Jody Hafey, owner of Nantahala Weddings in Topton, NC wrote- "I have a wedding venue in Nantahala, NC, and Emilie Gates is my #1 recommendation to every couple that books at my venue. She is the consummate photographer, capturing intimate moments that bring out the essence of each of her subjects with such clarity, which is only possible because she makes everyone feel so relaxed and natural. I always tells our brides, if you choose Emilie as your photographer, she won’t let your hair be out of place. 100% true: I’ve literally seen her fix a bride’s hair before the ceremony started to make sure the she looked her best. We also tell our guests to book her early because she is very popular!"
Rachel Sylvester, owner of Blue Moon Elise in Murphy, NC wrote-"I've trusted all stages of my lil boys growing up as well as my business with Emile's photography. She captures real, raw and in the moment pictures. She's patient and funny. She stays until she knows what she's looking for based on what I told her and more to surprise me. Emile is a professional from the beginning to the end. I highly recommend anyone to use her services as they will NOT be disappointed!"
Caitlin Jones, wedding client wrote-"After reviewing her portfolio and speaking with Emilie on the phone, I booked her services for the most special day- my wedding. It is a decision that I could not be happier about. On my first conversation with her, I knew that she could see my vision for my wedding day, and she captured it perfectly. Not only did she capture the perfect moments, but she also gave me inspiration for the events of the day and how to organize them. I got the photographs back today (completely edited and organized in less than three weeks after the ceremony)! Emilie and Chad caught all of the perfect moments. The joy and happiness of that day comes through so clearly. In addition to saving these moments for a lifetime, Emilie was wonderful to work with. She went along with the quirky ways of me and my family with ease. She was never flustered during the tense moments of a wedding day or the awkward faces of a new bride. Again, the photographs are more that pictures; they are memories of a perfect day. I thank Emilie so much, and I look forward to working with her again the future."
Hollie Hunter, wedding client wrote-"Emilie took the pictures for my wedding and did amazing work in the limited amount of time she had, even in high winds and low temperatures. We gave her free artistic rein and she did not disappoint. Her photographs had the depth, composition, and authenticity we always hoped would be captured in our quiet ceremony. Plus she's just an awesome person to know and talk to, so it's a win-win."
Tracy Palmer, photography client wrote-"Emilie is an amazing photographer! I have used Emilie personally and have recommended her to clients, family and friends. Everyone I have referred to Emilie has been as impressed as I was. Not only is she professional but she is very personable and easy going. Emilie has a warm spirit and makes you feel at ease in her presence. Her photos are amazing, she uses light in such a great way! She has the expertise to handle a bright sunny day wedding or an unexpected down pour in the rain and make it look perfect! Emilie's work is exceptional!"
Jessica Poltrock, photography client wrote-"Emilie is a wonderful photographer! Her shots are amazing and very unique...not a cookie cutter photographer at all!! I was so impressed by all the photos we got back, it’s truley art work. She has the best personally and makes you feel so comfortable. I would recommend her anytime for any occasion."
Karah Thompson, photography client wrote-"We cannot say enough about Emilie. Her style. Her eye. Her attention to lighting, hair, expression, and detail. She makes photographs FUN, but the end result is beauty. She is a joy to work with, professional, kind, and wonderful."
Taylor English, fellow photographer in TN wrote-"Emilie is top notch! Not only is she professional, creative, and helpful to all family and guests at a wedding - she’s probably one of the kindest people you’ll ever meet in your life. She’ll put you at ease in front of the camera. She’ll capture every moment that is meaningful for you. Definitely recommend!"
Brooke Allen, fellow photographer in MI wrote-"Emilie is not only a fantastic photographer, but her incredible personality makes getting your picture taken feel like the most fun you have ever had!
Emma Parker, fellow photographer in OH wrote-"I have worked with Emilie this past year. She was kind, professional, and was willing to try new things. I really appreciated how she communicated with me and made me feel comfortable in front of the camera. I would highly recommend Emilie to anyone looking to have one amazing photographer."