I often hear from clients that they find booking a photographer to be a stressful and overwhelming process. I totally understand, it's a big decision deciding whom to trust to capture your real-time proposal, walk down the aisle, or authentic portraits. For all these reasons and more, I wanted to introduce myself so that you can get to know me a little bit better, understand what I do and why, and ultimately alleviate all that decision making stress!
My name is Emily Montay and I am an award-winning photographer specializing in weddings, couples, and high-end portraiture. While my main bases are in London, New York, and Switzerland, I am also available for nearly all international locations. So if you have your heart set on intimate elopement photography in Mexico, or plan to get married on the tiny island where you first met, I'd love to hear all about it!
I was born and raised in New York where I spent 18 happy years before moving across the Atlantic to study in Scotland. I always had a fascination with human emotion and interaction, which is why I chose to study psychology at university. And while I haven't continued on the psychology path, I take everything I've learned along the way and use it to make sure my clients are 100% comfortable with the entire process and to ensure that they are provided with emotional, fine art photographs that represent their authentic selves.
When I think back to the first time I discovered my passion for photography, I used to attribute it to a trip to Paris when I was a teenager. But when looking through old family photos, it's evident that my love for photography is much more innate than I originally remembered. What I find even more interesting is that in these childhood photos, I am almost always taking photos of people.
My earliest photography related memory is sitting on my dad's lap watching him use Photoshop on his computer. I must have been only 3 at the time. It's safe to say that photographing real people and providing
them with beautifully edited photographs is something that has been completely
ingrained in me since I was small.
Things I Love:
early morning flights
My aim is to provide real, creative, everyday people and couples with fine art photographs that truly showcase their stories. In simpler words, I want your photos to feel like you. I also want to challenge the fact that you never see wedding photos hanging in an art gallery and I want you to feel like your portraits are Vogue worthy.
You can trust that I will unobtrusively capture your moments and turn them into a dreamy, cinematic, and luxurious collection of images with the highest attention to detail.
Booking With Me
Each client's needs and preferences are different, which is why I like to tailor my bespoke photography packages to each person. My hourly rate is fixed, but clients may choose to alter the number of final images, request a luxury photo album, or add extra services such as location scouting. Please find below example breakdowns of my rates for portraits, couples, and weddings.
Please keep in mind that the above breakdowns are just examples of packages I've created for my clients in the past. Just because you don't see it listed above, doesn't mean it can't be done! If you are interested in booking a session or wedding with me, please don't hesitate to reach out and I'd be happy to explain all the options in greater detail and to discuss my recommendation for your bespoke photography package.
I can't wait to hear from some of you!