Sperry Family | Paducah KY Family Photographer by Emily Margaret

I love working with families because it's so fun to see how they interact together. When kids are involved, you're always going to have someone who's looking the other direction or making faces, but I think it adds more character and genuine personality to the images.

The Sperrys are one of the sweetest families I've had the privilege of getting to know over the past couple years. The boys are so fun and I think you'll agree that the littlest one is pretty stinkin cute.

Hayley | Kentucky Portraits by Emily Margaret


When you get some fun new camera gear, you grab a friend and go out on a little photo shoot. My friend Hayley and I shot these on a random Kentucky country road back in March when it the sunshine made it look a lot warmer that it actually was. 

I love having friends who are always up for modeling for me, because I've learned that it's important to shoot for fun as well as for the people who hire me; it lets me make more of the kind of work that I want to shoot and allows me to try new techniques.

Thank you to Hayley, my real-life Disney princess friend for laughing at my semi-entertaining jokes and being such a great friend and coworker during the past year. (She's great at modeling and holding my hand when I have to get blood drawn.) If you ever need a personal photographer for your traveling adventures, you know who to call.

Lily Jade Brand Shoot | Paducah KY by Emily Margaret

Last summer I had the pleasure of doing some work for Lily Jade, a company that makes designer diaper bags that don't look like diaper bags. While I don't have children, I carry mine around all the time cause it's quite large and nicely holds my tablet, planner, notebooks, wallet, and water bottle with room to spare. Special thanks to my stylish friend Kathryn for modeling, because it was 99 degrees out the day we did this shoot!

Bag c/o Lily Jade

Model: Kathryn Byers