I’ve been a professional photographer for more than 15 years. I help tell people’s life stories by capturing people as they are, in everyday moments. My work includes artist and professional profiles, environmental portraits (view my portrait project), head shots, families, births. I also enjoy commercial product photography, travel photography and documenting intimate gatherings, and have since retired from weddings but have photographed many, many beautiful couples over the years.
Select clients of mine include HGTV, Tony Bennett, American Heart Association, AARP, Dangerous Man Brewing Co, Anna Lowenthal Walsh Art, Shift Retreats. I’m also a photography teacher of both private and group workshops. I absolutely love seeing life in images. And it’s such a privilege to create lasting keepsake images for my clients.
I also take pleasure in creating as a visual artist. I enjoy the artistic play of using ordinary materials (i.e. catalogs, paint, fabric), and various mediums of collage art, painting, crocheting and knitting, sewing, drawing, writing, digital design, furniture design and refinishing, floral and nature art. My goal is always to create colorful, light-filled pieces that are designed to uplift both me as the maker, and my collectors, and create art that reminds them of something special in their lives. Because I believe that when people feel uplifted, it radiates outward to those around them and spreads goodness in the world. I’m committed to the act of making something creative every day – a day doesn’t quite feel complete without it. You can follow along with my visual art creations over on Instagram @emilywalen.
Adventuring is what my family loves to do. We (my husband and I, and our four children) recently spent three years on the road as nomads (or gypsies as my father-in-law likes to call us!) traveling around the USA – exploring big cities to out of the way places, national parks to museums. It was an absolutely incredible few years. We’ve since settled in Colorado Springs, CO and find joy in spending time outdoors, seeing new-to-us places, and getting to know our new city. Most of all, we love to be together, spreading kindness, while exploring the near and far on this beautiful Earth.
Thanks for being here! Say hello, I’d love to hear from you.