I capture love of all kinds in the Pacific Northwest, and wherever in the world those stories take me. I love spending my time in the outdoors hiking and exploring, sipping on a cold beer by campfires, and my dream is to own a flower farm on the San Juan Islands one day. Oh, and yes, my last name really is Studley.
"Emma is the best! Not only is she an incredible photographer but she is also a fantastic human being and the ultimate hype woman. I am not particularly comfortable in front of the camera but she put us at ease and captured our authentic selves. Plus it was so much fun and we laughed a lot! You’d be making a terrible decision not hiring her!"
Gone are the days where you feel like you have to do something that just isn't quite you. If there's anything the past year or so has taught us, it's that life is short, experiences matter, and there is no time to waste when it comes to filling your life with the things that matter most to you.
As an adventurous elopement photographer based out of Washington state, I help guide couples through the process of making their elopement a unique one. From getting ready and first looks at a cozy cabin in the woods, to shuttling off to a trailhead full of wild and rugged views to hike through, to campfire receptions and first dances with headlamps on, your PNW elopement can be any adventure you choose.
Washington state has the most diverse and awe-inspiring places to elope in; the North Cascades, Mount Baker, Mount Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park, the Washington Coast, the San Juan Islands and more are all at our fingertips to design an adventure that is intimate, unique, and as wild as your love.
Ever wanted to sleep overnight at a fire lookout? We can make that happen - and get ya hitched at the same time.
As an elopement photographer who at times will guide couples through backcountry sceneries and breathtaking natural life, it is extremely important that we practice Leave No Trace principles - and I've taken the LNT course and test to ensure we are respecting the environment we love and leaving it beautiful.
Elopements in and of themselves are a wonderfully sustainable option as opposed to large weddings which can produce a lot of waste. The last thing we want to do is take disrespect the ecosystem and wildlife that contribute to our wonderful natural world.
As an LNT aware elopement photographer, I will make sure to inform you of all the ins and outs of respecting our trails, and cannot wait to adventure with you!! In a responsible way of course ;)
In my work and life, I truly believe that collaborating with others works best when our values align.
Myself and my business firmly stand by values. Some of those being that Love is Love, Black lives matter, there is not room for sexism in marriage, and COVID is a real thing that we need to be mindful of in our event planning.
If you feel like the culture of your celebration or attitude of those in attendances may not reflect those values, I kindly ask that you inquire with another photographer. The wedding industry needs to grow in all of those areas, and those are not issues I am willing to glamorize through my lens.