Hi! I'm Emily,
and I'd love to be your photographer.
I graduated from a small liberal arts school in upstate New York in 2009 with my BA in Studio Art. Originally intending to work for Disney for five months on a College Program internship, I ended up becoming a permanent transplant to central Florida and worked as a PhotoPass photographer for almost two years. During that time, I realized that I wanted to be in creative control of the images I created for people, and decided to start my own company so that I could capture the magic on my own terms. E. Gilbert Photography was created in the fall of 2010 and I never looked back.
As a self-proclaimed geek, I love all things nerdy & kitschy. I'm a foodie, but I also have a strange affinity for junk food & all things overly salty. I watch way too much television while I edit my photos. I love anything Baz Luhrman or Wes Anderson. I could listen to true crime podcasts for hours (and often do). I love Firefly, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Star Wars, and anything & everything Disney.
I love capturing weddings of all kinds, but I specialize in telling the stories of couples who choose to express their love in less traditional ways - ways that feel true to who they are. If you're planning a wedding that's styled after your personalities, I might be the right photographer for you.
My favorite, can't-live-without-it food is sushi, with a close second being any & all desserts.
My signature hair color is very ginger, but I occasionally switch it up to Slytherin green!
Autumn has always been my favorite season, and I very much wish Florida had changing leaves.
I binge watch my favorite TV shows while editing photos, most often The Office, Parks and Rec, or Schitt's Creek.
I'm a Slytherin...when Pottermore told me I was a Ravenclaw I created a new account to take the test again.
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Emily was AMAZING!!! Choosing Emily was the best decision we made out of all our wedding planning. From the very start she was so helpful [...] Our wedding package came with a day of coordinator, but Emily helped us more than our assigned coordinator. She was able to tell us where we needed to be, helped get us to the actual wedding, and offered valuable advice along the way [...] She was a joy to have the entire time and took beautiful pictures [...] I can't say enough about how wonderful Emily is and how wonderful all of our pictures are!
— heather & steve
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