Capturing the raw and authentic. Always looking for the moments in between. Where there are tears, uncontrollable laughter, and complete bliss. This is what I am about, and what i want you to see 50 years from now...
"Working with Emma is like going to Disneyland...she makes the shoot SO exciting! She's extremely silly and hypes you up while you're in front of the camera to get the best photos possible. She also says a lot of dad jokes which helps with the natural laughter."
Martin + Lindsay's Downtown Wedding
Jordan + Natalie New Years Eve Love Story
Luke + AshtynE Rural Nebraska Wedding
Oh hey! Nice to meet you!
I'm Emma Johnson, a full-time adventurer, thrill seeker, and wedding photographer. I document couples all over the world and spend the rest of my time either riding my motorcycle, surfing the California coast, or trying to find someone to skydive with me. I love to travel and would prefer to be anywhere other than home most of the time. I love experiencing new kinds of living, new cultures, and meeting new people. I feel like my body doesn't need sleep, and I am perfectly happy waking up at 4 am for long drives to the coast or even to catch a plane ride. Just pass me a 5-hour energy and a fancy cup of Ethiopian coffee and I can do anything! I'm an avid camper and will probably choose to sleep in the back of the truck bed instead of a tent. I love waking up to the early am smells and sounds, and I am a sucker for a good sunrise. I have a mouth like a sailor that I try to control, but really it gets worse with age, and the more I'm around bikers. My life Moto is "Nothing is guaranteed, especially another day existing, so do all things that make your soul happy and live the most lively of lives."
As for my photography, I have a very specific style in what I want to capture. I want to capture your true selves – separate and together. I want to document why you are forever eternal. I want lovers to look back at these photos 30 or 50 years from now and be like, "Yes! That is totally us! Remember when we danced all night to Beyonce and popped bottles of champagne all over us?!" The real and the raw moments are the ones I live for.
I want to jump in the air in excitement on your big day, I want to hear your deep stories of when you knew you were in love, and I want to be an extra set of hands while you plan the most special day of your lives. I also want to text you cute pictures of dogs and gifs that make me laugh during the months in between to remind you that I am here for you no matter what.
If you are up for it, expect to go on mini road trips and hikes with me for the most optimal pictures. I love adventures, so I hope you do too! We're going to explore the world together, and have an amazing time doing it.