HI, I'M EMILY MONROE.


I picked up a camera somewhere around 2009 and never really put it down.


A few of my favorite things include:


·     Coffee, in any form.

·     Netflix, obviously. But also HBO and pretty much all good TV.

·     My husband. He's really hot and he makes me laugh, I'm super lucky.

·     Owen & Reece (Or as we call them at home, Owie & Reecey). They're hilarious and exhausting and adorable and messy and I love them so, so much.

·     Sleeping in. A luxury I only get to experience a few times a year when aforementioned exhausting children are off at their Nonnie's house for the night. I would pay actual money to sleep until 9am one day per week.

·     True Crime Podcasts. There is something so relaxing about hearing the stories of people being brutally murdered. Specifically if Georgia & Karen are telling the story (SSDGM)

·     Baking and cooking, I challenge myself to cook dinner all but one or two nights per month and I honestly love it. All the boys I live with seem to love it too.

·     Adoption & foster care. These things are so close to my heart and I am so lucky to have been a part of that work for a number of years. One of my two greatest gifts came to me through foster care and I will be forever grateful for the opportunity to be his Momma.

·     Personal Finance. I realize this is a really boring interest but there's something about a solid financial plan that really gets me going. I like talking/learning/reading about money.

·     Taking pictures of people--I like making others feel confident and beautiful and strong and I've found that a really good photography experience will do that for most people.

Professional dress-fixer hard at work

WHY I LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY


I get to watch magic happen in front of me.

I get to make people see themselves through the eyes of a person who loves them.

I get to help parents capture the intense feelings of parenthood.

I get to make fleeting moments last longer than a lifetime.

I get to help people fall deeper in love.

I get to make art out of real life

I get to do something I love, while also giving my family what they need.

I get to go to beautiful places and photograph beautiful people.

I get to witness joy, peace and love happening all around me.

I get to do my dream job.

I get to love on people.



AND MOST OF ALL, I GET TO SIT WITH YOU DURING YOUR BEST AND

BRIGHTEST MOMENTS


“Emily was such a wonderful asset to our wedding experience.”

quick facts about me

73


NUMBER OF WEDDINGS

I'VE PHOTOGRAPHED


4


NUMBER OF TIMES I'VE WATCHED

"NEW GIRL" FROM BEGINNING TO END


12


AGE

MY HUSBAND

AND I MET

EACH OTHER


1


NUMBER OF regrettable tattoos I have


65,000


amount of debt my husband and I paid off in 2 years

(I wasn't kidding, I'm a budgeting nerd)


12


number of foster kiddos that we