Jackie & Mike
Emily not only captures your day, but also adds to it. She is a bride’s dream to work with throughout the wedding process–not only is she amazingly talented, she is organized, pays attention to detail, and is passionate about what she does. Emily was recommended by my venue (Front & Palmer). Front & Palmer is unique and urban; it lends itself to a lot of BHLDN-ish weddings. I knew I wanted this style for my wedding, but I also wanted to add a romantic/glam touch. When I looked through Emily’s portfolio, I knew she would be able to photograph my vision. The first thing I noticed was her ability to capture emotion. Her photos tell the story of the wedding day. She captures intimate moments, details…EVERYTHING. Each wedding you look at of hers makes you feel different because every bride and groom is different. I planned my wedding out-of-town, so phone calls with potential vendors were huge for me. I remember the first time I spoke to Emily, I felt that she was truly listening to my vision, while also being true to her own style and giving me all the information I needed to know about working together. She does a ton of weddings and because of this is incredibly organized. She contacted me at the appropriate time for our engagement shoot, sent us a preparation checklist for both the engagement and wedding day. She even guides you in things like what to wear! It takes all the stress out of the process! On our wedding day, we had two photographers–Emily and Nick. They were both AMAZING! They guided us through the process, but were not ever a disturbance. The locations Emily chose for our photos were gorgeous, and the entire bridal party was impressed by her leadership. Both Emily and Nick actually added a lot of fun to the day, and we have received compliments on both of them since! Not enough space to write all the good things I have to say. BEST DECISION EVER!
Leanne & Nick
I actually knew Emily, as she had done some photoshoots for the textile company that I work for. I always loved the shots that Emily captured of me and the other girls working on textile design and I had seen the beautiful wedding photos she had captured for one of my co-workers. So I knew 100% who I wanted to take our wedding photos. Emily did the most amazing job, her and her assistant, kept us super comfortable; laughing and smiling the whole time. We never felt like we were being dragged away to take straight forward photo after photo. Instead, Emily planned all of the shots both with the light of the evening and the schedule of the event in mind. She took us to a few different but easy to get to locations on the venue’s grounds and she got the most incredible shots. We could not be more pleased with her professionalism, the quality and creativity of her photography, her turn around time, and how incredibly comfortable my husband and I felt working with her! I honestly knew she would do a great job because I already knew her work so well, but getting that first sneak peek, just blew our minds! Our wedding photos were actually featured on Ruffled’s wedding blog and we were so happy to share them with the world!
Kate & Brian
I cannot say enough about how much we loved working with Emily and her husband Gregg. They made us feel so comfortable throughout the whole planning process and our wedding day. Not only are they amazing to work with, but the quality of our pictures is amazing too. Our engagement pictures were great practice for us and really gave us a great idea of what to expect for wedding day portraits. On our wedding day, they were so sweet, and a calming presence for us. They made it so easy to get all of the shots we wanted with our bridal party without feeling rushed or pushed. It was a fun process, but the candids during the reception were even better. They were so good at being around for special moments, but in a way that wasn’t distracting from them. The final result of our pictures is gorgeous and we love looking back at all of the special parts of our day. We had an amazing wedding and it reads through in our pictures.
Jen & Billy
Unbelievable.. truly unbelievable! Emily Wren Photography is simply the best in the Philadelphia area. My husband and I hired Emily to capture our wedding day. She did not disappoint! In fact, she exceeded our expectations from day one during our first meeting. Emily is professional, authentic and a true artist. Her work is unlike others as her style is soft and romantic. Further, she tells a story through her photos which we absolutely love. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Emily and her team. They made us feel comfortable and worked extremely well with our family and wedding guests. We truly had the most special day and are absolutely blown away by the memories Emily and team have captured for us to look back on for a lifetime. As my mother simply put it, “Emily is a world class photographer.” Thank you!!!!
