Photography has always been a part of me, a way to capture the emotions and memories that make life worth living. I still remember spending hours pouring over National Geographic magazines as a child, mesmerized by the power of a single image to transport me to far-off places and moments frozen in time.
As I began photographing weddings, I discovered a new passion for capturing the candid, unscripted moments that make each couple's special day so unique. It wasn't a career I had planned, but it quickly became one that fulfilled me in ways I never imagined.
In 2019, I took the leap and decided to pursue wedding photography as a part-time business. With the move to Virginia in late 2020, my opportunities to capture meaningful moments for couples across the region only expanded. In 2022, I made the decision to take my photography career full-time, immersing myself in the art and craft of capturing life's most precious moments.
But my love for photography isn't the only thing that drives me. I'm also deeply passionate about animals and the environment, and I believe in using my skills and resources to make a positive impact in my community. When I'm not behind the camera at a wedding, you can find me volunteering at the local animal shelter or assisting with wildlife research. It's my way of staying connected to the world around me and giving back in meaningful ways.
Michael joined the photography team in 2021 as an assistant to the main photographer. During 2022 Michael stepped into the roll of second shooter and is now the primary second shooter for Emie's Photo LLC.