I appreciate passionate, kind humans, witty puns, and good coffee. Also, dog kisses, downward dogs, open space, and a good road trip.


But most importantly, I love nothing more than getting behind the camera—it's my happy place.


To me, photography is a medium that requires time, humility, thought, and trust. It is an art that lasts beyond yesterday, today and tomorrow. It captures moments of transition and development; and encourages light and vulnerability. It finds the light even where darkness may dwell. It shows order to chaos. And it celebrates courage, confidence and natural beauty.


I have seen how the heart of trail less traveled—my business + my passion—is lived out in the people I have the pleasure of meeting and photographing. I want to document people who are deeply rooted, grow toward the light, march to the beat of their own drum, and remain humble throughout the process. People who are real, honest, and not afraid to admit that they haven’t “arrived,” but are still very much in the beginning stages of growing together and figuring out life.


I want to continue to bloom and see that others continue to bloom, too.

All that to say the heart behind my images are found where growth and humility meet and form something beautifully authentic. My desire is to capture that and make it last.


My first film negatives are from 1991 - I was four years old - they were photographs of horses.

I grew up mucking stalls at a handful of local farms in exchange for riding.

I've been completely obsessed with both photography + horses ever since.


Both require me to be fully present.

I love that.

© 2021 by EMMA PERKUHN