EmmiClaire Photography
Chelsea Schmidt Photography

We are happy to introduce you to Emily Alwood with EmmiClaire Photography. Get to know her here and how she started photographing when she was young. Thanks for sharing Emily!

If you care to share, how did you get to where you are now?
I was photographing my American Girl dolls in the 90s with my film camera my dad gave to me. He’s a photographer and I always loved seeing him in action with his camera and learning form him. I went to school to become a teacher and started photographing clients in 2014 when I lived in Dominica after always photographing beautiful landscapes. I moved back to Florida and then Los Angeles taking my part time business with me. In 2018 I moved to Richmond and soon after started my business full time!

What makes you or your business stand out and why should a couple hire you?
I do not like overly posed photos, I love candids!

What’s your favorite thing about working in the wedding industry?
I love meeting people and connecting with my couples to hear and see their love story.

What’s a unique tip you tell your couples?
Everything takes longer than expected, get a planner!

What’s your best piece of advice for couples planning a wedding?
The process goes by so quickly, don’t worry about the little things. Just enjoy

What’s your favorite moment during a wedding?
When the newly married couple walks down the aisle for the first time!

What are your favorite wedding trends right now?
I just love all the flowers, always!

How do you de-stress?

What’s your favorite food/dish/cuisine?
I love sushi and especially sashimi.

What would your perfect Saturday be like?
Sleeping in without an alarm, drinking a homemade latte, and taking a nice walk around the neighborhood.

EmmiClaire Photography
Chelsea Schmidt Photography

What are your top three favorite movies (or books)?
Mrs Doubtfire
Dumb & Dumber
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

What’s a fun or unusual fact about you?
I won my car on the Price is Right. Another fun fact is that I climbed Mount Fuji.

What’s the coolest thing you’re working on now?
I used to be an elementary and middle school teacher so I’m working on education resources to fellow photographers.

What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to?
Skrillex, front row at a music festival in Japan.

Do you love to travel? If so, what are some must-see destinations?
Yes, absolutely. Dominica, the nature island. I lived there for two years and it’s utterly beautiful. Also, highly recommend Switzerland & Japan.

Do you have a pet?
Tuxedo is a cockapoo & we love doing agility at the SPCA

What is your most used emoji?
Definitely crying laughing 😂

What is your favorite season of the year and why?
Springtime. Everything becomes alive again & is so vibrant and beautiful.

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