Amy & Peter
Hire Emily immediately! All of her fabulous 5 star reviews are 100% accurate. She is an amazing photographer who captured our big day beyond what we could have imagined. Not only are her images beautiful and artistic, but they are also powerful and moving. She is a true professional in every single way. We wanted a photographer to let us be ourselves and have fun, but also give us some direction. Emily captured our day in a creative and fun way and was never intrusive. Emily is also extremely responsive for questions, concerns or just to talk about your day. She also helped to stay within our budget and sent our photos faster than I expected. Also, for all the brides out there looking to give their fiancés a gift, consider Emily for your boudoir photos. I was extremely nervous about doing this, but Emily made me feel comfortable right away. My boudoir photos are beautiful, tasteful and sexy! My husband and I both love them. We can’t wait to use Emily for our future life events!
Krista & Danny
Emily is an incredibly talented photographer and organized business woman, which make her THE gal for your big day. Hiring her for our engagement and wedding photos was a decision I’d make over and over again. Not only does she take beautiful photos, but she is extremely organized and communicative; she sent valuable timeline and planning materials well in advance, had a couple of prep calls with us beforehand, and overall, Emily gave me confidence that the day would go smoothly and on-time. On our wedding day, Emily and her second shooter, Nick, made us feel beautiful, comfortable, and they captured all of the best candid moments without being obtrusive. They also worked SEAMLESSLY with our video team, Squareware studios (who Emily recommended on her preferred vendors). My husband will never forget Emily’s preparedness, as she gave him an emergency Kind bar when he was hangry 🙂 She’s one of the best in the biz and made us so happy — we have received endless complements on our photos!
Amy & Serge
Could not have been happier with our pictures and experience with Emily Wren Photography. The photos themselves were beautiful – so natural and really captured the spirit of the evening. And working with Emily and Gregg was a delight. They made us feel comfortable at every point and are great to be around- genuine, kind, caring, solid people. Turnaround time on photos was great (had the ‘sneak peak’ with nearly 100 photos within 10 days of the event) and Emily was very easy to work with to create our album, which we love and did through her. She even went the extra mile to help my mom create an album on her own- recommending software to use and tips for layout and design. Bottom line: great pictures, great customer experience, and great people to work with.
Marion & John
Now that it’s a few months after our wedding, I can more fully appreciate the significant role of photography in capturing the memories of the day. We made an excellent decision when we chose Emily Wren as our photographer. Every aspect of our experience was fantastic, but here are a few things I would highlight: Perhaps most important of all, the photos are beautiful! We wanted to have photos that were not only high in quality but also natural looking and with an eye for detail. Emily has an artistic eye and will take photos that you will treasure. Emily will make you feel at ease right away. Part of why I chose Emily was that I felt like she understood what we were looking for from our very first phone call. On the day of our wedding, she made us feel very comfortable. Neither my husband nor I are the kind of people who tend to be relaxed in front of the camera, but Emily was able to give us some clear direction and tips, and the shots came out very natural looking. Emily is very organized. I felt that she had a solid plan for how the photography would proceed over the course of the day and that she was on top of getting all the necessary shots of family and friends while also being able to capture the spontaneous moments. Her organizational skills made me feel confident and I didn’t worry at all about the photography during the wedding. On top of all of the above, Emily is a kind person. There are many examples of this, but perhaps the best one is the sensitive way in which she worked with a relative of my husband’s who has a serious illness to get photos of her. This relative cannot pose for photos in the way that many others can, so Emily found ways to get photos of this person who is important to us without making her feel uncomfortable. We will be forever grateful for her kindness in this regard. We would enthusiastically recommend Emily to anyone and are confident you will be very pleased with her.
Jill & John
If you want to love your photos, choose Emily! Emily Wren Photography was recommended to me, and when I checked out her work I knew right away that she’s one of the best! Even in our initial interactions she was so sweet and really spent time finding out what exactly we were looking for with our photos. She was so informative, responsive and super fun to talk to. I actually learned a lot in the process! Emily set up all necessary phone conversations and responded too ALL of my emails super fast. Her organization of everything was exceptional. Throughout the process, her excitement and ideas made me so excited. On the wedding day, Emily was so collected among many frazzled girls getting ready, and many guests arriving/scattering around the venue. We all looked up to her as a professional, yet she also felt like a friend and made us feel so comfortable, especially John and I. She kept us on schedule, but kept the fun going as well. Her team member was amazing, too (and so funny!). After the wedding Emily sent us our sneak peek photos right away, and they were more beautiful than I’d even hoped for. I had no doubts about Emily, but she truly went above and beyond. Thanks to Emily Wren Photography, we’ll forever have beautiful memories captured with such thoughtfulness. She gave us everything we wanted and more. Thank you Emily!
