Real Life. Real Love. Right Now.

every mama wishes she could freeze time, photographs are the closest we’ve come to time machines. whether it’s that tiny babe growing in your belly you’re anxiously waiting to meet, the sweet smelling baby that has you wrapped around their tiny finger or the kids growing and changing everyday- my mission is to tell your story in an authentic way!

sisters embrace in a group hug during a family session with Brittney Emerson Photography
laugh, play games, be silly and just be yourselves

Those sweet little “imperfect” moments as those are the ones we usually want to remember most which is why I’ve made it my mission to capture those little laughs, snuggles and playful moments and help you show up in more than just selfies

mamas are so often the last ones to be in a picture with their littles, unless of course it’s a posed selfie with the iconic mom bun and if you’re lucky both of your faces are in there, and good luck if you’re tyring to fit multiple littles!

That’s where I come in, I’ve made it my mission to help mamas show up in the moment and make magic of the seemingly mundane with beautiful images that capture the very essence of who your family is right now.

lifestyle photography sessions take all the pressure off of “look here” “real smiles” and instead focus on capturing the love and connection and little moments that are part of your everyday story!

Brother and Sister climbing on rocks exploring during a lifestyle family photo session with Brittney Emerson Photography

it’s not just about taking photos, it’s about building memories. just let them be little, i’ll handle the rest.

We work together from the very beginning to make sure your portraits are at just the right location and you’re feeling fabulous! Each session includes a style guide and custom styling consultation with use of my client closet taking the chore right out of getting photos and makes it possible to focus on the FUN so when you look at your beautiful photos years from now you’re flooded with the memories full of all the quirky things your kids did in this stage and all the fun you had capturing those moments.

The best way to create memories is to live in the moment

There’s a 10/10 chance I’ll show up in chicken rain boots or mismatched socks- I know I look silly but it gives your littles a giggle, and usually strikes up a conversation so it’s a great ice breaker! and if that doesn’t work, the purple hair and encouragement of dance parties complete with my really terrible dance moves usually does the trick! Besides, we Mamas know when our littles are comfortable it’s way easier for us to relax and enjoy the moment stress free too!

As a former preschool teacher and homeschoolin’ Mama of neurodivergent kiddos, I’ve got loads of patience and lots of tricks to help your littles loosen up and have fun- chances are by the end of the session, we’ll be fast friends!

get to know me


mother sits with toddler in her lap belly to belly while baby looks at camera with his piercing blue eyes
sisters embrace in a group hug during a family session with Brittney Emerson Photography

lifestyle photography for growing families of Northeast Ohio

Every Session includes

  • high resolution images delivered in a private online viewing gallery
  • concierge planning that allows for a stress free, snuggle filled session
  • pre-session questionnaire to get to know you and your family, so everyone is comfortable come session time
  • complimentary style guide + personalized wardrobe assistance
  • access to client closet & styling items for your session
  • print release & access to professional printing services
  • option to purchase more images during the proofing stage
  • payment plans available upon request
  • save when you book your maternity and newborn session together

to be able to provide a hands on experience for my families, I take limited bookings and my calendar fills up quickly! inquire today!

family photo sessions



a lifestyle family session capturing all the love and personality of this chapter of your story (with some prompting so you have fun making memories and never wonder what to do with your hands.)

One location of your choice outdoors at sunset

your best 25 images, beautifully edited

additional images available at proofing



One location of your choice outdoors at sunset

your best 40 images, beautifully edited

additional images available at proofing

sisters embrace in a group hug during a family session with Brittney Emerson Photography


One location of your choice outdoors at sunset

all your best images, beautifully edited

additional images available at proofing

client Love

sadie, lakewood newborn photography client

Brittney has captured our family, gender reveal, maternity newborn and I just scheduled our homestyle holiday -I love photos we get and how fun our session is!  and I love that we have real smiles and us in our everyday activities even more! Brittney was ready to lead races, spin ribbons and blow bubbles! I’ve never seen a photographer PLAY with our kids and encourage real laughter; by the end of our session our shy girls were giving her hugs and asking if she was going to come to our house to play with dolls with them.

Mama snuggles soon to be big sister during sunset at Firestone Park while little girl looks at the camera over mom's shoulder during Maternity Session with Brittney Emerson Photography

stephanie, Akron Maternity photography Client

Brittney was so amazing with my 2 year old daughter. She’s typically super shy and doesn’t say much around people she doesn’t know and she got her out of her shell! The images turned out STUNNING! I highly recommend Brittney for all your family photography needs!

clara, north canton family photography client

We had the best time! We laughed SO much and even though I was really nervous beforehand Brittney made us feel super comfortable in front of the camera and we had the best time laughing! She’s definitely our photographer for life! 

Got Questions?

Of course it is! Confidence in front of the camera isn’t something that comes natural! Which is why we make sure you feel great before you ever arrive on location by working together to style your session so you’re thrilled with what everyone is wearing from your hair down to your toes! That outfit that makes you feel like a three year old in a superhero costume, that’s the winner!

On Location, we’ll be focused on movement and moments! So I’ll use prompts to help guide you into a moment that is also secretly a super flattering pose, I’ll move myself around and have you focused on your littles and your love. Your job is to have fun with your littles and because we’ve worked together in all the planning I know which kiddo is ready to lead the pack, which one needs extra help coming out of their shell and what song to break out to start a dance party full of lots of giggles.

Absolutely! I have hiked many a trail and explored many a metro park with my own wildlings, I know the best spots and even found the places to avoid. I got you Mama!

I do a mix of posed and guided candid poses. I will tell you exactly where to stand, look, and put your hands. I’ll even give you a few prompts to get some genuine connection. You can certainly send me some Pinterest inspiration but keep in mind I can’t recreate a pose exactly and I will put my own twist on it. You hired ME after all.

You can expect your proof gallery within 7 days and the final gallery about 2 weeks after you make your selections.

Don’t worry we keep that simple formula for selecting your photos and artwork just like we did for creating them! Your finished images will be delivered via a private online gallery 3 weeks after our session, you can choose your images and products via an easy to use storefront that allows you to preview your images on various finished pieces so you know exactly how they will look in your home! Everything in the store is ready to display in your home straight out of the box! Don’t worry if this sounds complicated or overwhelming, just like the planning process I am there every step of the way to make sure you love exactly what you get!

Yes payment plans can be arranged! Everyone deserves beautiful photos with their babies (no matter how big they are now).

Let’s work together

I can’t wait to hear from you!

I am so excited to help you capture this chapter of your story! I am based out of Akron, OH but serve families all over Northeast Ohio.

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