This is me.

I'm Emily,...Emily Anderson. My kids, Ella & Tessa think my last name is Photography and Tessa thinks hers and her daddy's last name is Anderson Motorcars. He's a car salesman here in Okemah, OK.

 I've been doing this professionally since mine and my husband's third year of marriage....so about 10 years now. Wow! That makes me feel old typing that out loud. When you look at my profile picture, you may sum me up to be a pretty serious and quiet person. HA! I do have a serious, deep side, but when we meet, you'll more than likely hear me before you see me. I love to laugh, I'm kind of loud, I do know how to be quiet, even though my husband may disagree. He tends to remind me to use my inside voice when we are out at a restaurant with friends and I get excited. Let's see, what else....It's a little awkward to just talk about yourself.... I like like like like coffee, a lot! I love spending time with Jesus when I first wake up..with the coffee. I love being spontaneous...maybe even find some good coffee.  I love being outside...especially about an hour before sundown! Oh, and with you know what in hand. You got it, coffee. 

But enough about me,   Let's talk about the "perfect picture" for a minute. 

What does that mean to you? 

Would the picture be "perfect" to you if everyone was looking right into the camera, every hair in place,  with a pleasant, smiling expression? 

I've done these things myself when I first starting photographing my own kiddos. I would get irritated if they wouldn't look right at me and give me that genuine smile we all hope they'll do at the perfect time. And those are still gorgeous and priceless, but give yourself some grace to think of it different, too.  :) My favorite images of my kiddos right now are ones where their hair is blowing everywhere, and they're not even looking at me. I can remember their giggles in that moment when I look at those pictures now. 

When you see some of your favorite images, what do you see? What do you feel? 

These are the images I want to create for you. I want you to look back at them and remember how you felt at that moment in your life. That moment when you were there with your family on a beautiful evening with the sun setting. The moment your child was brought into this world. The moment when time freezes and your child is running through the grass with the biggest smile on their face.  To me, that is a perfect picture. ❤️