THE MISSION

Engage in Timeless Memories

My mission here at Emili Farnum Photography is to capture timeless and memorable moments for people at all stages of life with imagination, innovation and originality.

"...your images deserve more than that 10-second glance on social media."

Hello! My name is...

PHOTOGRAPHER, STORY-TELLER, ARTIST, ADVISOR, MOTHER, WIFE

        Hi there, I'm so glad you're here! That gal you see up above, that's me - Emili ("emma-lee"). When you first meet me you'll probably notice that I'm pretty laid back. I definitely don't enjoy stress - not that many people do! In fact, running after my two young children is already plenty of busy to continually fill my day. In a good way, of course! I'm sure many of you with children can relate. It's just the normal, everyday craziness that goes hand in hand with parenthood. It's a good job and a tough job sometimes but I wouldn't change it at all.

 

        I love every moment I have with my children and my husband. I know that each day and every adventure is fleeting. I often wish I could bottle it all up and save it forever. I try to cherish every moment I have. Which, wonderfully enough, actually brings me to you! Yes, you! Wouldn't it be great to have the chance to capture all that love and even some of that craziness that we are all living through each and every day? Wouldn't it be even BETTER if you had someone to guide you through that process the whole way through? Sounds pretty awesome to me!

 

        Here at Emili Farnum Photography that is exactly what I strive to provide. A chance to stop time, embrace what you have right now, and immortalize it. It is often said that a picture is worth a thousand words and that couldn't be more true. It can easily bring a smile to child's face or even a grown man to tears. An image is a powerful medium.

 

        When my first child was born, like any new parent, I was full of emotion. I felt a desperate need to capture every bit of that life-changing event. I knew I wanted more than to just document my child’s life with quick, low-quality, iPhone snapshots. In a day and age where the cellphone has quickly become the go-to gadget, I wanted more than that for my child's legacy. I wanted him to be able to look back on the photos I'd taken and be able to relive the emotion I felt when I took them. Wouldn't you?

        I realized then that I wanted other people, other families,  to be able to have the opportunity to capture these feelings also but of their own families or significant others. To be able to display these powerful, cherished images on the walls within your home is my ultimate goal as your photographer. Here, your images can be admired daily. Your family and your children can be proud of the photos on the walls. There would not be just another trivial, store-bought print that held no meaning, decorating your home. Instead you will have invested in one of the most compelling displays of art that you'll ever own, one which emanates all that your family means to you: love, strength, support.

 

        With that, it should come as no surprise that my business is structured to be a strong supporter of print-based photography. What's that? It's providing fine-art quality products to my clients for display in their homes. I do this because I strongly believe that an individuals  self-esteem and happiness are both bolstered from images we see displayed around us. In short, photographs make us feel good.

 

        Regardless of your reason for needing a photographer, all of your images deserve more than that 10-second glance on social media. If the internet stopped working today, would you still have a way to remember your family? Electricity should never be a requirement to see the ones we love, which is why I want your memories to be timeless and accessible at all times. So lets work together to get it done! I look forward to hearing what you have envisioned for your families legacy.

"In 50 years, the most photographed generation in history will have no pictures. Print what you want to preserve."

GET TO KNOW ME

1.  I've been happily married to my loving husband for TEN years. Overall we've been together for 16-years!

 

2.  I have a bachelor's degree in graphic design from The Art Institutes and graduated at the top of my class in 2008.

 

3.  My favorite candy is Goobers. Who doesn't love delicious chocolate covered peanuts.

 

4.  I rarely love to shop. It's just not something I really enjoy. Except at Home Goods. They can take all my money! I love that place!

 

5.  My family and I have one super amazing Australian Shepherd. She is the most affectionate and sweetest dog that we've ever had.

 

6.  I'm originally from New York and spent my very young years there but I mainly grew up in Arizona. I have been here for over 20+ years.

7.  I absolutely love the Fall season. The brisk air, hot chocolate, warm blankets. I love cuddle season!

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