Family Photography may be for you, your parents, your friends—but most of all it's for your kids, who will one day wonder what a simple day in your life together looked like.

I'm Emily, a documentary family Photographer based in Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York trained at the International Center of Photography. I'm a big fan of minimalism, handmade furniture, and quiet moments hiking the mountains of New York with my husband and dog. My main priority during a photo session is to capture the unique and intricate bond that a family shares in a natural, fun, no-stress way. I take the time to get to know you and create an experience that will be a treasured memory of your life together right now and an heirloom for generations to come. I would love to spend a few hours with you documenting your reality!


Featured work

Darien Lifestyle

Editorial-inspired shoot around the family's home in Darien, Connecticut

Easton Tree Farm

Rustic outdoor shoot at the family's local farm to pick out their daughter's first tree

Milford Beach

Sunset beach shoot with nostalgic charm at the family's favorite beach in Milford, Connecticut

What to expect


The shoot

First we'll chat via email about what you want to get out of your photography. What do you want your family to see when they look at these photos in 50 years? I will help you to define and realize your goals for the shoot, including choosing the best outfits for your vision.

On the day of your session, you'll set aside a bit of time to do something you love with your family. Go camping, make breakfast together, walk around your farm, pick out a Christmas tree, build a bonfire, or just snuggle. For a relaxed day, try not to make too many other plans. I'll arrive when the light is at its best for photography in your location and I'll remain mostly unobtrusive while I document your reality. You can expect a few fun prompts to get you all to loosen up (absolutely everyone is a little nervous in the beginning!) but mostly I'll be watching closely for the moments you described that define your bond. I'll come for 1-3 hours and stay as long as I need to create a quality collection for you.

larchmont-new-york-new-england-editorial-family-photographer (33 of 33).jpg
darien-connecticut-editorial-family-photography-emily-kirke (2 of 47).jpg
chamard-vineyards-ct-new-england-editorial-family-photographer (5 of 34).jpg

Photo Delivery

Because of my past life as a Graphic Designer, I take enormous pride in editing photos. Black and white or color, I make sure to honor the beauty of your shoot without compromising authenticity. Colors are correct and any retouching is subtle and realistic. 

Two to three weeks after your session, you’ll receive a digital gallery of your photos. Here you’ll be able to download high-res images and share your collection online.



It's easy to order high-quality photo prints of various sizes right from your online gallery. You also have the option to receive a truly gorgeous keepsake—a photo book designed by Emily Kirke, either magazine style or hard-cover linen and custom bound in your choice of color.

8.5 by 8.5 inch, 40 page matte magazine-style book

8.5 by 8.5 inch, 40 page matte magazine-style book

8 by 8 inch, 50 page hardcover linen book in your choice of color

8 by 8 inch, 50 page hardcover linen book in your choice of color



Emily Emily Emily, these are breathtaking! You are magic. you, your style, eye, and photography skills are what we dreamed to find. Unbelievable. We can never thank you enough. WOW. We/our families will cherish these pictures forever. and thank you for including so many extra. So very appreciated. 


Emily took photos for us of our newborn son, and we are extremely pleased with how they turned out. I was a little nervous going into the shoot – our son was only 8 days old, how would she get him to cooperate? When she first arrived, Emily made all of us feel comfortable – she is so friendly and outgoing, and started chatting with all of us. We could all relax and be at ease, which makes for the best pictures. She was so patient with our son. Our collection of photos show a vast range of styles and poses. Emily had a ton of suggestions on ways to pose – my favorite was a “lifestyle” pose in which we are lounging comfortably with our baby – but she was also very willing to take our suggestions. The photos turned out stunning because of Emily’s keen eye and mastery of light, and it is hard to choose favorites. Needless to say, we will be displaying these photos in our home and treasuring them for years to come.


Emily is such a wonderful and free-spirited soul... If anyone wants their genuine love and happiness captured they need Emily.

Request a session

Thank you for your interest in working together! To request a shoot, please review the packages and click to chat about the one that is the best fit for your family. I'll respond in one or two business days. Please let me know if you have any questions:

chamard-vineyards-ct-new-england-editorial-family-photographer (2 of 34).jpg

Collection one

1-2 hours with Emily at your home or outside and approximately 30 high res photos available for download.

editorial-connecticut-family-photography (18 of 44).jpg

CollEcTion Two

1-3 hours with Emily at your home or outside, 100 high res edited photos available for download and a 40-page soft-cover book.

chamard-vineyards-ct-new-england-editorial-family-photographer (32 of 34).jpg


1-3 hours with Emily at your home or outside, 100 high res edited photos available for download and a 50-page linen photo book.