Emily Mariani: Blog https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Emily Mariani (Emily Mariani) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:30:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:30:00 GMT https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u122791066-o194391023-50.jpg Emily Mariani: Blog https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog 83 120 Fall Mini Photoshoots, Booking Now! https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2019/10/fall-mini-photoshoots-booking-now

happy fall to all!

i love this time of year!

why?

because i get to see you!

i hope you all have been doing great.  I kinda disappeared, getting off social media, which has made me harder to get in touch with but, never fear... I am!  

Being off social media has been a bit of fresh air for me but I have missed seeing all of you and your kids, and your daily adventures.

now that the weather is getting cooler,

i thought i would reach out to each of you and see if you would like to book your fall/Christmas mini photoshoots this year?    

I was thinking Bonnie Wenk Park?

By now you know how i roll...easy peasy.

30 minutes

10 edited photos

$175

$10 per additional photo

AND...

Refer a friend (and they book), get $10 off your session!

super cool!

Just give me a text and let me know when you would like to schedule.  

i am open and ready to go.

 

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a mothers love, a collection of photographs https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2017/12/a-mothers-love-a-collection-of-photographs  

"As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another.

My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true.

She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong.

She is the beating of my heart. I cannot now imagine a life without her." 

―Kristin Hannah

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Time to Book your Senior Shoot! https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2017/12/time-to-book-your-senior-shoot I know, I know...you are thinking, "Emily, it's Christmas time!" Yes. I know.

However, I also know that the spring is right around the corner and I am sure some of your New Years Resolutions is to not procrastinate, right? I am so excited about my senior shoots this year that I am opening my schedule now for those who like to get things done.  These sessions will take place in the beautiful fields of Erwin State Park located about 10 miles outside Mckinney.  I have some example photos below of these fields and how simply gorgeous they are. 

 

My Senior Sessions are approximately 1 hour shoot time in the beautiful fields and hills of Mckinney, Texas at Erwin Park.  These sessions will take place at either sunset during the week or the early mornings on the weekends. My sessions are absolutely one of a kind, not the same ole same ole.  You and your senior will look back on these photographs and smile, not cringe like I did.

Not only do you get to shoot at such a beautiful location, you get a gallery of photos to choose from. Attached to your gallery is your very own store where you can shop for prints, canvas and other speciality items.  We will also make a plan and I will coach you through your session and pre shoot time with guidance and open communication. 

 With your session, you get to download 5 photos straight to your computer.  Your gallery will consist of approximately 20-30 photos.  After you choose your 5 photos for download, you also have the opportunity to purchase additional photos for download at just $10 per photo.  These fabulous senior sessions are $400.  

A price you will only pay one time but memories you will have for a lifetime.

 

So, here is the deal...you are going to secure your senior shoot and I am going to give you a 1 8x10 print,2 5x7 prints 3 4x6 prints for free, as a thank you for booking with me! In order to get this booking special... you must book your session no later than February 14, Valentines Day.   To secure your spot you will need to contact me and pay a non-refundable booking fee of $50 which will apply to the total.  The remaining $350 will be due at the session.  I do take credit cards and payments through Venmo!

Please do not wait. You really do not have much time.

 

​​​​​​​Thank you all so very much and I look forward to meeting you and your senior very soon!

 

Emily

 

Photos below are examples of my most recent photoshoots taken here in Mckinney.  You will also find a gallery of photos taken at the fields here at Erwin Park.

 

Photos below are photos taken in the fields at Erwin Park.

 

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Fall Sneak Peeks https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2017/11/fall-sneak-peeks  

My opening weekend for Christmas card photos was such a success, having mini sessions with six families.   My shoots are only 20 minutes long which seems to be working well with the kiddos.  They show up, we get hyper, smile for a minute then they go get the treat their parents promised them.

Easy Peasy.

 

 

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First fall photoshoot of the season! https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2017/11/first-fall-photoshoot-of-the-season So, I was out for a walk with my family about mid-summer when I/we discovered this beautiful open space filled with trees, fence, a bridge and no people.  I immediately knew, this is the place!  This is where I will hold my fall and Christmas photos this season.  It is such a beautiful space which you will get to see a lot of on my blog.  I had such a wonderful time with this sweet family.  These super mini sessions are working out great for the kiddos.  Say cheese...20 minutes...done.

My schedule has filled up so far this season which I am truly grateful for.  I will be opening up November 18th and 19th if you would like to get on my schedule.

These super mini sessions start at $120 which includes 5 photos for download and print release.

You can contact me through email at emilymariani15@gmail.com

Thank you and I hope you enjoy my first gallery of the season.

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Fall Mini Photoshoots, Booking Now! https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2017/9/fall-mini-photoshoots It's that time... time to book your fall/Christmas photoshoot!

 

Package Options:

Package Option 1:
20 minute session
5 edited photos for download
$120

Package Option 2:
25 minute session
5 edited photos for download
1 11x14 OR 12X18 print
1 8x10 print
2 5x7 prints
$150

 

Available  Times and Dates:                    

October 21: Field by my house:  This field is pretty and remote.  It is a nice, quiet space for beautiful sun and a more natural looking photo session.
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October 28: Field by my house
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November 4: Field by my house
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November 11: Arbor Hills Nature Preserve:  This location is beautiful.  Your shots will be in fields with high grass and lots of pretty browns like the photos featured here.
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How to prepare for your shoot!

Here is what to expect for my mini sessions this season...
Photo of the whole family
Photo with just kids
Photo with kids and mom
Photos with kids and dad
Photo with mom and dad

Photo with dog!

These sessions will move quick so prepare your kids ahead of time so there is no surprise, they will know what to expect. This will be Fast and Fun :)

Please contact me today to schedule your session.

mariani.emily15@gmail.com

Thank you and see you soon!

Emily 

 

 

If you would like to secure your spot, please leave the date, time and which package you would like. In order to secure your spot, I ask a $20 non-refundable booking fee to be paid at time of booking, the remaining amount is due at the time of your shoot. 

 

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Introducing Pet Photography https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2017/8/introducing-pet-photography I would like to introduce you all to Lucy, my adorable Daisy Dog.  It was love-at-first-site for me.  That sweet little face and her alert and kind eyes drew me to her...not to mention the way she held my hand with her paws when I picked her up for the very first time.  We were meant to be, Lucy and me.

Inspired by Lucy, I am now offering Pet Photography.  I would like to mix in some posed shots but also some Lifestyle Pet shots like the ones you see below in Lucy's gallery.  I am offering two pet packages to meet your needs and wants.

Pet Package 1:  $120

30 minute shoot time

10 edited photos for download

1 8x10 print

 

Pet Package 2: $150

30 minute shoot time

5 edited photos for download

1 11x14 or 12x18 print

1 8x10 and 2 5x7 prints

 

Our three boys are now in school so I am happy to offer weekday appointments.  

You can call or text me at (214)799-2539 or email me at mariani.emily15@gmail.com

 

If you would like to keep up with Lucy, she is on Instagram and would love to see you.  Follow Lucy at "Lucythedaisydog" and be apart of Lucy's big life!

Lucy and I look forward to hearing from you and your 4 legged friends.  Oh, and doggy parents are welcome to be in the photos too!

Love, Emily and Lucy

 

 

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Landscape Photography, Ocean Prints https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2017/7/landscape-photography-ocean-prints Happy Summer everyone!

 

It's been a whirlwind of a summer for us.  We started the month of June with a bang.  I turned 36, gave up social media with the exception of my work, delivered a dog painting which lead to us buying a home, went on vacation for 7 days, came back from vacay and packed up our rent house, closed on the 26th, moved into our new home... and the rest is history.  It has been incredible and I couldn't be more thankful.  In between family photography season, I tend to focus more attention on family, landscape photography and managing my Etsy Shop, sand+saltykisses.  I love taking photographs, all types of photographs and our trip to Gulf Shores allowed me to capture some pretty amazing skies.  We spent every morning walking on the beach looking for shells and soaking in the beauty of the sunrise.  We watched incredible storm fronts come in and even enjoyed some time witnessing man and heron fish.  It was simply beautiful.  Here is a preview of my work which you can find all these prints for sale in my shop.  Enjoy the photos y'all and I look forward to seeing some of you in the fall for family photos.

Aloha, 

Emily Mariani

 

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Amanda + Jeff https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2017/6/amanda-jeff Oh me oh my... my engagement shoot with Amanda and Jeff was just beautiful.  We shot at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens in Grapevine, Texas.  The weather was lovely.  It was not sunny but the clouds brought about such luscious colors in the gardens.  The greens were vibrant, the lighting was perfect.  It was such a special hour with these two.  Their  love for each other shines through every photo.  I wish Amanda and Jeff a multitude of blessings in their future as husband and wife.

