Inspired by glittering sunlight and the tender, magnetic connection the couples I serve share, I refined a style that feels nostalgic yet modern. One that is clean yet warm and inviting.
When I'm not touring gorgeous venues, you can spot me headed out for a hike with my Australian shepherds - Odie and Bailey, riding my Harley, or curling up at home with my boyfriend Keith for a rom-com—heavy on the “com” for me, please and thanks!
Hey, I'm Emily!
I prioritize forming connections with my couples. Building and forming relationships with my brides creates a space for comfortability and trust to flourish.
Balance is key. Having enough time built into your timeline allows you to be fully present on your wedding day. Ensuring your priorities are met and you can soak in every moment.
Creating a space where you feel comfortable and confident, making way for natural emotion to shine through and for your authentic personality to illuminate. I will be your biggest hype girl, showing you just how magical your love is for one another.
Whether you read them during an intimate first look or in front of 175 of your closest friends and family, your vows are when you declare why you’ve chosen to make this person your forever. After spending a year learning your love story, it feels so special to hear it retold on your big day!
As your photographer, my job is to take in all the details others might miss. I'm a sucker for meaningful signage , beautifully designed dinner menus or the little pup you added to your cake topper! These little details are what make your wedding day yours. And I love preserving them so you never forget a single one!
Well, more like, “try not to cry through!” First dances—between the couple or with parents—always get me in my feelings. Even after all these years, I still get choked up as a mom brushes her son’s cheek after he spins her and cheer the loudest for a surprise choreographed moment!
michaella + evan
"She not only has a fun, bubbly personality, but she is professional and punctual, and we are so happy we had the chance to have her there on our wedding day."
I’ve been greeting brides like old friends on wedding mornings. While photography was a lifelong passion, I had no idea what a wild, winding journey life would take me on to get here! You know that rush you feel when you come up against a decision that could totally change your life? You probably felt it when he got down on one knee!
In 2016, I had the opportunity to work alongside a local wedding photographer, and immediately fell in love with the industry. I launched Emily Kirsten Photography just a few months later, and my journey as a Philadelphia wedding photographer began! Within the past several years, I have taught myself everything I know, and have photographed over 300 weddings.