for the modern romantics

for the modern romantics

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A coastal North Carolina photographer who helps others look and feel their best on camera. 

When I'm not planning portrait sessions and preparing for weddings, I'm living life with my boys at home and outdoors with the sun on our skin and salt air filling our lungs – running, biking, swimming, reading, writing and looking for something amazing to eat.

I'm Emily

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If you love fresh flowers, natural poses, candid laughter and lots of greenery, we're really going to get along...

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It will come sometime.

Some beautiful morning she will just wake up and find it is Tomorrow. Not Today but Tomorrow. And then things will happen ... wonderful things.

–l.m. mOntgomery

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PLAN ON A FIRST LOOK

If you want more time with each other AND more time celebrating with your guests instead of posing in front of a camera, working a first look into your day will be the key. Want to
make it even more meaningful? Opt for writing each other letters to be opened just before you meet
for the first time on
your wedding day.

BUILD A SOLID TIMELINE

Don't know where to start? You're in the right place! The first thing every couple gets from me after they book is a pack of tried and true timelines for weddings of all shapes and sizes.

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MAKE IT
A DATE

Turn your engagement session into the cherry on top of a beautiful day together. No rushing to your session stressed and frazzled... take the day and make it one you'll want to remember when looking back at your  engagement pictures! 

QUICK TIPS

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for the newly engaged couple

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I may have saved the best for last!! Honeyfund makes it possible to register EXPERIENCES, not just things. Guests can help fund a trip to Italy, a gelato date in Rome, a biking tour around Florence, tennis lessons, cooking classes and SO much more.

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the
MRS. BOX

They say a ring box is like the wedding dress for your ring... if you agree, then you'll definitely want to check out the Mrs. Box collection.

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GIFT PACKAGES

Marigold Grey styles custom, artisan welcome packages that make incredible gifts for expressing thanks, welcoming guests, or showing bridesmaids some love.

HONEYFUND

Photo by Corbin Gurkin

BACK TO BEGINNING

I wasn't looking for love when it came my way, but now that It's here, I'm a lifer.

Before I was married, I used to FEEL that the season surrounding your wedding would be the height of your love story –

now I know better.

It's just the beginning.

"I had seen her work at other weddings and couldn't have imagined going
with anyone else." 

When booking a wedding photographer, my first choice was Emily. I had seen her work at other weddings and couldn't have imagined going with anyone else. We absolutely loved working with Emily and Ben. Emily was so helpful with her suggestions for both our engagement session and our wedding. On the day of, Emily and Ben showed up and were ready to rock. They came fully prepared with a list of what they needed shots of. They made it such a comfortable and easy process. As for the photos, we cannot get enough! We love every single one. We loved that Emily posted a highlight of 50 photos just a few days after our wedding. I don't know how I will ever narrow it down to just a few to print. We LOVED working with this dynamic duo. 😊

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from alissa:

"I credit the fact that we were on schedule, organized, and relaxed to her."

We booked with her on the spot, that's how confident we were in her- and she exceeded all expectations. She did a great job of organizing family shots and keeping our timeline on track throughout the day. We got every shot we wanted and so many that we didn't even know we wanted!! Emily is such a professional and has the best eye for detail, and in addition to the most beautiful photos I could ever imagine, I credit the fact that we were on schedule, organized, and relaxed to her. 

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"EMILY HAS LEFT US SPEECHLESS..."

She is the definition of a go-giver. From our first message to the last, she took deep and caring interest in our story and vision. Surprise engagements aren't always easy to plan, but the pieces fell perfectly together with the help of Emily's ideas and enthusiastic spirit. We could not have asked for a more magical moment! Sioux Falls has a true gem of an artist in Emily Mitton, and there is no limit as to how far her talents will go. I'm happy to say that Molly & I gained two great friends in the process — THANK YOU!

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"She was one of the first and best decisions we made for our wedding."

Emily was absolutely amazing. She was one of the first and best decisions we made for our wedding day. I loved the style and quality of her photos which led to me choosing her for our wedding. Emily and Ben went above and beyond when it came to our wedding. From it being during the covid pandemic, to taking pictures off of a roof, to shooting us in the cold rain. I am forever grateful to have had the opportunity to get my wedding photos shot by Emily and Ben. With no hesitation would I recommend them to others planning their wedding day. They captured every moment of our day perfectly, and even though we did our best to take in and remember all the little moments, that was not always possible. Now I have the opportunity to look back through our pictures and not only see our moments but everyone elses from our wedding. I cannot thank Emily Mitton Photography enough for her attention to detail, good communication, beautiful work. We look forward to having these pictures forever, and being able to look back on them in the years to come.

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"I knew she would go above and beyond to make our wedding perfect."