 

 

 

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Family Photography Adventure through Arbor Hills https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2017/5/family-photography-adventure-through-arbor-hills What a fun time we had at our photoshoot!  These sweet boys were little troopers, hiking all through Arbor Hills looking for pretty places to take our photos.  We explored the creek, rocks, and fields of beautiful, thick grass.  After the shoot these sweet babies got to visit the playground and run out the rest of their energy.  Thank you again to the Breslin Family for choosing me as your photographer and allowing me to take you on an adventure throughout the park.

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Senior Photos with Nick https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2017/5/senior-photos-with-nick How wonderful it was for me to be able to capture Nick's senior photos.  It was not too long ago that I did a family photoshoot with Nick and his beautiful family, now I am capturing one of the major milestones in his short life.  I want to congratulate this sweet young man not only on his upcoming graduation, but on his acceptance at A&M University.  

Way to go Nick!

 

 

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Lifestyle Newborn Session with the Cook Family https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2017/4/lifestyle-newborn-session-with-the-cook-family Often times we think of going to a studio to have our newborn portraits done but I am here to show you through this gallery  that their is so much beauty and magic to be found in taking your newborn or family photos in your home.  We took these photos in the master bedroom and upstairs bedrooms and that is all which means minimal cleaning and preparing.  When older sister did not want to participate anymore, no problem, she just went to play with her toys or watch tv or eat a snack.  When mama wanted to touch up her makeup, all her things were right there and when baby needed changing, no biggie... he went right to his changing table where his diapers were.  These "in home" lifestyle photo sessions are convenient for both the adults and the children plus they hold more meaning.  Your home is where your world is.  It is where you are comfortable.  It is the place you return each and every day to find peace and comfort and to relax with the ones you love.  When you choose to hire a photographer to capture your most precious times in your life like newborn photographs, why not do it in the place that brings you the most joy, your home.

I invite you to take a look though this gallery.  

I hope through these photographs you can feel the raw emotion in which being at home with the ones you love brings out through the lens, love.

 

 

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Art and Emotion https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2017/4/art-and-emotion When I paint, I only know what I know. When I photograph a person, upload an image and edit it, I only know what I know. I have never been taught anything in either subject. I have never taken an art class and I have never taken a photography class. I have never had someone sit in front of me and say, Emily....look, this is what you do.
It has all be trial and error, and still is.
In the beginning... it was all about the likes. If you liked it...that meant "good." If you didnt like it... that meant "not good."
Photography came first for me, about three years first and I almost gave it up several times. It was frustrating and extremely difficult and I did not want to create photos like everyone else, yet that was all I seemed to be doing. I knew there was something in me though and if I kept trying and practicing, that hidden gem would surface.
Then painting came. I began to explore different mediums and eventually found my home in pencil sketching and watercolor. Each watercolor is freehand sketched by me then watercolored. I watch the water and the paint become one and it truly is something marvelous to watch.
I watch the mother holding her child as I photograph them and when I go to edit the photograph I play with the highlights and the shadows and the expressions change and the emotion of the story I am trying to tell shifts into something more beautiful and it truly becomes even more marvelous to watch.
My photographs are no longer about "likes." My watercolors are not about "likes." You either like my work or you do not, and I am perfectly at ease with that because I know that my work is not for everyone and that is perfectly ok. However, those who admire my style, I try to go out of my way to make them feel appreciated 
That is why one photograph can take me almost an hour to create...like a painting. I want you to feel what I feel. Sometimes I tear up after I create a photo, like this one for example. It is not just another photo, it is a painting, a masterpiece, a work of art...emotion, a mothers expression of love for her child. That is why some of my work is darker, or people are not always looking at the camera. That is why I put finishes on my photographs, using colors to shift emotions. Your photoshoots are not just another paycheck for me, your photoshoots are another opportunity for me to do what I love, art.

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Sweet Madison's Communion Photoshoot https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2017/4/sweet-madison When I sat down to write about this shoot, I found it was too personal of an experience for mother and daughter and that it was not my place to write about Madison's Communion shoot, so I asked mama to write.  To me, my spiritual journey is personal and so is Madison's so I was thankful when mama Kristin kept it simple and described details about the dress and church.  As for me and my opinion of the shoot, it truly was a beautiful morning and as you can see from the photo below, God's Glory was shining straight down over this beautiful, sweet soul of a young woman.

 

The Communion Shoot

 

"When Madison was being baptized, we were able to capture the most beautiful shots of her in her baptism dress.  They were angelic.  We hope and still hope that a future niece will be able to wear her baptism dress.  Five Years, two younger brothers and three nephews later, I am still hoping that day will come.  When starting the hunt for a communion dress, my mom had told me she had mine and my sisters saved in a closet.  Madison was reluctant and tried on my 30+year old dress and it was a fit, however it didn't fit her.  We moved to my sisters dress and it was perfect.  The size and the style!  It helped a lot since she is a mini me of my sister.  

As the time got closer, I knew I had to have pictures taken of her to once again capture her beauty, her innocence, the occassion and her in the dress.  Ironically, we didn't meet Emily at The Catholic Church, but at the Methodist Church where our children have attended preschool and my mom works.  It is our second church home.  We went out to the garden area.  It was the perfect light, the perfect temperature and the perfect girl.  It was a 30 minute mini session.  Everywhere we turned, the light was perfect and God was shining his grace on us.  I knew we were able to capture a few good ones, and after seeing ALL of them, I can't choose a favorite!  They are all so perfect.  We are so excited to share the pictures with family and friends.  These pictures mean so much, it is another year that has passed and another milestone."

 

~Mama Kristin

 

 

Blessings, 

Emily Mariani

 

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For Sarah https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2017/3/for-sarah

I would like to introduce you to Brooklyn, Memphis and London.

These three little boys amaze me.

This time yesterday all three of them had heads full of hair.  While we were driving home from a birthday party I told them about one of my bible study friends back in Houston and how she is battling cancer and how her and her husband had shaved their heads together.  Sarah also had a friend who shaved his head in honor of Sarah. They asked questions about cancer and I explained to them about chemo and how it makes your hair fall out.   I showed them the picture of my beautiful friend, a woman whom they have not met, and while they were looking at the photo my husband suggested they too shave their heads in honor of Sarah.  The car became silent and my husband and I just sat back and watched their little brains working, to shave or not to shave...

What will my friends think?

Will I look ugly?

Then...all of a sudden, one by one, they began to volunteer.

It was a very magical moment.  There was no pressure or talking them into it.  They silently came to this decision all on their own, as individuals.

After all three heads were shaved we went outside and I took this photo of them together.  Three little boys who I am not sure fully understood the situation but knew that what they were doing was for Sarah, mama's friend, and to them that was all that mattered.

During prayers at dinner, London prayed for Sarah's health and told God his love for her...once again a woman he has never met.  It brought tears to my eyes.  We as humans are born with so much love in our hearts and that kind of pure love is all around us.

 

“The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.” – C.C. Oxford

If you are battling cancer, this post is for you.  These three little boys shaved their heads in honor of you.  

May you find strength in London's eyes and joy in Memphis's smile.

You are precious.

You are love.

 

Blessings to you all, 

Emily Mariani

 

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Spring is Near! https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2017/2/spring-is-near

 

Hi Friends!

It is coming on March and April which means beautiful spring weather!

 

*For the months of March and April ONLY I will be offering my 30 minute sessions for only $150... that is $25 in savings.

 

Great photography and family memories are never a waste of money.

Contact me today to schedule your session.

903-386-7010

 

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Mamas's and their Littles in Frisco, Texas https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2017/2/mamass-and-their-littles-in-frisco-texas I LOVE capturing motherhood...  I have been on a mission to capture my own motherhood moments for 10 years tomorrow, yep...that's right!  

Our oldest turns 10.  

I am happy and sad all in one.  Happy for him but sad for me.  I enjoy seeing his growth at the same time I do not enjoy the loss of innocence.  That is one of the reasons I love photography so much.  We can freeze these sweet moments in time and treasure them forever.  

I have collected a few photographs I took of some wonderful mamas here in Frisco!  They are such wonderful women that dedicate so much of themselves to their children and families.  They are beautiful inside and out and today I celebrate them with this gallery.

Love to all the wonderful mamas out there!

