EMMY
 Personal lifestyle/ documentary family photography taken by Emily Shepherd of Emmy Shepherd Photography, LLC.Intimate motherhood photography taken by Emily Shepherd of Emmy Shepherd Photography, LLC.Personal lifestyle/ documentary family photography taken by Emily Shepherd of Emmy Shepherd Photography, LLC. Wedding photography taken by Emily Shepherd of Emmy Shepherd Photography, LLC.  Personal lifestyle/ documentary wedding photography taken by Emily Shepherd of Emmy Shepherd Photography, LLC.  Maternity Photography taken by Emmy Shepherd Photography, LLC.  Maryland, Washington, DC, Virginia, Delaware, PA
 

Collections & Info

Thank you for finding your way here!  I specialize in working with families to create a relaxed environment that brings out the true emotional connection between you and your loved ones.  I want to learn about you, your family, your current stage in life and what you're most hoping to capture.  I am honored to be welcomed into your space with my camera, and I am grateful for the trust you have in my artistic eye.  I love learning your true story and creating an experience that you will remember for a lifetime.

As I have listed out below, I have three different portrait session packages that vary in length and the number of images that are available for download. 

My typical session is focused around Motherhood, Maternity, Couples/ Anniversaries and Families, however I'm open to chat if you have another idea in mind!

 

 

Deposit

 
 

I require a non-refundable $400 session deposit at the time of booking and contract signing to reserve your date.  The remaining amount of your session is due the week prior to your session date.  

 

 

session collections

 
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simple art package | $650

10 artistically, hand-edited images available in both high-resolution and web-sized.

Images are received through digital download.

Private online Proofing Gallery.

Professional Print Shop.

10% off all print orders.

Print Release.

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mindful Package | $1,250

25 artistically, hand-edited images available in both high-resolution and web-sized.

Images are received through digital download and thumb drive.

Private online Proofing Gallery.

Professional Print Shop.

15% off all print orders.

Print Release

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Premier Package | $1,650

All images (80- 100) artistically, hand-edited images available in both high-resolution and web-sized.

Images are received through digital download and thumb drive.

Private online Proofing Gallery.

Professional Print Shop.

25% off all print orders.

Print Release

8x8 fine art album including your favorite images from your session.

 

Print Shop: A detailed custom print shop including heirloom albums, calendars, prints, canvas, frames, gallery boards, and greeting cards will be available immediately upon the delivery of your gallery.  

A 6% Maryland tax will be applied to all orders.; Pricing subject to change without notice.

 

 Intimate motherhood photography taken by Emily Shepherd of Emmy Shepherd Photography, LLC.Personal lifestyle/ documentary family photography taken by Emily Shepherd of Emmy Shepherd Photography, LLC. Wedding photography taken by Emily Shepherd of Emmy Shepherd Photography, LLC.  Personal lifestyle/ documentary wedding photography taken by Emily Shepherd of Emmy Shepherd Photography, LLC.  Maternity Photography taken by Emmy Shepherd Photography, LLC.  Maryland, Washington, DC, Virginia, Delaware, PA
 

How do you describe your style of photography?

 

My style of photography has been described as connected, authentic, inspired, and intimate.  I edit with deep, saturated tones that highlight the natural beauty of the skin and surrounding landscape.  While shooting a session, I guide my families to interact with each other in loving and tender moments, encourage moms to let go of expectation and be present with their children.  I see beautiful moments in the small touches, and it's these times of quiet tenderness that I look to capture.

 

 

I've never heard of a mothering session, what does it mean?

 

Mothering Sessions came as an inspiration to me while away at a photography conference in February of 2018.  Nursing was such a difficult and personal journey to me, and all women have their own nursing journeys.  These sessions are specifically for moms and their babies.  Typically they focus on the connection of mother's nursing their baby, but for moms of toddlers these can also include sweet moments at home that focus on the connection between the two of you.  Photographed both outdoors and in your home, these are my most raw sessions that I cherish deeply.

 

 

do you photograph births? 

 

Throughout my years of shooting many different types of sessions, I have learned where my heart lies in photography.  Births are very near to my heart, but given the time commitment I only accept a handful during the winter months of the year and at certain birthing/ hospital locations.  

 

 

What time of day are shoots scheduled for?

 

Depending on the session type and location, typically shoots are held 1- 2 hours before sunset.  Yes, in the summer this can mean a late night for the little one, but I promise the light is worth breaking the rules for just one day!  In-home sessions lend a bit more flexibility on scheduling, and we can discuss what works best for you and your family.

 

 

What should we bring to our shoot?

 

I know it's cheesy, but a clear mind, love in your heart, and no stress are the best things you can "bring" to a session.  My style is very naturalist and simplistic; I shoot without props so not much else is needed.  I encourage you to bring any lovies/ blankies of your little one that bring calm to them and are favorites of this present moment.  This will be touched on more after booking with my Client Prep Guide.

 

 

What should we wear to our shoot?

 

Clothing can be the most stressful part of preparing for session, but it really doesn’t have to be. I like to be involved in the clothing you choose for your session, and  my Client Lounge has links to some of my favorite stores. Given my style is more natural in feel - neutrals, layers, clothing that shows skin, and fabrics that flow are what I recommend.

After our session is booked, you will have access to my Style Guide with links to my favorite stores and Pinterest inspiration boards, and we’ll work together to find the perfect dress for mom and complimenting clothes for the family.

 

 

i have small children, what if they have a meltdown during our family session!?

 

Meltdowns are expected and totally fine!  Trust me, cuddling your little one while they have a meltdown can be a beautifully tender moment.  When this happens, I will encourage you in the moment not to stress out, but to lean in, love on them and allow me to shoot through the moment.

 

 

Where do shoots take place?  what are our options?

 

Given I currently reside on the Maryland Eastern Shore, there are plenty of beautiful waterfront and rural locations that we can choose from with some hidden gems that I have exclusive for my clients.  Pasadena, Annapolis, and the National Arboretum and a handful of other favorite locations for my clients.  

When scheduling, I will work with you and your home location when recommending locations, and am open to your thoughts/ ideas.  Additional travel outside of the Eastern Shore Maryland  area may require additional travel charges.

 

 

How do I book with you?

 

Simple! The best way to schedule with me is to submit an inquiry directly through my contact page here!  Let me know the collection and a timeframe that you'd like to schedule for and we'll coordinate availability/ contracts/ booking all online from there!  Once booking is complete, you will receive access to my Style Guide and we will begin styling for your session and choosing a location.

 

Ready to Book?

Or simply have questions?  Please fill out the form below and I will connect with you directly within 48 hours.