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your memories are in good hands 

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Love of photography, love of connection.

I made the leap from law to love

Love of milestone moments

If someone told me while I was studying for the LSATs to go to law school that I would end up becoming a professional photographer, I would have laughed and said "that sounds amazing, but I need to make money doing something practical!" Well, here I am. It was the right choice for me to make the leap, and I haven’t looked back since. When I had my second and last baby, my heart wasn't in it to be an attorney anymore, and I didn’t know what to do next. It wasn’t until my husband, Tony, gifted me a local photography class that my next move became clear. (He could tell I loved taking photos before I knew it!)

I fell in love with the art, made the decision to leave my first career, and the rest is history. Even though I strayed from my original plan, I’ve never been happier and more sure of my path. I love to connect with every couple I photograph, and it’s my mission to give you beautiful, artistic photos that reflect everything that makes your relationship special.

Take a look at my life 

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  • My family consists of me and SIX boys. My husband, 2 human sons, 2 furry sons, and a tortoise keep me on my toes.

  • I'm an avid traveler - I've been to 39 countries (and counting!)

  • I call San Francisco my home base, but I also have a home in Pine Mountain by Yosemite National Park and a family home in Osaka, Japan. 

  • I'm a Golden State Warriors fangirl. Courtside tickets are the way to my heart.

  • You will always find me with a cup of strong caffeinated tea - all day long. 

Experience your
day and remember
every moment

I’ll give you the perfect mix of curated and candid

The beauty of photography is having tangible memories to cherish, but you don’t want to spend your entire day posing for the camera. Instead, you want to soak up all of the feel-good moments with your loved ones. I value living in the moment, so I’ll get all of your traditional, curated photos efficiently before spending the day snapping candids.

Emily was everything we had hoped for and more

She is extremely professional, as well as being very personable and friendly. The photographs came out beautiful, and many more than we expected. We also used her husband, Tony, as our officiant, and would recommend him as well. We had a perfect wedding, and it was captured in her photographs forever. Thank you Emily and Tony!


Meet the team

I couldn’t do this alone

Tony, Emily's husband 
and Officiant

Please note: While Tony will be the wedding officiant whenever possible, in some cases he is not available on select dates. If he is not able to officiate your wedding, I have many other amazing officiants to call!

Tony is not only our officiant, but he’s also my loving husband. He has always been my biggest supporter, and has now become a permanent fixture at Emily Jenks Photography. When the pandemic hit in 2020, so many couples could no longer get married, so Tony became ordained and stepped right in to help. He’s already married countless couples, and loves being able to contribute to creating an amazing experience all around. Tony is available for non-denominational, spiritual, or religious ceremonies because he believes in giving every couple the wedding they’ve always imagined - he’ll even coordinate his outfit to make sure your pictures are beautiful no matter what!

To provide the best experience, I work closely with a team of talented professionals. Tony, my husband, gave me the confidence to start my business, and is now an integral part of Emily Jenks Photography. As a husband and wife team, we’re lucky to help each couple we work with step into marriage just as we did years ago. It’s special to create and capture the first moments of your new life together, and we take pride in helping plan the perfect day for you and your partner. 

Shana, Videographer

Shana is a wedding filmmaker based out of the Bay area who’s been in the business since 2019. She’s a down-to-earth person who loves to build lasting relationships with every couple, and enjoys every second of creating her art. Many people debate whether or not they should hire a videographer for their wedding day, and the answer is absolutely YES. Having someone to craft a wedding film that showcases your love is something you’ll cherish for a lifetime. She’ll capture the pure joy and magnetism between you and your partner on your wedding day, and will create a beautiful highlight reel of your favorite memories.

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Katherine, Client CARE

Katherine has been our resident Client Happiness Coordinator since March 2021, and is amazing at her job. She’s a Bay area native and lover of travel, so she’ll be one of your most valuable resources during this time. You’ll often first hear from her when you inquire, and will continue communicating with Katherine once you book your date. She loves helping clients plan and execute their dream elopement, and always prioritizes each couples’ wish list. She’s here to guide you through the entire planning process so you can focus more on the excitement rather than unnecessary stress. Whether you need vendor recommendations, location options, or styling advice, Katherine’s your girl.


Elopement Associates

My team of pros with cameras at-the-ready. We can bring happy memories to so many more clients now, because of the team of amazing associates. 


Studio Photographer

Our studio photographer works her magic at our natural light studio in Inner Sunset, SF.  Whether you are looking for a family or boudoir session, our studio photographer will capture your milestone moments. 

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Emily, Florist

Yes, I do my clients' florals too! I want to become a florist when I retire from being a photographer - so here I am! I make on average 1-3 bouquets and boutonnieres a week. 

How it works is, you send me an inspiration photo, and let me know what your preferred size is, and I will bring something similar with in-season flowers! If there are florals you absolutely do not want to see, I can accommodate that as well. 

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you can always expect


I want your experience to be pure magic, so I’m committed to providing only the best service. With my Client Happiness Coordinator on the team, you’ve got a built-in concierge to walk you through the entire process. Between her and I, you’ll have every question answered and every expectation surpassed.


Photos are a direct reflection of our lives, so it’s important that your session feels true-to-you. Together, we’ll design your personalized photo session so each memory is recognizable and heartfelt.


I believe in staying curious. I want to get to know you, your partner, family, and friends. I want to learn how to make you laugh and put you at ease. I’m dedicated to continued growth and asking questions to help create beautiful moments.

She really captured the love my husband and I have for each other

I have worked with Emily twice now and highly recommend her! She puts you at ease immediately, and makes the shoot fun and comfortable, which is reflected in her beautiful, natural photos. She really captured the love my husband and I have for each other and I will treasure the photos from her. Her communication is also amazing, and the whole process from booking to payment to receiving the photos is easy and professional. She will also help you pick out what to wear- she's thought of everything! Can't wait to work with her again.

amy K

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