I strive to put my heart into everything I do.

5 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.

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My Approach

Photography's purpose is to capture. Capture light, capture moments and most importantly, capture to preserve. In an effort to truly capture, or to capture truly, I strive to study light, predict moments and foster relationships.

I believe the capture begins when we begin the planning stages. Part of this stage is getting comfortable enough for you to show me your true self. From color pallets to expressions, I strive to show the things you want to hang on your wall.

When I created Emilie Smith Photography, it was a goal to create a unique experience for everyone because it is built on relationships. I put my heart into everything that I do to create wonderful heirloom pieces you are proud to display in your home.

My Story

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.

Since then I have worked as a photographer, enjoying meeting new people and traveling. I would love to be a part of preserving your life, big and small.

Get in touch and I'll get back to you as soon.  I look forward to hearing from you!

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