About Me

As you may have guessed, photography is my passion. I feel my best when I am behind the camera and I truly believe that it shows in my work. When I’m not busy snapping photos, you might find me traveling the world, sipping on coffee, working on a jigsaw puzzle, or lounging in the comfiest clothing I can find.  I’m happy anytime I can share my favorite things with my favorite people and, luckily, that’s something I get to do fairly often.  In a previous life, I was a genetic counselor — which was a wonderful experience — but even then, I was itching to get behind the camera full-time.


Being an avid traveler, I have too many favorite places to count, but Fire Island will always hold a special place in my heart. It’s where I spent my Summers as a child, it’s where I married my hubby, and it’s a place that I WILL force you to visit if you get to know me well enough.

Emily Vista Photography - Self portrait

My Approach To Photography

It’s the candid little moments that make for enduring memories – those are the moments I live to capture.  I always strive to create a fun and collaborative environment where those moments can flourish. Whether working one on one at a personal photo shoot or roaming around your wedding or event, I am constantly thinking and observing – waiting to capture those fleeting moments which might otherwise be forgotten. I love this job and a satisfied client is what keeps me going.  Let’s work together to create a gallery that is unique and special to you, one that you will be proud to show off for many years to come.


I provide fun, creative and personalized storytelling for couples and families of every race, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity. Love is inspiring in all of its beautiful forms.

Emily Vista Photography on Borrowed & Blue