Allow the Awesome To Unfold.



Hi. I'm Emily. 

I'm a photographer, believer, runner, social justice advocate and teacher.

I live in Michigan. I travel worldwide for my work. 

I work exceptionally hard for you so you don't have to worry about anything on your wedding day.

I have strong opinions, I have a lot of passions and I let those guide me.

I greatly enjoy Pat Conroy, The West Wing, tacos and summertime.

I believe that wedding photography should be honest, authentic, real and true to you and your love story. 

I do not stage Pinterest photos. 

I am a strong advocate for LGBTQ partnerships.



Grand Rapids, Michigan

Leelanau County, Michigan

I offer 1 Wedding package and 1 Elopement package. Both are customizable for your needs.  If you want to add additional options such as travel, additional hours, prints, or albums, just let me know. I promise I will never upsell you or oversell you. 


  • 8 hours of photography with Emily + Assistant Photographer
  • All digital print rights
  • Photos available for download and social media share
  • Blog of your wedding day
  • Discounted Engagement or Anniversary session (+$250)
  • Travel within Michigan and Chicagoland


  • Legal and personalized ceremony performed by Ian
  • Location secured by Emily
  • Bouquet and boutinerre for the couple by Emily
  • 1 hour of photography with Emily
  • All digital print rights
  • Photos available for download and social media share
  • Blog of your wedding day
  • Discounted engagement or Day After session (+$250)
  • Travel within Michigan 


Portrait sessions start at $350.


NOTE: In an effort to stand up to hatred, intimidation and bigotry of our current GOP led administration in the White House, I will be offering 5 100% FREE 2017 weddings for LGBTQ couples*. Seriously. 

* subject to availability, previously scheduled events and photographer's discretion.

I travel extensively for weddings outside of Michigan--just ask! Further, I will be traveling throughout 2016 and 2017. If you'd like to book a portrait/elopement session when I'm nearby, just ask!

January 2017: 

Joshua Tree & Palm Springs, CA


January 28 &29, 2017: 

Chicago, IL


March 31-April 4, 2017:

 Sedona and Phoenix, AZ


April 5-8, 2017

San Luis Obispo & Los Angeles, CA


Chicago, IL

April 22-23, 2017


April 28-30, 2017

New York City, NY (tentative)


May 19, 20, 21, 26-29, 2017: 

Leelanau County


June 13-25, 2017: 

Mallorca and Malaga, Spain and Marrakech, Morocco


June 26-August 20, 2017:

Leelanau County, MI








Drop me a note!

I am currently accepting bookings for 2017 weddings & elopements.

The I Am Syn Project will begin booking in early December.

I can't wait to hear from you.

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