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Hi there! Welcome to the Richmond blog  a journal about our lives, travels, fashion, and style. Stay a while and say hello!

Hi, I'm Emily.

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“A picture is worth a thousand words.”  As a branding and portrait photographer, I can appreciate the full impact of this statement. When preparing for your professional headshots, you aren’t just planning photographs to be keepsakes for loved ones; you’re doing the background work for a valuable marketing tool! So, how do you prepare for […]

Jan 17, 2021

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You’re getting married? Congratulations! Planning a wedding can be extremely overwhelming, and endless Pinterest scrolling, while sometimes fun, can also be exhausting. As a wedding photographer, I appreciate fun, unique, and quirky photos that show the personality of the couple. But, there are a few classic images that you may not realize you want to […]

Jan 10, 2021

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Virginia is a beautiful and diverse state that offers so many options to capture you in your perfect environment. However, choosing the perfect space for your portrait session isn’t always the easiest. There are several factors to think about when making the decision, and finding just the right spot may be harder than you think. […]

Jan 3, 2021

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The holidays are here at last, and it’s engagement season! In fact, did you know that 40% of engagements typically happen between Christmas and Valentine’s Day?! If you’re one of the lucky couples to pop the question this time of year: congratulations! I’m sure you’re ready to shout your love from the rooftops as soon […]

Dec 28, 2020

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As a Virginia branding photographer, I was so excited the day I got the opportunity to work with Southern Marsh! Getting to connect with such an iconic and timeless brand was like a dream come true. Theirs is a brand committed to honoring Southern culture and inspired by the balance of urban life and outdoor […]

Dec 20, 2020

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I love my work as a branding photographer. There’s something beautiful about getting to tell someone’s story and being a part of helping to bring their dream to life…and that’s exactly what professional branding photography does! Branding photography takes you, your brand, and your product and puts you front and center. It gives you the […]

Dec 13, 2020

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Today I want to talk about one of my favorite shoots of the last few months: Peyton and Aaron’s rustic and elegant fall estate wedding! The one word that Peyton used to describe her wedding was “dreamy” and I could not agree more. The personality and love of this couple shone through in every detail, […]

Dec 6, 2020

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Your big day is on the way, and you’re trying to finalize your timeline. You know you have to set aside time to get ready for the day, time for the ceremony, a block for all reception events…but what you may forget in the hustle and bustle is to factor in time for your professional […]

Nov 29, 2020

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When I was contacted to do some fall family portraits and maternity photography for the Jimenez family, I was excited. The beautiful fall foliage of Virginia provides a beautiful backdrop for family photography, and I love getting to know the families that I shoot! Plus, capturing these precious moments in time for an expectant mother […]

Nov 23, 2020

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Preparing for a portrait session can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. If you’ve booked your session with EmmiClaire Photography and you need a little guidance for the next steps, you are not alone! It’s easy to over-complicate the process in your mind, so I’m here to lend a helping hand so that you can enjoy […]

Nov 15, 2020