Hey! I’m Emilie
Creator of Big World Photography
I am a wedding and elopement photographer currently living in my van, 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, so I have taken my house on the road with my dog Brian to travel and capture your adventures!
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.
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It is truly important that I work with the right couples, and because of this I do not take every wedding that I am approached by. You deserve the absolute best! That is why it is so important that I make sure Big World Photography is the right choice for you. Please fill out an application by clicking the button below and I’ll respond within the next 24 hours to set up a time to talk!
capture your love story
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.
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!
♦ Currently in Arizona
♦ Coming soon Nevada, Utah and California dates!
lets adventure together
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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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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.
who is big world photography
Behind the Scenes
I’m Emilie, Florida born and raised with a mad case of the travel bug. I grew up in the same house on a dead end street in the little big town of Palm Harbor, Florida. I left my little world for the first time when I moved to South FL for college where I studied photography; but when I graduated I wasn’t ready to start a career because, I knew it was time to see more of this big world.
My first adventure was Peru and it solidified my fate as a wanderer. When I came home I started my wedding photography business. I loved capturing and telling love stories in beautiful and unique ways but I felt limited sticking to my home town once again.
So I packed my bags and booked a one way ticket for me and my camera to Bali, Indonesia. I spent the following two years chasing my wanderlust all through Southeast Asia, Australia and even New Zealand. I got to experience some of the most amazing cultures and landscapes and even photograph a few elopements.
This is when I realized there is a whole other world of love stories that I HAD to be a part of. Elopements are to me, a pure form of getting married. It takes it back to what really matters. LOVE. Specifically a couples’ love for each other. The day is spent slowing down and appreciating life, each other, and this big beautiful world that we get the privilege to be a part of.
I finally came home because of COVID and started building out my van after a brief stint living in Arizona driving a 400 ton dump truck for work… but that’s another story. At last I have my van Walter, my dog Brian, and the wide open road! We are making our way around the US to photograph elopements and intimate weddings, to capture and tell the beautiful love stories of some of the amazing people that live in this great big world!
The question is… Are you ready to join the adventure? If you answered yes, reach out, because I’d love to get to know you!
Katie & Preston Island Elopement
5/11/2020 / Elopement
Brandy & Justin Hawaiian Elopement
03/13/2019 / Elopement
Richelle & Bryle's NZ Elopement
Izzy & Nick Outback Engagement
04/06/2019 / Engagment
Jen & Matt
4/23/2018 / Wedding
Brittany & Sean Country Wedding
3/18/2018 / Wedding
Let’s get to know each other
I can’t wait to hear from you!
lets see if were a good fit
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