Emily Barbarita

timeless and non-traditional wedding photographer

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Emily is absolutely wonderful to work with and her pictures are stunning! She really took the time to get to know us and our story and that can be thoroughly seen in her beautiful pictures. She was able to capture our most genuine and candid moments and we both truly enjoyed the experience. We had so much fun during our shoot and I truly believe
it's due to Emily's personality and her ability to make you feel relaxed. We also received our engagement picture gallery quickly, which was an extra plus! I cannot say enough good things about her work and would highly recommend her to any of my friends and family!

Palak and Neeel

Emily was such a pleasure to work with! I’d followed her for a LONG time before actually scheduling a session - just because I love her work! I participated in her fall mini session this year which ran like clockwork. You can tell from working with her that she has
ample experience getting clients comfortable in front of the lens and capturing organic moments. And the turnaround was so fast for the minis! We maybe waited 4 days? Which is unprecedented in my experience and greatly appreciated. After our shoot, she hung
out with my husband and I under a picnic awning waiting out rain after our session and kept us entertained with conversation and snacks. It was well worth the drive from Cincinnati to Hocking Hills to work with Emily. We will be sure to return for future bookings!

Taylor and Dane

 I really can’t thank Emily enough for all the little moments she has captured for my husband and I! I came across Emily’s Instagram page when I began my search for a wedding photographer. I searched hashtags and kept clicking on photos I loved, all of which were Emily’s! I reached out right away and from our first FaceTime call, I knew she’d be the one to capture our Big Day. We had the opportunity to meet Emily during our engagement shoot in which she spent the day with us, truly getting to know us as a couple, getting us comfortable in front of the camera and ensuring she knew how to get the great shot and genuine expressions from us for our wedding day. Needless to say, we got those engagement photos back and were blown away. Fast forward to our October 5th wedding and she absolutely exceeded our expectations of what our wedding photos would look like. It gave us such a piece of mind during that day knowing she was going to be capturing our biggest moments and that we could just truly enjoy the moment and soak it all in. We receive endless compliments on our photos and I think that says it all about Emily. She is such a genuine person and it shows through her work. If you are looking for a laid back, hard working, easy going, and someone you can trust to capture all the little details, Emily is your girl! We are now expecting our first child and we are working on getting a date on the calendar for our newborn family session with Emily. Thank you, Emily, for continuing to capture some of our favorite moments in life!

Palak and Neeel


Hi I'm Emily

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A midwest girl with a west coast soul. A lover of the rain, home videos, dogs, nature, live music, coffee, traveling and stillness. A lover of Jesus, but accepting and here for all love stories. A friend, coffee date, advocate, and story teller. 

 I’ve always been a deep feeler, and that’s where my journey with photography started. I wanted my own memories to be captured in a nostalgic and cinematic way where my future generations could know me through them. We all have a desire to be seen and known, and that’s what I want for you in your photos. Photography is so much more than posing and lighting. It’s all about telling your story in the most authentic way possible. My biggest desire is to make you feel seen. Your story is so unique and valuable and there’s nothing that brings me more joy than authentically capturing that.