I’m going to take a shot in the dark (something that, by the way, photographers don’t do often*) and say that if you’re here, I think I might know you. Before you get creeped out, hear me out. Mom life.

You’re a parent, or soon to be one. You love your family, and you also sometimes want to run away from home (no judgment – same here). You’re baffled sometimes by how much you can love someone (so much it hurts) and be SO annoyed by them at the same time (have I ever told you about the time my 3rd grader took up playing the recorder? Or how my husband’s dirty clothes always seem to be in a pile on the floor right NEXT to the clothes hamper?). You feel frustrated that there’s never enough time in a day to do the Pinterest hacks/cooking/cleaning/work/playing board games with the kids/reading books/showering and actually dressing like a grown up. You know, all the things you plan to accomplish in a day. You probably haven’t had a girls’ night out in awhile. You probably look in the mirror and make a mental list of all the things you’d like to change.

Am I onto something here? If I’m right about this, then you are the reason I do what I do. It’s your family I want to photograph interacting and loving on each other in the beautiful chaos of your life. For two reasons: One, because that kind of emotion-filled, personality-rich photography is what makes my heart sing. Two, because I want you to see those photographs on your wall when your day is hard and you feel like a failure. There is so much value in the visual reminders of who you love, how you love them, and WHY you love them.

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So set aside some time, slow down life, and have fun together – you may even forget I’m there with a camera. And keep those memories on your walls for your children and grandchildren.

*little joke there. you’re welcome.

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Families of all shapes and sizes are my favorite. But there’s a special place in my heart for families with three boys; that’s my life, and I get it (do I ever). I’m so honored and blessed to be photographing this first year of the Hendon family as a family of 5. There is so much joy to be found in watching a family grow and strengthen their connections and love.

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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. 

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I love watching babies grow! It’s so good for my soul (even if it’s not great for my baby fever). Scarlett is just the most scrumptious, smiley baby. Her 6 month session was a blast, and just look how much she’s grown from her newborn session!

To see her birth story and maternity session, click the links. 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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If you’ve read my blog before, hopped on my Facebook page, or scrolled through my Instagram feed, you’ve no doubt “met” the Goldens before. They’re some of my very favorite people to photograph, and have become some of my dearest friends (it’s hard not to get close when you spend so many awesome moments together!).

(Seriously, guys, click the links above and check out the Golden family’s awesomeness. They’re too adorable.)

So this time we wanted to document their life as it is; playtime, dinner prep, dinner, bath, stories, bedtime. This is absolutely hands-down my favorite kind of session to do; nothing shows the affection and connection of a family more than the simple routines of daily life. You can’t manufacture it with props and frilly uncomfortable clothes.

Home life with the Goldens; 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. 

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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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