About this Vendor

Simple & Fresh

Using art and photojournalism as a foundation, Emily captures images that narrate your story and show your love for one another. The result is a simple and fresh aesthetic, rich in narrative images and telling details. Emily has been featured in Martha Stewart Magazine, The Knot Magazine and SMP.


Photo + Video Styles

Artistic, Documentary

Starting Price Range



Contact Info

1639 N. Hancock St, Philadelphia, PA (610) 574-0373

Reviewed on 10/02/2016 Mara E

I could not imagine choosing a better wedding photographer than Emily and her team. Choosing a great photographer was one of the most important decisions during our wedding planning process, and I looked into many, many photographers before choosing Emily. Emily’s incredible... Read More work speaks for itself, but what really sets her apart is her professionalism and wonderful personality. Emily was such a joy to work with from start to finish. She is very organized and detail-oriented and helped to make the planning process worry-free. We loved the engagement photos that she shot for us, and could not wait to work with her again on our wedding day. On our wedding day, Emily and her team were such a calming presence and made it so easy for us to capture all of the various photographs we wanted without us feeling like we spent the entire day taking pictures. She helped us to feel so natural and comfortable in our photographs and really captured every single raw emotion and special moment during our wedding day. Her assistant Nick was also such a warm, funny person and a joy to work with as well. We truly could not have imagined our photographs coming out any better. I cannot stop looking at our gorgeous photos, and Emily and her team did such a wonderful job of capturing the special moments that I feel transported back to our perfect day every time I look at our pictures.

Reviewed on 7/05/2016 Jennifer B

Unbelievable.. truly unbelievable! Emily Wren Photography is simply the best in the Philadelphia area. My husband and I hired Emily to capture our wedding day. She did not disappoint! In fact, she exceeded our expectations from day one during our first meeting. Emily is... Read More professional, authentic and a true artist. Her work is unlike others as her style is soft and romantic. Further, she tells a story through her photos which we absolutely love. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Emily and her team. They made us feel comfortable and worked extremely well with our family and wedding guests. We truly had the most special day and are absolutely blown away by the memories Emily and team have captured for us to look back on for a lifetime. As my mother simply put it, "Emily is a world class photographer." Thank you!!!!

Reviewed on 6/28/2016 Krista C

Emily is an incredibly talented photographer and organized business woman, which make her THE gal for your big day. Hiring her for our engagement and wedding photos was a decision I'd make over and over again. Not only does she take beautiful photos, but she is extremely... Read More organized and communicative; she sent valuable timeline and planning materials well in advance, had a couple of prep calls with us beforehand, and overall, Emily gave me confidence that the day would go smoothly and on-time. On our wedding day, Emily and her second shooter, Nick, made us feel beautiful, comfortable, and they captured all of the best candid moments without being obtrusive. They also worked SEAMLESSLY with our video team, Squareware studios (who Emily recommended on her preferred vendors). My husband will never forget Emily's preparedness, as she gave him an emergency Kind bar when he was hangry :) She's one of the best in the biz and made us so happy -- we have received endless complements on our photos!

Reviewed on 5/04/2017 Lindsey D

Where do I start?! I was recommended Emily by our venue's staff and also by my "farmer-florist", I took a look at the photos she had done for a previous wedding at the same venue and they were beautiful, however it wasn't until I had my first consultation with Emily that I... Read More totally knew she was going to be even more amazing to work with than her pictures show. We decided to do engagement photos, I definitely recommend (especially if you are as awkward as me in photos). Emily makes you feel so comfortable, and was totally able to catch onto our vibe right away. Knowing all of that before our wedding day made it as stress free as it could have been. I completely trusted her to take whatever (little) guidance I gave her to capture our wedding day, and she went above and beyond. Emily and her husband Gregg along with the rest of her crew were beyond amazing - the photos turned out more than we could have ever hoped for in quality and content. Every time I share my photos everyone responds "we can just see how much fun this wedding was" and it was!! On our honeymoon I said "we should've flown Emily and Gregg out here to take pictures!" stil regret that :) We opted for the Little Photo Tower (super cute, everyone loved it) and also video which was a done by Gregg (NO WORDS, AMAZING, did I say that word enough?) If you are looking for really really beautiful and amazing quality photos by a genuinely friendly, talented, experienced person (with a crew to match) - you are looking in the right place! We <3 you!! - Ryan & Lindsey

