precious to me and running a small business gives me a beautiful, creative, service oriented work-life balance. It's not always easy, but it's worth it! I'm thankful for the many roles the Lord has given me including the opportunity to document the most significant moments for so many wonderful people.

The Heart
Behind the Photos 

what people are saying

kaity + james

and the best eye for golden hour. She clued into every detail- asking about who had traveled far and who may be especially important to capture. I am incredibly thankful for Emmalie and her compassionate spirit and classic talent. I only hope that we are lucky enough to hire her for another event in the future!”

Emmalie arrived with
the chillest of vibes...


family portraits


Wedding Photos 

If you're looking for a photographer that brings professionalism, a calming presence , and seeks to serve, I would love to be your photographer. 

My process is deeply personally. My goal as your photographer is to go beyond the pretty pictures. It's also more than just telling the chronological story of your day. It's about understanding where you've been, what is important to you, and what will be important to you decades from your wedding day.


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