The Emily March Shop

Hello friends! Today, I’m sharing a little project I’ve been working on for a while now :) One night last fall, I hit a really random creative streak and drafted a bunch of prints. I’m by no means a designer (creating this website was a strugglefest), so the idea of designing something and sharing it with the public terrifies me and is way out of my comfort zone. I tucked away my prettily designed quotes and verses into a little folder and buried them somewhere on my computer. A few months later, I thought “Hey, I wonder what would happen if I shared one of these little prints?” So I posted one on Instagram and got a lot of unexpected support! From a few comments to a bunch of texts to a specially requested quote by my mother-in-law, people told me I should pursue this crazy little idea of opening a shop.

So I did.

I’m happy to finally share with y’all my little shop today! It’s been sitting in the interwebs for several weeks now because I wasn’t sure what to do with it! I’m a photographer, so opening an online shop is an unexpected path for me. I mixed a little of the familiar (fine art photographs from my travels) and the new (map prints). Eventually I hope to expand it and release gold foil prints and more, but I’m going to take baby steps with this and start small. My mission behind this shop is rather simple. I just want to create and share images and words to help people cultivate inspiring spaces. For a peek at all my designs and potential future shop products, hop on over to my Words page. I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas, so feel free to comment below with any prints you’d like to see come to the shop!

I’m also giving away a print to one lucky winner! Simply share this post on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, tag me and use the hashtag #emilymarchshop. Then, comment back here with how you shared and which print or photograph you’d like to hang on your wall! Contest ends this Friday at 11:59PM – good luck!

And since I’ve had such amazing support already, I’m including a free print in one random customer’s order between now and Saturday  to say thank you! :)

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April 22, 2014 - 11:38 am

Caroline Pickens - I love this post and I LOOOOVE your shop!! I would like to have the Ruth bible verse hanging on my wall :) So proud of you Emily!! :)

April 22, 2014 - 11:50 am

Alex Somerville - Hey Emily!

Love the Cinque Terre, Italy photo! Just posted it on my facebook wall! Beautiful colors!

Thanks for your wonderful work!
Alex

April 22, 2014 - 12:17 pm

Amelia Ward - These are beautiful, Emily! Just posted it to facebook. My favorite would have to be the photo of the cliffs. Good luck with your new shop!

April 22, 2014 - 2:06 pm

Carolyn Stotts - Love these!! Amazing. I shared to Facebook. I’d love to win the Be All There print, it would go perfectly on my travel-themed wall in my living room! Good luck, you’re killing it!

April 22, 2014 - 3:47 pm

Maria Estes - Emily, I pretty much want to be you. This is awesome!! I love the morning ride photo (and pretty much all of the other ones). Thanks for doing wonderful work!

Evan + Shaun | Engaged | Chapel Hill Engagement Session

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I have the happiest engagement session for y’all today! I know I’m not supposed to play favorites, but you guys. If you bring a giant puppy to your session, I will fall in love with you/your dog. That’s about how Evan and Shaun’s Chapel Hill engagement session went last weekend! These two are the sweetest, and their goldendoodle, Bernie, is such a show stealer. Literally, a dog has never photobombed more pictures or been more adorable about it. How can you not love that face?? After letting Bernie run free for a while, we headed up to Merritt’s Store and Grill, the home of the most amazing BLTs, where we sipped on glass bottle Diet Coke and got to meet the owners of one of my favorite Chapel Hill landmarks. Evan and Shaun, y’all are the absolute best! I’m so excited to celebrate with you both in Charleston next month!

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Melissa + Vance | Married | Classic High Point Wedding

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Hooray! Today I’m sharing one of my first 2014  weddings. Melissa and Vance are honestly two of the kindest and warmest people I’ve ever met. When Melissa and I grabbed coffee to chat about her big day, we spent more time talking about marriage than the actual wedding. Melissa is incredibly laid back and throughout our conversation, it was clear that she just really wanted to be married to Vance. They love simplicity, tradition, their families and the Lord, and every part of their High Point wedding reflected that. Melissa wore her mom’s wedding dress – completely unaltered, which still amazes me, and the guys wore full tuxedos.  They exchanged vows in an old Presbyterian church with their closest friends and family nearby. And they had a classic and elegant ballroom reception with old family wedding pictures displayed and an awesome live band. I can’t deny that Morgan and I had some fun on the dance floor with the wedding party :) Melissa and Vance, I’m so excited for you two and know that your marriage will be something beautiful! Thank you so much for having me!

I loved working with Inkspot Crow at this wedding, so be sure to keep up with them to see when Melissa and Vance’s wedding video comes out!

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April 18, 2014 - 8:09 pm

Sarah Joy Wright - I really love the photo of the three rings on the wedding photo : )

Brittney | Duke Gardens Senior Portraits

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Meet Brittney! She’s a senior in high school and is way more fashionable than I was at her age that’s for sure. Brittney is heading off to Campbell in the fall for college, and I’m so excited for her! We had so much fun soaking in one of the first days of spring at Duke Gardens, and I loved hearing about her excitement for college and the fun things that she has to look forward to. I have to admit that, despite being enemy territory, Duke Gardens sure is pretty when the flowers start blooming and there’s golden light everywhere you look. I cannot tell you how happy I am that winter’s reign is over and that the beauty and warmth of spring has finally arrived! Brittney, you’re an amazing girl, and I’m so glad I got to celebrate graduation with you a bit! You’re going to rock Campbell :)

For UNC seniors, I still have a few spots left for my mini sessions later this month! I’d love to meet ya and take your pictures on the world’s prettiest campus!

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Shelley | Richmond Bridal Portraits

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Anyone who’s ever met Shelley, knows that she is an incredible woman. She’s joyful, silly, poised and genuine. And boy does she love the Lord. Shelley and I met for her Richmond bridal portraits on a rainy afternoon up at Tuckahoe Plantation (where she just got hitched this weekend!), and despite the trickling rain and overcast skies during her session, she totally worked it. Isn’t she such a babe?? Bryan is a lucky guys that’s for sure (and he totally knows it too). Shelley, you are absolutely stunning in these images, but you were even more radiant on Saturday! I’m so grateful for the months I’ve gotten to know you during your engagement and can’t wait to see you and Bryan rock marriage! 

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April 9, 2014 - 5:36 pm

Kaitlyn Gerber - Hey Emily and Shelly,

First off, I LOVE your work. I wish I loved in NC so I could hire you for my wedding. But I was looking at your blog and saw Shelly in that stunning dress, I’m so curious as to where she got it?! I’m getting married in March and that is EXACTLY what I’ve been dreaming of and I can’t find one as perfect online anywhere. Can you help me get a better idea of where to look?

I’d be forever greatful!

April 10, 2014 - 2:05 pm

Emily March - Hey Kaitlyn! Shelley’s on her honeymoon right now, but I’ll ask her when she gets back and let you know! Thanks for your sweet words! :)

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