Sam & Sam
I’m going to cut to the chase – Emily was absolutely amazing. If she is free on your day, you’d be really missing out if you didn’t book with her. She came highly recommended from my wedding planner (Lynda Barness- also wonderful), who has obviously done hundreds of weddings in the past and had nothing but great things to say about Emily. But my expectations were exceeded by leaps and bounds. First, let me say that Emily is a wonderful human being and a true artist. She is so unbelievably talented at what she does, so as far as the photography goes she is an A+. But as any bride planning for her big day knows, it’s not just about talent, but also about professionalism and responsiveness. You want to be able to hire someone and KNOW that they are on every detail concerning them so you don’t have to be worried about it. Emily was exactly all of those things- even through the super busy “wedding season” over spring and summer, she was very responsive and had all of her ducks in a row. About a month and a half before the big day, Emily emailed me with a link to detail exactly who I wanted in which photos and the different groupings I wanted to get on the big day – a huge help. Our ceremony went about 20 mins over schedule, but because Emily was so prepared and organized, we were still able to finish up our photos on time and make it (early!) to our cocktail hour (also highly recommend going to cocktail hour if you can- get A LOT of hello’s out of the way there). The bottom line is that I simply cannot recommend Emily enough.
Jodi & Graham
We used Emily for our engagement photos and recent wedding at Pomme in Radnor, PA. She was fantastic to work with. We really wanted to work with a photographer that could capture all of the details and special moments in a candid and non-invasive way. She was incredibly professional and laid back, which was important to us. We did not hire a videographer, so it was very important that photos captured every special moment of our wedding day. I can’t thank Emily enough for making our day so special, for being so warm and personable, and most importantly for the absolutely stunning photos that we will cherish forever. We’d highly recommend Emily and her team!
Kaitlyn & Phillip
As an NYC-based wedding singer, I have gotten to see some pretty awesome weddings and photographs, and I knew I would be picky when it came to planning my own. There are so many people to choose from online, but Emily’s work really spoke for itself. Even my husband, who hadthought he wouldn’t have an opinion, saw a difference when he saw her photos! She was so great to work with, professional, funny, caring, and we weren’t disappointed with a single photo. You will be in superb hands if you entrust your wedding memories to her talents!
Amy & Dan
We loved working with Emily. Emily was very responsive and communicative, easy to work with, and takes fantastic photos! We also loved Emily’s causal, low-key vibe. She just blends in to the wedding and party while also capturing great moments, being available for a quick impromptu shot, and providing just the right amount of direction for posed photos. Some of our guests commented to us on what a nice presence she had, and we couldn’t agree more. We have already recommended Emily to others, enthusiastically, and they have been just as pleased! Thank you Emily for these tremendous photographs.
Danielle & Neal
We were so lucky to find Emily to photograph our wedding in May 2015! She was so easy to work with and was great at really managing and directing everyone for the pictures. She didn’t make us too pose-y or unnatural looking and the sites she chose for our outdoor pictures were just what we wanted. Emily and her second shooter, Nick, were easy going and fun, yet completely professional and knowledgeable about their task at hand. We completely trusted them to capture the moments we wanted. Overall, the pictures were beautiful, especially of the bridal party, and we couldn’t have been happier with the result. We highly recommend Emily and hope we can use her again for other life events!
Tess & Billy
We knew we loved Emily from the moment we stepped into her studio to meet her for the first time. She was warm and easy to talk to, made us feel very comfortable, and has a great eye for light and color that brings a simple elegance to all of her photos. She captured our wedding beautifully, and we’ve loved going through all of our photos to relive the day. She managed to capture personal moments without us even realizing, because she was so unobtrusive and observant. We had a great experience working with her, and would definitely recommend her to a friend!
