wedding photographer
serving in BROOkLYN + MANHATTAN + international destinations

Fern & Fountain




Behind the Lens

I'm a dreamer who's made it her life's work to make photos of raw connection and authentic emotion wherever I go.

about us

I'm Emily

It started with a velvet turtleneck and pin stripe bell-bottom jeans… and a very old film camera that brought no shortage of teasing from my fellow high-schoolers. (I was ahead of the times, apparently)

I photograph weddings worldwide for couples who are fun-loving, stylish adventures who want to savor the fleeting things in life. My clients want their weddings to be whole-hearted, family-focused, joyful events to look back on for decades.

I first earned a BS degree in Counseling, which has been wonderful for capturing connection and raw emotion of my couples, and then went on to get a Certificate of a Masters in Luxury Wedding Photography.

I love nothing more than spending slow days outdoors, wearing a large sunhat, with my handsome husband and free-spirited son.  Read on for a little more about me and the studio.

Fun-loving romantic (and total Enneagram 7), lover of tropical plants, travel, and the soft, glowing colors of a sunny morning brought to life on film. 

my favorite things:


places i've been

Oahu and the Big Island of Hawai'i, London and Oxford, with Ireland as a close second. I also love Charleston... and California.


guilty pleasure

Buying too many tropical plants, gluten free raspberry drop cookies, Watching Brooklyn 99 for all the cringy Charles Boyle moments. And really good cups of Bengal spice tea with milk and honey every afternoon.



Googling things like "why did my fiddle leaf fig die?" and haunting thrift stores for vintage Anthropologie deals. Driving through the rain with the windows down and watching beeswax candles flicker. Planning spontaneous flights across the country because I just realized there's an awesome place I haven't yet seen!



Literally anything Mediterranean + but I also love Thai food and enchiladas. So basically, any type of cuisine from around the world is the first thing I'll order off of any menu!



This handsome man. We've been married five years and as cliche as it may sound, I love him more deeply now than the day I said my "I do's."


part of my job

On the wedding morning, when anticipation is high and you're getting ready with your closest people. There are hugs, tears, and time seems to stand still.

about you

Our clients are seekers of beauty, lovers of travel, with a taste for adventure and sea salt in their hair. 

Known for turning fleeing moments into intimately meaningful imagery that stands the test of time, our photography is inspired by the importance of human intimacy, and the evocative ambiance of film. It's our delight to create authentic + romantic images for stylish couples who want to feel the nerves and thrills of their wedding day thirty years down the road. When our couples have grandchildren are sitting at their feet and they're paging through the supple pages of their heirloom wedding album, they'll be able to hold hands and savor exactly how the the moment felt.

Does this sound like you? Inquire with us.


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photos by emily wilkerson