The              Experience

There is nothing more important than a family's love and devotion to one another.  And no two are alike.  Let's capture the beauty and joy that is all yours!  

I am here to help you all along the way, from what to wear to where and when to hold your session to how to interact to designing a gorgeous wall gallery for your home.  There is so much joy in this process, and I promise it will be relaxed and so much fun.  

I want to show you as you truly are: authentic, loving, connected.  Yes, I'll have you look at the camera for some shots.  But mostly?  It's all about the love you have for one another that we will capture.  All the giggles, smiles, and in between moments that you will share.  

I'm here for all of it.  

Let's have fun!

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Let's get to know one another!  I want to hear your story and help you tell this precious chapter in the life of your family in a way that has you smiling whenever you pass your photos in your home.

Drop me a line, and let's chat! Tell me a little bit about your family's story and what are the most important things to you.  I'll send over pricing, and from there we will get you and your amazing family on my calendar! 

1. Say Hello

2. Book Your Session

Let's get your session officially booked! I'll shoot over your agreement and gather your retainer which secures your place in my calendar!  Woohoo! 

Fall and Spring are by far my busiest seasons, so if you have your heart set on a session during these most popular times, be sure to book early.  

I will suggest locations and timing for an incredible session for your family! 

3. artistic direction

I am here to advise you on with everything from what to wear to how to prepare yourselves as well as your kiddos for your amazing session. 

My guide to planning your portrait session will take you through clothing selection for the whole family in any season. 

I'm here to help through a shop your closet consultation via Zoom, purchasing guides, and my Client Closet full of gorgeous pieces!

Go to the Client Closet!

4. your session!

A session with me is relaxed, joyful, and full of movement and connection. 

I will guide you at every step for posing, authentic interactions, and real smiles and moments you will treasure.   I will ask you to join me in some silliness and games as well as speak from the heart and let your loved ones know what they mean to you. 

That's all part of the magic! 

5. gallery reveal

Yes!!!! Your gorgeous gallery will be delivered two weeks from your session date!

Grab the tissues! Get ready to see just how BEAUTIFUL you and your family truly are.  

You will be able to order heirloom quality artwork straight through your gallery from my trusted professional lab, design gorgeous albums, and share your beautiful gallery with family and friends! 

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The Process

Your retainer of $675 reserves your date and time in my calendar access to my gorgeous client closet dresses
my curated location guide
~ 45 minutes of joyful session time
15 images are included
viewing access to 30+ images
 artwork options



Family is everything.

First, let me tell you what you GET when you book with me.  

I am a photographer who LOVES what I do.  It is my absolute joy to give every family my very best and produce gorgeous quality and consistency in each gallery.  Simply put, my mission is to show you your family's incredible beauty in the most gorgeous light.  You will receive a gallery full of the connection, joy, and gorgeous glow that you see across my work. 
Let's do this!

Your retainer will be applied as a credit toward your chosen collection and any upgrades



The Full

The Half

Your retainer and session fee of $480 reserves your weekday evening date and time in my calendar
~ 20 minutes of joyful session time
CHoose from a select set of client favorite locations
12 images are included
viewing access to 20+ images
artwork options

Your retainer and session fee of $1800 reserves your date and time in my calendar
day of glam makeover with premiere make-up artist marsha Watson 
access to my gorgeous client closet dresses
my curated location guide
~ 45 minutes of joyful session time
All images in your gorgeous 40+ image gallery included
 gift print sets and framed artwork included

The All Inclusive Beauty Experience

Learn More about The Beauty Experience

Let's chat!

I can't wait to hear all about your dream session and your sweet family and get all your questions answered!

Book a complimentary Zoom call with me!

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THE          STUDIO

Come spend a morning with me in The Studio, where your child gets to play dress up and have a blast while creating timeless heirloom portraits to cherish forever! 

This is classic children's portraiture, updated for the 21st century to capture each sweet expression of your child.

Your session includes your choice of my gorgeous children's wardrobe--perfect for heirloom sessions, so you don't have to shop or plan your child's outfit. Just choose your favorite dress, bubble, or shorts set for your child's portrait from my Client Closet! Each element is selected to be perfect for heirloom portraiture; choose from antique dresses and new classic pieces. From smocking and Peter Pan collars to lace, embroidery, gathers, tucks, and pleats, the Closet is filled with gorgeous details. Add some flair from my extensive bow, flower crown, and bonnet collection!

You just arrive! There's no shopping required!

Every session comes with gorgeous artwork to display and share with family! 

A timeless Southern tradition!

An End of Life Session is a time set aside with family and friends to say goodbye to a loved one whose time is short.

