Hey! I’m Emilie
Creator of Big World Photography
I am a wedding and elopement photographer currently based in Arizona, 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.
apply to work with me
2021 dates filling up
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 we are the right choice for you. Pleas 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
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!
whats new on
You have probably heard of people doing a trash the dress before and maybe you have even thought about how you would never "trash" something you spent so much money on. I totally get it! I'm not sure I could really do that either, but the good news...
learn about the process
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 am Emilie, Florida girl born and raised in the same house on a dead end street in a tiny little town on the coast. I love the ocean but the mountains have been calling. Thats why I recently picked up everything, including my adorable pup Brian packed it all away in a tiny 17 foot camper and moved out to Arizona!
I have two things I live for in life, one being adventure. Whether it be backpacking through Thailand, exploring a hidden creek off the coast or a simple hike, I am always down! The other is of course, photography, because what is the point of an awesome adventure without being able to capture and save those memories forever?
I am a gemini, and whether you believe in that type of thing or not, you can’t tell me it’s not hella accurate! Being a gemini has always made it extremely hard to stick to one thing, but one day I realized photography was it. being the only thing in my entire life that I really stuck to and continued to get better at and be passionate about, I had no choice but to really pursue it at that point.
I went to college, honed my skills and then started my wedding photography business. However, small town Florida was not going to cut it for me. Shortly after starting the business, I decided to take it to the road, packing up my life into a backpack, and taking off to travel and photograph the world and it’s many moments for the next two years.
During that time I got to photograph some amazing elopements in places like New Zealand and Hawaii, Learn how to drive a monster dump truck in an underground mine in Australia, and become scuba certified in Thailand! It was quite the wild ride, and now that I am back state side and have no plans of stopping. Starting here in Arizona and working my way all around the US, photographing adventure elopements and intimate weddings. I will be telling the love stories of beautiful people just like you, making real authentic connections along the way.
The question is… Are you ready for an 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