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 $200 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
image collections begin at $600 with 15 images
you will receive 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



The Full Session

The Half Session

Your retainer of $200 and session fee of $280 reserves your date and time in my calendar
~ 20 minutes of joyful session time
locations are limited to a select set of client favorites
12 images are included
you will receive viewing access to 20+ images
artwork options

timelEss • classic • FOREVER

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 beloved 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

_Cassie G.

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.

Emily is an amazing photographer! She made the entire process seamless. On the day of the shoot she surprised us with a rattle for our son. We thought it was the sweetest thing, a great way to introduce our rainbow baby to the world. The session itself was fun, even if the weather was[n't] the best. She let us do our thing and in no time we were done. We had a great experience! We can’t wait to book our next session with Emily!

_Tishonna B.

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.

_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.

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.

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.

_Symone W.

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.

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.

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.

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. We are so in love with our pictures!

_Erica S.

Life’s most important & special moments--thoughtfully created, captured, enhanced, and held forever in our hearts through photography. Emily truly has a special touch, incredible patience, a kind heart, and warm, encouraging words that bring your session and photos to life. You can count on her to create memories that you can cherish & will last a lifetime. Highly recommend; I can’t wait for our next photo shoot!

_Jill M.

_Aishia W.

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!

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.

Emily not only takes gorgeous photographs, but she charmed us all and captured us so naturally. She knew exactly the right thing to say or ask my toddler to get him to pause or raise his face or smile in delight. She understands children and they delight in her presence (adults do too!). We had so much fun and I couldn't believe how many beautiful photographs she got in a short span of time.
Thank you, Emily, for capturing our love and energy!

_Alissa M.

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

_Brooke S.

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.

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 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.



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




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