the photographer

about emily bartell


I'm Emily, a Virginia based fine art wedding and portrait photographer. I am passionate about telling your story through beautiful images that will stand the test of time.  I focus on getting to know you well before you step in front of the camera, capturing your true personality, and providing you with a relaxing and enjoyable experience.

I have always been a creative, but it wasn’t until my own wedding that I knew I wanted to become a photographer myself.  Throughout the entire process it was obvious how much our wedding photographer enjoyed her work; I was inspired by the way she was able to tell our story in such a meaningful way, while also bringing out the best in us.  

My favorite thing about what I do is forming friendships with my clients, learning about their unique experiences, and providing them with portraits that make them really feel something!

Aside from being a photographer, I’m a wife and dog mom with a heart for adventure.  I love food, fashion, and any excuse to travel! Nature is my happy place, whether it's hiking in the woods, wine tasting in the mountains, or relaxing on the beach.  

If you think we’d be a great fit and are ready to learn more, simply fill out the contact form and let’s get started. I’d love to connect and hear your story!


follow @emilybartellphoto