I am mother to a sweet, happy boy and wife to my wonderful husband, Eric. Eric was made for me, truly.  I am so lucky to have found him.  

I love baking what my son calls "mama bread," all things Ben & Jerry's (anyone with an "in" know when "Urban Bourbon" is coming back?!), and loving on our sweet Pit and Rottie rescues Bruce and Lucie. I consume ridiculous amounts of true crime podcasts, love Stranger Things and The Great British Baking Show, and have always been involved in some kind of artistic pursuit from quilting to singing.  

As a mom, I know how important it is to savor these sweetest and most fleeting moments. Capturing beautiful images of your amazing family is one of the best and most lasting gifts you can give the ones you love most—and for yourself, perhaps most of all. 

I am excited for you to be here and get to know more about the Emily Richardson experience. Send me a line! I can't wait to hear from you!


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MY SWEET FAMILY.

My little family lights up my life, gives me hope, and reminds me of what is most important. 

My husband Eric and our sweet boy give me more grace than I deserve. 

I am forever grateful that I belong to them and they belong to me.  

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I am so lucky to have found friends who know, accept, and love me for who I am. 

You know the kind I mean.  You never have to explain yourself, never have to be embarrassed at your failings, never feel judged, and never go unheard. 

I am lucky, indeed. 

Good friends.  Really good friends.

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I can't live without books. They show me how to pursue a life of doing some good, how understand others, how to have empathy for myself.  A few of my favorites are Jane Austen, David Sedaris, Emily Dickinson, Willy Shakespeare, Kazuo Ishiguro. I've read The Remains of the Day so many times, and yet, every time, I'm shocked and somehow always weepy by the ending.

Books.

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So....I really like pie.  Like, a lot a lot. 

We had pie at our wedding reception instead of cake. Hands down, one of my best decisions to date.  

Except, of course, the decision to marry Eric. 
That was a pretty good one too.  

PIE.

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My Favorite Things

Emily captured our family perfectly in our photos. She was so sweet and made the entire process stress free. Her editing style is perfect, the photos are so natural and light. She also helped coordinate our outfits to make the photos even more perfect.

_Cassie G.

Emily is delightful. She is kind and genuine and that comes across from the first interaction. While her process is detailed and professional, it is also incredibly warm. The weather was colder than anticipated and Emily was quick to save the session by turning what we anticipated being a happy, funny, and smiles session in to something tender and warm. The well edited images were visual expressions of our love for each other and especially the gentle parenting we attempt to practice. Gorgeous location choice as well!

_Aishia W.

I highly recommend [Emily] for anyone looking for phenomenal photos in a relaxed, inclusive environment. Emily made my partner and I feel so comfortable and her work is incredible.
We’ll cherish these pictures for years to come.
Thank you so much, Emily. We can’t wait to get more pictures taken by you in the future!

_Arin M.

[Emily's] style and visions for light, airy, beautiful outdoor spaces were something I knew I would love. [...] She caught what it feels like to have been together for 20 years and still really really love each other.

_Dot M.

Emily is absolutely amazing. I was extremely comfortable with her the minute I met her. She made my son feel comfortable and was able to capture his personality perfectly. My entire experience was incredible, from first reaching out, meeting her to try on a dress from her wardrobe, to the shoot, all the way through photo selection and purchasing. She is very responsive and helpful throughout the whole process.
10 out of 10 recommend Emily!

_Patricia F.

I will treasure the images forever from our amazing Mommy & Me session with Emily. She is so talented--she knows how to pose us naturally and beautifully, and she also stepped back to let us "just be together" and play to capture this chapter in my daughter's and my life together. The session itself was so much fun and so easy. The images she delivered bring me right back to the fun we had together.
 Thank you, Emily, so much! We are overjoyed! 

_Jill E.

I recently had Emily do a family photo shoot for us and it was the best experience we have ever had getting pictures taken! She was so patient with us and made the whole experience calm, loving, and free. My son can be iffy when it comes to meeting new people and he instantly took to Emily. She captured so many beautiful pictures of his personality and got amazing family pictures of us together. I will definitely recommend her to everyone that needs a photographer!

_Shyleen C.

Emily is such a joy to work with! Being a mother herself, she brings such passion to her work! The best part is, she truly captures the moments and memories while letting the children play. Love love Emily and her work! Highly recommend if you are looking for a genuine photographer with not only skill, but who works from the heart!!

_Meredith H.

Emily is absolutely amazing! She has taken pictures of our whole family and also just me and me and my daughter. Emily is patient, creative, and fun. We especially loved how good she was with our big puppy. The pictures are perfect for our living room and to gift to the grandparents. We highly recommend Emily!

_Meghna B.

My four-legged beloved companion and best friend Andra was diagnosed recently with a fast-growing sarcoma. We had to accept that she would be dying very soon. Emily's radically natural and deeply soulful documentation of our family's last field trip with Andra has solaced us during this extremely emotional time. Emily has given us memories that will last a lifetime and beyond. Grateful, so grateful for her compassion and for the way she gently encourages playful, joyful, honest postures that capture the hearts of her subjects.

_Lynn B.

My [...] 18-month old daughter and I did mommy and me pictures, and they will truly be something I cherish for the rest of my life. Emily was so thorough about the process beforehand and even though we only did a 20-minute session, we got so many great photos from it. Emily made us feel so comfortable, and she is a gem of a person.

_Jen M.

Emily Richardson is an amazing photographer!
She captured our family and we will love these pictures forever!

_Brooke S.

Emily is really awesome! We have never done a photoshoot before and she guided us through every step of the way. She even brought dresses for me to wear and everything. She is so sweet and we had a really fun time. It didn’t even feel like we were taking pictures; we were just hanging out!
And the pictures came out AMAZING!

_Lindsay F.

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