Aaron - Class of 2016 | Paducah Kentucky Senior Photographer by Emily Margaret

Aaron: football player and musician.

Aaron - Emily Margaret Photography

Aaron's a guy of many talents- he's played football and ultimate frisbee and plays the guitar and cajone. We (ok, he) trekked his guitar and cajone around the park and played a one-person concert at the amphitheater because that's how we roll. While we were there, we saw a guy flying a white and black drone over the pond and I mentioned to Aaron that the drone looked a lot like a star wars stormtrooper. I think he may have been a bit surprised to learn that I'm a star wars fan. (Any chance I have to work a reference into everyday conversation, believe I will.)

Aaron - Emily Margaret Photography

Congratulations on your last year of high school Aaron!

Hannah | Paducah, KY Portrait and Headshot Photographer by Emily Margaret

Bet you can't guess where we shot these portraits. If you said the alleyway behind Subway next to the big green dumpster, you're 100% correct. Because I'm so hipster and that's just how I roll. (Not really.) But seriously- our mini portrait session is proof that you don't have to have a five-star location to have an amazing shoot. All you need is an awesome subject (check) and great lighting (check) to make it happen.

And my awesome subject was Hannah, a dear long-time friend of my sister and talented violinist (and pianist and actress). We met up for lunch one Sunday afternoon to chat and shoot a few new headshots because she'll need them for when she's famous someday.

An Afternoon in the Park | Paducah, KY lifestyle family photographer by Emily Margaret

Like many of you, some of my favorite childhood memories include going to the park playground. It was the location for many picnics, friends' birthday parties, and ice cream truck afternoon snacks.

Earlier this spring, one of my former co-workers contacted me for some new head shots and photos of her and her sister's children, and we decided that park would be a great location for both the head shots and photos of the kids.  After we shot a few of the sit-and-smile type photos, the kids were eager to run and play on the playground, which allowed me to get some fun lifestyle images of the children while they were in their element.

Next week I'll share my favorites from our head shot session, but for today, enjoy the results of our afternoon in the park.

5 Reasons you should book a summer family session | Paducah, KY family photographer by Emily Margaret

Summer is in full swing, but did you know that it's also one of the best times to have a family photography session? Here are 5 reasons why you should book a summer family photo session.


1. Sunshine! During this time of year, there are longer days and more light. This allows more time for photos, even if your photo session happens on a weekday after work. And more sunshine means more time for those gorgeous glowy golden hour photos

2. You look fabulous. Really, you do. It's the middle of summer so you're in shape, tan, and looking your best. And because it's warm, you can wear your cute summer outfits.

3. Scheduling. Fall is the busiest season for photographers, so having a summertime session gives you more booking dates to choose from.

4. Greenery. The grass is green, the trees are green, and flowers are in bloom. All of these make a great backdrop for your yearly family portrait.

5. Christmas Cards. Having a family session now will give you more time to order your Christmas cards and get ahead of the game!


Ready to book your photo session? Want more info? Send me an email and we'll chat. My August dates are filling up, so don't wait to contact me!

P.s. A few of my favorite family sessions.