 

 

 

 

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Oh baby baby... https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2017/1/oh-baby-baby Happy Monday everyone!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

I have been spending so much time finishing up my wedding and newborn galleries.  It takes me a bit to work through all the photos because I really want to provide my clients with my very best work.  I have been known to work on just one photo for over 30 minutes, LOL... I love the art of editing and actually participated in a webinar on Saturday from Sandra Bianco.  I watched in amazement as she turned an already beautiful photo into a complete work of art...that is one of my goals as a photographer/artist... it takes time and continued education and I am without a doubt up for the task.

Anyways, I am not quite done with my newborn shoot yet but I wanted to show you a few of the photos.  This shoot took place in their home in a very relaxed setting.  Newborn photography does not have to be as posed or stressful or scary as people think or even held in a studio.  It can be just the family sitting in their bed with their shoes off holding their precious newborn. You could could even hold your shoot at your parents or a siblings home.  

This shoot took place in three rooms.  The master bedroom, the formal dining and the baby room.  It was stress free and a very comfortable setting for baby.  Just something to consider the next time you or a friend or loved one is looking into newborn photography.  

Enjoy!

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Glen+Molly https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2017/1/introducing-mr-and-mrs-rich What an amazing time I had meeting Glen and Molly.

Their wedding ceremony took place on a Thursday at Three Forks here in Dallas, Texas.  It was small, intimate and completely full of love and connection.

I have put together a small gallery of their most memorable moments from the very beginning when we did our pre-wedding shoot up until the the newly married couple left in their limo.

I hope you all enjoy witnessing the true love that shines out from each photograph...and to Molly and Glen, thank you again for choosing me as your photographer.  

It was such an honor to be a witness to the love that flows freely between you both.

 

Blessings, 

Emily 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A very special thank you to the staff at Three Forks for the amazing service and hospitality.

 

 

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Wrapping up the season! https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2017/1/wrapping-up-the-season What a wonderful Fall/Christmas season it has been for me and my little photography business!  

This has been my busiest season yet as a photographer and I have you to thank!  Thank you for choosing me as your photographer.  I know there are so many photographers out there and I want you to know how much I truly do appreciate you.

I have put together a collection of my favorite photos from this seasons photoshoots.

Enjoy!

 

The Hamblin Family

The Myers Family

The Hughes Family

The Cox Family

The Ashbrook Family

The Dunham Family

The Villere Family

The Doyle Family

The Turner Family

The Spieler Family

The Helffrich Family

The Cavitt Family

The Doyle Family

 

 

 

 

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Capturing Love and Light https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2016/12/capturing-love-and-light I had an amazing time with this sweet family.  It was very cold and very windy but we made it work and we made it fun for the kiddos.  We met around a neighborhood that had a nice bridge and a few trees.  It was a bit later in the morning so we found our sweet photography spots around these beautiful trees that look just like Christmas trees... perfect.  I was also able to get that morning haze which I am always happy to work with.  I just love nature.  When you learn to work with what's around you including the trees,  light and shadows it (takes time) you find you are able to develop your style and create artistic photos.  It took me a few years, LOL,  and I am still learning...always will be.

Keep in mind that your greatest element to work with is the people in front of you.  Capture the love and happiness of a family or the way a mother looks lovingly over her child and you will have your photograph regardless of the haze or the trees.

I also love it when families bring their pets.  These sweet pups add a whole new element to the family shoot and they make it fun for the kids.  I couldn't have asked for a sweeter family to spend my morning with.

Thank you Myers Family!

 

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Fall Photoshoot Kickoff! https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2016/11/amazing-fall  

My fall photo season kicked off about a month ago... I know, I know... I am behind on this blog.  I'm sorry.

I am absolutely in love with this  shoot.  Not only is this family totally beautiful and photogenic, they are returning clients and they send me new clients.  

That makes my heart swell with appreciation and happiness.

 

I took Kami and her family back to the exact same park we shot last year but with a plan to give them completely different photos.  I wanted the photos to be less posed and with more feeling.  I wanted the love they have for each other to shine through and I think we accomplished that.

 

Thank you again Ryan+Kami for not only choosing me again, but allowing me to capture the true emotion you have for each other and your sweet girls.

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Baseball and Babies: Maternity Photos in Dallas https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2016/11/baseball-and-babies-maternity-photos-in-dallas I had no idea who I was photographing until the end of this photoshoot and I am so thankful for that, I am sure I would have gotten extremely nervous.    

They had contacted me and we had gone through all the talk of where and when and what kind of shoot.  We met at Arbor Hills in Plano, a beautiful preserve filled with hills, walking trails, biking trails, creeks, beautiful bridges and even a lookout point if you feel like making your way up the "mountain"!

Before they arrived I went in search of the perfect spot.  We were shooting at sunset and I wanted that glorious golden light coming through the trees.  I had found my spot when another photographer came in and started shooting where I had set up... this did not sit well with me, I became territorial... even asking him when he planned to move... he knew I was there, I heard his clients mention me, he ignored them.

 

Anyways, I hiked back up and waited for my clients.  I knew she was expecting and I knew he was very tall so it was super easy to spot them as they arrived.  We did our introductions and hand shakes then set out on our journey.  These two were so easy to talk to, so friendly and so very in love which made for a super easy shoot.

After we were done, we walked back up and I introduced them to my family, our boys had been playing with daddy at the playground.

They had mentioned they were only here for 4 months then Jared had to go back to work.  I said, "oh, what do you do?"  He said, "I am a Professional Baseball Player, I am a relief pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates!"  I was like, NO WAY!!!!!  I was on cloud 9.  I had just photographed a pro baseball player...and of course...all my boys including daddy were wearing Cubs shirts and hats, lol

Anyways, it was a super cool moment for me, one I will never forget.

Thank you again Jared and Kelly and I wish you all the very best with your precious baby!

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Before and After Maternity Photos https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2016/10/before-and-after-maternity-photos I don't do this very often but I thought this photo would be fun!

I just wanted you to see the Before and After I did for this particular maternity photo. I will take this photo or one like it and edit it in several different ways with different color and artistic variations.

The before photo is a great photo out of the camera but I wanted to create an entirely different look to it so I took that photo and put a matte filter on it then added lots of different touches to it to create my personal vision or the story I was trying to tell.

For this photo, I was going for a vintage, mystical look.  I added touches of yellow, green and plum to the bushes and added some haze to parts of the photo.  I blurred some parts while adding clarity to others to create the look.  I wanted the sky to have a slight pink tone to get that vintage look and to enhance the sunset appearance of the photo.  I wanted her features to stay soft and lovely so I upped the luminance and used very little sharpening and clarity on her.  It was also important to me that mama and sweet baby stayed the focal point so you will see that parts of her dress are blurred and the haze leads to baby.

This method took me a very long time to learn simply because I needed more education and because I was on the path to learning who I am as an artist and the style of photos I wanted to create for my clients. 

 

Once you find your style and the type of sessions you prefer to shoot,

it all clicks and you start to find freedom and confidence in your art and creations and your clients get so much more out of their photoshoot and galleries.  

The photos become not just something taken so you do not forget... they become a piece of art.

 

Blessings, 

Emily Mariani 

 

 

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Sweet Summertime Wedding https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2016/10/sweet-summertime-wedding I want you all to know, this was my very first wedding and what an incredible opportunity it was to  be asked to capture this couples special day. I've gotten to be good friends with the bride, her daughter models for me, babysits for us and they have a close relationship with our boys.  It was nice to break into photographing weddings with friends and a very small wedding, there was only five of us there.  It was perfect.  While we were taking our photos outside, a couple stopped by and gave the groom $30 and said lunch was on them.  

This wedding was so sweet, simple and filled with tears and lots of love.  

Congrats to the beautiful couple.  Thank you for choosing me.

 

 

 

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Fall and Christmas Photoshoots in Frisco! https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2016/10/fall-and-christmas-photoshoots-in-frisco

This is the busiest my little business has ever been and I am so very excited for this season. When I started my photography business, I went from not knowing how to use my camera and editing software, building and failing at several websites and having few clients. I used to (and still do) study other photographers work and see just what they did to create such beautiful art... a brush stroke here, dehazing there... I was frustrated and nearly quit several times feeling like I would never be able to create the art the photographers I look up to create in which I still aspire.
I had finally started to get some phone calls when we moved here to Frisco and once again, I started from zero... with the exception of a portfolio... 

