Engage in Timeless Memories

My mission here at Emili Farnum Photography is to capture timeless moments and provide them in tangible form to my clients as inheritable-worthy works of art for display.

Hello! My name is...


        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 anybody does! In fact, running after my three young children already keeps me on my toes and I'm sure many of you can relate. It's just the normal, everyday, craziness that goes hand in hand with parenthood. It's both rewarding and often extremely challenging.

        As a mother, I know that each day and every moment is fleeting. Now here's where you come in! What if I told you that I can help capture the love, the happiness, the craziness in your own life that you are living through each and every day? We all know that one day our lives will be different. Our careers may change. Our home may move. Our children will grow up. So let me help you photograph these moments now so that you can look back on these days and remember how amazing and how different things used to be.


        Here at Emili Farnum Photography that is exactly what I strive to provide to you. A chance to stop time, embrace what you have right now, and celebrate it. You may have heard the expression "a picture is worth a thousand words." It's true! Let me explain why. 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 instantly that I wanted more than simply documenting my child’s life with low-quality, often blurry, iPhone snapshots. In a day and age where our cellphones have become the go-to gadget, I strive to provide more than that for my child's legacy. I want my child to be able to look back on the photos I've taken and be able to relive my emotions. To know what I feel now and remember the joy that came with it.

        I realized then that I wanted other people, other families, to be able to have the opportunity to capture these feelings too. To be able to display 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 images around them. There will no longer be another trivial, store-bought print that holds no meaning decorating the walls of your home. Instead you can invest 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 exactly? It's providing fine-art quality products to my clients for display. I strongly believe that an individuals self-esteem and happiness are both bolstered from images seen and displayed around them. In short, photographs make us feel good about ourselves.


        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 or your hard-drive was permanently erased, would you still have a way to remember your family? Electricity should never be a requirement to see the ones we love! I want your memories to be timeless and accessible at all times through tangible products that you can pass down for years.


It's time to work together to get it done! I look forward to hearing from you and listening to what you have envisioned for your families legacy. See you soon!

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


1.  I've been happily married to my loving husband for 10 years. We've been together, in total, for 16 years and have three young children.


2.  I have a bachelor's degree in graphic design from The Art Institutes and graduated with honors in 2008.


3.  I'm a chocoholic at heart and love Goobers candy. Chocolate covered peanuts are the best!


4.  I enjoy home decorating, though I'm far from being an expert. That's why Home Goods can take all my money. I love that place!


5.  My family and I have one super amazing Australian Shepherd. She is the most gentle, kid-friendly dog that we've ever known.


6.  I'm originally from New York and though I spent my younger years there I mainly grew up in Arizona. I have been here for over 25 years.

7.  My favorite season of the year is fall. The brisk air, hot chocolate, and seasonal color changes make it hard to beat.


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