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we’ll cherish these photos forever.

If you’re looking for a family photographer, look no further! Emily is patient, kind, brilliant with small kids (she handled the toddler tantrum like a champ and managed to get amazing smiles) and has such an eye for posing, composition and lighting. She works really hard to make sure the photos reflect exactly what you were hoping to capture, has such a talent for her craft and truly cares about her clients. We have gotten so many compliments on the pictures from our newborn photoshoot, we will cherish these photos forever!

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Emily was prompt, friendly and very personal. She took the time to help with outfits, location and even get to know our family. Emily has a full wardrobe selection for women and children – the clothing is a HUGE bonus and beautiful. Her photos were stunning; which was no small feet as our 2.5 yr old, took off his shoes and some of his clothing, all while jumping in a dirt hole during the shoot. We LOVE Emily Small Photography and will be hiring her again very soon!

– adrienne

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We found Emily on Instagram and immediately fell in love with her work. If your photography style is beautiful lighting then she’s the perfect photographer. The best part is she so responsive and we weren’t waiting for weeks to get our photos. You can beat the value as well, she’ll help you style your photoshoot and just make everything easy and beautiful.

– monalisa

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She is amazing to work with and so kind and patient with little toddlers. She also took my most favorite family photos I have ever had done. I will be returning to her time & time again to take my family photos. I am just so happy that I found her!

– kiran

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I feel so lucky to have found Emily! She is so easy to work with and made my family feel comfortable from the first few moments of meeting. Our pictures are breathtaking! I love her attention to detail and all the tips about makeup and hair choices before we even met!

– gina

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What a wonderful experience for newborn/ family photos. Emily was responsive, welcoming, professional, and so kind. She has everything you need (gowns for mama, outfits for kiddos, wraps for baby), which is extra amazing for parents / families with a newborn… alleviates so much planning to allow you to enjoy your experience. I was so impressed with her natural ability to handle / pose our baby. Her attention to detail was flawless for everyone and I am so happy with our photos. Would absolutely recommend and would welcome the opportunity to work with her again!

– joy

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Emily is great!! She has the prettiest dresses and the best eye for soft light. We really enjoyed working with her. She is down-to-earth and is great about getting the shots that matter. We loved our maternity photos (with such a fast turnaround time!) and can’t wait for our newborn photos.

– chani

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We LOVE Emily! She has captured our family photos the past few years. Love the natural light she uses. And being a mama herself she is great with young kids especially our three wild boys! Thank you for helping us create memories that will last a lifetime!

– kim

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Working with Emily was a real treat. She helped keep our 2.5 year old smiling for the photos, properly posed us, and even provided beautiful maternity dress options for the photo shoot! We were so pleased with how gorgeous our photos turned out. We can’t wait to work with her again.

– murtha family

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Emily is an incredibly talented photographer. Her photos have a soft, cool, natural feel and she was able to capture beautiful family photos for my family of five. In addition to giving specific color inspiration to all of us, in order to capture her “aesthetic” she also allowed me to borrow one of the many gorgeous, boho styled gowns for our photo shoot. I look forward to hiring her again as Emily is not only talented but incredibly easy to work with!

– kacey

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Emily has an incredible selection of dresses to wear while pregnant and after baby! She is beyond sweet, incredibly welcoming and I love the style of our portraits.

– heather

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My search for a maternity photographer began in 2020. I came across Emily’s website. I ended up choosing her and have been extremely satisfied. So much so that we went back for the newborn shoot and our family pictures for the holidays. She is very kind, responsible and responsive. She considers light and location. She has a wardrobe (highly recommended) for everyone which helps significantly. I thought for California the prices were fair and the nice thing is for an additional charge you get all the photos and have the rights. Emily is fantastic and I would highly recommend her without reservation!!!

– natascha

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Beautiful work, and a natural baby whisperer! Loved the simple and natural capture of our sweet little girl.

– cassie

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