I knew Justin from mutual friends back in high school, so when he got in touch with me some years later about photographing him and his beautiful fiancee Ashley, I was so excited. I knew I had a lot to live up to, as Ashley's dad is a professional photographer, so I'm so glad I did them justice! Their wedding day arrived to a chill groom and his groomsmen, and a slightly stressed bride, but it didn't take long for them to relax and get into the flow. When we did their first look, the moment they were together, and in each others arms, the stress of anything that had gone on already seemed to melt away. I truly wish every bride and groom would do a first look! With gorgeous light and a wonderful crew, we took the family and bridal party portraits, and then got everyone tucked back away for the main event. The weather started to threaten us, but it held out until after Ashley & Justin's couples portraits, then basically monsoon-ed the rest of the evening until the end of the night. Not even that was going to stop these two from having an unforgettable night! I am so glad I got to work with them, and look forward to working with them again!
"Two thumbs up and five stars to Emily Marie Photography for shooting our May 9th 2015 wedding. It’s been over three weeks and we’re still in awe of Emily’s leadership during our wedding… As a little backstory -- we’re the couple that about 30 minutes after arriving to our venue realized we should’ve hired a wedding planner! Our venue owner quickly became just-a-groundskeeper and our Pastor held close to her Biblical duties. Then there is Emily – getting in the trenches, giving professional advice not only in the realm of photography – but essentially becoming an impromptu wedding organizer to three families and over a dozen bridesmaids and groomsmen. From our engagement photo session where she drove all the way to Charleston SC... to the delivery of our wedding photos – Emily Nelson was flawlessly professional and an essential part of our wedding. We look forward to many future sessions with her." ~ Justin & Ashley Hilton