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My story

Through my work as a photographer, I aim to highlight clients living in the moment and to create honest, meaningful and heartwarming images.  My style is authentic, simple and unique.  I truly believe that less is more and always like to keep things simple.  I try to avoid traditional, obviously posed studio shots.  Capturing fleeting moments and honest emotion in an authentic environment is something I strive for and my hope is that clients will treasure their images forever!

I have lived and worked in the UK, Japan, France and the USA.  I currently live in Wilton, Connecticut with my husband, two children and our 'goofy' Goldendoodle.  When I'm not shooting, I love to bake with my kids, run and listen to live music.

Born in England, I also speak fluent French and Japanese.


"It has been a pleasure working with Ema Whittaker on more than one occasion.  Her pre-planning, location scouting and understanding of my vision really paid off with the finished product.  I couldn't be happier with how the pictures turned out.  Her cheerful disposition and collaborative work ethic make her truly unique."   Nicole, Wilton, CT.

"I am absolutely thrilled with the way Ema Whittaker Photography captured the true beauty of the sea glass we work with.  Each product shot is a small piece of art with the utmost care placed on the lighting and staging of the jewelry.  The results were amazing."  Beth Crowell,  Wilton Sea Glass, CT.

"Ema possesses those rare qualities so hard to find in a photographer;  she is sincere, caring and spontaneous.  At my wedding, I was able to relax and put all of my trust in her.  Her skillful eye and creative approach led to beautiful, and natural compositions, even though she was completely unobtrusive.  Ema has a gentle but efficient manner and put my guests and ourselves at complete ease.  I can honestly say that my wedding photographs remain to this day the most flattering images of myself ever taken.  I was euphoric with her photography, and it is a wonderful reminder of our precious day."  Katherine, Surrey, UK.

"Our family portrait session with Ema was so much fun!  Her photography captured both the closeness we feel as a family and the essence of each of our personalities We are so very happy with the photographs!!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!"  Dawn, Wilton, CT.

"We hired Ema Whittaker Photography to photograph our son's Bar Mitzvah.  Ema's level of preparation, organization and professionalism exceeded all our expectations!  She was wonderful and the final photographs turned out beautiful!  I will recommend her  to any and all family and friends shopping for a photographer.  She is the BEST in my book, and I would highly encourage anyone in the market for a photographer to hire Ema."  Ellen & Barry, Wilton. CT.

"Thank you doesn't seem apt enough for recording a moment in time that all of us will treasure time immemorial.  Ema is fantastic at what she does!"  Dana, Wilton, CT.