Emma Studley Photography

Emma Studley Photography

Based In: Seattle, Washington
Photographer: Emma Studley Photography

Emma Studley Photography

Based In: Seattle, Washington

Hi there!

My name is Emma, and I am an elopement photographer based out of Washington state. I love this job more than anything and thank my lucky stars every day that I get to do something that involves impeccable people, sacred moments, and a little adventure.

While I love the Pacific Northwest, I am also SO passionate about traveling. After living in Italy for a stint in college, I am officially taking on jobs in Italy for your Italian elopement or wedding of dreams ✨

This summer, I had the honor of photographing an elopement in The Dolomites. The Dolomites are filled with epic mountain views (that this PNW girl can’t get enough of), while being chalk full of Italian culture, food, wine, and wellness hotels – the dream right?!

I also lived in Rome years ago and would be thrilled to photograph you and your love in the Eternal City. Want to go to Tuscany or the Southern Coast? I’m game for it all. The whole country of Italy is a magical experience I can’t wait to share with you.

My approach to photography is simple; ensure you two are feeling comfortable and at ease and to be a photojournalist of your story and your day. If that means we need to crack open some beers or do a little breathwork, I’m here for it. Getting photos taken should be a fun experience, that simultaneously makes you feel ~all the feels~ all over again. Not to mention, I’ll make sure you feel SO prepared and ready for all things travel, eloping, logistics and more.

I can’t wait to meet you, grab a drink perhaps, and become your guide to your unique elopement adventure! You can head straight to my website to find out more details, how I operate, and all the ideas for your elopement!


My Guide to Eloping in Europe

My Travel Destinations for Next Year

My Starting Prices for Adventure Elopements

Thank you for taking the time to get to know me, now let’s get to know YOU and chat all about eloping in beautiful Italy!!

01 / 29
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Emma made all of our elopement dreams come true!!!! My husband and I both agree that our elopement was the best day of our lives for several reasons, and Emma was certainly one of them. From the moment we met Emma, it was clear that she was not only going to help us create a memorable day, but she was going to make sure she captured our authentic and private exchange with the utmost care, respect, and celebration. We had SO MUCH FUN and her photos are truly stunning! Emma is a good soul who knows how to capture the gorgeous forests of the PNW as well as the important humans in frame. Our photos are not only a perfect reminder of the best day, but are simultaneously beautiful portraits of the lush Olympic forest, rivers, and mountains that we love so much and call home. We can't thank Emma enough for giving us everything we authentically wanted in an elopement - we really could not have asked for anything more!!

Krista and Glenn

We absolutely loved working with Emma for our last minute Summer elopement! With just 3 or 4 months notice, she answered our inquiry within a day, scheduled a phone consultation promptly, and created a customized proposal for the photography services for our adventure elopement. Emma helped us choose our elopement hike where we wanted to have our ceremony by scouting out locations and providing feedback from a photographer's point of view. Emma was extremely responsive, easy to work with, and a joy to have with us at our ceremony. We met Emma for the very first time on the day of our ceremony. Despite it being pitch black outside, well before sunrise in the middle of nowhere, she was so bubbly, energetic, friendly, and very excited to be there with us! It really felt like we had known her forever and that she was just one of our closest friends accompanying us on our hike. She really set the tone for the whole experience to be positive and exciting. Not only is Emma an amazing photographer, but we feel like she captured the moments and memories as they happened candidly instead of creating artificial moments. Emma didn't dictate the pace of the ceremony, she worked with it allowing us to have our perfect day. On top of that, she sent us a sneak peek of the photos the very next day and it was so exciting to be able to see them and share them with our friends and family, as if they were there celebrating with us.

Patrick + Oli

I would highly recommend Emma if you are looking for a wonderful photographer for an intimate wedding/elopement. She was incredibly helpful and communicative the entire planning process and the photos turned out beautifully! She gave us a sneak peek of some finished photos almost immediately after the wedding and delivered the rest a few weeks later! She also brought us a small gift the day of our wedding, which was so surprising and thoughtful! She fit right in with our family and felt like an old friend! Can't recommend her enough, thanks Emma!

Lindsay and Mason

If you're on the fence and looking for a photographer ... and trying to decide between Emma and one of the many other talented photographers in the area - PICK EMMA.

She made us feel SO comfortable, especially as she captured the most intimate of moments. Like the special moment when my mom dressed my now wife in our traditional Korean clothing.. and when I burst into tears seeing my wife during the first look.

She's also just a wonderful, kind human to work with. She makes you feel so comfortable.... this may seem odd, but like a long-lost friend who you have never met before.

Katie and Sarah

So, how long have you known Emma?" Several people asked us this during our wedding weekend thinking Emma was just another friend — one of the crew. And that's exactly what she feels like. Emma is so natural and easy to be around that she put us at ease too which is exactly how I wanted to feel on our wedding day. No contrived poses, no stressful timelines. Just us, experiencing our day, trusting that she was working her magic behind the scenes capturing it all. It was a fantastic feeling.

Sarah and Wyllie
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