Little Mr. J: Newborn Session

I had the best time with this adorable 6 day old- he was seriously one of the best newborns I have ever photographed.  We caught him at a sleepy time and he was so easy-going and cooperative.  I just love this sweet family, this beautiful new big sister and the obvious love the 4 of them share.  I hope you enjoy a few of my favorites from their gallery!


Little Mr. A: Newborn Session

I got to spend some time with the cutest little 3 week old- he was so adorably sweet! Not to mention his three adoring big brothers! I hope you enjoy a few of my favorites from this newborn session.



Product Photography Session: Kwee Jack Fish Co.

Ever since I started in the photography business, I gave myself the personal goal to “find the beauty in whatever I am presented to photograph.”

It’s usually not very hard when I get to shoot the cutest squishy newborn lips or the bluest, most beautiful two year old eyes that stare just into my soul.   I get the most gorgeous brides and get to capture the beautiful raw emotion that comes from committing your life and love to your soul mate.

Sometimes, though, I get beauty in simplicity.

Recently, the most beautiful salmon filets ended up in front of my lens, and it was so much fun to showcase their simplistic beauty.  I also got to taste test these filets and I have to tell you, it was the best salmon I have ever had.  And I am a salmon lover- I order salmon at restaurants.  My husband is not a huge fan of fish in general and he could not believe how flavorful and not “fishy” tasting it was- he was definitely a fan.

I am not getting paid to say anything about this fish, I just wanted to give a huge thumbs up to a great product, that speaks for itself.

This salmon is wild, not farmed, caught in Bristol Bay, Alaska.  It is professionally processed, de-boned, vacuum sealed, and deep frozen to make it sushi-grade.

Orders are taken in the spring (orders are open until May 25th, I believe), it is harvested in June and July, and orders are ready for pickup ( in Billings and Bozeman) or shipped (anywhere in Montana) in September.     There are several other pickup locations around the country as well, including areas like PA, WI, and NJ.

Here is a link to the Kwee Jack Fish Co. website that would answer more questions and help in the ordering process:

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Little Miss “A”: One Year Old

This little sweetheart turned one a few weeks ago and we did this fun session to capture all her cuteness before she grows up and changes so fast.  She had the most adorable range of expressions and I had to work for it but she gave me a few smiles too.

I hope you enjoy all her sweetness!

Little Miss “E”: One Year Cake Smash

I can’t believe this sweetheart is ONE already! Time goes so fast- it seems like yesterday I was doing her newborn pictures and now she is already one year old! She is absolutely adorable- she had so many giggles and sweet smiles, especially for her daddy! We had a fun cake smash at the end of the session too.  I hope you enjoy a few of my favorites from the session!




Children’s Session: Mommy’s Wedding Dress

I had a unique session request come through a few weeks ago- a mom wanted to do a session letting her four young daughters try on her wedding dress! I was so excited and could not believe how fun and special that sounded. I might just steal this idea for my own daughters- it was so much fun!

I could just see this sweet mom reliving her wedding day as she watched her daughters’ eyes light up as they put on this gorgeous dress and played with all her wedding day jewelry and accessories.  It was hard to keep them looking their age in this dress, because these little girls are all so.stinkin. beautiful!  There were so many giggles and smiles- I hope you enjoy this special session as much as I did!





Little Miss K: Two Years Old

This spunky two year old gave me a work out a few weeks ago! It is so fun to chase this age around and capture them as they actually are: BUSY!  I even got to snap a couple pictures of her big brothers too. I hope you enjoy her sass and sweetness- Happy 2nd Birthday Kate!


Little Miss “A”: Newborn Session

A couple weeks ago I ventured out into the beautiful Montana snow with this sweet couple for some maternity pictures before their baby girl decided to arrive.  They trusted me to know her name and initials ahead of time in order to take some special photos showcasing her beautiful, but still secret, name.  I wasn’t able to post this image on their maternity blog because little miss still hadn’t made her appearance, but I wanted to share it here because I just love it so much.  It is one of my absolute favorites.  I love those detail images that are special and meaningful to the couple.


And then earlier this week I got to spend time with the sweetest little 6 day old baby girl.   I hope you enjoy my favorites from her newborn session.  Congratulations Allie and Andrew- she is absolutely beautiful!

eMarie Photography: A Glimpse Inside the Studio

Hey there! My name is Elise, owner and photographer of eMarie Photography!

In case you were wondering, I came up with the name eMarie from my full name, Elise Marie.   I was named after a very special woman, my grandmother, whose first name is Marie.  I thought it kinda rolled off the tongue, and made my business name very personal and special to me.

2017 allowed me to check off one of my top 3 things on my bucket list: to open my own natural light studio.  It has been a dream of mine for years to expand my business into a studio.  I started eMarie Photography back in 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky, where we lived at the time.  I had a thriving business down there, but then we decided to move to Billings in 2013 and I didn’t really know if I would continue the business or not after we moved.  I loved it, but it’s really hard to basically start over with building a client base in a new area, especially in a place when there are so many other talented photographers.    I decided to just see what happened, and my client base continued to grow and grow.  I seriously have the awesomest clients..  I did newborn sessions out of my living room and then my dining room, as unconventional as it was, and business just kept coming in.


Fast forward 5 years later, and I am so excited to announce that eMarie Photography moved into a beautiful natural light studio this Fall.  It has gorgeous light radiating from two walls of floor to ceiling windows.  It is right in the middle of town, so it is super convenient with a big spacious parking lot and easy access right on Broadwater.

Signs made by:  Bethany at She Likes Letters. 

Signs made by:  Bethany at She Likes Letters.



Why a natural light studio? Why not add studio lighting? The answer is simple- natural light is my “style”, my “aesthetic”.   Every photographer gets known for a certain style, whether they want to be or not.  I just love shooting with natural light- its gives such a warm, natural look to my images.  I can not believe the beautiful light that I get to work with in this studio.



We also have a super fun kids corner to keep the little ones occupied during their baby sister’s newborn session or during little brother’s cake smash.. Or if they just need a little break from smiling during their own photo session.

It is bright, airy, modern, and cozy all at the same time. The black, white, and mint green color scheme just makes me smile.  There are little glimpses into me and what makes me tick all over the studio.  I have a mild obsession with “old” things:  (typewriters, phones, cameras, bicycles, records, pianos).  Not to mention everywhere you look are some of my all time favorite images from the past  seven years.

Many priceless memories have been captured here already.. won’t you let me capture those tiny newborn feet, your one year old’s first birthday cake as he smears frosting all over his face and belly, your two year old’s captivating eyes that look as if they are staring straight into your soul?… Those are the memories I try to capture for you.  I am a momma too -those are the details of my own children I want to never forget.  Those are the details I want to give you.  Life is Lovely- cherish it.



Contact me here if you want to talk more about setting up a session.  In the studio I offer newborn sessions, first year cake smashes, child portraits, small family sessions, and business head shots.

I still love shooting outdoors, using both urban and nature backgrounds.  Most of my engagement sessions, family sessions, senior sessions, and large groups are done outside.

Wedding consultations are also done in the studio.  If you are recently engaged and interested in knowing more about my wedding package, go here to learn more.

eMarie Photography is located at : 2059 Broadwater Avenue Suite A.  Billings, MT 59102