wedding photographer
serving in BROOkLYN + MANHATTAN + international destinations

Fern & Fountain




I approach weddings as I approach a good book; I follow the storyline, I learn all about the characters, and of course I savor any illustrations.

When I photograph a wedding, it is not just a beautiful day with a luxurious gown and vows at 6 o'clock. It's a day two people are choosing each other above all others, 'til death do they part. I not only want them remember exactly how their wedding looked, but more importantly, I want their photos to forever remind them how they felt that day. 

We take timeless, personal, elegant photographs you'll treasure forever.


destination & domestic


With intention, I combine documentary photos, composed details, and portraits from each wedding and I edit in an honest, true-to-life style that will stand the test of time.

To create living, breathing portraits that are a tangible token of emotion, I guide my couples in front of the camera and create intimate images that show their connection and personality, from every overjoyed tear to every reckless moment of joyful. abandon.

With intention I combine documentary photos, composed details, and portraits from each wedding and I edit in an honest, true-to-life style that will stand the test of time.

"When we received our photos I thought, “is that really us?!”
Emily and Zach made our dream Hawaiʻi elopement a reality."

-dominique and travis

savor the "fiance" title while it lasts


You're only engaged for a brief window of time and then the swiftly passing, sweet period of having a "fiancé" will be a memory. Celebrate your engagement with photos to immortalize this special time in your lives.


"There were shots that made you laugh, that made you feel the love, and shots that made you cry as well. "

michael and aubree


say your vows somewhere epic


For our adventurous or more "hipster" couples- our hikers, our outdoorsy wanderers, our kissing-in-the-rain couples who want to journey to the remote corners of the earth and soak up the magnificence of nature on their wedding day. We've done sunrise hikes with our couples in Oahu, the Colorado Rocky Mountains, and in Iceland. 

 "I couldn’t imagine being photographed by someone else. Seriously. Email Emily, and call her up."

Carrie + Rodney


first comes love,
then comes marriage,
Then comes a baby in a baby carriage!

philadelphia family photographer

After our couples wed, they often have children join them down the road.

As a mom, I love working as a family photographer because I have precious few photos of myself with my children. I take the pictures, but I'm not *in* the pictures.

Let's set aside some precious time to document the continuation of your love story: your parenting journey.

 "Emily guided us with her words and we spent our entire session laughing and she captured it all."

kelley and jonathan

we treat YOUR wedding like it's day one of your marriage.

It's one of the most important moments of your lives and we're here to guide you, to unobtrusively capture your raw emotion, and to gift you with romanic souvenirs of your romance and journey. We effortlessly lead our couples through the entire process as we document their one-of-a-kind love story in a candid and timeless way. 

we create sovenirs back to the best day ever

When your wedding is over, all you have to go back to and relive the thrills, tears, and rush of adrenaline, are the photos that were made for you. They should not *just* be beautiful- they should be full of meaning and raw emotion.

my marriage counesling background

So, you want photos that showcase your connection, raw and natural emotion, romance, and chemistry... but when the camera comes out, you feel "stage fright?" You just need a little direction and a fly-on-the-wall approach to connect and shake off the pressure of the camera. I'm here to help that happen. Helping couples connect in front of the camera is my vision, and my gift.



Like what you see?

Let Us Tell Your Love Story.

If you're looking for joyful images full of emotion and heart, and a well-organized and process from start to end, let's schedule a consultation. We only accept a handful of couples each year, and we're looking for couples who are a good fit for us, as well as for them.

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photos by emily wilkerson