October 20, 2010

Emilie Decker

Emilie Decker, Photo By Emilie,  is a self-taught photographer who specializes in portraiture, event, and wedding photography. She has a special talent for capturing the unique essence of children and passing her knowledge along to others. Her award-winning work can be found on the walls of Utah’s trendiest homes, businesses and has been published in local magazines.

Growing up in St. George, Utah, Emilie pored over magazines, art, and took an active interest in her mother’s scrapbooking business. She loved preserving images of people and remembers being fascinated by capturing an exact moment in time – particularly one that can never be repeated.

Emilie’s transformation from photo hobbyist to full-fledged professional photographer was not part of a pre-planned career path. Always the “ham,” Emilie’s interest in being in and taking photos started at a young age, a hobby that she cultivated while attending the University of Utah and serving as Student Body Vice President her senior year. To record her adventures, she took literally hundreds of photographs.

It wasn’t until her first nephew, Tyler, was born XX years ago that she began snapping in earnest, observing and learning to appreciate the different qualities of a quick eye and natural light. As friends and family began requesting her services more frequently, Emilie’s flirtation with photography quickly grew into a passionate embrace for the medium and launched a new career. It wasn’t long before Emilie handed her tiny point and shoot digital camera to her little sister, Ali, and purchased professional-grade Nikon equipment.

Photography is a perfect match for Emilie’s talents and personality. She has always had the ability to make other smile and giggle. Further, her style for capturing the details and emotion of life’s breathtaking moments makes her one of the most sought-after local photographers and teacher for up-and-coming photographers.

Emilie will be teaching