Emily Weiss - Washington, DC Family and Birth Photographer
I'm Emily Weiss - A family photographer in Washington, DC. I specialize in documentary family and birth photography. I also work with nonprofits in the greater Washington, DC area that serve women and children creating visual imagery that highlights their important work.
I am a native Washingtonian, an occasional runner, the mother of two teenage boys, and a horrible speller. Seriously, watch out for glaring and obvious typos in EVERYTHING.
In addition to photography, my husband and I (plus the kids) own and operate 5 bars in Washington, DC. Two more are currently in the works.
I believe childhood and family should be documented. I believe having a visual photographic record of your life and the people that loved you is one of the greatest gifts we can give our children and grandchildren.
I also believe you should print your photos because, at this rate, with advances in technology - hard-drives and Facebook are gonna be out of date before we know it. Yet, "The Print" never goes out of fashion and never needs a new or updated operating system to be viewed.
Here is the typical DC spiel: I have a Master's in Social Work and spent the first 15 years of my career as a DC policy wonk, working on healthcare related issues for a variety of DC think tanks, non-profits and a few politicians. I've been a professional child and family photographer for over 9 years but, I have been photographing since falling in love with photography in the 7th grade. I think my degree in Social Work and my love of photography is the perfect mix. I see the nuances and the subtle expressions of love, caring, and joy in all my assignments.
Photography is my passion, my creative outlet, and if you ask my family...my addictive habit that I spend way too much time and money on.
In addition to my work with families, I am able to merge my interest in serving my community with my passion for photography by shooting for local charities that I believe do good work such as Girls on the Run, Children's Hospital, and City Dogs Rescue.
If you have made it this far in my Bio page and you like what you see and want to talk about a session, go old-school and call me on the phone!
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You can check out my blog for more insights on me, my life, and recent assignments.
Photo Credit: TinType Studio at the Penumbra Foundation