but first, let me formally introduce myself...

oh hey,

Fancy meeting you here!

Well, actually we haven’t met because you’re looking at this through a computer screen or your cell phone because you probably need a photographer. Have no fear, we can use both of those things to connect here in juuuust a sec.

I’m Emily,

Lover of laughter, drinker of too much wine, wanderer of all the pretty places in this world and snuggler of all pups that come within arms reach. But most importantly I’m the lady behind this biz who was called to photography by the Lord after losing my memory… Yep, you heard that right… I’ve got a video below that explains it all!

The most common question I hear is:

WHAT MAKES YOU DIFFERENT THAN ALL THE OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS?

"WHAT makes me different is my WHY"

I WAS ONCE THE GIRL WHO COULDN'T REMEMBER...

AND NOW I AM THE GIRL WHO GETS TO GIVE YOU MEMORIES YOU NEVER HAVE TO FORGET.

You get one chance at today, so why not live it to your fullest & make the BEST memories in the process?!

WHO'S WITH ME?

REVIEWS

Every single photo you sent us is flawless and has showcased our love and dynamic perfectly

Julie + Keith

I could cry these are all so perfect 😭 Sunrise was 100000% worth it! Thank you so SO much for coming out to Maui and capturing all of our moments! Taking engagement photos in Maui was an absolute dream that I never even knew I had! Every single photo you sent us is flawless and has showcased our love and dynamic perfectly. I will be forever thankful to work with someone as talented, kind, and thoughtful as you. And I am so glad that you got to see Maui as well! It’s a true gem, just like you 

Looking back on my galleries from Emily brings tears to my eye.

Jodi + Marcus

Emily is one of the most genuine people I have ever met. I have done many shoots with her in the past and I plan to do many more with her in the future. Emily gets all the perfect angles and captures all the emotion perfectly. From boudoir to my wedding day, Emily always made me feel comfortable and beautiful in my own skin! Looking back on my galleries from Emily brings tears to my eye. I would 100000/10 recommend Emily to everybody I know for any type of photoshoot.

Emily has got it. the passion, the vision, the enthusiasm.

Ashley + Porsch

Emily has got it. She's got the passion, the vision, the enthusiasm, and the incredible talent to capture the truth in moments that will take your breath away for years to come. The cherry on top of that, is that she's a genuinely kind, caring, adorable human who you can't help but feel an instant connection with. We feel so fortunate, blessed, and excited to have chosen Emily to document our engagement and wedding. For the first time, we have a visual time capsule of our love, and it's the most beautiful gift imaginable. If you want to come away with an amazing, real, beautifully executed album AND have a ton of fun while making it... look no further!

When we got our photos back we were blown away!

Jenna + Shaun

Working with Emily was absolutely amazing from beginning to end! She suggested Cape Kiwanda (on the coast of Oregon) for our honeymoon photo location, and she knew exactly where to go to get the most stunning view, away from the crowds. Emily is easy going and made us feel very comfortable during the shoot. When we got our photos back we were blown away! They are truly gorgeous images that we’re so happy to have as a memory from our honeymoon. Emily’s photography work is top notch and my husband and I would definitely recommend her to everyone. 

I really don’t know what I would have done without her.

James + Presley

Emily was the best wedding photographer! She is such a sweet and genuine person. Our pictures turned out absolutely amazing and we are obsessed with them!!! My husband and I both aren’t very comfortable in front of the camera, she made it so easy and comfortable! I really don’t know what I would have done without her. She was so helpful in so many ways! We highly recommend her to anyone and everyone!

captures the raw emotion and allow you to not only see but really FEEL the parts of the day that weren't visible to you in the moment

Alex + Kelley

If you're looking for a wedding photographer who will capture the raw emotion and allow you to not only see but really FEEL the parts of the day that weren't visible to you in the moment, go with Emily Vandehey! She's amazing, bubbly, efficient, and so fun to work with. Thank you for capturing our special day!

Emily is the most kind, patient, TALENTED, spiritually connected, loving, generous and fabulous human being

Katherine + Garett

I have to start at the beginning because this is the first vendor we found, and she was in it with us for the LONG HAUL! Emily is the most kind, patient, TALENTED, spiritually connected, loving, generous and fabulous human being. I loved her as a person even before I fell in love with her talents as a photographer. We met on a “blind date” at Starbucks when our puppy was just a baby squirming around and the comfort Emily gave me as a lost young bride (and new dog mom) I can’t put into words. We had 3 photo shoots together over the course of this wedding and without droning on like I want to I’ll just say, Emily takes situations that are in shambles (not exaggerating: worst days, pouring down rain, mass chaos, unforeseen schedule changes, at your breaking point) and turns them into the best, most wonderful memory of your life. NO NOT JUST IN THE PHOTOS! She changes your mood and helps you focus on the blessings and the joys. She is more than an artist, she’ll be your friend and your therapist and your guardian angel. I can’t say enough. If you’re lucky enough to catch an opening in her schedule, TAKE IT!

she automatically makes you feel relaxed and comfortable no matter how unphotogenic you think you are

Ben + Bri

Emily is amazing! Her photos are gorgeous and she automatically makes you feel relaxed and comfortable no matter how unphotogenic you think you are. She was also so awesome the day of, ready to help out with any dramas that arise.