Reviewed on 4/12/2017 Leslie R

When my now-husband and I started wedding planning, we sat down separately and wrote down five things that were most important to each of us. We got together and narrowed down the ten things and looked for overlap. We came up with our golden list of to top three things that were... Read More most important to us. Memories to look back on was our top priority. Weddings can get expensive quickly and it's one day, but it'll be hands down the best day of your life. I spent countless hours researching to find the best photographer in our area that we could afford. After coming upon so many gorgeous photos from Emily Wren Photography, I reached out to her on a whim thinking there was no way that someone with her talent could fit my budget. To our surprise it worked! A few emails later and I knew Emily and her team were the ones for us! We did our engagement shoot with her associate, Colleen. (She also was our second shooter on our wedding day. We couldn't not have her!) Colleen has a talent that is very hard to find. Her ability to capture candid, real, raw emotions is unlike anyone you'll find in the wedding industry. Emily and Colleen went out of their way to meet with us at our venue months before the date on a late weekday evening to help us pick our outdoor ceremony location to make sure the lighting would be perfect for The Big Day. They looked at our linen samples and gave us their opinions. My husband and I met with Emily a few times and kept in contact with her during the entirety of our planning process. She is very relaxed and organized. The amount of time she was willing to give us was more than we could have asked for. I don't believe there is a wedding photographer out there with a portfolio like hers, the humbleness that she has, and the dedication she has to her clients. Before the wedding, I got in a last-minute boudoir session with Emily as part of my wedding gift to my husband. I think going into your first boudoir session every woman is nervous. Emily made me feel so comfortable in my own skin. I had so much fun letting my guard down. I think it was also a great way to build a relationship with Emily as a photographer before our wedding since we did our engagement shoot with Colleen. On our wedding day, Emily arrived early during makeup and hair and managed to some how capture all of this beauty out of the sheer chaos in my house. I don't know how she did it. Unlike other photographers I’ve seen at the weddings I’ve attended, Emily lets the day flow naturally. She’s not stopping you as you’re walking up the isle trying to get the perfect shot. She just hangs back and gets everything. From before everyone arrives until the end of the reception, she captured our favorite moments and all the crazy fun our guests had when we weren’t looking. I cannot say enough good things about Emily. Her work speaks volumes, but her dedication to YOU and your wedding sets her far apart from everyone else. And to top it all off, she dealt with me when I forgot my wallet on literally every occasion, except the engagement shoot!

Reviewed on 4/12/2017 Elizabeth D

Emily Wren was absolutely wonderful to work with. She was so organized and on top of everything. All of our family and many of our guests talked about how wonderful she was at the wedding. We absolutely loved our wedding photos and she got them out to us so quickly!

Reviewed on 3/13/2017 Jamie W

Emily and her team were an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the entire wedding planning process. From the beginning, I felt like I was in really good hands working with Emily - she is professional, talented, knowledgable, calm, and confident. Emily never forgot to... Read More respond to an email nor did she miss a scheduled call. The week before the wedding, Emily sent an email just making sure all of the details were in order. I really can't say enough great things about her! On our actual wedding day, Emily and her assistant Kelly were incredible. They showed up on time and prepared, and they worked so hard to get every shot we wanted. They made everyone feel relaxed and comfortable the entire time. We caught the most beautiful day, and the energy was so great. I knew the photos would be amazing and I was so excited to receive them. Our wedding photos are so very beautiful!! Emily and Kelly captured such a wonderful mix of raw emotion and love. We are so grateful for their talent and dedication, and we would highly recommend hiring Emily Wren to anyone who asks.

Reviewed on 3/12/2017 Amy T

Searching for vendors can be a tedious process, but everything with Emily and her team was smooth sailing from the start. Emily was so personable, and we were so appreciative of the time and effort she and her team put into helping us plan our wedding day timeline, choosing... Read More locations in downtown Philadelphia for photos, and even in designing our album after the wedding. On the day of the wedding we worked with Emily's two associates, Gabby and Nick. They were beyond our expectations! Nick had the entire bridal party laughing even as we were taking photos in freezing temperatures, and Gabby helped calm me down as I stressed over our tight timeline. One of the best decisions we made by far for the wedding was having Emily, Gabby, and Nick capture our day. Thank you!

