Emily Layne

I can still smell the grill and hear the swings as they went back and forth on summer evenings. I can still hear my parents voices as they read books to my brothers and me snuggled on the couch. I can still picture myself holding my mom's hand walking up to Target for the shopping trips we'd take together. And I can still see my mom grab her camera (a film camera) to document all the special moments, but also the everyday, mundane moments.  I can still see it. I can still smell it. I can still hear it. I can still feel it. The sights, smells, sounds, and feelings of my childhood

A lot of times it's in the simple, in-between, no-big-deal moments that we are creating special memories for our children. Sure, I remember our wonderful trip to Disney World and the fun birthday parties (which were all great!), but my most cherished memories are the ones when we were together, just living life. 

The way I felt in those moments and how I feel when thinking back on them is what I want to encapsulate for you. 

Motherhood has allowed me to stretch and grow in ways I could have only imagined before. I struggled with postpartum depression and PTSD from a traumatic birth experience and start to life for our second son. It's definitely not all sunshine and rainbows here, but you know what it is? It's love. It's family. And we're building a legacy of progression and love as a family even amongst the hard days. I'm glad you're here and I hope you join me as I work to live more presently with my own family and preserve memories rich in emotion for your family.


“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” 


Two photographers on your wedding day means we provide a sense of security and creativity we wouldn't be able to provide if we weren't together. We can be in two places at once if needed, we capture two different angles throughout day, one of us can help with posing while the other is shooting, and working together gives us the opportunity for one of us to get the classic photographs while the other is getting more photos of the more spontaneous moments through different angles. This allows us to provide our couples with a wide variety of images that truly tell the story of their day. 

There are two of us

Because we photograph every wedding together, we are able to provide our couples with a strong, consistent style. While we have our own areas of expertise and our own styles of creativity, we have become confident in our individual roles and that means a consistent shooting style for you to benefit from! We are always striving to become better and love having the support and encouragement from each other to do so as we work together to build your first heirlooms as a married couple. 


We are both main photographers on your wedding day, as opposed to one main shooter and one second shooter. We can depend on each other for certain images or angles throughout the day, we know what each other needs with just a quick glance, and it provides more stability for you. We never have to worry about securing a second shooter or who that person may be. We know every time. It's the two of us at every wedding. You can trust and depend on us more because we are married and in the business together. 


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Kind Words from Clients

We absolutely loved having Emily come to our house for a family session. She was such a nurturing and calming presence that my 6 year old immediately took her by the hand to give her a tour of the house—and probably would have spent the whole hour that way if she could have! We took pictures in our own space, doing things we actually love doing, and I feel so confident that having these pictures will be a treasure for years to come. I love that the pictures are more than just a picture for our Christmas card, but that it’s also the toddler asking for snacks in his learning tower (like he always does!) and the kids jumping on the couch (like they always do!) It feels like such a gift to have this phase of life documented so that one day when there aren’t little kids leaving little crumbs, we can look at the pictures and be transported right back. My kids are already asking when Emily can come back to do it again and I agree!!!

Oh, Emily. These photographs are more than we could have ever dreamed of. The way you captured our personalities and love for one another is something we'll cherish for a lifetime. Thank you, thank you. We cannot wait to have you photograph our family again in the future. Thank you for the special time together and beautiful memories. 


The environment and vibe Emily brings to a session is so different than what we've experienced during sessions before. Her heart and passion shine through the entire time and are obvious in every photo we received, as well. We couldn't believe how evident it was that she really loves her job. She made us feel so comfortable and we love that we have photos in our home, doing what we love together. We didn't have to worry about a thing - Emily directed the kids, too! Hands-down the best photographer in Indy! 


Working with Emily was a dream. She made me feel comfortable from the start, and we made such sweet memories all while keeping a natural feel to the session. I couldn't be happier or recommend working with her more! A dream session!