"Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face" - Victor Hugo

I'm cozied up with a cup of my favorite starbucks coffee and I'm watching the snow fall outside while happily writing a little note to land in your inboxes today! It would be a dreamy, serene scene to be describing to you, except .....real life, lol. My kids are home, along with most of the kids in NJ, ha and I'm squeezing in moments of work while listening to them talk to me about minecraft every 3.2 seconds and breaking up sibling fights every 7.4 seconds ;) I don't mind having my kids home, and I am a lover of all four seasons for the beauty that each brings, but this winter has been such a bust so far! Where is the SNOW?? I'm ready for a big snow storm where we're all snowed in and my kids can go sledding at the school hill down the street while I take artsy pictures of snowflakes and fires in the fireplace and hot cocoa. None of this ice and freezing rain stuff!! I adore shooting in the snow, too - it makes everything magical! For all of my cold-hating friends, though, spring IS coming, and I'm already scheduling sessions in the daffodils and cherry blossoms that will make their sweet appearance so, so soon! Winter is almost over, my friends!! In the meantime, here's to the next big snow storm - with its beauty and cinnamon rolls (our favorite snow day tradition). Hit reply and tell me what traditions YOU have for snow days, I'd love to hear!! :)

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3rd Annual Celebration of Motherhood Sessions

I'm passionate about getting women behind the camera (no matter HOW we feel about ourselves!) because it is important to document the love we have for our families, and because we are usually the ones taking the pictures. Once a year I want to celebrate you and all that you give to the people around you!!! As moms we're used to giving 110% of ourselves; therefore, these complimentary petite sessions are about pampering you and celebrating the bond you share with your sweet babies or with your own mom!!!

I have two set up options to choose from at the event: a simple, pure & timeless look with three floral wreaths behind, or a warm & feminine boho look with pallets, dreamcatchers, sheer curtains, and lots and lots of cushions to sit on. As always, my focus will be on capturing the bonds you share, with minimal distractions in the photo!

This event includes a 5-10 minute photo session in one of the two scenes, snacks, drinks, & mimosas, and 3 complimentary digital files to choose from (from a gallery of 10) with the option to purchase additional images and/or products to give as gifts. The event is being held early enough this year to allow for plenty of time to order prints or gifts for mother's day!!

Stay tuned for all of the sign up details!! This year I am opening the calendar first to women who haven't had a chance to participate in previous years! A day later I will open the calendar to the general public.

If you would like a single email reminder before sign ups open, click the link below!

Event: Friday, April 12
Sign up date opens for moms who have never participated:
Monday, February 25
Sign up date opens for moms who have previously participated:
Tuesday, February 26
Photos in online gallery: April 26
Easter: April 21
Mother's Day: May 12

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I'm offering a little incentive to spread the word about my event! One winner will receive this beautiful box (pictured below) from Teak & Twine with deluxe chocolate, a hand-poured candle, and a sweet bath bomb. I will also be adding my signature pink Essie nail polish to the box.
To Enter:
* like emilyphotography973 on instagram
* like the instagram post with the picture of the gift box
* tag three local mamas on the instagram post

Winner will be announced Monday, March 4


Calling all Small Businesses!

I love supporting and shopping local. Do you have a home business that you'd love to have represented at this year's celebration of motherhood event? If you are interested, apply by clicking the button below! Each vendor will be supplied with a table and the opportunity to advertise to moms attending the event. I will also promote your business on my social media pages in the weeks leading up to the event! There is no fee to be a vendor, but I encourage you to bring a small giveaway or gift for each mom who visits your table as part of this pampering event!

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Thank you for being part of the EP family!!

The focus of my work is on capturing the genuine, organic connections in others' lives, and one of the most meaningful parts of my work is also my connection with each of you! I never take that lightly, and am always honored when you book a session with me. I love my work, and am so thankful to be invited in to your homes and lives over and over again. See below for an image from each of my 2018 sessions!!

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