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At EmmiClaire Photography, we have had the pleasure of capturing countless weddings over the years. However, Lynne and Trip’s wedding was one for the books.

Mar 19, 2023

Couple kissing after wedding on the aisle

EmmiClaire Photography is well versed in photographing a wide variety of brands. A branding photoshoot is extremely important to showcase your business. We were happy to work with Kristen to showcase her brand. KBC Designs is more than just an interior design business.

Feb 20, 2023

Kristen from KBC designs branding photos

Annual family portraits are quickly becoming one of my favorite sessions to photograph. Perhaps you have been contemplating annual family portraits for awhile and just haven’t committed to making it a priority. If you’re anything like me, you haven’t necessarily considered having annual family portraits taken… that is, until you hit a major life milestone – a wedding or a new family member perhaps. Whatever the reason, friend, as a professional photographer with a family of my own, I know that some day you will look back and wish that you’d document all of the seemingly insignificant moments and changes in your family- not just the important milestones.

Dec 8, 2022

Mother and father laugh and look up as father lifts son into the air above his head. Son giggles, staring directly at the camera during annual family portrait session

Sarah and Hunter were married in an atrium wedding ceremony on a temperate summer day in Charlottesville, VA. 

Oct 31, 2022

The couple gaze at one another, both smiling, her hand on his chest, his arms wrapped around her waist

Back in July, I had the privilege of photographing Christavia and Dillon’s mellow studio Maternity Session in Richmond VA. I’m always thrilled when a couple chooses EmmiClaire Photography to capture such an exciting moment in their journey together.

Sep 5, 2022

Pregnant woman, gently holding her swollen belly gazes down while her husband nuzzles in close to her ear, also holding her belly during their mellow studio maternity session in Richmond VA

When Rylie reached out to me to gift a surprise family portrait session for her mom at Coronado Beach, I jumped at the opportunity…

Aug 25, 2022

a large family stands together in front of the ocean during their surprise family portrait session at Coronado beach in San Diego, CA.

I can safely say that one of the very best things about being a photographer with a background in multiple fields is this: growing with my clients, especially those who are growing families. It is more common than you might guess for me to photograph an engagement session, a wedding, a maternity session, a newborn session, and family portraits… all for the same client!

Aug 9, 2022

Shana and Chris stand together on a stepping stone in the middle of a pond at Maymont Park.

On a beautiful spring day and May, Juli and Tony wed in a whimsical barn wedding at Great Marsh Estate in Faugquier County, VA. Rain drizzled over the couple, but that didn’t stop them from having the time of their lives!

Jul 24, 2022

The bride and groom, nose to nose, gaze lovingly at one another while the bride's veil encircles them.

On a beautiful spring day and May, Rakeshia and Greg tied the knot in an elegant museum wedding in Richmond, VA. Rakeshia & Greg’s Love Story How they Met Rakeshia and Greg met on but quickly discovered some things they had in common. They share a love of The Lion King and Jay-Z. Most […]

Jun 20, 2022

A black and white photo of the bride and groom, forehead to forehead. The brides veil flows in the breeze.

Victoria and Jacob had a fairytale CNU wedding at their alma mater in Newport News, VA. Surrounded by family and friends, the couple exchanged vows on a lovely October day at the Pope Chapel, on the very same campus where the pair met more than four years prior. A Fairytale Meeting at CNU Victoria and […]

May 24, 2022

The bride and groom share a hug beneath a portico on the campus at Christopher Newport University. The groom gently kisses the top of the bride's head.

Spring Mini Sessions are back in bloom, guys! After a long, crazy winter, I’m ready to celebrate longer days, warmer weather, and flowers bursting into bloom. And I want to celebrate with you with my Richmond Spring Mini Sessions! Because I’m so excited to celebrate with you, friend, I’m delighted to offer not one, not two, but three dates AND three locations for your Richmond Spring Mini Sessions. Whether you’re a fan of cherry blossoms, lush open fields, or traditional gardens, EmmiClaire Photography has your Richmond Spring Mini Session covered!

Mar 19, 2022

Corinne, Yogi extraordinaire, mediates with her eyes closed in a yoga position under a sea of pale pink cherry blossoms during her Richmond Spring Mini Session with EmmiClaire Photography.

I was over the moon when Justin contacted me about photographing his proposal at Libby Hill Park in Richmond, VA.

Mar 13, 2022

Justin and Caroline sit cuddled up under the gazebo immediately following their proposal at Libby Hill. Behind them, a luxury picnic experience. by RVA Picnics They gaze smilingly at one another.

This pastoral wedding happened on a bright, sunshiney September day at Poplar Hill in Blackstone, Virginia!

Nov 21, 2021


With COVID still looming large and worldwide travel restrictions in place, engaged couples are still having to make big sacrifices when it comes to their wedding celebrations. For Keya and Adith, continued COVID restrictions meant that their families would not be able to travel stateside from India. The end result? Foregoing a large wedding in favor of a Charlottesville Elopement at Holy Comforter Church, followed by an intimate gathering of friends at a favorite local restaurant nearby.

Nov 14, 2021


As the magic of the holiday season quickly approaches, bringing with it the gathering of families near and far, I am often reminded how fortunate I am to be a photographer. I am the archivist of memory, the chronicler of time’s passing, of growing families, of cherished loved ones. What a privilege that is! And, […]

Nov 8, 2021


Everyone has that location that lives eternally in their minds. You know the one – it’s the place that instantly transports you back in time. That’s one of the things I truly loved about capturing Hilary and Griffin’s William & Mary engagement session. They chose the location for their session because it’s where they had their first date, shared their first kiss, and fell in love.

Oct 24, 2021


thief, friends. Never moreso than this year. If pregnancy flies by as fast as it has over the past six months for me, I can only imagine how quickly time will pass when baby arrives. This simple recognition – the passage of time – has inspired me to take an inordinate amount of pleasure in photographing families.

Oct 18, 2021


With COVID still looming overhead, any reason to celebrate is a good one. So it’s no surprise that now, more than ever, folks are choosing to hire professional photographers to capture their proposal stories. Let me tell you, friends, I’m a fan! In fact, proposals have quickly become one of my favorite events to photograph. There’s just something so thoughtful about the forethought it requires to hire a photographer to capture this momentous occasion. So when Mike contacted me about capturing his and Jordan’s proposal story, I jumped at the chance.

Oct 10, 2021


We all know that couple – the ones who can’t stop smiling when they’re together. They’re the couple who walk into a room and unwittingly fill the space with laughter. Somehow when they’re together, an ordinary day running errands turns into a grand adventure. That’s what Annie and Patrick have together, and it made photographing their engagement session a delight!

Oct 3, 2021


When I think of boss babes who exude confidence and personality, I think of Jade Bianca. Her confidence and bubbly persona is 100% appropriate and necessary for her business. As a dating coach, matchmaker, and founder of Dating After Divorce, her confidence and personality are key ingredients to running a successful business.

Sep 26, 2021