I am now not only receiving phone calls but I have been featured in a magazine, had some of my writing published in Bella Grace Magazine this past June, been picked a handful of times as "Inspiration" for other photographers on Beyond the Wanderlust and had some of my photos featured on Instagram. I also run pixANDpaints on Etsy and helped design and sold over $600 worth of my prints in the Texas Urban Living Real Estate building in Grapevine.

It has been quite a journey in the last three years and really, it is still the beginning of my career. It is always nice though to take a look back to where you came from and to see how far you have come and the possibilities the future holds when you work hard and continue to educate yourself.

I invite you to take a look at my website and if you are wanting Christmas photos, please get on my schedule. Most families hope for the weekends when the lighting is the most beautiful...these spots come and go quickly.

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Fall Photoshoots and Christmas Card Photos https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2016/8/fall-photoshoots-and-christmas-card-photos

Hi everyone!  

It has been a while since I have posted on my blog.  Honestly, I have been enjoying the summer with my boys.  We have had an absolute blast sitting in the sunshine, swimming at the pool, vacationing at the beach... it has been a fabulous summer.

Now that the summer is coming to an end and the kiddos are going back to school, I am opening up my schedule for photoshoots.  Starting in September my youngest is starting school two days a week (insert, frown and tear).  I will be available on Tuesday and Thursdays from 10-1 and on Saturdays and Sundays.  My 30 minute sessions are $175 for 10 edited photos of your choice and my hour sessions are $350 and includes 20 edited photos of your choice and two 8x10 prints of your choice.

I know it is only August, but trust me...time gets away from us during the fall and before you know it, Thanksgiving will be here.  

 

I took several photos last fall at the Central Park here in Frisco.  The trees turn beautiful colors and make gorgeous Christmas cards.  Please contact me today and reserve your spot on my schedule.  Space is limited and I do not want you to miss an opportunity to get beautiful photographs taken of your family this year at such awesome prices.  Below is a photo of my family.  We used this photo for our Christmas cards and had it custom framed and put over our fireplace.  You can see how beautiful it gets here.

Thank you very much, and I wish you and your children a wonderful school year!

Emily Mariani

(903)386-7010

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Experiencing Plano, Texas https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2016/4/experiencing-plano-texas Shannon surprised me with an afternoon trip to downtown Plano.  As you all probably know by now, I have an Etsy Gallery called pixANDpaints where I list my photos and watercolor art for sale.  I love a trip to a new place so I can put my creative spin on what I see.  

 

It was a beautiful, sunny day and I thought..."why yes, it is a good day to have a good day!"  ;)

This is the same area. You can see the cute sign in the background.  It's amazing how changing the photo to black and white and simply switching the direction of the lens will totally change the photograph.  Perspective right?

This is a cute little setup outside of one of the adorable stores in Plano.  I saw this table and immediately knew the creative direction I would take the photograph.  I pictured a vintage, pink and brown photograph.  I want to sit in this photograph and have a cup of tea with a pretty little dress and bonnet.

This store was AWESOME.  I actually bought a gorgeous blue necklace that hasn't left my neck since Saturday.  A local artist makes them.  I think this store sold only local work.  Yay for those putting their time, energy and money back into the community and supporting the local artists.  I talked to the sales associate about displaying my work there.  I haven't had a chance to put together a gallery yet.  

We shall see...

 

 

After purchasing my necklace, we went and had lunch at a local Pub.  One of the reasons we chose this restaurant is because there was a courtyard and stage where the kids could play games and climb.

After lunch we walked around a bit more exploring the city.

We finished the afternoon with me on Shannon's shoulders, working to get this shot.  I slowed my speed down and turned my aperture up to around f22.  I wanted to capture the main intersection and still get the "P" in the middle of the street merging together the city and it's tourists.

 

The beauty of this gallery is this is simply my perception.  I would love to see another photographers Plano! 

I leave you with this quote...

“One has not only an ability to perceive the world but an ability to alter one’s perception of it; more simply, one can change things by the manner in which one looks at them.”

– Tom Robbins 

 

Happy creating!

Emily

 

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Life is beautiful, creative and filled with color! https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2016/4/life-is-beautiful-creative-and-filled-with-color

Isn't it!  

We had such a wonderful weekend.  We went out and tried a new pizza place, practiced some yoga and spent the afternoon with my boys playing washers and soccer in the backyard.  We discovered some new music stations on Pandora that I instantly fell in love with... Chris Stapleton and Joey+Rory...awesome music to paint to.

On Sunday, Shannon and I hired a babysitter and went on a date for 4 hours.  We laughed and laughed and had an amazing time.  We did simple things like shop without the boys and had hot wings that had us sweating and in pain. We enjoyed cold craft beer and Blackhawks Hockey at the Puckers Wings and Bar.  We finished our weekend watching Mockingjay 2.

​I had a very creative week last week, creating birds, elephants, VW Vans, and a watercolor about a couple walking though life together.  I had a lot of requests for my birds so I went out and bought a few more frames. All of these pieces are for sale and will be up on my Etsy Gallery, pixANDpaints.  I have also had two orders for custom watercolors, an elephant and a pelican. 

​This life truly is beautiful.  Find something you love and are passionate about and go after your dreams.  Give your loved ones all the love you can give, everyday.  Surround yourself with color and sunshine and glitter.  Enjoy your week.  Everyday is such a gift, a blessing.

 

May you be filled with sunshine this week, even on the rainy days!

 

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Schedule Graduation Photos in Frisco with Emily Mariani Photography https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2016/4/schedule-graduation-photos-in-frisco-with-emily-mariani-photography  

It seems like we are only young for a short period of time and then the next thing you know...we are graduating Highschool and heading to college where that will last just a minute then we are grown up. 

Taking an hour on a Saturday or Sunday to photograph your teenage child is really important. These photographs represent a very fleeting yet important time in a persons life.

We are experiencing so much and we will never be that young again.

 

I encourage you to schedule a session for your teenage child.

 

This beautiful moment frozen in time is a keepsake you and your child will treasure for the rest of your lives.

Blessings, 

Emily Mariani

 

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Headshots for Texas Urban Living Reality in Dallas https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2016/4/headshots-for-texas-urban-living-reality-in-dallas

I had a WONDERFUL time taking photos with the Texas Urban Living Reality team.  They are all so friendly and helpful.  

Thank you to TUL for choosing Emily Mariani Photography for your headshots!  

 

Blessings to you all, 

Emily

 

 

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Makers Market a BIG Success! https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2016/4/makers-market-a-big-success

I have to tell you... I had a BLAST at the Makers Market this past weekend here in Frisco, Texas.  

  I got to meet lots of awesome people from the community, sit in the sun, listen to music and even have a cup of cold, craft beer.  To me, that makes for a wonderful weekend.

I chatted with people about my art, their art and made small talk with lots of wonderful people.

My overall best seller was my piece titled, "Be Uniquely You", a photo I took in New Orleans.  People enjoyed the color and detail of this print.

 

I was super excited that people were so supportive and excited about my Watercolor.  I have only been painting a few weeks so I was unsure of how they would be received but people LOVED them.  

My VW Van was well received and was the first watercolor to go followed by my glitter flamingo and Mini Cooper Stationery.

 

I want to thank everyone who came out and chatted with me and purchased my work.  I enjoyed meeting you all and listening to some of your stories.  This show was my first outdoor Art Show and I had an absolute blast.  Thank you to the super kind community of Frisco for coming out and showing so much love and support.

 

Blessings, 

Emily 

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Upcoming Makers Market here in Frisco this Saturday April 2! https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2016/3/upcoming-makers-market-here-in-frisco-this-saturday-april-2  

A little preview of my table at the upcoming Makers Market this Saturday here in Frisco from 10-4. 

We will be at the back lot of Eight 11 and Lillian Welch. The address is 7080 W. Main Street. 

 

 

 

The Makers Market exists to bring locals who share a similar love for everything handmade.  
Please come and bring your friends and family. There will be beautiful handmade items, antiques... plus music and mimosas from 12-4!

Please share this post with your friends!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Springtime... WOOP WOOP! https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2016/3/springtime-woop-woop

We hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend!  Our weekend was filled with Jesus, candy, eggs, the Easter Bunny and a VERY, VERY cold and windy photo shoot.  We literally ran, set the tripod up, I set the camera settings, took photo and we all ran back in the car!  

BBBBBRRRRR

The good news is the weather is getting warmer, the flowers are in bloom, the days are getting longer and the grills will soon be filled with yummy meats and veggies.

Isn't life just beautiful.

