Big World



Hey! I’m Emilie

Creator of Big World Photography

I am a wedding and elopement photographer traveling the world photographing and capturing love stories. I am also an educator, teaching others the joy of capturing life with their cameras, through my blog and online coaching.

Born and raised in Florida, I love the ocean, but I hate the sand. Adventure and the possibility of new opportunity fuels my fire, but I have to return home from time to time to visit the fam and get big cuddles from my dog Brian!  

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Elopement Photography

Elopements and intimate weddings are a great way to take it back to the basics by celebrating you and your love! What better way to express your love to each other, than amongst the beautiful nature of this earth. I love focusing on capturing those real and raw emotions that surface during such an intimate experience.

calling all aspiring photographers

Learn Photography

Has the camera been calling you? Whether you are finally following your desire to buy a camera and get behind the lens or you are just looking to hone your skills, Big world photography has something for you! I love sharing my passion for this art form through courses and one on one coaching, I can even help you decide which camera to buy! Check out my photographers page for more info! 

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Wedding Photography

So many of us dream of our wedding day since we are a little girl, so when it comes to say “I do” you want to be able to remember those special memories for the rest of your life. Big World Photography is here to capture every detail. From the small things, like your gorgeous ring, to the big things, like the tears your dad sheds as he sees his little girl for the first time on her wedding day.

Destination Weddings

If you love to travel as much as I do and have decided to tie the knot somewhere new, then I would be so excited to join you! Check out my destinations list and see if any of my travel dates line up with yours, if not, now worries, I’m always down for a different adventure!

Unfortunately due to Covid-19 all of my upcoming travel plans have been canceled. However, I will be shooting weddings and elopements all over the US so feel free to plan a new destination!

♦    Moving to Arizona June 1st 2020!

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Book an Adventure Session

You don’t have to be getting married to capture beautiful memories. Whether you wanna go hiking and exploring or just capture the simple aspects of life wtih a lifstyle shoot, I am so down! Your love story is so much more than just your wedding day and there are always moments to be captured and remembered. Let’s explore together! 

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Bucket List

Traveling is my lifestyle since it’s hard for me to sit still. Like all travelers I have a list of things I’ve done and can’t wait to do. Check out all my travel stories on the blog! 

Photograph a Hawaiian Elopement

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Visit Machu Picchu

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Travel Vietnam By Motor Bike

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Spend My Birthday Somewhere Extraordinary

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Go Skydiving In Another Country

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Watch The Hot Air Balloons At Sunset In Turkey

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Visit Chernobyl

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Brandy Hunt

“Big World Photography made our elopement all the more special. My husband is in the Air Force and our family is scattered across the United States. One of the things we love about each other is our love for adventures so we decided to something out of the norm by eloping. We had no clue where todo it and big world photography came to the rescue with the most breathtaking location. We had lived in Hawaii for almost four years and didn’t even know of the spot she had found. She made us feel so comfortable with every step in the process and was patient with our shy, goofy personalities. She was willing to help in any way she could including with deciding on what wardrobe would look best. I couldn’t have asked for a better elopement photographer and my husband and I will cherish these pictures for years to come.”

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Get The Facts

Big World Photography was created to capture the small but very meaningful moments of this big world that we live in. The best thing about love is that it is present all over the world and creates some of the most magical moments that exist.

Connecting with people on a real and personal level is why I do what I do. I don’t want to just be some stranger at your wedding telling you to smile and tilt your head to the side, because lets be honest, thats awkward! Rather I want to laugh with you, cry with you and celebrate the joy and excitement of life and being in love! 

Thats why it all starts with a meeting just like any real relationship! Whether that meeting is virtually over Skype or in person over a cup of coffee depends on where you are! If you have more questions before reaching out check out what people ask the most.

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Behind the Scenes

I am Emilie! I am a Florida girl born and raised in the same house on a dead end street in a tiny little town on the coast. I love everything to do with the ocean and make a point to explore the creatures within. I have a dream of buying an underwater housing and taking photographs below the surface, stay tuned cuz that’s gunna be fun! 


I love to dare to be the first one to jump off the waterfall cliff, learn how to spear fish or drive huge dump trucks in an underground mine in Australia, but I also love to wear dresses, do my makeup, and, oh yeah, glitter! So I guess you could say I am somewhere in between a tom boy and a girly girl.


I picked up photography in high school and a few years later it hit me that it was the first thing I actual stuck with in my life. I decided that was pretty significant, so I minored in it in college and then realized there was nothing else I could do with my life. After college I had to get out of the house, so I took of on adventures and found my love for photographing love stories and have pretty much be chasing that ever since!


There is something so special about being able to be a part of one of the happiest occasions of peoples lives. There is so much love and it is humbling to see and to be a part of it all! My favorite moments to capture are the ones that tell a real story. The ones where, when you look at them you are instantly transported back to that moment with all of it’s emotions. That is what capturing a moment really looks like. 


Are you looking for someone to capture these types of moments for you? Then get in touch and we can plan special moment just for you! 


Big World’s

Greatest Hits

Richelle & Bryle's NZ Elopement
03/12/2019 / Adventure Elopement

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Izzy & Nick Outback Engagement

04/06/2019 / Engagment


Brittany & Sean Country Wedding

3/18/2018 / Wedding


Chelsea & Micheal

2/20/2018 / Wedding


Jen & Matt

4/23/2018 / Wedding


Kelly & Andrew 1920's Themed Wedding

3/13/2018 / Wedding


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Contact Info

Now that you know a little about me, I’d love to get to know more about you! Feel free to reach out using the contact form or contact me directly through the information below. Let’s have a chat about your story so we can capture beautiful memories together!


Phone: (727) 748-6484