Ok, but Who is This Guy, Emett?


My Goal is to Be Your Ultimate Resource and Guide to Get Married in a Meaningful Way, and Artistically Capture the Moments You'll Cherish Forever

Being raised in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, it's only natural that I fell in love with exploring the outdoors. All of Washington state's most iconic locations are basically my backyard, Mt. Rainier National Park, the Olympics and Oregon are all within a couple of hours of me.

As a teenager and young adult, I had a pretty rebellious streak and really learned what it meant to break tradition, and to live with intention. Coming back down to earth, I found a lot of peace of mind through hiking and connecting with rad people; so as soon as I picked up photography I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.

To help couples create transformative experiences for themselves in the world's most stunning locations

You've Experienced the Outdoors as a Sanctuary From the Hustle of Every Day Life

If you're anything like me

But why - why do I care so much?

photos are my passion
people are my purpose


So, let me be really clear about this whole thing - this is my dream job, so yeah I'm pretty stoked to be a part of your day. I'm happy to be there for you, and I'm happy to be a part of every moment of it. But why - why do I care so much about making sure you have a great wedding day?

Well, I spent a lot of my of younger years in life people pleasing and building a life around making everybody else happy. As I got older and started to actually find myself, I picked up photography as a hobby and spent my free time chasing freedom through the great outdoors. Being surrounded by places like Mt. Rainier National Park, the North Cascades and the Oregon coast, it was easy to do.

Fast forward a few months, I shot my first wedding amped to just get the experience, and during the vow exchange I got pretty emotional. Despite all of life's trials, tribulations and successes - this couple was vowing to spend the rest of their lives together. When I delivered the gallery, I had never been more proud of myself, and I immediately knew that all of life's turning points shared something in common. They started with incredible relationships and unconditional love.

To be invited into your life, to tell the story of your love, is truly one of the deepest honors and privileges I have. I've found my purpose, and it's invigorating to be a part of yours.

I'm a huge believer of personal freedom, and I'm here to help you throw out the preconceived notions and expectations of what a wedding day SHOULD look like, and help you achieve what you WANT it to look like.

Let Go of Expectations

I know from first hand experience how heavy the weight is of people pleasing, and you deserve to have that relieved. Especially on your wedding day.

Support is Finally Here

If that means exploring another country or getting married at a resort in Greece, count me in.
If that means a ceremony honoring your ancestry on a mountain that's sacred to your soul, COUNT ME THE FRICK IN.

Will Always Travel

I believe that your experience comes first, and I believe in creating a safe space for you and your partner to embrace the emotion that comes with some of your most sacred promises and vows to another human being, no matter what that looks like.

My Priority is You


my mission


I'm ready if you are

Melissa & James - Washington State Wedding

"Working with Emett is more then working with a photographer, it’s like working with your friend who is there to help you every step of the way. He really goes above and beyond to make everything perfect and seamless. Every time we talked to Emett about our plans, we were left excited, encouraged and productive. He has such a creative eye and makes every moment he captures beautiful. When we got our engagment and wedding photos back, my face literally hurt from smiling and going through them over and over."

"Working with Emett is literally a dream... I could not ever in a million years ask for a better wedding photographer."

Reyna & Froy - Seattle Elopement

"I would 1000% recommend Emett. He is not only a phenomenal photographer, but a genuinely kind person. From the first point of contact we knew he was the right fit for us by how personable he was. He is so down-to-earth, professional, helpful and makes the whole experience fun and exciting. He's up for any adventure and the sky is the limit when it comes to his skills.  Our wedding day was filled with so much joy and laughter. I had only dreamed that our photos would reflect these moments. He captured the day beautifully and we will cherish our wonderful photos for a lifetime. If you're looking for an amazing photographer, he is your guy."

"The attentiveness he pays to every detail is impressive and he puts his whole heart and effort into his art." 

Lindsay & Will - Coast elopement

"From the very start of our communications, to the event itself, and everything that followed, Emett has been so incredibly wonderful to work with! He made planning the day so incredibly easy... When the day finally came for our elopement, We were laughing and having the best time! He made us feel so relaxed and when it was time for us to say our vows, we basically forgot he was there, but he captured our emotions and everything so perfectly!"

"Emett was incredibly fun to work with and made the day go so smoothly!"


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