The story of a photographer

I grew up in front of the lenses of my parents' cameras. My mother, an art hobbyist with a creative eye, and my father, a romantic comedy film director. I was given disposable cameras throughout my childhood and a polaroid to play with and create. I have always enjoyed being behind the scenes and observing the world around me. I started taking portraits in high school to document my friends, continued through college, and was a contributor to the school paper. Since then, I have participated in art shows, been published, and have been lucky enough to work with many inspiring people.

I love a great love story and that is why storytelling through photos has always been my purpose. My goal is to work with non-traditional individuals, couples, and families . . . to create images that break down societal norms, and show that all kinds of people and love are valid and beautiful.

Testimonials

Straight Family

“Emily Claire Petrie is a master in her craft! I am so inspired by the ease, eloquence, patience and love that she pours into every photo she captures! She is THE BEST photographer that we have come across and will be working with her for years to come! Our family thanks you for doing what you do so brilliantly!”

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