Kind Words - Emily Kirsten

wedding & portrait photography | est. MMXII |  serving southern oregon, the oregon coast, and northern california


As an event planner and co-owner of an event rental company, we work with a lot of different event vendors. Emily's sweet, kind and personable nature is so refreshing. She always has a smile on her face. We recently worked together on a styled shoot and when we got the scans back, I was blown away by her skill and talent. I love how she let the couple be themselves and capture their natural personalities. I look forward to working with Emily again in, hopefully, the near future! - Erica, The Party Gallery

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After meeting numerous photographers, we chose Emily to be our wedding photographer for our wedding on August 5, 2017. Emily’s pricing fit our budget, and allowed us to get the most for our money. My husband and I met with Emily multiple times before our wedding, including our engagement photo session. We explained beforehand that we really wanted a photojournalistlic feel to our photos, nothing too posed, we wanted them to tell a story of our day... and I could not be happier with our photos!!! Emily returned our photos within a month (maybe six weeks) and they were absolutely stunning!!! Our photos absolutely tell the entire story of our wedding day, and I’m so glad that I have gorgeous pictures to show our special day for the rest of our lives. Emily is the sweetest person you will ever meet, she brings such a calming presence to her shoots. We can’t wait to work with Emily again for our future family photos!!! - Mr. & Mrs. Valdez

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I'm so glad we chose Emily to photograph our wedding day! She was available for the whole day, which was a huge bonus because she was able to capture the entire wedding and getting ready process. She also has such a positive and generous attitude, and was a joy to work with. We received tons of great pictures, and looking through them brings back such great memories from our special day. Thank you! - Mr. & Mrs. Harvey

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Emily was a JOY to work with! She was very organized and professional and the quality of her work we were very pleased with! We love our wedding pictures so much and will treasure them forever and are so thankful Emily gave us this priceless gift! She was very helpful on the wedding day and captured exactly what we wanted, she had our best interest in mind and helped make our wedding a day to remember. I would highly recommend Emily Kirsten Photography for any of your photography needs, you will be glad you chose her! :)

- Mr. & Mrs. Swan

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We are beyond delighted with Emily's photos of our wedding. The fullness and beauty of the day was captured by her with amazing poses, lighting, and a keen eye for impromptu shots, as if we were ones behind the camera clicking all the shots that we wanted. She is very professional, direct and accomplished, not to mention she is always smiling and a joy to work with. Thank-you Emily for a perfect storybook of memories of our wedding day!!! -Mr. & Mrs. Holman

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I've known Emily for a long time. She is always so responsible and professional. She took amazing engagement and wedding photos for my husband and i, and I would strongly recommend her to anyone looking for a talented, professional photographer. - Mr. & Mrs. Weakley

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Two years ago Emily was our photographer for my and my husband's wedding and she was absolutely fantastic. I had seen her work when she was a second shooter for my mother's wedding a few years before, and as soon as me and my husband got engaged Emily was the first person I knew I had to have as part of my team to make our dream wedding-- and she did not disappoint! Emily is highly professional, reasonably priced, and captures the moments you want to always remember beautifully. Since our wedding, she has captured more special moments for my dad's wedding and will be helping me and my husband out again with our maternity shoot this August (2017). I highly recommend her for any of your special occasions! - Mr. & Mrs. Craig

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I was a procrastinator through the whole wedding planning process and picking a photographer was no different. I sent out mass emails and Facebook messages to at least 15 photographers that were in the area and in our price range about 6 months before the wedding. Some were already booked but most took days (even a few took weeks) to get back to me. Emily was quick to respond that she was available and sent her wedding contract information which was so comforting to me. The contract included all of the things we were looking for. All day photography, no limit on pictures, the option to add a second photographer, multiple locations and a flash drive of the edited photos with the rights to print. She did all of these things and more. The week before the wedding, she met with me at the venue around the same time as the wedding. We walked the grounds to scout good photo locations and to also take a look at where the sun would be for lighting. Day of the wedding, Emily started at my parents house for getting ready pictures and then went to the venue and stayed until the end of the night. She gives good directions that are helpful to nervous bridal party people. The second photographer came before the ceremony and familiarized herself with the grounds and took some beautiful scenery shots. Having 2 photographers and getting pictures from 2 different angles is something that we will always be grateful we did! We received our amazing pictures a week earlier than expected and she even followed up to be sure that it made it to us since we live in Washington. The first photobook she was going to send had some blemishes on them (not her fault - photobook company's fault) so she re-ordered one for us and sent both so we could have an extra copy. Emily's photography style is unique and beautiful and they already look great up on our wall! We will definitely book her for future family pictures. - Mr. & Mrs. Banuelos


