Hi! I’m Emily McLaughlin, a portrait photographer based out of Bellingham, WA and Kennewick, WA.

I first picked up a camera in elementary school so I could take videos of my stuffed animals. Now, as a college student, I still have a camera in my hand.

I’m currently attending Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington with a major in environmental policy. After I graduate, I’m planning on attending law school.

Balancing my photography business with schoolwork is not always easy, but it is one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done! I love working with seniors, couples, and brands to create beautiful and unique images we can both enjoy.

So, why should you book with me?

My photos are unique and fill a unique niche within the senior photography market. Many local senior photographers go to the same locations and use the same poses over and over again. You won’t see that here.

My sessions have been described as comfortable, relaxed, and confidence-building. I want you to feel your best, because when you do, your photos will be the best!

Are you ready to create something amazing? I know I am!


A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people.

-Annie Lebovitz