I believe that everyone is worthy of having all of their dreams come true, starting with their wedding day. 

i'll make sure that your memories are protected.

my responsibilities are much greater than snapping a couple pictures and saying "see Ya!"

the experience starts here and will be one you won't ever forget!

I will care for you as if you were my own brother or sister.

sign me up!

I get to capture the intimate moments that are shared with your closest family members or friends. 

- I am based out of Palm Springs, California from September - May & Bend, Oregon in the summer months but always up to capture love stories worldwide!!
- I basically live out of a suitcase considering how often I am on the road.
- Top 3 fave places I have traveled to are: Italy, Hawaii and Mexico! 
- My favorite calls to receive involve a plan to escape to the beach, mountaintop, or winery ESPECIALLY if there are dogs involved! 
- I graduated from Arizona State University with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies of Business and Communication. 

My heart is sparked by love, joy, adventure and jesus! 

I turned Gods calling of photography into my career

My name is Emily

My heart explodes when...

the father daughter dances because I was afraid I wouldn’t ever have that moment with my own father when we found a brain tumor back in 2018.

I'll always cry during...

 I will be on the dancefloor with you and your best friends getting dowwwnnnn and celebrating your first night as a married couple! 

I can also promise that...

here's what you should know about me

I'm an enneagram 3w2 which means I'm an achiever who loves to help!

I'm never going to say no to an adventure - unless I don't have someone taping The Bachelorette or Survivor.

FUN FACTS

One time I went to 8 countries in 3 months and it was the best time of my life... The travel bug is STILL very real and this is just the beginning of living out of a suitcase.

FUN FACTS

One time I went to a very fancy restaurant, ya know the ones with very dimmed lights, and ate spoonful of wasabi thinking it was guacamole.... Needless to say, I haven't been back to that place again.

FUN FACTS

My sweet escape will always be on top of a mountain with a beautiful view and no cell service.

FUN FACTS

My best friends are the ones who say "heck yes" to the wild adventure plans you made at 2am.

FUN FACTS

This isn't my dog, and I have no shame in my puppy loving game!

FUN FACTS

If I had to live off of two things for the rest of my life I would probably choose wine and Charcuterie boards.

Let's do this!

That I will show up for you. I will protect your memories as if they were my own because I know what it feels like to lose your memories and feared I wouldn’t get them back. That your story is safe with me. That you can share your insecurities with me and I will help melt them away. I will value what you value most in your dream day because this is not about me, it is about you and making sure that all your dreams come through and your joy shines through in every image. Finally, that it will be SO FUN and be the best memories of your lifetime. 

Trust

This job is the biggest BLESSING that the Lord has ever given me because it allows me to do what I was made to do: SERVE OTHERS. Nothing makes me happier than lifting the weight and the stresses of planning a wedding from my couples so they can enjoy this season as it moves so quickly. From beginning to end, you will get every part of me so I can serve you best in these times. From vendor suggestions, outfit inspo, location assistance and timeline creation, I am here for you through and through.

Service

We may start as strangers but after just a short amount of time together we will feel like we’ve known each other for years. I cannot tell you how many times I hear this when we meet for the first time at your session “Oh my gosh, it’s so great to FINALLY meet you, even though I feel like I have known you forever!!” That is the feeling that people have because I invest right back into every single client and make sure that their experience is comfortable, joy-filled and true to who they are because I get to know you as humans and not just as subjects in an image. 

Friendship

you can expect:

to create an experience that encourages everyone's authentic personalities shine through in each image!

my mission at emily vandehey photography is...

"I cannot tell you how much I appreciate you and your skills. You relieve so much stress during the planning process. You were the first thing I was sure about besides Nate of course when planning the wedding. I knew if I got married in a dumpster wearing paper bags it wouldn’t matter because you would make it look good. Thank you for being my number one fan since before we were engaged."

Kai  + Nate

You relieved so much stress during the planning process. 

"Thank you for being not only an amazing photographer to work with, but an all-around incredible human being who feels more like a friend than a vendor we hired! You killed it on our wedding day from keeping us feeling calm and relaxed, to finding an amazing waterfall spot, shooting in the rain, and once again capturing the most amazing photographs that are timeless and will be treasured by us forever."

Morgan + Neil

all-around incredible human being who feels more like a friend than a vendor we hired!

"You make us feel beautiful. Thank you for capturing our day and our story so beautifully I am so glad we get to share it with you. Your sweet spirit and joyful laugh has been so contagious and healing. I can’t imagine anyone else more perfect to capture our day. Your gift is telling stories. Thank you for taking time to tell ours. We love you!"

your gift is telling stories.

 Ali + Kendal

"Where do I even begin. Thank you for capturing our day in every way I didn’t think was even possible. You are such an amazing person inside and out and we will be forever grateful for you! You’ll became such a huge part of our family. We love you we adore you. Thank you thank you thank you. When bottom of our hearts."

Josi + Shea

Thank you for capturing our day in every way I didn’t think was even possible.

"Thank you so much for working with us and helping us through these crazy times. We are thankful for you and your willingness to adapt with us and we are so grateful to have met you."

Arianna + Cameron

We are thankful for you and your willingness to adapt with us

"Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you for capturing our day and the day after! It was amazing and you were too. The pictures and your presence made it one to remember."

Breona + Trask

The pictures and your presence made it one to remember

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Workshops, Shootouts and Retreats I'll be teaching at!

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Shootout Society
NOVEMBER 9th

Faithfully retreat
2022

The Shootout Society
Nov 29th - Dec 3rd

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PODCAST INTERVIEW

New Orleans, Louisiana 

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Costa Rica

Building Healthy Vendor Relationships

+ Podcast interviews with Emily

Shootout Society
October 26th

Live Rooted
October 4-7

Faithfully Retreat
January 2022

Faithfully retreat
July 2022

Joshua Tree National Park

Moab, Utah

Oahu, Hawaii

Bend, Oregon

+ Podcast interviews with Emily

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Are you a bride?

Are you a photographer?

3 things you didn’t know you needed for your wedding day

3 things that will elevate your photography game

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Fall in love these places with me

Santorini, Greece

Bali, Indonesia

Tulum, Mexico

Home of colorful cliffside villages, stunning sunset views over the sea, and  infinity pools with out of this world views right outside your villa. 

A place where you can find peace and serenity on an island surrounded by crystal clear waters and luscious palm trees.

Mexican Caribbean (AKA the dreamiest part of the country) with white sand beaches, turquoise waters, hidden cenotes and a vibrant nightlife! 

Let's go here together!

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