Shooting in-home documentary sessions is the heart of my job – my favorite thing. Family is just so beautiful, the bonds of love shared in the home are unique and irreplaceable. I believe that there is power in making tangible heirlooms out of intangible moments and emotions. Your children may not remember all the times you rocked them in the night when they cried. All the times you fixed their scraped-up knees and broken toys. All the playing tag in the yard. Which is where in-home documentary sessions come in; more powerful than a posed photograph with plastered-on smiles, an album of real-life family photos helps your family remember the feelings of your life as it is right this minute. Leave evidence of a life well loved. 

*getting off my soapbox*

I absolutely LOVED hanging out with the Moses family and doing life with them for an hour or two. These people are the real deal. I just love them. 🙂

Enjoy! xo
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Emily Lapish is a lifestyle photographer in Chattanooga, TN specializing in all things family-related. She spends her time fending off wild animals raising three boys with her husband, and enjoys long walks through Target while cradling a hazelnut latte. 

To book your birth, beauty, or family session, or to schedule a free consultation, click here

 

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Guys, there are a million reasons I love my church (it’s where we’ve found our people – friends who celebrate with us in the good times and grieve and pray in the bad; we wouldn’t have survived the last few years without them), but one of the biggest reasons is our church’s commitment to being the hands and feet of Jesus. We don’t just get together and talk about Him on Sunday mornings; we don’t stand yelling on street corners. We love our community. It is said that St. Francis said “Preach the gospel at all times; when necessary, use words;” actions are always more effective. That’s why one of my favorite parts of the year is our spring Shine Prom that we throw for people in our community with special needs and their caregivers. I love seeing the untethered joy that fills the room. It hits me in a vulnerable place; I come away feeling like I’m the one that was given a gift.

From our website:

WHY WE ARE THROWING THIS BIG PARTY!
As people we have a strong tendency to be exclusive…to circle up with people like us and keep others at a distance. Jesus lived out and taught something very different. Jesus was incredibly inclusive. He came for the sick, the hurting, the broken and the marginalized. He was also very clear, that if you wanted to follow Him, you had to do the same thing. SHINE is an opportunity for us to demonstrate who Jesus is and what He is all about.

Enjoy. xo

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Guys, I can’t even with Party Jesus. I love this so much. Chattanooga Shine Prom for individuals with special needs | by Emily Lapish Photography in Chattanooga TN_0011Chattanooga Shine Prom for individuals with special needs | by Emily Lapish Photography in Chattanooga TN_0012

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Emily Lapish is a full-time photographer, wife, mom, and crazy person. She likes long walks through Target while cradling a latte. She is fueled by passion for restoration, grace, and also by obscene amounts of coffee. 

To book a free consultation or inquire about a session, click here. 

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I can’t even handle the sweetness and perfection. Hastings completely stole my heart, just like I knew he would. Just look!!

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The Rectors | Baby Announcement Session

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Emily Lapish is a full-time photographer, wife, mom, and crazy person. She likes long walks through Target while cradling a latte. She is fueled by passion for restoration, grace, and also by obscene amounts of coffee. 

To book a free consultation or inquire about a session, click here. 

 

 

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Meet Matt: designer, producer, editor, and all around great guy. He and his family are super special to us Lapishes. They’re launching into a new phase of life and he needed some fresh headshots – so that’s we created. Check out his work! http://hirematthoag.com/

Enjoy!

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Emily Lapish

Emily Lapish is a full-time photographer, wife, mom, and crazy person. She likes long walks through Target while cradling a latte. She is fueled by passion for restoration, grace, and also by obscene amounts of coffee. 

To book a free consultation or inquire about a session, click here. 

 

 

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Oh! Can I tell you how much I love watching families grow?? These beautiful people are some of my longest-standing clients. I’ve been there to photograph every major milestone in their lives (wedding, babies, etc), and few things bring me more joy. I love these sweet people. Last time I saw them was too long ago, thanks to our move and schedules never quite lining up, but I was so overjoyed to be able to photograph them a few weeks ago when I was back in Charlotte.

Enjoy! xo
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Emily Lapish

Emily Lapish is a full-time photographer, wife, mom, and crazy person. She likes long walks through Target while cradling a latte. She is fueled by passion for restoration, grace, and also by obscene amounts of coffee. 

To book a free consultation or inquire about a session, click here. 

 

 

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