Hi. My name is Emily, and I’m a wedding photographer.
In a nutshell: I love photographing people and places and everything in this world. Life inspires me. There is beauty in everything. I currently live in Seattle, WA with my husband (the accountant) and my cat (the diva). I have a passport with too many blank pages and they’re begging to be filled. Have camera, will travel.
A little more: I grew up in the town of Mattawa, WA. It’s small and everybody knows everybody’s business. The sun shines at least 300 days a year, the wind blows just as many. I was 18 before I left the country, but now I’ve been to more countries than states. I lived in the Czech Republic (twice) and speak Czech & German almost fluently. The list of places I don’t want to visit is significantly shorter than the places I want to go. I attended Gonzaga University, where I started my photography career. Travel inspired me to improve my photography because I wanted to capture the feelings as well as the moments. Getting married brought me to wedding photography. I shoot weddings, couples, singletons, families, kids & life as it happens. I shoot digital, but have a background in film photography. I like chai tea, used to be a Starbucks barista, enjoy science fiction, and love love. Let’s chat about your wedding — contact me through the form above, or by email: emily[at]emilywenzel.com.
My philosophy: Your wedding is not a fashion shoot. Your wedding is about the two of you getting married. It’s about love and laughter and tears of joy. It’s about friends and family and forever. I shoot weddings for the marriage. For today and tomorrow and 50 years from now. I will give some direction during your wedding portraits, to make you feel lovely and comfortable. The rest of the time, it’s just you and your guests doing your thing and me taking pictures of that. Whatever your wedding is, I’ll be there, taking it all in and turning it into memories.
All photos © Emily Wenzel Photography, except bottom left (school photo of Emily, circa 1993) and bottom middle (Emily’s grandparents, 1949).