A Few Favorites from 2017 by Emily Margaret

Well, hello 2018! I'm totally late to the game with my year in review/new year's posts, but in my mind, that's what the whole month of January is for. It's for hammering out your goals, looking back at the last year, and seeing where you want to go.

And also trying really hard not to eat all the chocolate cookies your sister just made. Or is that just me?

Anyway, 2017 had my personal life kinda all over the place and I shot significantly less work than in years past. But in shooting less, I feel that it helped me put more thought into what I did shoot. So here's some of my favorite images from the year. They're not always the "technical" best, but they're my favorite because of the people, the tones, the emotion, and the moment. I also included the links to each photo set's blog post if you want to see more images from each shoot. I hope you enjoy!


Kaylan & David- full session here

Lauren & Jacob- full session here

Ashley & Dennis (aka my best friend's wedding, holla!) - full blog post here

Kaylan- to be blogged soon!

Haley & Tyler- full session here

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.)