Ashley & Jacob | Paducah KY Couples Photographer by Emily Margaret

How cute are these guys. Ashley and Jacob were so fun to work with and I loved hearing the story of how they met (which included hamburgers, a drive-in movie, and being high school sweethearts. I mean is that like stuff of a movie or what.)

Beach Days by Emily Margaret

“A little sea-bathing would set me up forever.” - Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen


Over the past few weeks I've been making my way through my personal photo archives. I'm very organized when it comes to my clients' photos, but I have a bad habit of just throwing mine in random folders without a system, or even just leaving them in my cloud photo drive. (Sidenote- would any of you be interested in a post/mini guide to organizing your personal photos?)

I'm slowly getting there, and just finished organizing some photos from my trip to Destin earlier this year. It's starting to feel like fall here in Kentucky, but now I want to go back to the beach after looking at my photos.

The beach is my happy place. Honestly, give me a beach anywhere, a stack of books, and I'm good. The week I spent with my family was simply glorious (I don't use that word often, but I think it is very fitting here).  I mean what could be better- sunshine, saltwater, lazy days, and lots and lots of books. 

(P.s. This was my beach read of choice, found via the wonderful book expert Anne Bogel.)

Kaylan & David | Downtown Paducah Riverfront Couples Portraits by Emily Margaret


Kaylan and I hadn't actually ever met in person until our shoot together. We were both part of a local creatives group and connected over instagram, but somehow managed to miss meeting! She and her husband, David, are practically professional nuzzlers, as you can see, and were so fun to photograph in Downtown Paducah.

Also can I just geek out that we're finally getting some of that glowy fall light around here in Kentucky?  Yes, there's definitely a difference between summer and fall light. #nerdalert