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Richmond, Virginia, not only boasts a rich history but also serves as the backdrop for love stories coming to life. Travis and Nirali began their journey in this charming city, and their proposal at Libby Hill Park stands as a testament to the enchantment that can occur in the heart of Virginia. EmmiClaire Photography had […]

Travis and Nirali’s Beautiful Proposal at Libby Hill Park

Join Brianna Walker Realty in celebrating our healthcare heroes! Learn about our closing cost assistance program, designed for medical workers in Richmond, Virginia.

Behind the Lens: Capturing Brianna’s Brand and Heart with EmmiClaire Photography

Embrace the warmth of summer with our August mini sessions in Richmond, VA. Book your spot for vibrant family portraits, couple photos, or individual portraits, and freeze the joy of the season forever. Limited slots available – reserve yours now!

Beautiful family during a photoshoot

Capture the Radiance of Summer: Book a Richmond, Virginia Mini Sessions on August 27 and 28!

Create memories with our guide to the best engagement photoshoot poses in Richmond, VA, and Jacksonville, FL.

Couple embracing each other in a romantic pose.

Best Poses for Engagement Photoshoot

Planning a wedding can be both exciting and overwhelming, but creating a well-organized timeline will ensure that your day runs smoothly and provides ample time for capturing stunning photographs.

How to Create a Wedding Photography Timeline: A Stress-Free Guide for Couples

Caroline and Justin’s Love Story: From Coffee Dates to Forever Caroline and Justin’s love story began at Virginia Tech, where they met as swimmers on the swim team. As fate would have it, they had been swimming at the same meets for years but only crossed paths in college. Caroline started inviting Justin for coffee […]

Caroline and Justin's Intimate Couples Portrait - Radiating Love and Happiness

A Magical Winter Wedding at The Estate at River Run: Caroline & Justin’s Love Story

Discover the romantic and dreamy La Jolla Beach proposal of Jill and Reece, beautifully captured by EmmiClaire Photography. Get inspired by their love story!

Jill and Reece sharing a joyful moment after their engagement at La Jolla's Windansea Beach

A Dreamy La Jolla Beach Proposal: Jill and Reece’s Unforgettable Moment

Explore the best photography locations in Richmond, Virginia with EmmiClaire Photography’s guide. Discover stunning spots and expert tips to capture amazing images.

girl running through tulips

Discover Richmond’s Top Photography Locations: A Guide by EmmiClaire Photography

Discover the importance of proposal photography and why you should choose EmmiClaire Photography in Richmond, Virginia, to capture your special moment.

A surprise proposal captured by EmmiClaire Photography in La Jolla, California

Why You Need a Proposal Photographer: Capturing the Magic with EmmiClaire Photography

Experience a fun and unforgettable senior portrait session with friends at the University of Richmond. Capture the essence of your college years with EmmiClaire Photography!

Graduates looking at each other

Capturing Memories: A Senior Portrait Session with Friends at the University of Richmond

Spring has finally sprung, and there’s no better way to celebrate the season than with a stunning photoshoot at EmmiClaire Photography in Richmond, Virginia. As the flowers bloom and the days grow longer, now is the perfect time to capture memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you’re a family seeking a seasonal portrait, a […]

Emily looking at camera holding camera

Capture the Beauty of Spring with a Photoshoot at EmmiClaire Photography in Richmond, VA

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.

Couple kissing after wedding on the aisle

EmmiClaire Photography’s Experience Capturing Lynne & Trip’s Wedding

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.

Kristen from KBC designs branding photos

A branding photoshoot in Richmond, Virginia at the Quirk Hotel for KBC Designs

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.

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

7 Reasons to Take Annual Family Portraits | Family Portrait Photographer in San Diego

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

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

An Atrium Wedding in Charlottesville, VA

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.

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

A 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…

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

A Surprise Family Portrait Session at Coronado Beach

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!

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

Growing Families | Family Portrait Photography in Richmond, VA

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!

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

A Whimsical Barn Wedding at Great Marsh Estate in Fauquier County, VA

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 […]

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

An Elegant Museum Wedding in Richmond, VA