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

It’s pancakes on the kitchen floor at midnight. It’s a two-person dance party on the roof of the parking garage. It’s snuggling in for a sunset at the spot where you had your first date. The way your hands fit together just right. The way they look at you when you laugh. Promising forever with the mountains as your witnesses.

I’m here to capture the small, fleeting, ordinary, extraordinary moments that make up a life and a love story - not just how they looked, but how they felt. When you look back at your photos, you’ll feel the honesty and the intimacy that takes you back to the moment and reminds you of the life you’re building together, one tiny moment at a time. 

Your full, authentic self is always welcome here.

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desert landscapes //

road trips 

epic playlists //

ocean sunsets

fashion week //

true love

mountain ranges //

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In the words of Henry David Thoreau, “It’s not about what you look at. It’s what you see.” I believe in photographing those little things you might not even notice that capture your flow as a couple. The in-between moments, glances, crinkle-eye smiles, goosebumps. There’s nothing more beautiful and fascinating to me than the pure joy, excitement, and comfort of two people wildly in love. 

There’s no need for perfect poses, perfect weather, perfect outfits, or a perfect location to capture the perfect memory. It’s about a snapshot in time - those photos that allow you to hold a feeling in your hands.

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"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different."

"I cannot express enough gratitude for Emmy's phenomenal work as our wedding photographer. Her infectious charm and prompt communication made the entire experience a breeze, and she made sure there was no stress, which seems impossible for someone’s wedding.

Emmy's guidance seamlessly orchestrated the flow of our day, ensuring everything ran smoothly. Her comments during both our engagement session and wedding day made us feel completely at ease in front of the camera. She made sure we felt comfortable and confident, which is no easy task.

Her artistry truly shines in every photo, capturing the essence of our special day. They honestly look like stills from some dreamy movie. Without a doubt, I wholeheartedly recommend Emmy to everyone; her photos are undeniable works of art and worth every penny."

"her photos are undeniable works of art"

"My husband and I had a couple's shoot with Emmy, and oh my goodness, it was beyond amazing! Not only did we get jaw-dropping photos, but Emmy brought so much fun to the whole experience. It was so important to me that my husband and I had fun during the shoot that's why I reached out to Emmy. I was drawn to her personality and knew we would have so much fun! Let me tell you, Emmy's vibrant personality made it an absolute dream! Ladies, she totally rocked it—our shoot was an absolute blast! Every time I look at the photos, I am taken back to that incredible day! I am forever grateful to Emmy! And feel so lucky I got to meet her."

"Emmy's vibrant personality made it an absolute dream!"

"We traveled to Charleston to have a vintage inspired elopement. After one interaction with Emmy, she was the absolute sweetest. She made our wedding planning a breeze and created an entire timeline for us to go by. This made everything on our wedding day super smooth. Emmy was also just as sweet, warm, and friendly in person. We both considered ourselves fairly awkward going into wedding photos but Emmy made it feel like a fun morning just hanging out with one of our closest friends."

"Emmy made it feel like a fun morning just hanging out with one of our closest friends."

"Emmy took the time to get to know us and learn how my husband and I work as a couple in order to get a better idea of how to capture who we are, and that really showed in each photo. Each pose felt so purposeful and thought out, and that meant so much to me because it made the end results truly show the beautiful relationship I have with my husband. It’s obvious that Emmy takes her time and pours her heart into her work. The experience is phenomenal, and the results will leave you speechless."

"It’s obvious that Emmy takes her time and pours her heart into her work."

Brands

Elopements

weddings

documenting the effortless, everyday magic.

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First look into the EKP Club!