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 a passion of mine, photography is also a huge part of my life. I think what attracts me to both professions simply comes down to caring for others.


A few things I love are iced lattes, decorating, details, and being outdoors! I LOVE everything involving home decor and renovating.  Anything 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 May 30th, 2015 I married my high school sweetheart, Preston.  We're both from south-central Iowa but started a new adventure in Eastern Iowa in 2016 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! 

If you are interested in having me document your wedding, family, senior, or maternity portraits please 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. It's truly an honor when you choose to have me document such special moments in your life.