Reviewed on 3/09/2017 Jessie L

Emily was the best vendor we booked for our wedding! Not only is she an incredible photographer with beautiful natural lighting, but she is so calming and genuine. My wedding day was pretty chaotic - we were running very behind all day - and Emily kept everyone calm and made... Read More sure we got all of the pictures we wanted. When the bus wasn't there on time to take me to my first look, she hopped in a cab with me and even put my veil in herself. Her meticulous organization up front made it all possible. You can tell she not only cares about capturing amazing pictures of your special day, but also cares about her clients having the best day of their lives. It meant everything to us!

Reviewed on 2/10/2017 Jaclyn Z

You don't have to look any further. Emily Wren and her associates are everything we were looking for in a wedding photographer- talented, attentive, timely, professional and easy to work with. Lauri shot our engagement photos/wedding photos and could not have been a better fit.... Read More She was able to capture every moment with perfect percision but it still felt effortlessly authentic. We are still getting compliments on our photos. Do yourself a favor and book Emily Wren, or any of her team members. They do not disappoint.

Reviewed on 12/20/2016 Krystle R

While living in Philadelphia, I became friends with Emily’s husband Gregg and learned about his wife’s photography business. I remember looking at her photos and thinking “how stunning!” When my now husband proposed and the wedding planning began, I immediately thought to hire... Read More Emily Wren Photography for our big day. They were so accommodating, especially given the fact that we were now living in the New York area. We video chatted for our first “meet” and immediately felt comfortable. On the day of our wedding, Emily, Gregg and her team were absolutely amazing to work with! They were very easy going, funny, gave great direction and moved things along quickly. Every person in my wedding party raved about the team, and I couldn’t agree more. They went as far as walking in the water to get the perfect shots! We received our sneak peek (which was way more photos than we expected) in such a short time and the entire suite of pictures within a month – and they are STUNNING! We received our videos shortly after, and are absolutely in love! I highly recommend Emily Wren Photography and hope to work with them again some day!

Reviewed on 12/18/2016 Brittany S

My husband and I cannot say enough good things about Emily and her associates. We used Emily (and Nick) for both our engagement and wedding photos and are so thrilled with the final product! Aside from our beautiful photos, she was beyond easy to work with and so helpful... Read More throughout the entire planning process. She kept our wedding day running smoothly by helping us to organize a photography timeline well in advance, was always easy to contact, and always responded promptly to our many emails. We would not hesitate to hire Emily again!

Reviewed on 12/16/2016 KELLY R

Emily was such a joy to work with! She is an extremely talented photographer and brings such a high level of artistry and romanticism to her work. On our very first phone call, I could tell Emily would bring a sense of calm to our wedding day. Our engagement photo session and... Read More portrait sessions felt very relaxed and comfortable and never forced. Anytime I mentioned that Emily was our photographer, I received an “Oo” or an “Aww” and I knew that we were in good hands. Her team was wonderful. I can’t say enough nice things about them. They were all very professional, courteous, and also constantly had us smiling and laughing! By the end of the night our friends were requesting photos with them. I received so many compliments after the wedding about Emily, Gregg and the rest of the team and how great they were. And now I’m receiving so many compliments on how amazing the photos turned out. Thank you all so much for making our wedding day so special! I wish we could do it all over again!

Reviewed on 12/15/2016 Kyle M

We got Emily's name from a friend who used her for their wedding, so we knew going into wedding planning that she was great and we loved her work, but we were not prepared for just how WONDERFUL Emily and her team are. From the first email to our wedding day, Emily was... Read More professional, responsive, thoughtful and kind. We always felt like we were talking to a friend, rather than a vendor who had a bunch of other couples to deal with too. She helped answer questions and made us feel comfortable every step of the way. My husband and I both hate being the center of attention, which is obviously difficult to avoid on your wedding day, but Emily and her partner Nick made everything feel so natural and easy. I can't recommend her enough - if you're looking for the best photographer out there, Emily is your gal!

Reviewed on 12/15/2016 Gina K

I can't even begin to tell you how lucky I feel that I landed Emily to photograph my wedding. Not only did she customize the package to make it exactly what I needed for the big day, she made planning the day so easy and stress-free for me which was really really really helpful... Read More since I broke my leg only 3 and a half months before the big day. She made me feel so at ease all day and my family even commented after the wedding that she was lovely and really quick on her feet. She got all of the family photos done so efficiently that my husband and I had time to enjoy part of our cocktail hour, which I think is amazing. She captured the best parts of the wedding through a variety of circumstances: outdoors in nature, during the ceremony, family portraits, and reception that was without power due to a township-wide power outage. Everything I wanted to remember dearly was captured in beautiful color and warmth. I couldn't be happier with how my photos turned out and have actually ordered prints from the wedding to give as gifts because of how beautifully they turned out. Working with Emily was the easiest part of the entire wedding planning process, minus saying "I do". :) I would highly recommend her to anyone anytime any place!

