currently booking destination weddings & elopements worldwide

south carolina — beyond

The little things really are the big things - and they deserve to be captured intentionally. Nothing fills me with more joy than bearing witness to the beauty of your love, in all its untamed, uninhibited glory. Let’s bottle up that feeling and make it last.

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emmy kienast

photography

Hi there, I'm emmy.
wedding photographer and HOPELESS ROMANTIC SOUL.

BEHIND THE LENS

Although I’m a nomad at heart and love nothing more than travelling around to document your wildest adventures, the one place that has always felt like home to me is with my family. When I’m not being your favorite third wheel, you can usually find me hanging out with them, running around the yard with my niece.

I can’t wait to get to know your story too, and I’d be so honored to play a small part in helping you tell it.

" Life is a series of fleeting moments, but the memories we create are everlasting "

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GET TO KNOW ME BETTER 

Q1.  Which New Girl character are you?

I am a mix of CeCe and Winston with a splash of Jess! If you are a fan, you understand why that makes sense.

Q2.  What's your go-to dance move at weddings ?

I just scream sing and hop around. Or slow dance with my camera... but no matter what I will be moving somehow! I love to be on the dance floor with you.

Q3.  What's your spirit animal, and why is it a perfect match ?

Have you ever seen the meme of that baby pig selfie? (if you haven't, ask me to show you) That is me. That's how I take selfies. Also, I just love pigs and that they love to eat and sleep.

Q4.  What's your go-to karaoke song?

Anything HSM!!! Fun fact: I've never done actual legit karaoke before though. I really want to! Let's go together after our shoot!

hotography has been my lifelong passion and calling.

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I’ve always seen beauty everywhere, even where others might not take a second glance. As a little girl, I would pick bouquets of dandelions and leaves and collect pockets full of rocks I thought were pretty. As I got older, I continued to find the simple, wild, natural beauty to be the most inspiring kind. The Japanese have a word for it - wabi sabi - which roughly translates to an aesthetic of appreciating beauty that is imperfect and impermanent in nature.

Capturing perfectly imperfect moments is what drove me to first pick up a camera, but human connection is what has kept me inspired all these years. I believe I was put on this Earth to notice and document those tiny moments that tell your story.

Capturing perfectly imperfect moments is what drove me to first pick up a camera, but human connection is what has kept me inspired all these years. I believe I was put on this Earth to notice and document those tiny moments that tell your story.

Although I’m a nomad at heart and love nothing more than travelling around to document your wildest adventures, the one place that has always felt like home to me is with my family. When I’m not being your favorite third wheel, you can usually find me hanging out with them, running around the yard with my niece.

I can’t wait to get to know your story too, and I’d be so honored to play a small part in helping you tell it.

I’ve always seen beauty everywhere, even where others might not take a second glance. As a little girl, I would pick bouquets of dandelions and leaves and collect pockets full of rocks I thought were pretty. As I got older, I continued to find the simple, wild, natural beauty to be the most inspiring kind. The Japanese have a word for it - wabi sabi - which roughly translates to an aesthetic of appreciating beauty that is imperfect and impermanent in nature.

Jan  2019

June  2020

Oct  2020

April  2023

From a young age, I found solace and inspiration in freezing moments that convey emotions and tell stories without uttering a single word. Visual poetry. When words aren't enough, a single image can say so much. I started EKP January 1st, 2019 for that reason. To tell your story in a way that can't be said with words.

Seniors and Families became my biggest clients for a while. I created a Senior Rep Team Program and poured my heart and soul into young men and women trying to tell their stories and figure out where their stories will go next.

I was telling myself I couldn't do this full time but I knew the God was calling me to do this and He would do something amazing with it. So 3 weeks into my Junior year of college I decided to drop out and pursue my dream with everything in me.

Each year got better and better once I went full time but 2023 was the year I look back on and say "I made it!" 

I found my style, my travel kicked off, I made new friends, grew so much as a person and have never been more proud of this business.

2024 is already off to a great start and I can't wait to see where the Lord takes me and my business this year. 

I'm so excited to meet you, tell your story and bring you into mine!

Jan  2024

THE YEAR I got started.

gaining clients and recognition. 

the year I went full time!

THe year my business took off!

THE STORY GOES ON...

How did I get here ? 

From a young age, I found solace and inspiration in freezing moments that convey emotions and tell stories without uttering a single word. Visual poetry. When words aren't enough, a single image can say so much. I started EKP January 1st, 2019 for that reason. To tell your story in a way that can't be said with words.

Seniors and Families became my biggest clients for a while. I created a Senior Rep Team Program and poured my heart and soul into young men and women trying to tell their stories and figure out where their stories will go next.

I was telling myself I couldn't do this full time but I knew the God was calling me to do this and He would do something amazing with it. So 3 weeks into my Junior year of college I decided to drop out and pursue my dream with everything in me.

Each year got better and better once I went full time but 2023 was the year I look back on and say "I made it!" 

I found my style, my travel kicked off, I made new friends, grew so much as a person and have never been more proud of this business.

2024 is already off to a great start and I can't wait to see where the Lord takes me and my business this year. 

I'm so excited to meet you, tell your story and bring you into mine!

From a subtle glance shared between loved ones to a spontaneous laugh erupting amidst chaos, it's in these in-between moments that the magic of life truly unfolds, leaving lasting impressions that resonate long after the moment has passed.

The glances, crinkle-eye smiles, goosebumps.

In-between moments are the heartbeat of life, often overlooked yet brimming with authenticity and depth. They are the fleeting pauses, the spontaneous gestures, and the quiet exchanges that reveal the true essence of a story. In photography, capturing these moments is akin to finding hidden treasures, as they hold the raw emotions and genuine connections that bind us together. 

nostalgic feel

Documentary approach

Intentional imagery

Let's embark on this incredible journey together, and together, I'll transform your moments into cherished memories.

we want you!

In the world of photography, I'm not just a service provider; I'm a memory architect dedicated to crafting your most precious moments into timeless treasures. With my lens as a storyteller, I have the unique ability to capture the authenticity of your love, the candid smiles, and those fleeting glances that make your story uniquely yours.

My passion for photography goes beyond the technicalities; it's about creating a visual narrative that resonates with the emotions of your special day. By choosing my services, you're not just hiring a photographer; you're investing in a lifelong journey of reliving the joy, romance, and magic that you and your loved ones share.

Let's embark on this incredible journey together. I'll transform your moments into cherished memories.

In the world of photography, I'm not just a service provider; I'm a memory architect dedicated to crafting your most precious moments into timeless treasures. With my lens as a storyteller, I have the unique ability to capture the authenticity of your love.


Transform your special day
into timeless memories

Capture your love story with me.

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CALIFORNIA
UTAH
GREECE
ARIZONA
ICELAND
WYOMING

AMSTERDAM
COLORADO
UTAH
france
COSTA RICA
MEXICO


*If you book in one of these locations you get a discount

bucket list

2024

bucket list

Jan /  new york, chs
Feb / hawaii, 
Mar / Charleston (chs)
Apr / charleston 
May / philadelphia, chs
June / kansas city, chs

July / new york, hilton head
aug / italy
sept / south carolina
oct / new york, n carolina
nov / st. helena island
dec / charleston

*If you book in one of these locations while I am already there travel fees will be waived. 

travel schedule

2024

travel schedule