My name is Emily and I founded Beauty of the Soul Studio officially in 2017. After working as the second shooter for dozens of weddings with some incredible photographers in Northern Virginia, I decided to open my own business with the goal of serving clients who appreciate the beauty and importance of their wedding day beyond just taking pretty photos. My goal for every wedding is to combine magazine-worthy details + portraits with candid emotional images that honor your marriage and celebrate your friends + family, bringing you back to your lived experience of the day every time you look through the photos.

Whether your wedding is a Traditional Latin Mass in a beautiful church, an intimate ceremony in a romantic garden venue, or anything in between, know that we are there for any couples whose goal is to celebrate the beauty of marriage surrounded by their loved ones, not just throw an expensive party.


I hope we can still be friends!

I'm a cat person


Trader Joe's milk chocolate pretzels, Tillamook mudslide ice cream, and dark chocolate Milky Way bars. Are you sensing a theme?

My Snacking Weaknesses


My favorite place to travel is Italy - I've been to Rome, Assisi, Venice, Verona, the Dolomites, Ischia, and more. I even blogged about my honeymoon in Italy.

I Love Italy


I was a bride in 2018 when I married my best friend Peter in the Catholic chapel at GMU - so I understand what it's like to be on the other side of the planning process!

I'm married


As a Catholic photographer, I strive to treat each person that I encounter in my business with the love and respect that they deserve as a unique part of God's good Creation. It’s part of why I’m proud to be a member of
The Catholic Bridal Collective.

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