My Story | Emilie Smith Photography

Hi! My name is Emilie, a professional photographer in Charlotte, North Carolina and owner of Emilie Smith Photography.

My love of photography started out at a young age as a fascination with my mother’s SLR. The sound of the film forwarding between shots as she pushed the lever to the left and the intricate way you pushed the rewind release button and pulled out the rewind crank and the end of a role.

It was these small sounds that gave me comfort through my childhood. A year after I moved myself to Charlotte, NC to study education, I changed my major to art and 4 years later graduated from UNCC with a B.F.A in Time Arts.

I have created a home in Charlotte, mom to 2 handsome boys and wife to an amazing southern gentleman. I have also created a business that I love going to every day.

Emilie Smith Photography was grown over 15 years from a need to put what I saw to paper. I enjoy meeting new people and traveling, which my career as a photographer allows me to do. I would love to be a part of preserving your life, big and small.

My boys are my world.
I strive to put my heart into everything I do.

6 Fun facts about me!

  • When I was little I wanted to be a fashion designer, a cosmetologist and a marine biologist!

  • My mom is my best friend, but it wasn’t always that way! (I was a teenager too once!)

  • I love experiencing culture through food! My favorites are sushi, curry, and homemade mac and cheese!

  • The hardest job I’ve ever had is being the mom of my two boys. I’m always in overtime and I’m pretty sure I’m teetering on the brink of insanity, but the payoff is huge.

  • I love living in Charlotte because I am equally close to the mountains and the beach.

  • Since graduating college, I’ve always made a living in photography, minus a 10-month stint as a bank teller, hostess, graphic designer, and mortgage assistant. 

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