Joyful Emotive & Intentional Memories

for the original & sentimental souls

Pennsylvania Family & Wedding Photographer

Too often, mamas feel overwhelmed by the idea of planning family photos, especially with the unpredictability that can come with little ones (and life in general!!) 

We're changing that so you can show up stress-free & soak in these little moments with your favorite people before they're gone in the blink of an eye.

I'll never make you do anything you wouldn't normally do, so you can count on me to get those original photos that will 10000% show off your family's crazy personalities. 

When your kids are gown & you're going through these photographs, they'll point to a photo of you two together and say, 

"Remember when we used to do that all the time? Those were my favorite days"

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Time is our most coveted, non-renewable resource and most of us realize too late that the 'good old days' are happening right now. We can't slow down the clock, but we can use photographs to transport us back in time. And that's as close to a time machine as we can get as humans.  

My approach to family photography is simple. We dream up your vision together, plan it out to perfectly tell your story, and when you show up the only thing you need to do is sit back & enjoy the moment with your family. I'll guide you the rest of the way. 

Meet Em

❁ Informational guides with what to wear for photos, helpful tips to prepare, and location recommendations

❁ Personalized & well-planned sessions to uniquely tell each story 

❁ Fun props & games for kids during photos 

❁ Access to high-quality pieces from client closet 

❁ How easy it is to get family photos with kids & pets! 

Things my clients LOVE

Wedding Pricing & Availability


The hustle & bustle of wedding planning can be overwhelming. Which is why I guide ever couple through my planning process before, during & after so that you can simply show up and celebrate your love. 
Be present, get on the dance floor, take that shot- I gotchu covered every step of the way! 

Kind words from my clients

Em is just incredible to work with! She makes you feel not only comfortable in front of the camera, but she also makes you feel confident! She will be your hype girl during the entire session and make sure that you’re having a great time. Em is super creative and artistic with her shots, but is also amazing at staging the more typical poses. We had such a fun time with her that even my fiancé said he was super excited to see the results, which we LOVED! We so look forward to working with Em again and highly recommend her to anyone looking for an excellent photographer who will make you feel beautiful (even on the hottest, super humid days lol)

- Fallon Garber

We absolutely LOVE Em!! My family and I have worked with Em multiple times. She has been amazing with our son. She had never worked with babies so young before, but you would never know! She captures his personality through every picture and we are so grateful! Also, her communication and turnaround time is unbeatable! We will continue to use Em for our future milestones and updated family pictures. We can’t recommend her enough!

- amanda yates

I had the pleasure of having Emily take my engagement and wedding pictures. She is energetic, easy-going and captures intimate moments with a comfortable feel. I have recommended her to friends and family and will be requesting Emily’s photography services for all my future occasions.

- Kimberly Sealock

My fiance and I recently got our engagement photos taken by Em Staley Photography and saying I'm in love with our photos is an understatement. I was lost for words when she sent me our sneak peaks and I saw how amazing the photos turned out. Emily was Professional, Fun, Easy to work with, and made us feel very comfortable the whole time during our engagement shoot. I would recommend her to anyone and look forward to using her again in the future!

- Britney Sowers

Emily is simply the best and so nice to work with! My 5 year old daughter literally met her for the first time at our 15 minute mini session and was calling Emily her new BFF by the time we left 😊 And the photos? Freaking gorgeous. Literally ordered my Christmas cards the second we got our gallery back (which was a super quick turnaround time!). And I couldn’t just choose one, two, or even three photos for our Christmas cards. I narrowed it down to 6 photos and got a folding card so I could put more photos on it! I was so happy with the quality and the amount of photos she was able to capture during just a mini session! Highly recommend!!!

- Jessica Phillips

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Dig into every detail of your one-of-a-kind story like a juicy novel


Carefully consider your wants, needs & ideas


Intentionally coordinate a seamless photo experience


Create a space for you & your loved ones to be your genuine selves while documenting your new favorite core memories


Preciously preserve the little moments that add up to the big picture of your authentic love story.

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I do not take on every project I am approached to photograph. It's extremely important for me to work with families & couples who share my brands core values. 

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