These testimonials are compiled through reviews on Google, Wedding Wire, The Knot, and Facebook.

DeeAnne & Gregory

I hired Emily to shoot my wedding, and I absolutely loved working with her. Communication was smooth and effortless. She made everyone feel comfortable and at ease. Everything with Emily leading up to the big day and the wedding itself, it was so good. Then came the photos, and those are just incredible! So stunning. I have received many a compliments on how beautiful the photos are. Couldn't be happier! Cannot recommend Emily enough!

Katie & Summer

We hired Emily for our wedding in July and just did our engagement shoot with her. We honestly couldn't be more happy with not only how amazing the photos turned out, but by how comfortable she made us feel. She brought such a sense of calm and support to our shoot and her energy is just so supportive and professional. We are SO happy we went with her for our special day. These photos will be with us for the rest of our lives and we couldn't be more amazed and astounded by how genuinely she captured us and our love.

Marlee & Trudy

We highly recommend hiring Emily for all of your photography needs. We fell in love with our engagement photos upon seeing the sneak peak which were delivered sooner than the timeline she provided. As a queer couple who are not experienced in front of the camera, we were nervous beforehand but Emily took great care of us and provided amazing results.


Emily did 30th birthday photos for me and I love them! She was great with making sure our timing and locations matched up, and had a lot of great ideas for cute shots. I love all my photos and would happily work with her again!


Emily's photos of me all came out beautifully. There was a great variety of shots to choose from, and the process was very friendly and comfortable. I highly recommend her!

Alissa & Megan

I feel so lucky to have had some photography sessions with Emily! She did a family session with my 2 year old toddler and it was so easy. She let us just be ourselves and snapped some amazing photos. We all felt very comfortable and at ease, even my 2 year old who smiled for the camera even though she didn’t know Emily!

My wife and I also had personal shots done for our businesses and we love the way the headshots and body shots (yoga poses) came out! She does a wonderful job with lighting and color, and is in general so nice to be around.

Kelly & Kevin

My husband and I live in Illinois and were eloping in California. Emily was so helpful in scouting out a perfect location for our ceremony that would provide a beautiful sunset backdrop for photographs. She was quick to respond to any questions we had. Covid caused us to postpone our travel date, and Emily was very accommodating in rescheduling our date. We both hate taking phots but Emily made us feel comfortable and natural and the photographs turned out amazing. We highly recommend her services!

Danielle & Alex

Having Emily photograph our wedding was an amazing experience! My husband and I were planning a small backyard wedding and decided our 'splurge' was to hire a professional photographer. And we are so happy that we did! Not only are Emily's picture beautiful quality, she also has a fair price for the amount of work and love she puts into each pictures. You can tell this is her passion. Her good energy and sense of light was such a great addition to our special day. She was able to make taking pictures feel so natural and was able to capture the real, authentic and raw moments that I was really hoping for. I would hire her a million times over. So happy with how everything turned out! I absolutely cannot thank her enough.

Amanda & Kat

We did our engagement photos with Emily. She was amazing! She was down to get artsy fartsy with us, and brought the BEST calm energy. It's hard to find vendors around wedding stuff the are openly LGBTQ friendly, and that was hugely important to us. Could not recommend her higher! Our edits came back BEAUTIFULLY and quickly!

Clara & Tommy

Emily also took our engagement photos and we could think of no one better to capture our special day. Her eye for detail, kindness, flexibility, and responsiveness make her one of a kind. Emily truly captured the spirit of our wedding day and all those we love. Highly recommend her for your event.

Jessica & Nathan

If you’re looking for an un-canned experience, if you want photos that feel more you than Pinterest (but also capable of starting a new craze on Pinterest), then book Emily! I felt like she totally understood my vision, helped me create it, and then delivered. We both look flawless, yet natural. And as a couple with different skin tones, one of us sometimes looks a little off in photos (one looks good but the other is in shadows or overexposed), but not so with Emily. The lighting is perfect, and we both look like ourselves. I’ve gotten so many compliments on the photos, which I know is totally normal, but people have been calling me to tell me how much they love them. People who don’t usually call. I just feel like these photos really engaged people and my partner and I love every last one of them. Thank you so much, Emily

Julie & Heather

Emily is a photographer that brings out the special light in her clients. She effortlessly puts you at ease and gets the best shots with patience and grace. We will AWAYS choose Emily for our personal photography needs.


Emily Petrie is professional and she knows her stuff. She can photograph pets, people, and before and after photos of spaces under transformation. What Emily does as a photographer of people is finds your best image, the one where you are glowing. I see that glow in her photos and think, that’s Emily. She also goes this unobtrusively which is fantastic. Some photographers want to be the center of attention. Emily does her magic on the quick. I can’t recommend her highly enough.