meet your lifestyle photographer

BEHIND THE LENS

it takes a lot to let someone into your home and around the. most precious things in your life, I don’t take that lightly.

a love for all the little details + a session as memorable as the photos you cherish
Brittney Emerson sits upon a garden wall smiling looking at the camera with her camera in her lap and her sandaled feet crossed
Emerson Family during their own family photography session

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chance your session will include big belly laughs and no camera smiles thanks to random dancing + lame jokes
get to know me

i’m a photographer, rainbow mama + wife

Hey Mama! I’m Brittney, a Newborn + Family Photographer with a lifestyle approach to creating that real life, real love, big belly laughs kind of experience that captures who your family is right now and makes you teary eyed when you look back at photos.

I’m raising two little Rainbows with my High School Sweetheart, a Homeschool Mama, an outside enthusiast, a kitchen experimenter, leader of dance parties and devourer of books. If I’m not capturing your milestones during an in home newborn session or this year’s family photos, i’m probably out exploring Northeast Ohio with my boys or creating something delicious to refuel with!

Brittney Emerson leans against a bridge, sunflower strapped camera in hand smiling at the camera
ABOUT ME

authentic storytelling is my jam and doing so in a way that’s easy and fun is my mission!

Capturing the love you have for your family and all the little things that make each member unique is my favorite part of being a lifestyle family photographer and in home newborn photographer. I love getting to capture every moment from brand new baby with the tiniest toes to littles that grow and change all too quickly.

fun facts about your photographer

Woman (Brittney Emerson) leading a Childbirth Class with a labor demonstration where she is squeezing the top of a balloon with a pingpong ball inside to show what your uterus does during labor

I am a huge birth and baby nerd! and actually a trained childbirth educator, birth doula and lactation counselor that was on the IBCLC track doing my lactation hours when the world shut down/my youngest was born. Although I am not practicing, I love to help support Mamas in every stage of Motherhood, whether they’re waiting on littles, in the early years of losing sleep or just trying to keep up with them as they grow and change.

collage of family adventures through out Northeast Ohio, in from of waterfalls, playing in creeks, hiking on trails and baby wearing all over the Peninsula

In our house, we are big into adventures and exploring! We try to explore a new trail each week! I have hiked many a miles with a toddler (and sometimes a preschooler) on my back! Whether it’s to enjoy the leaves, find an awesome hill to sled or just play in the creek working on my (horrible) rock skipping skills. Our love for adventure has helped me find all the best places to chase a tiny human down a trail and where to explore based on your vision for art in your home! This is our third year taking part in 1000 Hours Outside challenge as a family. As much as we love a day on the trails, the following day is usually spent cuddled up with books and movies– what can I say? We appreciate balance.

just a sneak peek of the goofy faces, horrible dance moves and "I laugh at my own jokes" you'll get behind the camera during your session with Brittney Emerson

As a former Preschool Teacher and Homeschooling Mama of neurodivergent wildlings and general awkward weirdo myself, I know all the tricks to help your kiddos get comfy and join in on the fun! Don’t worry about camera smiles or meltdowns, or even having them look at the camera. I’ve got games, prompts, jokes and random dancing up my sleeve to make sure we’ve got real smiles and big belly laughs so you can look at these images years down the road and hear that little giggle you love. Basically I’m not afraid to get real silly for real smiles, and I don’t even mind if you laugh at me too. 😉

Collage of photos dating back to 2006 of major milestones in a couple's life

Hubs and I are high school sweet hearts that have lived in 4 states, called 8 different places home and are so excited to finally be settling down and chasing that homestead dream! We can’t wait to have chickens again, a thriving garden and learn all those lost skills like canning, bread making and composting (and maybe live out that Katniss Everdeen dream with a home archery range).

dairy free recipes and little chefs that help make (and eat) the delicious kitchen experiments

We are a household full of food allergies so I spend A LOT of time reading ingredients and making things from scratch– it’s a good thing I love to experiment in the kitchen and often do so with two little Sous Chefs by my side! I can probably whip up anything dairy free you’d like, and if it’s a baked good I’ve got like four recipes I can nail no problem- the rest are questionable and at risk for both being burnt and undercooked…it’s a gift really.

I have helped organize and volunteered as the photographer for the Emersyn’s Army March 5K since we moved to Northeast Ohio. The race is a fundraiser in honor of Emersyn Jacob Mueller born sleeping November 11, 2017. All funds from the race go to Sufficient Grace Ministries, a nonprofit that helps grieving families through pregnancy and infant loss with keepsakes, counseling and support. We are always looking for more runners, sponsors and volunteers to help make this event as impactful as possible. You can sign up to race here or ask about Sponsoring, Donating to Our Raffle or Volunteering during the race by emailing EmersynsArmyMarch@gmail.com.

i can’t wait to help tell your story

I want to be part of the VIP List with exclusive access to first dibs on sessions, your calendar and all the latest info to help me have the best session!

Brittney Emerson Photography White Honeycomb with leaves surrounding a bee and script signature of the photographer

I’m looking for kindness, support and community for this journey called Motherhood!