 

Blessings to you all, 

Emily

 

 

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Thank you https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2016/3/thank-you I just want to tell you...
This evening the boys and I took a trip to Staples where I purchased a variety of shipping products so that I can ship out my watercolor paintings. When I order a print, the printing company I use does the shipping. My paintings are different. The process is all me, from the moment the brush touches the paper... to carefully choosing the frame and putting a personal touch on each package as it leaves my hands and journeys towards yours.

Shopping at Staples was one of the most proud and amazing moments for me personally and it is all because of you... You know who you are...the people and friends who have supported and cheered me on, clicked like and love, shared my posts and bought my paintings. I just want to give a big thank you to you all and tell you how much I appreciate you. My life went from one of my lowest lows to now one of my highest highs and I could not be more thankful to my true friends and supporters.  heart emoticon

Thank you.

 

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Seeing with new eyes, Photography Blog by Emily Mariani https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2016/3/seeing-with-new-eyes-photography-blog-by-emily-mariani

"The real voyage of discovery consists of not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes."
-  Marcel Proust

 

Stuck in a rut?  We can all learn a few lessons from our children. Kids and even animals have a way of finding the beauty and fun in the everyday.  Take Memphis here... he found a piece of plastic left by the builders who are building homes in our neighborhood and turned what adults would view as litter or trash into something beautiful and fun.  We might look at that long piece of plastic on the ground and say to ourselves..."Geez...why can't people clean up after themselves, there are trash cans everywhere!!!"  But not a child...they see this long piece of plastic on the ground, pick it up and go running, watching it fly in the air like a kite behind them, giggling and smiling along the way.

​Imagine this photo without this piece of "litter".  The photo wouldnt have that sense of discovery.  You would think I had taken this photo on a beautiful open field.  Nope.  There are houses everywhere.  Trashcans line the alley way.  There is rope and development all around.  I too looked at our landscape with new eyes.  We didnt go to some majestic park, I simply layed down on the ground under the hill which created this effect.

 

So...how does this relate to being stuck in a rut?

​I think the most important landscape we can look at is ourselves.  Are you looking at yourself with the same ole eyes?  Or are you looking at yourself with fresh, new eyes?  How are you holding back?  We all hold back in one way or another, this is normal.  Is there something you have always wanted to do or try?  Go do it.  Is fear holding you back?  Sometimes you have to say "screw fear, I'm taking a chance. I don't care what people will say!" I had no idea I could paint but I tried it and watched videos on Youtube and practice.  Now I am selling paintings.  I decided to give writing a try.  I found a topic I felt passionate about so I submitted it to the magazine...

It's being published in the June issue of BellaGrace Magazine.

​Talk to people, get their input.  My good friend mentioned in stride me taking my pictures and scanning them into the computer, editing them then selling them as stationery.  That very afternoon I researched how to do this and now I have stationery for sale and have sold two sets.  No one is going to change your eyes for you.  You have to change your perspective yourself.

Let me warn you...self-discovery is a very fun but not so easy task.  You are going to have to put the effort into what you want.  Do you want to lose weight?  Then you will have to exercise and eat healthy.  Do you want to be a painter?  Then learn from those better than you, do the research and practice.  Do you want to move up in your company?  Then do what it takes.  Give more, work harder.  Do you want to have a better marriage?  Then take courses together and learn to love the way your spouse needs to feel loved, not in what you choose to give.   Look at the landscape of yourself and your life with new eyes.  Life is meant to be lived.  It is meant to be discovered.  There is so much beauty and joy here.  

You have to be brave, work hard and change your perspective.  

 

​Blessings to you all, 

Emily

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Quality Time and Exercise! https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2016/3/quality-time-and-exercise

"It's not more time you need .  It's more quality use of the time you already have."

~Alan Cohen

 

Happy St.Patty's Day!

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Father and Son, Family Photoshoots! https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2016/3/father-and-son-family-photoshoots

Spring is in the air...what does that mean for us photographers...

It's time for Family Photos, Easter Photos and Spring Photos!  There are so many beautiful places in the Frisco/Mckinney/Plano area...places with flowers blooming and beautiful golden sunshine behind the budding trees.

Spring is also a time of new beginnings. How about adding some new family photos to your spring cleaned home?

 

Contact me today and lets get some fresh, family photos up on your walls.  

New outfits and new photos.  Sounds like a very spring thing to do :)

FIRST 5 FAMILIES TO SIGN UP SAVE $25!  

 

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Prints for your Home on Etsy, Photography for Sale at pixANDpaints by Emily Mariani https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2016/3/prints-for-your-home-on-etsy-photography-for-sale-at-pixandpaints-by-emily-mariani http://www.etsy.com/shop/pixANDpaints

I have been working very hard here at Emily Mariani Photography and pixANDpaints to bring you a variety of prints and custom framed prints to decorate your home and office with.  Shop from a collection of one-of-a-kind prints with themes such as Nature Photography, New Orleans Art, Chicago Prints, Texas Art and a variety of Horse Prints and Horse Photography.  I have even added Watercolor Prints and a new line of Stationery!

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I Can Paint! https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2016/3/i-can-paint   I gave up social media for Lent.

 

I only post my work to Facebook, I do not go through the newsfeed and I have not been on Instagram.  Honestly, it has been amazingly refreshing.   I used to wake up, turn my phone on and immediately start to search the feeds and see what was happening.  I did this throughout the entire day and sometimes for 30 minutes at a time.    Looking at people's pages, pictures, reading comments and stories.  Not anymore... Thank God.

 With all this extra time, I have realized some new things about myself...

 

~ I can watercolor!  I had absolutely no idea.  Guess what...people are now paying me to paint pictures for them and I am selling the prints of my watercolors on my Etsy Gallery, pixANDpaints.  I am also adding lots of new inventory to my gallery!

 

~  I feel more confident in my work.  Now that I am not seeing other artists work, I am feeling more confident about myself.  I am no longer stuck in the rut of constantly comparing.  "I am free to do what I want... any ole time!" 

 

~ I am happier.  I do not see the negative, rude or just plain disgusting posts that people either post or comment on.  This makes for a much more positive and sunshiny day.

 

~ I have started exercising again and am losing the weight I gained over the past 6 months and have tons of energy which means our home is clean!!!!  Way awesome!!  When my home is dirty, my mood is down.  

Clean home = happy family = positive mood

 

~  I have the energy, endorphins and positivity to give my family and my work my very best which makes for an even happier mood!

 

~ I am literally never. in. my. phone.  YAY!  

I have no freaking idea what the Kardashians are doing!  Thank you Jesus...Praise the Lord.

 

I am now free to create, play and work on my gallery.  Instead of spending so much time looking at what everyone else was doing, I spent that time discovering me and what I can do.

Kids are being played with, books are being read, paintings are being painted and pictures are being taken.  Shannon and I are exercising and cooking together daily and we fall asleep by 9:30 and wake up by 6!

Seriously, I do not think we fully understand how constantly being connected impacts our health and our daily life.  I recommend you take a cleanse.  I don't think I will ever go back.  There is so much freedom and beauty in being disconnected.  

 

Blessings, 

Emily 

www.etsy.com/shop/pixANDpaints

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Published Writer!!! https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2016/3/published-writer

A few months ago I wrote a piece titled "How to Make Every Morning the Daily Miracle." I submitted that same piece but in list form to the magazine Bella Grace and guess what... I just received an email that they are publishing my writing and it will be in the June issue. Words absolutely can not describe how happy and excited I am. I never imagined this in a million years. 

Please continue to put yourself out there and follow your dreams. All people can say is no, but if you never try you will never know what you are capable of. 

What Makes Bella Grace Special:
• Folding, book-jacket cover • 160 high quality, matte pages • Thought-provoking prompts, along with workbook space for readers to journal and respond directly on its pages • Stories about how to live authentically and with purpose • Zero outside advertising • Named one of min’s 30 hottest launches of 2014 out of 862 titles • Recognized as one of Library Journal's Top Ten Magazines launched in 2014

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‪#‎iwillwhatiwant‬ ‪#‎followyourdreams‬ ‪#‎bellagracemagazine‬

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Leap Year Special! https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2016/2/leap-year-special http://www.etsy.com/shop/pixANDpaints

Do you have a print you have been wanting but haven't bought it yet?

Now is the time.  You have 24 hours to take advantage of my "Leap Year Special."  Take 20% off of your purchase of $50.

Enter "leapyear20" at checkout.

 

Offer ends in 24 hours so shop fast!

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Third Place! https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2016/2/third-place

What an incredible honor it is to be recognized for your work in a sea of amazing artists.  I have never placed before, I have only been a runner up and I will tell you, this made my day.  I was and still am jumping up and down about this!  Thank you so much Beyond the Wanderlust and thank you to all the artists out there who inspire and challenge me to keep learning and growing.  You are amazing!

