Headshot of Emily Ott a wedding photographer in Fairfax Northern Virginia for Beauty of the Soul Studio

Headshot courtesy of Arika Jordan Photography


My name is Emily and I love what I do.

I first picked up a DSLR in high school and my weird dual left brain/right brain was hooked.  Here I could create without spending hours upon hours at a canvas; I could create something unique using the very world in front of me, the very people around me; I could create by mastering this machine - which I was pretty darn good at!

Photographing people brings me so much joy, whether it's a wedding party, business professional, or hopeful high school senior.  My Catholic faith is the most important part of who I am and I'm humbled by the fact that with every photo I take, I capture another aspect of God's creation.  I strive to treat each person I encounter in my business with the love and respect that they deserve as part of Creation, regardless of their budget, lifestyle, or personality type.

Fun facts about me: I married my best friend Peter in 2018 (so I understand what it’s like to be a bride!); I work part time as an electronic notary; I love chocolate; I don't drink coffee; and I'm a cat person. (I hope we can still be friends.)

If you're interested in working with me or if you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact me and let me know what I can do for you!

With gratitude and excitement,

Emily Annette Ott