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Hi, and welcome to Emily Karcher Photography.
I am a fine art portrait and event photographer serving the waterside destinations of Annapolis, the Outer Banks and various ports between. My style is dynamic – vibrant yet refined, whimsical yet timeless.  I prefer soulful images over staged.
I first learned photography with a Canon film camera nearly two decades ago, and I shot my first wedding as a professional in 2012.  I put my work on hold in 2015, after cancer knocked me down, but photography – and its ability to commemorate my kids’ continued wonder and laughter – helped me back up.
I’d love to treat you to a cup of coffee and get to know YOU better, because I think it’s important to feel comfortable with the person who will spend such personal time with you. But in the meantime, here is a snapshot of some of the things that make me tick:

I cherish honesty, humor and homemade birthday cakes.

I am a wife, a sister, a mother and a daughter who looks at my whole life with gratitude and love and hope. My family is my everything.

I am an under-40 breast cancer survivor who knows full-well what it feels like to long for more photos taken with her kids, and who treasures every single day on this crazy journey.

I am a dreamer. I am a wisher on stars, a believer in miracles. A keeper of keepsakes.  A lover of light – the kind that falls over you from the outside, but stays with you from the inside.

I am not only a photographer, but also a freelance writer – both occupations with a hundred stories I want to tell.

I would be honored to tell your story through fine art photography that is as vibrant and individual as you are.

Thanks for stopping by.  I can’t wait to get to know you better.

~ Emily