Check out the link below to see all this weeks Weekly Favorites!

http://beyondthewanderlust.com/weekly-favorites-january-30th-february-5th/

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This Beautiful Life https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2016/1/this-beautiful-life

“As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness -- just the pure air to breathe and the strength to breath it; just warmth and shelter and home folks; just plain food that gives us strength; the bright sunshine on a cold day; and a cool breeze when the day is warm.” 
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Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Cranes by the Window https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2016/1/cranes

"There's always a few moments at dusk when the sky sheds purple and the world seems to exhale out the day. I'm learning to breathe alongside it. I'm learning to soften into the in-betweens, to be content with the not knowing, to innately understand when it's fine to stop all of the reaching for a bit and just be and believe. "
~Victoria Erickson

​The photos is for sale on my Etsy Gallery.

Emily Mariani Photography on Etsy

 

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Valentine's Surprise! https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2016/1/valentines-surprise

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You tell your spouse or sweet love to get dressed in something pretty or handsome, you have a big surprise. You get in the car and drive to this sweet little park where the sun is about to set. Perfect, romantic light! A photographer comes out (ME) and SURPRISE!!!!! You give your love the sweetest gift, a professional photoshoot of you two lovebirds gazing into each others eyes, or wrapping your arms lovingly around each other... Perfection!!!! 

Valentine's Surprise Mini's with Emily Mariani.
20 minute session 
5 digital photos
$150
8x10 of your choice

Schedule your Valentine's Mini ASAP. Space is limited and Valentine's is only a few weeks away.
*There is a $50 non-refundable deposit to secure your spot!

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Visit Grapevine Texas https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2016/1/visit-grapevine-texas

Windmill Lovers...here is a print JUST FOR YOU!  I took this photo while visiting Grapevine, Texas this past December.  As you can see, it was a clear, crisp, beautiful day.  This historical landmark in the adorable Grapevine downtown is a GO TO during the Christmas season.  A must visit!  There are cute setups for photographs with your family, Santa statues, Elf houses, Christmas Lights everywhere and of course there is the beautiful rustic windmill, cabins and old stores stocked with knick knacks, salts, clothes...you name it.  

We had lunch at The Main Street Baking Company where the Nutella Marshmallow French Toast is to die for and spent the afternoon taking pictures and shopping.  We ended our day at the Delaney Vineyards where I snapped a few shots of the winery and Tasting Room.

 

All these prints are for purchase on my Etsy Gallery.

 

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Photographing Tweens https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2016/1/photographing-tweens

This is a letter I sent to Lisa Edwards. She runs the program "Photographing Tweens" that I am taking. One of the questions is, "Why do you feel passionate/emotional about photographing Tweens?"  

This post is not meant to bring tears or make you feel bad. It is meant to explain why I think it's important to take beautiful photos of children specifically between the ages of 10-13. My story was to explain why they could benefit from these photos, instilling them with confidence during a time of self doubt.

Here is my answer...

"You know, I got to thinking while I was in the shower (why do people do their best thinking in the bathroom???) and I have already started to notice what you were saying about the forgotten tween years with Brooklyn who is not even 9. I think this is more noticeable in families with multiple children. Your firstborn is typically your most obedient child, they are the ones who have taught YOU how to be a parent after all, so they typically behave the best and have been though the most. You have made your biggest mistakes with them, they probably are a bit more afraid of you, LOL. 

Then the second one comes and he or she is a time sucker and attention thief. If you have a third…well…they are the baby. No matter how old they get. They will always be the baby. Family members come over and you watch the awkwardness and hurt feelings as the oldest walks away with their head down while grandma gushes over baby and dismisses the “irritating 4 year old.” What once was cute is no longer cute when they do it, cuteness comes from younger sibling. You ask them to step away while you take photos of brother. Family members say, "Brooklyn, please move out of the photo, this is for mom and younger brother." The forgotten process has started. Insecurity and jealousy is born. This is not intentional. It is simply the way of life. However, it still hurts your tween's feelings. You love all your children equally. Your family members love all your children. Older children (at least in our home) simply behave and do their own thing. This is a learned behavior, you have been praising them for doing this exact thing all along, you have taught them to be a good boy and go watch a show while you take care of brothers. Can’t you see I am busy???

Before you know it, two days have passed and you find yourself asking, “have I given Brooklyn a hug!!!” Time continues to go on and oldest begins to have an inner battle about being the oldest and not receiving the same attention. I also think they begin to think because they are older, they don’t believe they NEED all the hugs, cuddles and kisses the youngest get. They become the helper. How many times have we said, “Brooklyn, your the oldest…it’s time you help out around here." "Brooklyn, you are not a baby, stop acting like that." "Brooklyn, your too old for that." Or my all time most hated... "Grow Up!" Older brother is told to stop a certain behavior while younger brother gets told he is adorable for that very same behavior. Confusing right? They become aloof. Quiet. Bigger. Older. They want to be the “good” kid so they stay quiet and do as they are told. They are unsure of how they should behave. They see you gush over the youngest, talking baby talk and adoring the tiny feet and sweet little cheeks. They can't help but realize they do not receive the same attention. 

You wake up and you open your eyes to a 13 year old and you think, my gosh… a week ago you were 8. Where did those years go? The middle school years start and that already insecure child walks into insecurity and bully hell. Alone...

Maybe this is the rambling of a mother who feels guilt or never feels she does enough or maybe this is truly what happens in families with multiple children whether parents want to believe it or not. Do not get me wrong, Brooklyn is very loved and knows he is loved. He gets tons of attention. He does very well in school and is a super sweet child. He is not neglected. I think this is just the process of getting older on a certain level. It has nothing to do with love and has all to do with being a busy mom who takes care of everything during the day. It has to do with growing older, even if your only 10. Parents can only do so much. We are only human.

I see your point on making them feel important, beautiful, comfortable and loved during this time. These are the lost, forgotten, awkward years. They are photographed as a baby and toddler. They are photographed as a senior and at sporting events. But where are all the photos with big teeth and awkward hair. I remember being that age and I felt so ugly. I was made fun of for EVERYTHING. From bad teeth to being flat chested. I was told I was ugly and too pale. Wow...your freckles are disgusting. Really????  
We can make these years enjoyable so when they look back the photos will tell a different story. The photos will tell a story of beauty and inspiration, innocence and aspiration. The stories we tell ourselves about our lives change with time. Remember the telephone game? We can save these photos for when they are older and say, "See, look how beautiful you were." We can tell them those years were not bad, see... look at your beautiful hair, your gorgeous eyes. Look how strong and determined you look in your swimsuit for the swim team. You were a rockstar!!!!

This is why I want to do these sessions. 

Just thought I would share.

Emily

For the record, I NEVER tell my kids to grow up. I can not stand that. It was told to me over and over and is now a pet peeve.

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Spread Kindness around like Glitter! https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2016/1/the-kindness-of-a-message

I can tell you... so many, many times as a photographer I get caught in the "I want to photograph/edit like him or her." I get down, feeling like my work will never compare to the work of others. I watch Youtube videos and read books trying to improve. I study other artists work.
 
Comparison sure can be the thief of joy right...
 
Then I got this message today and Anne-Marie, you hit the nail on the head for me and wiped out a good bit of insecurity. Not only did you totally make me smile and feel good about my work, but you helped me to realize what I am good at, where MY personal talents lie...
 
"Your dad is spot on...your talent is most evident with your ability to capture the subject...nothing fancy...JUST the subject and oh my goodness...there's no distraction and I really appreciate it....the most recent photos you've posted have been so genuine -so authentic...nothing fussy or staged. AWESOME."
 
One...sending a VERY sweet, encouraging message that the other person is not expecting is ultimate kindness. Spread that stuff around like glitter ;)
 
Second... I am not saying we shouldn't strive to better ourselves and learn new skills, but gosh...it sure feels good to know where my artistic home is and what I enjoy...taking on the candid moments and watching and capturing families interact with one another. I adore these kinds of photos and it feels so darn good to know other people enjoy them too!
 
Thank you Anne-Marie,
 
Emily
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Bring on the New Year! https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2015/12/bring-on-the-new-year I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday! I gave the gift of photography this year!  My husband and I took photos I had taken of our family and had them blown up and custom framed.  They were so beautiful and I could tell our family was really touched by the gift.  Bretton and Katie received custom framed prints of their baby girl, my dad received a 16x24 custom framed print of a photo he had taken (I tricked him into giving me the original) and Susan received a framed print of a photo I had taken in New Orleans.  Most of the time people get their photos taken but rarely get around to framing them.  I decided to take care of it for them.  These are gifts they will be able to enjoy for years to come.  Photography truly is a gift.