Reviewed on 11/22/2016 Courtney R

Emily and her husband Gregg were truly amazing! They were such a pleasure to work with. They captured every detail throughout the day. Eveytime I was going to ask for Emily to take a picture, she was already in it. A true professional that loves what she does! I highly recommend... Read More Emily Wren Photography!!

Reviewed on 11/13/2016 Abby P

Emily is one-of-a-kind & an incredible photographer. I’m still amazed at how she captured our engagement photos in 45 minutes & sent them back to us within 24 hours- talk about a lasting first impression! :) What differentiates Emily is that she goes above & beyond in her role... Read More in your wedding and all that leads up to it. She’s genuinely invested from start to finish, making it her priority to have the day be well-organized, flawlessly executed, fun, memorable & relaxing for the bride, groom & their family/friends. One thing I love about Emily is her ability to leverage & refer her amazing network of vendors to ensure an overall spectacular event- for me this incl. florist Faye+Renee & wedding planner Caitlin @ Clover Event Co, who was my saving grace and I met only from Emily making the connection. Everything about our wedding was so incredible due to this collaboration of all-stars, all possible thanks to Emily’s guidance & expertise- we feel so grateful to have had her as the leader to our dream team of A++ vendors! Picture this: 11 bridesmaids, 9 groomsmen, 4 sets of parents + extended family, a bride & groom; requesting a first look & all family photos to be completed before the ceremony scheduled for 6:30PM. With Emily’s composure, advanced preparation, organization & just plain awesome-ness, we accomplished this successfully & stress-free! She is professional, reliable & brought her right-hand man/best team member of all time (Nick Antony) to assist onsite at our wedding. My husband & his groomsmen became Nick’s biggest fans almost instantly and sang his praises for the rest of the weekend. To top off our lovely wedding day w/Emily & Nick, 2 days later we received from them the kindest email simply wishing us well & letting us know we could expect a sneak peek to our photos in no more than 2 weeks. I can’t speak highly enough of Emily & all she did to make our wedding absolutely lovely- she's so good you may want to consider a new date if she's already booked! :)

Reviewed on 11/10/2016 Meghan R

Our pictures are, simply put, amazing. The whole day still feels like a blur, but the photos captured everything perfectly. Seeing the photographs actually proves that the day was real. Emily's communication throughout the wedding process was phenomenal. Lauri, one of Emily's... Read More associates, was our photographer and we loved getting to know her during our engagement shoot. We felt so comfortable with her on our wedding day. In all of the photos that I had previewed from different photographers of our venue, they all had similar "typical" spots at the venue where they photographed. Lauri had such a great eye for finding different spots, which blew me away when I viewed the photos. Everyone that I have shown the pictures to has raved about them. Emily was one of the easiest vendors to work with. She works closely with her associates to ensure that no detail is overlooked. The editing of the photos is amazing and the finishing touches and packaging shows just how thoughtful Emily is with her business. The photos still make me smile every time I look at them. Thank you, Emily and team!!

Reviewed on 11/07/2016 Jenna Lynn B

We knew from our very first meeting with Emily that Emily Wren Photography was going to be just perfect. We were able to see some of Emily's exceptional work and experience her positive, artistic and passionate personality first hand. We had an engagement shoot with Emily along... Read More the Schuylkill River in the Spring and she made it so fun! Emily is super creative and really brought our vision to life. She made things feel very natural and not forced or cliche. Emily got the engagement photos back to us in no time at all for us to enjoy prior to the wedding and they were absolutely stunning. We received so many compliments on our springtime cherry blossom shoot! On the day of the wedding, Emily and her assistant Nick (Nick is also fantastic and our guests absolutely loved him!) showed up early and stayed the entire day capturing everything. Emily will tell you, she takes more pictures than most photographers and her attention to detail really shines through. We've been in awe of the breathtaking pictures and moments that Emily was able to capture. Candid shots during the ceremony, beautiful nature shots of our outdoor venue, tasteful shots of the tables/food/place settings before the party started, and she is an absolute professional at organizing group shots. We had a very large family to be photographed and Emily controlled the situation and kept everything flowing without any stress for us or our guests. If you want timeless photos of your special day, look no further than Emily Wren Photography. Her years of experience, keen attention to detail and professionalism will undoubtedly provide you with the best engagement and wedding photographs you could have hoped for. We can't wait for Emily Wren Photography to capture future special moments for our family!

