Photography That Is Simple, Natural, & Filled with Love

Embracing all the Tenderness of Motherhood


Welcome to Emmy Jo Photography, where the heartbeat of motherhood inspires every image. The true inspiration behind my photography is my sentimental heart. As a mother, I’ve felt the bittersweet happiness of watching my children grow, all while realizing the heartbreak of how fast time is actually slipping away before my eyes. Emmy Jo photography is a full-service photographer with Let me help you preserve each moment, going beyond the pose and embracing your story. 

Raleigh Family, Maternity & Newborn Photographer

Newborn Photography, baby asleep with floral crown on head
Maternity Photography, woman sitting in the sand at beach with arms around pregnant belly
Family Photography, family of six walking and playing together on mountain top

Meet the photographer

So Glad You Are Here!

Hello there! I’m a mom of five, also navigating the intricate dance of motherhood. To me, it summed up in 2 words, beautiful chaos—moments of overwhelming exhaustion followed by the sweet anticipation of a baby’s peaceful sleep or the yearning for the days when my body was solely my own. Motherhood is truly a rollercoaster, where one minute we’re wishing for a break, and the next, we’re shedding tears because those precious moments have slipped away. The guilt of not fully embracing each season lingers, reminding us of the delicate balance between joy and challenge.

I’d like to say I’ve mastered finding the magic in the struggle.  But I haven’t.  It is always something come in hindsight.  Let’s find beauty in the chaos together.  I can help you relive these moments through the art of an image.  Trust me; one day you will look back and wish you could relieve these moments. 

Emmy Jo Photography, headshot of Emily with hands in the air
Emmy Jo Photography, branding shot of Emily laying on her back with camera over her head
Newborn Photographer, frame and mat options for print
Newborn Photography, overhead shot of album example for printing
Newborn Photography, flat lay of case options for prints
Newborn Photographer, Album cover examples for printing
Newborn Photography, printed and matted image of newborn baby


Everyone walks away with something to cherish and hold

I firmly believe in the significance of printing what you want to preserve because the people you hold closest to your heart deserve to revel in those memories everyday. 

There is a unique joy in flipping through a box of loose prints, or thumbing through a heirloom album, or walking into a room and seeing an image of your favorite people beautifully hung on the wall.  Each photograph telling a story of love, laughter, and shared moments.

Printing is not merely about preserving images; it’s about making those moments a tangible part of your daily life.  Whether neatly organized in a box, elegantly displayed in an album, or proudly hanging on your wall, the act of printing preserves the emotions, connections, and love woven into each photograph.

We all have the best intentions of doing something with our images after the session is over, but life can get hectic and it is easy to push off and forget.  Part of my service is going beyond the session and helping you take that next step.  Everything is custom designed and ordered by me and shipped directly to you.

Each piece I offer is carefully curated just for you, handcrafted and of the highest quality.  You will love knowing these images will be cherished for generations to come.

A Truly Unique Experience

simple, natural, and filled with love

In the beautiful chaos of life with kids, we often overlook the subtle, tender moments that make it extraordinary.  Moments like the gentle pull on their ear when tired, the snug fit of their little fingers around yours, or the funny face they make when shyness takes over.

Time moves swiftly, and it is easy to forget all these perfect details.  This is what drives my art, preserving these moments in time – simple, natural, and filled with love.  

As a full-service photographer, I take care of everything to ensure your experience is seamless and stress-free.  From providing beautiful dresses to helping you coordinate outfits, and beyond – I’ve got it covered.  So, from the moment our session starts, all you need to do is show up and soak up all the tender moments.  Because one day, these photos will be all we have left to remember.  I would be honored to work with you and to capture moments that will be treasured for generations to come.

Family, Maternity & Newborn Photography in the Raleigh Area