About

At emilie inc., we photograph what we see. It's that simple.

It's a privilege to be allowed access into your life and we would never ask you to be anything that you are not. Not a fan of painfully posed portraits? No worries, we make it fun. That moment you never dreamed of but wind up cherishing for a lifetime? Our specialty. We'll help you tell the story of this exciting, emotional, extraordinary time as you set out on the adventure of married life. You won't find trendy or gimmicky techniques here.

This approach to our wedding photography has its origins in our founder and owner, Emilie Sommer. As a photojournalist and photo editor at USA Today and the Washington Post, Emilie trained her lens on everyone from presidents to rock stars to beauty queens, and she learned to capture the truth and emotion inherent in every assignment. But photographing a cousin's wedding on Maine's coast in 2001 got her hooked on documenting brides and grooms, and Emilie soon returned to Maine to launch her own wedding photography business.

emilie inc. has since grown to include more visual virtuosos and is the top wedding photography studio in the state. You'll find the same true-to-life documentary style in everything our photographers do, at a range of price points to accommodate a variety of budgets.

Outside of our day-to-day wedding work, we also devote our time to Pink Initiative, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that raises funds and awareness for breast cancer research founded by Emilie in 2008. We donate a portion of every wedding fee to this important cause.

You may have come across our work in the following notable press outlets:

• Agence France-Presse • Associated Press • Avon Walk for Breast Cancer • Boston Weddings • Bravo • Brides • Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Magazine • InTouch Weekly • Knight Ridder Tribune • Ladies Home Journal • Martha Stewart • Modern Bride Magazine • National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund • National Public Radio • O, The Oprah Magazine • Rangefinder Magazine • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital • TheKnot Magazine • The Learning Channel • TIME Magazine • USA Today • Vera Wang Fine Papers • Washington Post • Washington Post Magazine • Washington Times

Below, a glimpse at some of our friends and colleagues. We're members of:

• Buoy Local • Buy Local • Convention and Visitors Bureau of Greater Portland • LulaWed • Maine Wedding Company • National Press Photographers Association • Pink Initiative • Portland Museum of Art and the Contemporaries • Portland Regional Chamber • TheKnot • Wedding & Portrait Photographers International • WeddingWire • White House News Photographers' Association