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I'm Amy Emily and I'm a New England + Destination Wedding Photographer based in Boston, MA. I'm satisfied in the moments where I've kicked off my heels, grabbed a cup of coffee, and laughed 'till my sides hurt.

I adore telling the charming and ever-so amazing stories of life. I hope I can be a part of yours. Look around, share in the joy of others, and remember your story is beautiful.



Grignan, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes: France Wedding- Natalie & Jacky Pt.2

I’ve been pretty quiet on this blog but not today. Today, I am so excited to share with you images from my first wedding in southern France. Natalie and Jacky’s civil ceremony was on the blog yesterday but today it’s all about their beautiful, southern France wedding in Grignan.

When I asked Natalie if they had a theme for their wedding she said, it’s “Meet Me at the Tree.” She then explained how she started thinking about how a tree has had an important place in human history, from the beginning of time, and will be till the end. Therefore, even though you some of you couldn’t join us in person, I invite you now to meet us by the tree and follow along these images as Jacky and Natalie say their vows on by far the windiest wedding I have ever experienced.

      

These beautiful cards which Natalie and Jacky used during their First Look are from Of Note Stationers.  (I can’t RAVE enough about these cards! Simple, classic, & elegant!)

 

 

Amy is a Boston wedding photographer and currently booking destination weddings worldwide. If you are interested in booking a wedding, feel free to email me here! 

 

Spiez Switzerland – Wander With Me

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Hiking Red Rock Canyon Colorado Springs – Wander With Me

Every time I go to Colorado, I find myself wondering why I’ve waited so long to return. My good friend, Jenn, lives in Colorado Springs with her family and generously showed me more of her beautiful state this past February. Last time I visited them, we spent time exploring the Garden of the Gods and this time we walked around Red Rock Canyon.  All I can say is that if I was not so in love with the East Coast and Europe, Colorado would be the one place I would consider moving to in a heart beat. These pictures do not do this place justice! I can not wait to go back and explore more (hopefully next time with a couple)!  😉

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As I looked at this photo, I was reminded of Psalm 90:2.

Before the mountains were born 

or You gave birth to the earth and the world, 

even from everlasting to everlasting, 

You are God. 

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Are you recently engaged and planning a wedding? Amy Emily, Boston based destination wedding photographer is currently booking for 2016 -2017 dates! We book weddings and portraits all over the world & love to travel so no matter where your wedding (HEY COLORADO) or event is taking place, if you love our style, give us a shout! We only take on a limited number of weddings each year to ensure we are giving each couple our absolute best! If you would like to chat with us about possibly photographing your wedding, get in touch with Amy  HERE! 

Senior Portraits: Taylor

It was truly something special to photograph Taylor’s senior photos this past Fall. She is such a brilliant human and I have had the privilege to watch her grow up. The first time I met her at the Vibbard Tea 6 years ago she came as a southern belle, hat and all, fresh from Georgia. Now she will be graduating high school and driving herself around. This is crazy to me! As I look at these photos, I tear up. I am so proud of the woman she has become.

Taylor, I love you so much! Thank you for stepping in front of my camera and trusting me to photograph you. I hope these images bring you joy every tine you see them. You’re beautiful inside and out! XOXO. A.E.

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Mont Saint Michel – Wander With Me

The Mont Saint Michel is about a 30 minute drive from my brother’s home in northwest part of France in lower Normandy. The island is in the Gulf of Saint Malo and is connected to the mainland by a causeway. c The islet has lots of houses and shops at the bottom and the beautiful Benedictine abbey at the top. Between the fact that Mont Saint Michel was built as a medieval castle and the Gothic architecture, I was beyond smitten. The castle has two large towers to defend the entrance to the castle. This castle was on more then one occasion a stronghold for France throughout history.

The first chapel on the islet was founded in 708 by Aubert, Bishop of Avranches. At one point, the Archangel Michael appeared to the Bishop in a dream and that’s how the name was changed to Mont Saint Michel from Mont Tombe.

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Here is the view of the bay! As I wandered around with my family, exploring the maze of rooms, the staircases, and visited the vaulted halls that make up the abbey, I was so grateful this beautiful landmark has withstood the test of time.

I hope you keep wandering with me as I share my adventures throughout France. If you have any recommendations or ideas for my time while here –  feel free to email me here!  I’d also love to photograph more engagements and weddings in France. If you’re interested in a France wedding, let’s chat!

Chicago Riverwalk Wander with me

Someone asked me why I wanted to end my trip in Chicago after traveling for three weeks? If I’m being honest, I made a ton of plans and they all fell through, so I debated not going and changing a couple of my flights. That became more and more of a hassle then it was worth. But then at 4am, three weeks before I was to leave I found a $30 ticket from LA to Chicago on the exact day I needed it.  It felt surreal and I was wondering if I was imagining things because of the time. I’ve never found a ticket for $30 before in my life. I immediately booked it and then called the airline in the morning to make sure it was real! (I’m not joking! Haha!)

So after my amazing Photo Field Trip experience, I packed up my carry on and landed in the windy city. Surprisingly, the entire time I was there, the weather was gorgeous. Because I didn’t know anyone, my good friend, Jesse, sent a message to his friend Amanda telling her I was in Chicago. Amanda so graciously agreed to meet up with me and show me some of her beautiful city. (This again, just BLEW.MY.MIND. My friend from Boston, who moved to New York city, introduced me to his friend in Chicago. CRAZY!)

As we walked along the Chicago Riverwalk, Amanda and I talked a lot about places we’ve seen and where we want to go. I felt like I had found a kindred spirit in Amanda. Not only is she hilarious, funny, and smart, she is always traveling and wandering around new places. I have no doubt we’ll meet again… probably in Europe! Here are some of my favorite photos from exploring Chicago with her.

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Are you recently engaged and planning a wedding? Amy Emily, Boston wedding photographer is currently booking weddings for 2015 &2016 dates. We book weddings all over and would love to shoot a wedding in Chicago! If you’re interested, feel free to email me here!