Emily is the most amazing wedding photographer!!! Cannot recommend her enough. From the moment we met, I knew she would go above and beyond to make our wedding perfect, and she exceeded all expectations. She is so timely, has so many great tips and suggestions, answers all your questions thoroughly, and makes the whole wedding experience so manageable and fun! She has such a caring heart and her personality lights up any room. I have received SO many compliments about how wonderful both her and her work is!! Thank you for giving us amazing pictures that we will cherish forever. ❤️

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"Emily was 100% the best decision we made..." 

Emily was 100% the best decision we made during our wedding planning process! Her attention to detail and the way she made Sam and I and our whole bridal party and (large!) family so comfortable was incredible. We got through SO many pictures in not a lot of time, I have no idea how she did it! We have gotten COUNTLESS compliments from friends and family saying that our wedding photos are stunning and the most beautiful they have ever seen, and we know that without an amazing photographer this would not have happened. We love that she is guided by her unwavering faith and chooses to relentlessly pursue the talent she has been given. Emily has a contagious laugh that eases everyone’s nerves. She is so cute and has a bag that seems to have it all! She is insanely organized and asked me questions weeks and months leading up to the wedding I wouldn’t even thought about! Seriously ANY and EVERY soon-to-be bride in the Midwest should contact Emily ASAP because she is delightful and beautiful and will make you and your husband seem so much more photogenic than you ever imagined after hours of smiling.

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"It was like I got a wedding planner and a photographer all in one!" 

Emily was honestly the most amazing person to work with. Not only is she the kindest person I think I’ve ever met in my entire life, but she is exactly what I needed on my wedding day to keep me calm, collected and comfortable. She is very professional yet still so personable. She kept everyone on track for time too. It was like I got a wedding planner and a photographer all in one! She has such great talent and that clearly shows. Emily also puts personal touches on everything. We didn’t just pay for a photographer, we got so much more than that from her. Just when you think she’s done it all, she adds another touch of detail and love to your wedding experience. I could not recommend her enough. 6 out of 5 stars FOR SURE. 😊

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"I've had my eye on your photography for over 10 years..."

Emily is amazing! Not only is her work outstanding (and so professional!), but she felt like more than a photographer - a friend that had us laughing and so at ease throughout the day. We could be real and comfortable! Emily was quick to communicate, flexible, and organized. We had a large wedding party and many expectations but she handled everything so beautifully and exceeded our goals. The pictures came back much faster than expected and we are so pleased. Emily, thank you for making our dreams come true. I’ve had my eye on your photography for over 10 years and you captured our wedding day beautifully.

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My work is an outward expression of inward peace. It is earthy and elegant, relaxed but luxurious; bright and warm. Edits are kept pure and I direct you through posing that draws out genuine feeling. My clients are purpose-driven, artistic, active and intentional. They love to learn and learn to live well. Their portraits serve as visual and lasting reminders rich with story: reminders that tell from where they've come, point to where they're going and put on display the beautiful giving of one's life to another. 

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PORTRAITS

WEDDINGS

Portrait collections come in three different packages and include a minimum of 60 fully edited, high-resolution images. They are delivered within two to four weeks in a downloadable, online gallery with a print release.

Wedding collections range from eight hours to full-day coverage and include a complimentary engagement session, high- resolution digital files and your very own custom heirloom wedding album. Your pictures will be fully edited and delivered with a print release in six to eight weeks. 

Portrait sessions begin at $425

Wedding collections begin at $3700
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PRINTS

ALBUMS

The Print Collection includes 4x6 tangible prints of your entire wedding photo collection preserved in an engraved, custom-made walnut photo box for heirloom storage.


Flush-mount Italian leather albums can be added on to any package and are available in multiple sizes and colors. 

Also available are pocket-sized mini albums that come in 30+ colors (PSA: they make perfect Christmas gifts for parents. You're welcome).


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My work is an outward expression of inward peace. It is earthy and elegant, relaxed but luxurious; bright and warm. Edits are kept pure and I direct you through posing that draws out genuine feeling. My clients are purpose-driven, artistic, active and intentional. They love to learn and learn to live well. Their portraits serve as visual and lasting reminders rich with story: reminders that tell from where they've come, point to where they're going and put on display the beautiful giving of one's life to another. 

contact me

my approach

READ THE REVIEWS

collections

PORTRAITS

WEDDINGS

Portrait collections come in three different packages and include a minimum of 60 fully edited, high-resolution images. They are delivered within two to four weeks in a downloadable, online gallery with a print release.

Wedding collections range from eight hours to full-day coverage and include a complimentary engagement session, high- resolution digital files and your very own custom heirloom wedding album. Your pictures will be fully edited and delivered with a print release in six to eight weeks. 

Portrait sessions begin at $425

Wedding collections begin at $3700
A 50% retainer saves your date

previous page

contact me

READ THE
reviews

PRINTS

ALBUMS

The Print Collection includes 4x6 tangible prints of your entire wedding photo collection preserved in an engraved, custom-made walnut photo box for heirloom storage.