Jana & Peter
Book Emily Wren today for your wedding! To start, she is an incredible photographer. Every single photograph from our engagement session and our wedding sneak peek are absolutely amazing. She is able to capture the smallest moments that make a wedding day perfect without being intrusive and without feeling that there is a camera in your face for 12 hours. Her photographs could not be more perfect! She is so calm, caring and professional. She is attentive to detail and is so organized. She is amazing with correspondence and met with me multiple times throughout this year during the planning process. Emily truly is one in a million and I highly highly recommended her to everyone!! You will not be disappointed and she is worth the investment since these photos last a lifetime! She is perfection!
Natalie & Chris
Emily was wonderful to work with in every way. We had a small, intimate affair and she captured it perfectly. She is very sweet, and helped us feel comfortable in front of the camera (which is not easy for me!), all while being super focused and efficient. We got married in a lovely historic home and Emily saw all of its beauty with the eye of an artist. She has a cool, stylish aesthetic so you don’t have to worry about your photos being cookie cutter! This was very important to us so I really recommend Emily!
Larissa & Sam
What I appreciated so much about hiring Emily was that, at every step of the process, she was mindful of needs of not just me and my husband-to-be, but also our families and guests. She really took the time to get to know us — by sitting down personally with my mother and I to discuss the details of the day, doing the engagement session with my fiancee and I, and even coming to the rehearsal the night before the wedding to scope out the venue and get a sense of the location and ceremony! All of this attention to detail, plus her incredible shooting skills, meant that everybody got what they wanted out of her amazing photographs. We have the lovely posed formal shots that will sit on the mantles of our older relatives, but we also lots of authentic candid photos that help us remember what our special day actually felt like. It’s also worth mentioning that she is excellent at being present but discreet. You’ll hardly notice she’s there (and if you’ve ever seen wedding photographers boss around a bride, or get in the way of a ceremony, you know what I mean).
Amy & Jeremy
We’re going to start this review by saying you should be booking Emily Wren photography for your wedding. Her photography is elegant, modern and timeless. She captures the little moments and the energy surrounding your big day.We had the honor of taking our engagement photos in NYC and Brooklyn. Emily was game for the job and we ran all over NYC with her and her second shooter. The photos are beautiful and we just want to frame them all!For our wedding, we only received our ‘sneak peek’ but they are gorgeous. She is quick thinking and found us an inside location within a few days notice…given that it poured on our wedding day. She knows how to work with family members and to get everyone looking their best.
Allison & Zack
Emily Wren was a pro from start to finish. We got to know each other a little during our engagement photo session, which helped lessen the awkwardness of being in front of a camera. The day of the wedding, she was courteous, quick and understanding. She knew when to not push me to take more photos (being a bride is very overwhelming) and was nearly invisible on the dance floor. Our guests told me later how great they thought she was. Never in anyone’s face. Our sneak peek was emailed to us 48 hours after the wedding, and we had nearly 1,000 professional, creative, beautiful shots after just a few weeks!! She has also submitted the photos to be featured in wedding blogs, which I love. I have already recommended Emily to a friend who is using her for her wedding in a couple weeks. You won’t be disappointed.
Amity & Jesse
Emily is simply the best! We booked both an engagement and wedding session, although we were hesitant to spend the money on engagement photos since neither my husband nor I feel that we are very photogenic. In the end we were so glad we did. Despite our nervousness and the fact that it was the dead of winter, Emily was able to capture gorgeous photos of us that we now have framed all over the house. She was so much fun to work with and really knew how to bring us out of our shells while just acting naturally and not employing any “tricks.” Emily and her assistant, Maria, also did a beautiful job with our wedding photos, despite rain and wind on the day of the wedding. They were also very accommodating of the fact that we became very pressed for time and did not turn in our photo list until moments before the pre-ceremony photos were scheduled. We were so happy with Emily’s work for our engagement and wedding that we also booked her to do newborn photographs of our son. We hope to have Emily as our family photographer for many years to come!