Reviewed on 10/30/2016 Chris H

Emily and her team are wonderful. Her style is modern, artistic, and evocative while avoiding being cheesy and overdone. Aside from the high quality of the photos themselves, Emily is a pleasure to work with. She was flexible, accommodating, and made us feel comfortable right... Read More away. We would strongly recommend Emily Wren Photography.

Reviewed on 10/29/2016 Chris P

WORTH IT! Photography for your wedding is an investment- the day flies by, and looking at great photos really helps bring you back to the magic of the day. So important, as the post-wedding blues can be rough. Emily and her assistant Ryan did an exceptional job photographing our... Read More wedding. Her attention to detail and photographic eye make her a star. Each of our wedding photos was more breathtaking than the one before it. Her extra details (such as the engraved wooden box to hold our USB) are so special. She's a fantastic person, a fantastic photographer, and I have only great things to say about her. Could not recommend more.

Reviewed on 10/19/2016 Jackie B

Emily not only captures your day, but also adds to it. She is a bride’s dream to work with throughout the wedding process--not only is she amazingly talented, she is organized, pays attention to detail, and is passionate about what she does. Emily was recommended by my venue... Read More (Front & Palmer). Front & Palmer is unique and urban; it lends itself to a lot of BHLDN-ish weddings. I knew I wanted this style for my wedding, but I also wanted to add a romantic/glam touch. When I looked through Emily’s portfolio, I knew she would be able to photograph my vision. The first thing I noticed was her ability to capture emotion. Her photos tell the story of the wedding day. She captures intimate moments, details...EVERYTHING. Each wedding you look at of hers makes you feel different because every bride and groom is different. I planned my wedding out-of-town, so phone calls with potential vendors were huge for me. I remember the first time I spoke to Emily, I felt that she was truly listening to my vision, while also being true to her own style and giving me all the information I needed to know about working together. She does a ton of weddings and because of this is incredibly organized. She contacted me at the appropriate time for our engagement shoot, sent us a preparation checklist for both the engagement and wedding day. She even guides you in things like what to wear! It takes all the stress out of the process! On our wedding day, we had two photographers--Emily and Nick. They were both AMAZING! They guided us through the process, but were not ever a disturbance. The locations Emily chose for our photos were gorgeous, and the entire bridal party was impressed by her leadership. Both Emily and Nick actually added a lot of fun to the day, and we have received compliments on both of them since! Not enough space to write all the good things I have to say. BEST DECISION EVER.

Reviewed on 10/12/2016 Stephanie K

I cannot say how impressed my husband and I were with Emily and her team - they were AMAZING! Emily was hands-down one of the best wedding vendors we worked with. In all of the planning, coordinating and communications leading up to the wedding, Emily was organized, personable... Read More and very professional. On our wedding day, despite having a very large wedding party and plenty of rain, Emily was a calming force. She was prepared for every possible scenario and made sure to capture so many beautiful moments throughout the day. My family and friends continue to rave about Emily as well! She was excellent and managed the day flawlessly. I would recommend Emily Wren and her team to anyone looking for a fantastic photographer, her work will take your breath away and we could not be happier with our wedding photos and our experience.

Reviewed on 10/12/2016 Meghan S

I cannot possibly say enough good things about Emily-choosing her for our wedding photographer was the best decision we made! Emily made us feel so comfortable during our engagement session and all of our friends commented on how amazing our pictures turned out! I was even more... Read More blown away by our wedding photos! Every single shot was perfect and Emily was so organized, professional, and also fun to be around. She wis so talented that she was even able to great shots when it rained on our wedding day! I have already recommended her to friends and we loved her so much we hope to have her shoot some photos for us when we have a family someday! We are so happy to have gorgeous photos that we will cherish forever. Thank you Emily!!!

Reviewed on 10/05/2016 Matt M

Emily couldn't have been better at what she does. Capturing beautiful moments without them seeming setup or forced, making the environment a character rather than just someplace you're standing to get your picture taken. Emily and her husband Gregg are not only great people, but... Read More they make you and your family feel like they've been there all along, creating a comfort and trust immediately that allows for the real moments and smiles to come forth and be captured. I would recommend them highly not only for weddings, but for any function in need of amazing photography.