I have also felt so very blessed for all the photo shoots I have recently had.  I have had three photo shoots in the last week!  That is a record for me and I just want to say a HUGE THANK YOU!  I truly appreciate every one of you.  

With the New Year comes new photo opportunities!  Birthday parties, cake smashes, Valentine's Day, Spring Photos, Easter Photos, Summer Photos...  there are so many wonderful moments on the way.  Make sure you do not wait to schedule your photographer.  

I hope you all have a wonderful and safe New Years!  

January birthdays... time to schedule your photographer!

 

Blessings, 

Emily

 

 

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Family https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2015/12/family

There is nothing more special than family.  There is also nothing more special than being able to photograph families and create photos they will cherish forever.  This little guy is named Grayson.  He has the sweetest most adorable little personality.  He loves to dance, play football, smile and laugh.  One of the sweetest babies I have ever had the privilege of photographing.  

 

 

Blessings to all, 

Emily Mariani 

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Blessed https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2015/12/blessed

I looked and looked for a quote to explain the perfection of our child in this photo but I could not find one. Memphis was lying on the couch (in his diaper) watching the Polar Express. I turned to look at him and immediately grabbed my camera. The lighting, the shape of his tiny body... it was just beautiful to me. I snapped some shots and realized the diaper was totally taking away from his beauty so I took it off for a second and snapped a few more shots. These are the moments I try so hard to not forget, but I know age will force me, that is one of the reasons I keep a camera with me. I never want to forget that tiny body. Those tiny legs and tiny toes and innocent, beautiful eyes. I never want to forget the way he would lay and watch Polar Express at Christmas time. I never want to forget the adorable way he calls my name "momma, momma" and I never want to forget that he gets so excited to cuddle and have me watch movies with him and hold his tiny hand while he walks down the sidewalk with me. Because it will change. Change is inevitable. And our tiny human will grow into a teenager and then a man. And "momma, momma" will turn into "mom" and my cuddling with him will be replaced by his bride. I am tearing up writing this but I'm so very blessed that God has gifted me with the opportunity to watch these three beautiful boys grow. I am so blessed to be their "momma."

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Give the Gift of Photography this Christmas! https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2015/12/give-the-gift-of-photography-this-christmas

Give the gift of photography this Christmas! Purchase a photo shoot for your loved one and create beautiful memories that they can treasure forever!  
How sweet would it be to give the gift of a photo shoot. Photos are treasured and timeless, it is the gift that keeps on giving for generations to come.

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I love this time of year. https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2015/12/i-love-this-time-of-year This has to be my absolute favorite time of year.  The weather gets colder, the days get shorter and everyone comes inside to watch movies and snuggle up by the fireplace.  Warm drinks are sipped, families are reconnected, pictures are taken and great food is eaten.  You look out your window at night or drive down the street and the Christmas lights twinkle and the bells jingle.  I hope you all are enjoying this time of year as much as we are.  I know there is so much harshness in this world, but there is also so much beauty.  Take some time today to simply slow down and see it, no matter the circumstances.  Look at the trees or watch a child smile.  There is beauty everywhere.

 

Blessings,

Emily Mariani 

 

 

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Christmas Countdown https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2015/12/christmas-countdown

Have you gotten your Christmas photos done yet?  

The countdown to Christmas has begun!  Don't panic!  There is still time to get everything done but you need to do it now!  Contact me today and let's get you on the schedule and taken care of.

Emily

(903)386-7010

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Playing with snow! https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2015/11/playing-with-snow Yes... Yes.  How in the world am I playing with snow if I am in Texas and the high is in the 60's and 70's?  I have found a new preset and brushes from Pretty Presets that I absolutely love.  Photo opportunities in the snow are hard to come by here so I have been working hard to improve my skills as a "fake snow" creator.  Take a look...

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A Tribute to Family https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2015/11/a-tribute-to-family  

A Tribute To Family

I don't know when it started,
Or how it all began.
But God created families,
As only our Lord can.
He was teaching what it means,
To love, honor, and obey.
He wanted a strong bond,
That we don't see too much today.
He wanted someone to hold us,
And show respect for others.
He wanted someone who'd be gentle,
And so he created mothers.
He wanted someone strong,
A support filled with love.
And so he created fathers,
Sent from heaven up above.
Brothers and sisters came next,
With that, an instant friend.
Someone to look up to,
Someone on who to depend.
When he put them all together,
He was amazed at what he'd done.
He had created a family,
Mother, father, daughter, son.
But look at the family,
Created by only two.
How many we've become,
And all because of you.
We have a lot to be thankful for,
The memories through the years.
The many times together,
Full of laughter, full of tears.
I don't know where we'd be today,
If it weren't for the two of you.
To show us strength, support, and love,
Like only the two of you can do.

© Michelle A. Moran

 

Blessings to all you beautiful families during this Holiday Season!  Take a moment to give a hug and tell your loved ones just how special they are.  Love to you all.

Emily

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Capturing the LOVE https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2015/11/capturing-the-love One of the reasons I love what I do so much is that I get to capture the love between family members.  These moments typically happen after the "posed" shot, the in-between moments where my clients relax and go back to what they naturally do, love one another.  I captured and edited a photo that was extremely successful on Facebook.  There were comments like, "love, love love" "priceless" "a treasured photo" "that's a keeper!"  

We live in a time where everyone has a camera and everyone calls themselves a "photographer."  Let me tell you though, yes...everyone can take a picture, but not everyone can capture a "mood."  Everyone can take a photograph, but not everyone can edit one.  Trust me, I do this for a living and there is still SO MUCH I DO NOT KNOW.  I am constantly learning and trying new techniques.  Being a photographer is not just about taking a photograph.  It is knowing the ins and out of the camera. It is understanding lighting, shading, highlighting, using brushes such as the Dehaze option. It is setting the "stage" and "mood" of the photograph and it is also being able to edit and add effects, creating the mood of the photo.

I know we hesitate to spend the money on professional photoshoots but it really is worth it.  This is the season for beautiful family photographs.  These photos truly are "priceless" and I encourage you to schedule your session for your family.  There are so many price options so everyone can enjoy this moment. We take photos of our kids and family almost daily, but wouldn't it be nice to invest in professional photographs at least once a year.  Honestly, it is the cost of one date night but the difference is, these photographs last a lifetime.

 

Blessings, 

Emily 

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Fall photo shoots https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2015/11/fall-photo-shoots

 

The fall is my favorite time of year.  

Not only is the weather wonderful and the trees are beautiful... the fall is also the time when families get together and want their photos taken.  The Thanksgiving and Christmas season makes for the most beautiful, colorful photographs and there is a sense of relaxation and pure joy in the families energy.  The fall, to me, means family time.  We tend to make our way indoors for the season and wear warm socks, sit by the fire, and cuddle.  

For the past 8 years I have been making calendars of our family and gifting the calendar to my husband for Christmas.   One of my favorite moments is going back through these calendars and seeing all the pictures and the ways in which are kids have grown and changed.  These calendars mean so very much to us.  When you get professional photos taken, you are getting amazing photos that have been edited and worked on in a way that only professionals can do.  One photo can easily take me 30 minutes to edit.  SO much energy, care and love is put into each photo so you too can enjoy them for years to come.  

Fall Packages

1.  20 minute session, 8 downloadable photos, $100

2.  30-45 minute session, 10 edited photos with an open gallery to choose more and mailed to you on a Jump Drive, $175

3.  1-2 hour session, 20 edited photos with an open gallery to choose more, mailed to you on a Jump Drive, $350

 

Don't miss out on this years Fall/Christmas photography season. These time slots fill up fast, secure your spot today so that you are your family can have beautiful pictures to enjoy for years to come.  Your kids grow fast, your family changes...capture your family now.

Blessings, 

Emily 

 

 

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Re-edits and new presets! https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2015/10/re-edits-and-new-presets

How beautiful expectant mothers are.  This is a re-edit of a shoot I did a few years ago.  I recently purchased some new presets and am going back and "playing" with my photos.  It is so rewarding to see how far you have come and it is even more exciting to know that there is still so much to learn.  When you love what you do, you crave knowledge.  I am so thankful that God sent me down this path.  I feel absolutely blessed.  Have a beautiful Friday friends, may you find your calling and feel passionate about life.

