Baby Declan — In Home Newborn Session // Spokane Newborn Photography

If you’re hesitant to book a fresh 48 (aka: squish session) for the hospital, here’s a story for you. This young man arrived right in the middle of a 72 hour trip of mine. Mama knew I was going to be out of town, and she let me know after he arrived that he had arrived rather quickly. His quick arrival got him a couple days in the NICU hotel, which means we weren’t able to do a squish session with him in the hospital.

So, on the afternoon after they got home, I went to visit them at home. And we did this super cozy, in home session. All snuggled up with mom and dad and big brother in bed. If you’re worried about missing your squish session, don’t let that stop you from booking one. Converting it to an in-home session is easy as can be. I’ve got space for two more Spokane/Coeur d’Alene* area squish sessions in November and December. I’ll be taking three in January. Contact me for more information and to get your due date on my calendar.

With that said, please meet Declan. He is the cutest, snuggliest, newborn I got to hold…that week. :)

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* If you’re in Eastern Washington or Northern Idaho, but further away from Spokane, I’d love to do a squish session with you! I’m not taking them this winter, but if your due date is in March or beyond, please get in touch! <3

 

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Doing a Frivolous Job when the World is on Fire // Personal Post

Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light.
— Albus Dumbledore [JK Rowling]

This week, I’ve really been struggling with doing what I do. Don’t get me wrong — I love my job. I think I have one of the greatest jobs in the world. I spend my days capturing beautiful moments. But, in the currently world climate, I have wondered if what I do is a joke. I started this post a half dozen times, and wrote a zillion things, but it all came down to a few things.

I don’t save lives. I don’t help cure Cancer or West Nile Virus. I don’t work to change laws to make the world a better place. I simply photograph meaningful moments. My job is frivolous. It is unnecessary.

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After all, one does not need to have photographs – much less professional ones – to be married.

Yet, there is something to be said for the beautiful photograph. For that moment when you tear up as your partner promises to spend the rest of their life with you. For the moment when you see each other for the first time on your wedding day. Or the first day of your brand new baby’s life. Maybe it’s a simple moment at home, or as a family. Toddlers in all their glory and dogs and chaos and everyone grows so fast. It’s the last photo of you and your grandma, or maybe a photo of all your cousins together on your wedding day. Those college friends who flew in from all the corners of the world. It’s your dad dancing under the twinkle lights with your best friend from elementary school. Your mom embracing your new spouse. Those are the photos I strive to take.

 

Commellini Estate Spokane Wedding // Emily Wenzel Photography

 

Telling that story matters. Remembering the good matters. My job – my industry – may be frivolous, but we cannot fight the terrible things in this world 24/7. We must take time to cherish the beautiful moments as well. I don’t know what the next year will bring. I hope it brings more peace and love. I know that I’m going to continue to work to bring good in this world. We cannot sit around and just hope for things to get better. We need to work for them. We need to find the light switch and turn on the lights. So, I want to keep photographing these beautiful moments of yours. I hope that my job, while not life saving, brings light into your life and into the lives of the people around you.

xoxo,
E.

Spokane Newborn Fresh 48 Session // Emily Wenzel Photography

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Heather + Craig // Methow Valley Wedding Photography Preview

Unless anything else crops up in the next couple weeks, this is my last wedding of 2017, and my only one up in the Methow Valley. I’ve talked before about how much I love the Methow, and I love Methow Valley weddings. This was no different.

Heather & Craig were married on Saturday, and it was the perfect fall day. We had such a blast, and I cannot thank them enough for bringing me up to one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. I can’t wait to share more!!

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Hi, I’m Emily!

Based in Spokane, I travel throughout the Pacific Northwest for weddings, portraits, private events, and more. You'll usually find me with a bag of Haribo gummy bears or a chai tea in hand. Thought lately, this little one has kept my hands pretty full....see full bio.

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