Singing along to Love Story with a mimosa in hand, curlers in your hair, and your best friends all around you. A first dance practice in a secluded, ivy-covered garden. The swish of your beaded Maggie Soterro gown as you take your first steps down a flower-lined aisle. These moments may seem like they’re still a lifetime away, but in a blink, you’ll be toasting your first anniversary, desperate to recall every magical detail. And while your vows will replay in your mind forever, those small in-between moments will rapidly fade into the wedding day blur.
But they don’t have to. And that’s where I come in!
Welcome to Emily Kirsten Photography, where every detail of your unique celebration is captured with care, artistry, and timeless romance so you can relive and pass on your wedding day story for decades to come. So, let’s get this party started!
— ELATED TO SERVE PHILADELPHIA, SOUTHWEST NEW JERSEY, AND BEYOND —
HOP ON MY HARLEY, AND GET TO KNOW ME!
For nearly a decade, I’ve loved getting swept away in the whirlwind of a wedding day, helping couples embrace joy and find peace on the best day of their lives. What can I say—I’m such a sucker for a true love like yours! Especially when your four-legged babies join in on the fun! Known for my ability to find radiant natural light just about anywhere, from cloudy gardens to tucked-away bridal suites, I consistently deliver stylized galleries that sparkle with grace and glamour. And with my uniquely romantic approach to posing, even portraits feel like an extension of the experience, never an interruption or intrusion. So, at a breathtaking venue that invites you to step out of the everyday and into a fairytale, let’s tell the story of the day you say, “I do!”
Hey girl, I'm Emily!
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A chic city wedding in the heart of Center City oozed sophistication as guests enjoyed a night of celebration amoungst candlelight and roses.
Vie by Cescaphe, PA
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A black tie classic celebration held at an iconic Philly venue where their beloved fur-baby made her debut!
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This elegant winter wedding was full of detail and family traveling from all over. With gorgeous glass walls and ceilings paired with a floral backdrop, you wouldn't even be tell it was January.
"She literally pulled a bobby pin out of her hair to fix my mine."
- Kaitlyn M, bride
Amanda + Matt
Emily’s friendly personality and enthusiasm made our experience a lot less awkward especially because we aren’t the best at posing for pictures. She made us feel at ease in front of the camera and captured everything we wanted and more. What really blew us away was our album and the amount of compliments we’ve received from our family and friends.
"She was extremely helpful, responsive, friendly and professional!"
Tori + Chris
We received SO many compliments from our families, bridal party, and other guests at our wedding on how professional and fun she was. From the beginning, Emily made the whole process so easy and seamless. She is professional, enthusiastic, and so incredibly helpful.
"Emily exceeded our expectations, and I still get chills looking back at our pictures!"
Kaitlyn + Matt
She was the best hype woman, made sure everyone was where they needed to be so everything ran smoothly, and captured our day so beautifully. She truly has a gift and is so talented. There’s a lot of things you worry about surrounding you wedding day, but how our pictures were going to turn out was never a thought in my mind.
"She is everything you could hope for in a wedding photographer!
>>EXPLORE THE EXPERIENCE
We’ve all seen the overwhelmed bride-to-be Tiktoks. But what if you could have a wedding experience from start to finish that left you feeling as wonderful as your final gallery looks? From dreaming up a unique engagement session to seamlessly collaborating with your wedding planner to hyping you up before you walk down the aisle, I’m invested in your vision far beyond the photos we take. And I can’t wait to show you how.
create memories that last
Ready to dive into the joy-filled, expertly-refined wedding photography experience I’ve fine-tuned just for you? Let’s capture your love story as you shed the stress and dance the night away on your first night as a husband and wife!