As a mother of two and a photographer, it is one of my greatest joys to see parents and families investing in the first few weeks and months of their new baby through timeless, heirloom photography. Whether you choose to be photographed in my white space, natural light studio, in your home, or outdoors (season depending), my hope is you leave our session feeling that you've captured memories for years to come in a relaxing, heartfelt way.

The First Year Collective


The FYC includes five sessions: maternity, newborn, 6/9 month milestone, a one-year milestone and cake smash, and a family session. This is the BEST option for families eager to capture every moment of baby's first year! (Valued at $2500!)



Maternity sessions are the perfect way to celebrate this special season of life. We can photograph your maternity session anytime, but consider your comfort level as you progress to your due date. I suggest shooting anytime between 25 and 33 weeks.



Whether in-home or in my studio, newborns and their families are some of my favorites to photograph.

My luxury in-studio newborn sessions begin at $700, and in-home sessions are $800. Clients have complete access to my client wardrobe for mama and baby.



The first year of your child's life will fly by—don't miss capturing any of it! These baby-only sessions occur anytime—most of my clients choose 3, 6, and 9 month increments, but feel free to schedule whenever you'd like!


Brayden, Mama of 2

Upon reaching out to Emily I already knew I wanted to work with her after seeing her work. I knew I wanted to invest in photos and wanted to work with someone just as committed to getting artful, emotional, beautiful imagery.

She gave great advice, her studio was set up for a beautiful aesthetic, and she had ways to soothe baby and keep her warm and comfy. It does help that Emily has an excellent personality and vibe as well, and when I actually received my photos I cried! They were everything I hoped for!


How do we schedule our newborn session?

Once baby arrives, please let me know via text or email. We'll then schedule our newborn session on a convenient date for your family, typically within the first two weeks of baby's life. This is just a guideline—I photograph newborns from days old to several months old. There's no wrong time!

What should I wear? Do you have a client closet?

Yes! I provide an ever-expanding client closet with dresses for mama as well as a full suite of newborn knotted gowns, headbands, swaddles, wraps, and blankets for baby. I also provide a style guide to help you choose the best outfits for your family.

If you have your eye on a dress that you'd like to wear and are curious if I'd like to purchase it from you post-session, please ask!

Where do you photograph in Nebraska?

I have wonderful clients thoughout Nebraska—from Omaha, Plattsmouth, Bennington, Lincoln, Seward, and York all the way to McCook! Outside of The Good Life, I have clients throughout the U.S.—travel is never out of the question! I love to photograph you, wherever you are located!

How do I decide between an in-home session or an in-studio session?

Give me a call and let's discuss our options!

Can parents and siblings be part of sessions?

Absolutely! Celebrating your newest family member should be a family event, and I welcome (and will photograph) your whole family during baby's newborn session.

For other sessions, like milestone sessions and cake smash sessions, baby is the focus, but I am always happy to provide a custom proposal if you'd like to add mom, dad, siblings, or grandparents to the session.

Do you limit the number of photographs you deliver?

I do not limit the number of photographs sent—you will receive all of the best images from your session(s).

Do you offer payment plans?

For single sessions, payment can be split into two payments (half due upon signing contract, half due the day before your session).

For clients choosing the full First Year Collective experience, flexible payment plans are available upon request!

"After Emily did a newborn lifestyle shoot with us, we knew we’d never go with anyone else! Her kind and relaxed nature left us feeling at ease, allowing us to be ourselves, which then gave her the opportunity to capture our family as our authentic selves. The photos she takes are beautiful, both from an edited perspective and from the snapshot memory perspective. Emily’s pictures truly are worth a thousand words. Everything from the experience to the final product is top notch!"

—Sarah K.

What happens next?

Choose Your Package

Email me to let me know which package you've decided is best for your growing family. Not sure? I'd love to chat with you to determine what is best for your needs!

Make It Official

Once you've let me know which option is best for your family, I'll send you a contract and a retainer for your selection. Once the contract is signed and the retainer is paid, we're official!

A Countdown Begins

Once baby arrives, please let me know via text or email. We'll then schedule our newborn session on a convenient date for your family, typically within the first two weeks of baby's life.