Meet Molly, our new studio manager

Molly's from Savannah and is a big fan of palm leaves, live music, and strong dark cocktails... a girl after my own heart.

Molly's from Savannah and is a big fan of palm leaves, live music, and strong dark cocktails... a girl after my own heart.

When I started Emily Kirke Photography in 2015, I was fully prepared to go it alone. I had a specific vision for the studio and knew that I wanted it to feel personal, like having your friend document your wedding. But as I was blessed with more and more work, I realized that the personalization that I so loved was getting put on the back burner. I no longer had time to respond to everyone with the care and attention to detail that I wanted and my artistic development (workshops, learning, and such) started to take a backseat too. So it was with a lot of careful thought, research, and a chat with one of my favorite photogs, Kristen Marie Parker, who had recently taken on an assistant, that I hired Molly part-time.

Molly is a gentle soul who embodies all the warmth and kindness that I had envisioned for my studio when I opened. She's been working for me the past couple months and many of you may have already chatted with her. After weeks of training, she knows my process and workflow and I feel so confident that she's hooking you up with a feel-good, organized experience from the moment you reach out.

It was so hard to relinquish any control over Emily Kirke Photography, but I'm so happy I did. These days, you can find me soaking up creative lighting videos, working on personal projects, collaborating with other artists, and taking photo workshops in Brooklyn. In letting go just a bit, I've become a better photographer for myself, my couples, and for my dog, who is really psyched that I finally figured out her best angle. xx

Harkness State Park and Eolia Mansion Wedding . Connecticut Wedding Photographer

Harkness State Park is a 230 acre former farm and mansion covered in gorgeous structures that nature has begun to reclaim. As soon as I found out about the earthy, sprawling, property I knew I wanted to create a fall farm and garden wedding inspiration shoot there that my couples would love. I envisioned something organic, farm-to-table, and elegant without being fussy and I assembled a super talented team of mostly Connecticut wedding professionals. A month later, I have so much respect for the Planners and Event Designers who do all this work for a living. I think I'll stick to just photography in the future! :)

This shoot is also featured on Junebug Weddings.

Florals by Jakkelyn Iris | Hair & Makeup by Upstyle | Dress by Claire Pettibone from Everthine Bridal | Hairpiece by Emma Katzka | Cake by Erica Obrien | Rentals by NECR and Gathered Vintage | Ring by Local Eclectic | Paper Goods by Esther Clark | Models: Adam and Amy Brandi

Essex Steam Train and Lace Factory Wedding . Connecticut Wedding Photographer

I'm so happy I got to play a part in Amanda and Nick's wedding. They wanted to get married somewhere drenched in heritage as a fitting start to their story, so they chose the historic Essex Steam Train station for their ceremony and the 1875 Lace Factory in Deep River for their reception. The wedding was just my style: full of personal details and a laid back vibe for guests to dance all night and show their love for their sweet, thoughtful friends. No bridal party, few formalities, tons of special touches. Here are a few of my favorites.

This wedding was second shot with the amazing Becka Pillmore.

Parisian Elopement at the Nomad Hotel . New York Elopement Photographer

Shooting Ana from Crafted and her man, Alex at the NoMad Hotel in NYC was seriously rad. Designed by Jacques Garcia, The NoMad was inspired by an old picture of an apartment in Paris where he lived in his 20s! A killer team of vendors brought this creative shoot to life all over the grounds. And then I got the best breakfast of my life at the hotel restaurant. Try the brown sugar oatmeal. Just trust me.

This shoot was also published on the Venue Report.

Hair and Makeup by Upstyle | Dress by Everthine Bridal | Florals by Heart & Soil Flowers | Invite by Crafted by Anamarie

Couples Portrait Event at Chamard Vineyards with Jakkelyn Iris

Photos Flowers and Wine

Join us August 12, 2017 for a day of fun, laid-back engagement portraits and lots of nature at Chamard Vineyards in Clinton, Connecticut. The talented Jakkelyn Iris will be creating bloom-filled photo locations all over the grounds for you to choose from, Everthine Bridal will have headpieces from their beautiful shop for you to try, and you'll receive three high res digital images via email just one week after your session.

All proceeds will go to Wild Earth Allies, a wonderful environmental non-profit with a 4-star Charity Navigator rating.

Come early so you can get buzzed on local wine (liquid courage!) at your free tasting while you wait for your session to begin.

Get some photos you can put on your wedding site, sip on booze, and gawk at gorgeous arrangements–all while doing some good. Basically everything I love will be packed into one day. Win win win win. Sign up below to reserve your spot! Looking forward to meeting you!

xx Emily