Kesi & Mike
Emily was one of three photographers in the Philadelphia area who we met with, and it really was a no-brainer to hire her. She is sweet, incredibly humble, and was willing to negotiate every aspect of our wedding package with us. Throughout our year and a half-long engagement and on our wedding day, she truly went above and beyond in our expectations. She made us feel comfortable and completely unawkward (despite our own tendencies to be the opposite during photo shoots) and totally blended into the background while we just did our thing. She was also creative and clearly has a well-honed, artful eye. On our wedding day, she got there early and stayed late, and was just so much fun to work with. Additionally, she handled our crazy/overwhelming family members with ease and SO MUCH PATIENCE (probably even more than we had ourselves). On top of all that, we never ran behind in our timing and even finished photos early so that everyone had some downtime. We haven’t seen the finished product yet, but from what I’ve seen so far, and from our incredible engagement photoshoot (a sample of which is now in the New York Times), I am certain that they will be unbelievable. We plan to hire Emily for every life event going forward, and I have already been singing her praises to every engaged friend I have.
Emma & Adam
We absolutely loved working with Emily. While she seemed a bit young when we initially met with her she soon proved to be quite knowledgeable and experienced. We grew even more comfortable with her during our engagement session and were thrilled with the photos we got. She made excellent suggestions while also staying true to our requests and representing our interests. Leading up to the event her communication was thorough and she even went above and beyond her responsibilities by giving us advice on writing our vows and making recommendations about hair and make-up. We were particularly impressed with her organization, which was so streamlined that we finished portraits almost 20 minutes earlier than scheduled. Many guests commented on how wonderfully unobtrusive she was and we were happy with her assistant as well. While we have not gotten all of our photos back yet, we love the ones we have seen. Emily managed to make a not-so-nice hotel room look lovely in our getting ready shots and was creative in her photographing of our wedding bands and other small details.
Lauren & Stephen
Emily Wren was wonderful to work with from start to finish. I was initially impressed with her portfolio, and then we had a great experience when it came to booking her for our wedding day. Emily was very responsive via email and over the phone, and even Skyped with us before the wedding since we could not visit her studio in person. Emily’s day-of photo itinerary was super organized, and she arrived very early to scout our location with her assistant. During the event, she was super professional, friendly, enthusiastic, and she managed to be unobtrusive yet everywhere at once. We felt completely comfortable being photographed by her; her art direction was subtle and she gave us a lot of confidence and room to just be ourselves. The resulting photographs thrilled us. Not only did Emily expertly record the main events of the day, but she also really got the mood of the wedding, capturing great candid guest portraits and small moments. Her lighting was impeccable! Finally, when it came time to deliver the images, we got a beautiful wooden box in the mail with our names carved into it, and a little wooden hard drive inside — a really great presentation. I would definitely work with Emily again and refer her to friends.
Khai & Justina
My husband is a bit of a photography enthusiast so he was pretty picky when it came time to choose a photographer for our wedding. After meeting Emily at an expo and then checking out her work online, we both agreed we had to see if she was available. Emily had her work cut out for her, given that we are not local to her, that my husband is Mr. Awkward in front of a camera, and that our wedding was literally going to be a morning to night event. Emily travelled out to us for our engagement session and instantly put us at ease. She was extremely organized and even put together a photograph itinerary with us to make sure we got all of our “must have” photos taken care of on the day of the wedding. On the day of our wedding, Emily and her assistant were fantastic. They got all of the shots we asked for and they managed to be invisible/un-intrusive throughout the entire ceremony and reception. The photobooth was also a huge success. After the wedding, turnaround time was extremely quick and we love all of the beautiful photographs they took. We’re in the process of picking out the ones we want to include in our album, and it’s proving to be quite a difficult task! We would, without hesitation, recommend Emily!
Rachel and Kurt
After flipping through our pictures countless times, I just have to say thank you. I absolutely love the pictures; you did such an amazing job. I’m so impressed with how you captured everything that was important to me, and then some. You managed to get every detail, amazing pictures of us, and so many fun ones of our friends and family. I love all of the places that you picked to take pictures! The end of the night pictures outside are fantastic. I’m thrilled to have amazing pictures to cherish forever.