Meet Emily

My name is Emily Darnell and I am the owner / artist behind Emily Darnell Photography. It is an absolute privilege that you have considered hiring me as your photographer. You have a story that needs to shown, and it is so important that you feel relaxed, comfortable, and excited when you step in front of my camera. It fills my heart with joy to serve you and to create something you love and use. Thank you for letting me be a part of it!

Photography has been my way of connecting with people ever since I was a little girl. I traveled to study photography in Nashville, TN, and graduated from Nossi College of Art with a commercial photography degree. I am so grateful for the time I had to learn all the complicated aspects of my art form, and for the professionals that I had the privilege of learning from.

Since then, my dreams have grown into being a portrait photographer. I have set up my own studio in my hometown of Charleston, West Virginia, married the love of my life, and currently call myself a dog mom to a golden retriever and great dane/ German Shepard mix. Through my eight years of business my style and genre has enabled me to photograph a little bit of everything, but what remained constant and brought the most joy was photographing people. God has made us all, and there is nothing more beautiful than capturing His most loved creation
with my camera.