Flush-mount Italian leather albums can be added on to any package and are available in multiple sizes and colors. 

Also available are pocket-sized mini albums that come in 30+ colors (PSA: they make perfect Christmas gifts for parents. You're welcome).


Contact me for pricing and info

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Average investment is around $4200 and typically includes an engagement session, 9 hours of coverage, an online gallery, print release and album. I can't wait to tell you more! Message me below and I'll send you a pretty little PDF with all the details...

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I am local to the Wilmington, North Carolina area with a special place in my heart for many destinations along the Carolina coast, especially Charleston. I am, however, still usually able to make room for at least one or two long-distance weddings a year, so it never hurts to ask!

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I've never missed a wedding yet, but God forbid I should suddenly fall ill, you're still in good hands. I'm part of a network of 300 local photographers and 18,000 international photographers that have each other's backs. In fact, I've stepped in myself and been the replacement with only an hour's notice, so I know what it takes! If at all possible, we would do our best to immediately find you a trusted photographer within a similar price point and likeminded aesthetic. 

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Approximately 50 photos per hour of shooting, but usually much more. This number varies greatly based on coverage time, amount of details to capture, travel times between locations, weather, extra staff or video personnel needing time with the couple, etc.

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During my peak season, you will receive your portrait or engagement gallery back within 3-4 weeks and your wedding collection back within 6-8 weeks.

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Yes, yes, yes! Please print your photos! All collections include a print release and your gallery will be directly linked to my personally recommended lab.

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I have gotten to work with some of the best wedding coordinators, venues, videographers and stylists in town, so if you're looking for a referral, just say the word!

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I will very rarely take on family or lifestyle sessions when I am not booked up with weddings, but I specialize in couples: their engagements, weddings and anniversaries.

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PRINTS

ALBUMS

The Print Collection includes 4x6 tangible prints of your entire wedding photo collection preserved in an engraved, custom-made walnut photo box for heirloom storage.


Flush-mount Italian leather albums can be added on to any package and are available in multiple sizes and colors. 

Also available are pocket-sized mini albums that come in 30+ colors (PSA: they make perfect Christmas gifts for parents. You're welcome).


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I've written a list of 100 dreams... to own a boutique, learn how to sketch, sand surf in the desert, camp on the beach, tour Europe, publish music, study interior design, make pottery, go to culinary school, launch a podcast, take a safari trip with my boys...

I'm just getting started.

While I am exploring so many avenues in life that add depth and texture to my days, capturing the best of you and the one with whom you've chosen to journey through life remains a constant and increasingly fulfilling pursuit. 


"Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. 
Explore. Dream. Discover." 
- Mark Twain

BEYOND 
THE CAMERA

Ben

Meet

dream. create. repeat.

your life is a canvas

Born in Canada just north of New York, he spent the first part of his childhood with friends from Switzerland, the Netherlands and the UK. When his family moved Stateside just a mile away from Beltrami Island State Forest, exploring the heavily wooded northern region of Minnesota became a regular way of life.

He enlisted as an American Soldier when our relationship was just budding and spent the next nine years serving in the National Guard, obtaining Airborne and Air Assault training and deploying for the better part of a year in Kuwait before moving to the Air Force working in munitions as Staff Sergeant.

He's a certified diver, history buff, political junkie and my all-star second shooter.

EFFORTLESS

REAL STYLE IS

"Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same." 
- Emily Bronte

Meet Ben

Meet

CEDRIC

Photo by Melissa Blythe

He's seven going on seventeen... an avid reader, lover of all things nature and as confident and full of life as he is prepared with death-defying karate chops. If you're looking for a topic of conversation, ask him about his latest lego creation. Guarantee it will be different every time. 

Cedric means "Battle Chieftain" and Paul (his middle name) means "Humble". Sometimes when he's running at full speed past sunset, Ben and I look at each other and with one slight raise of the eyebrow, non-verbally question our choice in selecting a warrior name.



EFFORTLESS

REAL STYLE IS

"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." 
- Lao Tzu

Meet CEDRIC

MEET

Photo by Melissa Blythe

SPARTAn

Spartan Alexander. A powerful name for such a sweet, fair-skinned baby, I know.

Spartan meaning "disciplined" and Alexander, "defender of mankind," encapsulates our belief that now, more than ever before, we need to be raising a generation of men and women with large, tender hearts and strong backbones. A rising tide of humans with vision, purpose and resolve; willing to sacrifice and stand firm in the brunt of resistance for causes worth advancing. Driven not for any love of the fight itself, but for the love of peace and the motivation of safe haven in the places we call home... embracing dearly those who need our tender attention and careful defense.

EFFORTLESS

REAL STYLE IS

"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." 
- Lao Tzu

Meet SPARTAN

back to beginning

Photo by Melissa Blythe

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