The time and dedication she puts into her work & those around her cannot be beat.

Hayley + Xander

Wow, I seriously don't know where to start with this gal! Emily is truly exceptional. The time and dedication she puts into her work & those around her cannot be beat. She has an incredible heart and will always go the extra mile to make you smile & laugh! My fiancé & I have had three sessions with her now, and she has exceeded our expectations each & every time! You want a killer landscape & one hell of an adventure? Emily is your girl! Whatever you envision, Emily can deliver.

She approached the project with humor, professionalism and a sense of fun 

Austin + Krystal

We had a wonderful experience having our engagement photos done with Emily. She approached the project with humor, professionalism and a sense of fun that made the whole process very enjoyable. Our photos turned out excellent and we cannot recommend her enough.

No matter how nervous or awkward you are, she talks you through everything.

Marissa + Shane

I adore Emily! The very first time I ever met her, I felt like I knew her forever. She is so genuine and kind, so easy to talk to! No matter how nervous or awkward you are, she talks you through everything which in turns makes all your photos extremely genuine and candid. I am in love with each and every picture i got from em and will absolutely be using her for many times to come!

I always recommend her. 10/10.

Clay + Rebecka

Emily is absolutely phenomenal. She has such a compassionate heart and is an amazing photographer. She makes the uncomfortable idea of someone taking pictures of you seem so natural. I always recommend her. 10/10

She is everything we could’ve asked for and then some

Karlie + James

We had the pleasure of getting our engagement pictures done by the absolutely amazing Emily. She is one of the most genuine, down to earth, loving, funny humans I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. She was so patient with scheduling conflicts. Made every second from the moment we met more fun than the last. She had us hyped up, laughing, dancing and hiking up the side of a sand mountain. She is everything we could’ve asked for and then some. I cannot say enough good things about this lady.

Emily made our experience one to remember!

Micayla + George

I wish we could go back and do it all over again! Emily made our experience one to remember! Her creative, bubbly, and genuine personality made our entire session feel comfortable and natural. If you have high expectations, she will exceed them! We are completely in love with our photos and can hardly wait to book with her again!

I feel like we ended up with beautiful photos and a beautiful friend! 

Holden + Trixxie 

We are so thankful to have found Emily through social media. She took our maternity photos last year and my husband and I were so pleased with how the photos turned out. This girl has a gift! She made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera and by the end of our photo shoot my husband and I feel like we ended up with beautiful photos and a beautiful friend! I knew I would want Emily for future photos and just last week she took our daughters first birthday pictures. The turn around was so fast and that was very satisfying to get them right away. She Is quick to respond to emails and her price is reasonable. We look forward to doing more photos with her in the near future! Thanks Emily!!!!

She is great at responding, amazing at choosing the location, and even better at making you feel beautiful

Cheyanne + Dylan

Emily is so kind, so caring, and so patient! She has photographed my family, with a cranky toddler and still turned the photos into amazing memories. She has also photographed my husband and I, it was such a fun experience and something we will forever hold close to us. She is great at responding, amazing at choosing the location, and even better at making you feel beautiful and comfortable so you can get the best photos. Thank YOU Emily!!

I felt like she was invested in our lives and in making it possible to re-live the joy from our wedding

Daniel + Lily

My husband and I hired Emily for our wedding day and we were blown away by her ability to capture our day perfectly. She was professional and personable. I felt like she was invested in our lives and in making it possible to re-live the joy from our wedding when we look back at our photos. I cannot express enough how blessed we were to work with Emily. She’s the person I recommend most from all of our vendors and I would hire her again in a heartbeat.

She makes shoots about capturing your relationship and all of the things that make it special

Ali + Gio

Emily is the greatest photographer and human being. She makes the shoots so enjoyable and makes them about capturing your relationship and all of the things that make it special. Being the awkward person that I am I was concerned that the pictures would show that. Instead, they showed our goofy, playful, and authentic love story. Whether you are dating, engaged, getting married, or have been married for decades, Emily will capture your story perfectly.

her heart and passion are what truly sets her apart from the rest

Elisa + Jason

Emily is the most skilled photographer I have ever met. My boyfriend and I did a mini shoot with her, which is only thirty minutes. In that time, we managed to get three different locations and two different outfits. Emily kept the energy upbeat and fun the whole time. She also managed to make my boyfriend and I super comfortable in front of the camera. The pictures came out so beautiful. She is seriously so incredibly talented, but her heart and passion are what truly sets her apart from the rest. I would one million percent recommend her to photograph any occasion.