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Emily was professional, helpful, patient, and did an awesome job. Everyone loved her pictures, and I would definitely recommend her. She got a multitude of gorgeous (and adorable) pictures from my wedding, including photos of the details, and a snapshot of me with my elusive youngest cousin (who has autism and is very camera shy). She also had one picture edited and up very quickly so we could see it, which was excellent, as my husband's family wasn't able to come and wanted pictures. Thank you, Emily, for doing such a great job! :) - Mr. & Mrs. Maus


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Emily did an awesome job with my wedding, took wonderful pictures, and really knows what she is doing. My wife and I love them. Emily is great I would recommend her to anyone. - Mr. & Mrs. Kupelian


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This was the best decision we could have made for our day was having Emily as our photographer. I had no idea what to look for in a photographer, but she exceeded our expectations! A friend recommended her to us and we couldn't have been more pleased with her shots! One of her shots was even featured in a southern Oregon bridal magazine from our wedding, which made me feel super cool! But it is just a testimony to her awesome work. She was completely professional and showed up to everything on time if not early. All of our pre-wedding meetings she was so sweet to my fiance and I and we just had such a good vibe about her. She was very clear and up front with her expectations as a photographer for us, and we were very clear with the look and feel for the photos that we wanted. Also, we have a lot of family drama, which makes things awkward for pictures as some can imagine. She made everyone feel comfortable and was very direct. She was very flexible with us because she ended up staying later than we initially told her (Obviously we payed her for those extra hours), but she truly just blessed our socks off. We are happy to give her the business but however we consider ourselves the lucky ones! I'm extremely shocked and saddened by this rude review I read on her page, and please please please don't believe a word of that! She did AWESOME & will make you completely happy that you chose her as your photographer! Thanks again Emily and sorry this review was a few months late! - Mr. & Mrs. Sorenson


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Emily was a surprise to us as a wedding gift from my husbands cousin and she was awesome . She caught alot of wonderful moments for us and we couldn't have asked for a better gift.. She was professional and worked around my chaotic family .. I'd recommend her for any photos .

-Mr. & Mrs. Prosise


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Emily is a young photographer but certainly talented. She is very sweet and fun to work with. -Mr. & Mrs. Hang

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Emily is very enjoyable to work with! She has an amazing eye!! I had a few ideas for pictures but she had so many more ideas that were very unique, the great thing is I ended up with more than I expected. I got not only pictures of the ceremony but also of the venue, of everyone getting ready and of the reception. I received such a great variety of photos that I will be able to look back and remember my special day as if it were yesterday. She was able to capture more than memories, she captured emotions and for that I could not have asked for more!!! On top of the outstanding quality Emily provides her prices are unbeatable. I am forever great full for all she has done to make my wedding day a little more special! THANK YOU!!!! - Mr. & Mrs. Lewis


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Emily was amazing to work with, very professional and helpful. She has such talent! I highly recomend her! The pictures turned out beauitful and so unique! I was so happy with her pictures, she listened to what i wanted and I went above and beyond what i had requested. Very fun to work with and fun to be around. Her work is amazing! - Mr. & Mrs. Young


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WOW where do I start? Our big day was captured BEAUTIFULLY by Emily. We are beyond pleased with our photos! Emily was so easy to work with and be around. Her great personality and kindness made taking photos on a hot day effortless. There were so many special, candid, sentimental moments captured... literally blew me away at how talented she is. She truly has a special gift, the kind of creative eye and style that most photographers take years to develop, in my opinion. Thank you SOOOO much Emily! Forever grateful. -Mr. & Mrs. Thurman


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