 

Blessings, 

Emily 

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Horse Adventures https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2015/10/horse-adventures

 

I recently took my son to a horse farm in Fairview, Tx to take photographs.  It was the most beautiful, calming morning.  I find myself setting out for morning photoshoot adventures since opening my Etsy Gallery.  My creativity is heightened and I am even learning new techniques and purchasing new filters for Lightroom.  I have never felt more "at home" in myself and my direction.  It has taken me years to find my place.  I was so lost in my 20's, began to grow and mature right around 30 and now that I am on my way to 35... I feel more confident and alive.  I was always jealous of those people who seemed to know their direction in life.  I have a college friend that knew from a young girl that she wanted to be a nurse and she became an incredible nurse that works with children with cancer.  I was always wandering around lost and insecure, copying other peoples directions as my own.  I am sure you all have felt that in some way or another.  It can be frustrating but looking back on it now I see that it was simply my journey.  Every step leads to this moment right now whether we realize it or understand.  Everything I have experienced, good or bad has lead me to be the woman I am today which of course translates into my very own, very personal artistic vision.

 

I will end with this quote...

“You have no control over how your story begins or ends. But by now, you should know that all things have an ending. Every spark returns to darkness. Every sound returns to silence. Every flower returns to sleep with the earth. The journey of the sun and moon is predictable. But yours, is your ultimate art.” 
Suzy Kassem

 

 

Blessings to you all, 

Emily

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Emily Mariani Photography Upcoming Events https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2015/10/emily-mariani-photography-upcoming-events

I guess I am not doing very well posting a photo a day, but let me tell you, I am definitely taking and editing a photo a day!  So many exciting things are happening for Emily Mariani Photography!  I have been working long hours on my new Etsy Gallery, ordering inventory and working to create a beautiful store with a variety of photos and printing options for my clients.  

This Thursday and Friday I will be at my very first Art Show located at the First United Methodist Church here in Frisco.  I am told there will be at least 20 other artists and vendors selling their products.  I am waiting on my arrival of inventory; a variety of prints, canvas, vivid metals, magnets, coasters, mouse pads, glass cutting boards... all items with my photos on them.  There will be vibrant butterflies, beautiful buildings, flowers and all sorts of creative photography.  I am beyond excited to be participating in an Art Show, it makes me feel like I too am for real, an artist :)

On another note, I have several photo shoot projects in the near future.  I am working with Yoga on Main Street here in Frisco to update their website photos and even do some "Mommy and Me" yoga shots.  I have also been asked to come in and take some professional shots pre-Homecoming.  I am super excited for that possibility.  There are multiple shoots in November and I am even doing a Christmas Card Mini that is short, sweet and to the point... 5 downloadable photos, 20 minute shoot, $100.  I can also assist you in your Christmas Cards if you would like for an additional price.

I have recently started a "Gratitude Journal" which is an activity that revolves around counting your blessings daily.  You record three reasons why you are grateful in a journal or on a piece of paper.  This activity is meant to reduce stress and change your perspective.  I am grateful for photography and I am grateful for the opportunity to continue to learn, adapt and grow as an artist and Etsy Store owner.  My grandma gave me an idea this morning.  She said I should offer blank cards with my prints on the front, which is exactly what I am going to do.  I am going to offer blank cards and even "thank you" cards in the very near future.

Follow Emily Mariani Photography on Facebook or @lovefamilyyoga on Instagram to keep up with the latest and daily photos from Emily Mariani Photography.  You can check out my Etsy Gallery for my latest photos and products at www.etsy.com/EmilyMariani

I appreciate you always and look forward to offering you more products, prints and photoshoots.

 

Thank you all, 

Emily

 

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Day 7: Cargo https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2015/10/day-7-cargo

I LOVE THIS PHOTO!  

My husband and I were on a trip to New Orleans to see The Head and the Heart.  We were walking back from breakfast and it had just finished raining.  As soon as the rain lifted, the sun came out and created such beautiful photo opportunities.  I love this city so much.  it's full of color and life.

 

~this print is available for sell in my Etsy Gallery.

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Day 6: Etsy https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2015/10/day-6-etsy www.etsy.com/shop/EmilyMariani

 

Yes!  I am so excited to announce that I now have a gallery on Etsy. If you had asked me 5 years ago if I thought I would have an Etsy Gallery I would have been like "yeah right."  I don't think I would have had the courage to create an online store showcasing my work.  That is why I am so very proud that I have taken this step.  

 This photo, titled "Ghosts" is for sale!  Please visit my gallery and look around.  Feel free to add me as a "Favorite" too!! :)

 

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Day 5: Editing https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2015/10/day-5-editing

 

I am going to stick with this photo for my photo a day selection.  I can't get over how beautiful she is and how well this photo turned out.  The top two photos on the left are photos I have edited with presets from Pretty Presets.  The third photo is one that I edited on my own using Lightroom, there is not a filter on that particular photo. Editing takes time.  Using presets takes time.  Taking good pictures takes TONS of practice and learning to use your camera and find where you are confident also takes time.    I have found my editing skills improving with editing and presets in general but I am not going to lie... first you must master the photograph in camera, that way you never rely on the editing.  In my opinion, editing is like makeup.  You only use a little to enhance your natural beauty, same with a photo.  The natural beauty is in camera, editing is a way to add bits of color, contrast, shadowing, highlights, etc to enhance the natural beauty of the original photo.

My suggestion to you is start with the editing programs that come on your computer and begin to play with the contrast, exposure, highlights, clarity, shadows, etc and see how it changes the photo.  Over time you might want to upgrade to a software program like Lightroom or Photoshop.  Keep practicing with these techniques and find your style.  When your ready to add presets check out Pretty Presets!  They are really great and have truly enhanced my photographs.  Remember, this is supposed to be fun, like grown up coloring so don't take it too seriously.  Just relax, have fun and enjoy being creative.

Original photo on left, edited photo on the right.

www.prettypresets.com

 

 

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Day 4: Portrait https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2015/10/day-4-portrait

This is probably the prettiest photo I have ever taken.  You will be seeing quite a bit from this shoot.  I am so very proud of my work and super excited to show you.

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Day 3: Photo a day: Beauty https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2015/10/day-3-photo-a-day-beauty

I had an amazing time shooting Lauren.  We went to Babe's Chicken Diner this morning and there were so many other photographers there.  I felt so lucky to be the one photographing Lauren.  She is absolutely beautiful and she was eager to take directions and be creative.  I love being  a photographer and I LOVE photographing teenagers.

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Day 2: Dreamer https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2015/10/day-2-dreamer

"A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in--what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.” 
― Victor Hugo

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A photo a day for one year challenge! https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2015/10/a-photo-a-day-for-one-year-challenge

I have decided to participate in the "One photo per day for one year" challenge.  It's an awesome way to improve my skills as a photographer, storyteller and editor.  I am a bit nervous about this challenge because doing anything every, single day for one week is hard enough, much less an entire year but I am up for the challenge. I post daily on Social Media, surely I can post daily on my blog, right?!  I hope you will follow our journey.  These photos will be taken with a variety of cameras including my NikonD7000, my Sony a6000 and my Samsung camera phone.  Not all photos will be edited in Lightroom.  It really depends on the moment.  A lot can happen in a year, it will be amazing to experience this and it will be even more amazing when the year is up to see all the changes in my children, my work and our lives.

Blessings to you all!

Emily Mariani 

 

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Feeling the LOVE https://www.emilymarianiphotography.com/blog/2015/9/feeling-the-love

I am constantly trying to find ways to reinvent my photography, from improving my skills as an artist to being able to offer my clients private galleries and tons of specialty items to purchase.  I want your experience with me to be amazing all the way from our coffee and chat to purchasing your prints.  That is why I switched websites completely so that you could have the very best! 

​I am no longer on Squarespace, I love their sites but I didn't have all the "goodie" that Zenfolio offers photographers!  We all love Shutterfly, right?  I order calendars every, single year and have since Brooklyn was born which is 8 years ago.  We all love to create those adorable placemats or coffee mugs and send them off to friends and family for gifts.  Well, I can now do that for you!  Even if you did not use me as your photographer, I can assist you in ordering those wonderful, memorable items.  

​My goal as your photographer is to give you the best experience ever.  I want your session to be fun and comfortable, professional and convenient.  Your happiness is extremely important to me.  I hope you can feel the love and passion I have for my work and the love I have for my clients.  Thank you for choosing me as your photographer!

 

Emily Mariani

 

 

 

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