I offer my services for families grieving the approaching death of a family member and for those who must euthanize a beloved family pet.  

End of Life Sessions

_Lyndsay T.

I highly recommend Emily! We did a mini session to get a few updates family photos. I typically loathe this process, from the outfit planning to the session itself but Emily made everything so easy for us! She is so good at getting natural moments, we never felt like it was posed. Thanks Emily for pictures I loved to share on holiday cards and our family photo wall!

_Malcolm B.

My favorite part about being an Emily Richardson family is just that, when Emily is taking our photos of me, my wife, and son I feel like we’re all one big happy family, and that she cares just as much as we do about the outcome of the session, it is because of this that even before I see the final product I know with absolute certainty that they will be beautiful.

_Jill E.

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!

_Morgan T.

Joining Emily’s “Parenthood Collective” was one of the best decisions we could have made when we found out we were expecting a sweet baby! We’ve had 3 sessions with Emily so far (pregnancy announcement, maternity, and newborn) and words wouldn’t do justice to how thankful we are for her encouraging instruction, fun personality, and beautiful eye for creatively capturing memories. We look forward to continue working with her through the years as our family grows!

_Lynn 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.

_Nell T.

Emily is a fantastic photographer who goes above and beyond for her clients. At our last family photoshoot, we realized we needed something we hadn't brought with us--and Emily actually jumped in her car, drove to the nearest store, and bought what we needed. She wouldn't even let us pay her back! Beyond that, all the photos she took were amazing. I ended up purchasing all of them. I'll definitely be using her for family photos every year until my daughter is grown.

_Symone W.

Emily was AMAZING! She has such a warm and fun personality, which made it easy for everyone to relax and enjoy the moment. Our 6 year old was raving about how much fun she had, and our photos turned out beautiful. We will definitely be using her for years to come.

_Patricia F.

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. I 10 out of 10 recommend Emily!

_Erica M.

We absolutely loved our experience with Emily Richardson photography! We were so nervous before the photo shoot because we were worried about being awkward in front of the camera, but Emily made us feel so comfortable during our session that we completely forgot about all of our worries and fears. She has such a calm, warm and kind energy that I think you can’t help but to feel at ease during her sessions. I definitely plan on booking a session with Emily again in the future! We are so in love with our pictures!

_Dot M.

The images of my sweetheart and I are exactly what I wanted to capture. She even left a few goofy outtakes which are favorites.
She caught what it feels like to have been together for 20 years and still really really love each other.

If you are thinking of having Emily capture some family photos, go ahead a book her. If it’s just a couples shoot, immediate family, children or an extended multi-generational memory you want, I truly believe she can deliver your goal. Filling out her questionnaire beforehand and being as specific as possible with my answers and intentions really helped her lead me to the best place and time of year and the way she guided our session.

_Dee A.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE our family photos from Emily Richardson Photography! Emily was amazing to work with! She made the planning process so easy and the time we spent with her was so relaxed and comfortable! I made an entire gallery wall of photos in my living room from our session with her and am constantly getting compliments! Highly recommend!

_Kristin W.

Words cannot describe how grateful we are for you. The photography session for Flash and our family was so beautiful. I cannot thank you enough.

_Jen M.

My at-the-time 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.

_Shyleen C.

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’s needs a photographer!

_Meghna B.

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!

_Marion E.

Thank you so much for your kindness [...]. I will be forever grateful to you for capturing my sweet boy!!

_Taylor J.

I looked at tons of photographers in Winston Salem and surrounding areas and made the right choice by picking Emily Richardson. It was such a stress free experience, which is not what anyone typically expects when we’re talking about family photos. She guided us in choosing outfits, had every detail thought out on the what/where/when/how to create the perfect photos, and truly made the actually photo shoot fun. I love that she captured such a great variety of photos and I can’t wait for them to be the center piece of our family room. I had a tough time picking my favorite photos. Be prepared to want to book more photo sessions!

_Shannon M.

Emily did our boys' photos this year and the experience and photos were AMAZING! She was really easy to work with and had a great demeanor and patience with our wild boys! The boys were all really comfortable with her and the session was also a lot of fun. I am still impressed at how many fantastic pictures of our boys she was able to capture especially given that they are so crazy most of the time.

_Rachel R.

Emily took our first ever set of family pictures and they are absolutely GORGEOUS! She was so easy to work with, is the kindest soul, & her communication is so prompt and friendly. She’s one of those people you meet one time and feel like you’ve known them for years! We will absolutely be recommending her to all of our friends & will absolutely be using her in the future! Thanks so much again Emily!



I can't wait to get started planning the session of your dreams! 




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