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 I'm Emily, the one you'll find behind the lens here at The Pedersen Place.  My love for photography began from the time I was little, but I didn’t start to realize how much I loved it until my Sophomore year of college in 2014. During that time, I took a break from nursing school, bought a camera, and the rest is history! Although I still consider nursing my passion, photography is also a huge part of my life.


I think what attracts me to both professions simply comes down to caring for others.  I strongly believe that kindness matters, and my desire is that I could use this platform to shine a little of God's light in other's lives. 


I am absolutely a perfectionist in life, which is a bad thing for me, but a great thing for you! I strive to make the images I create for you nothing less than perfect! A few things I love are coffee, decorating, and details! I LOVE everything involving home decor and renovating.  Anything industrial modern farmhouse has my name written all over it. I'm a firm believer in enjoying all the little things in life, because life is too short not to!


On 05.30.15 I married my high school sweetheart, Preston.  We both grew up in south central Iowa, but just started a new adventure in Mount Vernon, Iowa where Preston landed his dream job as a strength and conditioning coach and football coach. You might even see him tagging along with me to sessions and weddings! 

Since getting married, I’ve fallen in love with weddings and the idea of getting to spend the happiest day of people’s lives with them.  If you are interested in having me document your special day, family portraits, maternity session, or senior session please don't hesitate to reach out to me!


I would love to hear the ideas you have for your session and talk further to see if we are a good match for each other! 

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