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A Wisconsin Photographer:
Real, Energetic, Emotive Photography

When you book a photography session with Emily Kettner Photography, expect editorial style photos, lots of smiles, and a casual, comfortable session. Portraits and images are not done in a studio setting — instead Emily uses natural surroundings including your home and the outdoors to take photos. Ideally like to shoot in natural light, which means, weather permitting, we enjoy shooting in sunny fields during "golden hour," lush green woods, shady lakes, and more.


Emily works across Wisconsin, including Appleton, Green Bay, Milwaukee and Madison to photograph sessions for families, newborns, seniors, weddings and engagements. 


Emily offers a variety of session types including full sessions with multiple outfit changes, seasonal photo shoots and mini-sessions, so it's helpful to follow on Facebook and Instagram for notifications and updates. All photography sessions include digital rights to your photos, so you can print them however, whenever you desire. 

Named one of the best portrait and wedding photographers in Wisconsin, Emily Kettner combines editorial photography with documentary wedding photojournalism to bring you the best of both worlds. Wedding couples, families and seniors love the way she captures the connections between people, genuine emotions and shows them in their best possible light. 

Appleton Photographer

about emily

My husband gave me my first professional camera as our wedding gift, and ever since, I have been taking photos. I took them professionally for years, but up until 2020, I was the Senior Vice President of an Advertising Agency out of Florida as well. When Covid-19 happened, I asked myself, why was I wasting time behind a desk when what made me happiest was taking photos? I couldn't kick that feeling — even if that meant quitting a secure and well-paid job — and so I started a business in 2020. Yep, I quit my job during a pandemic to follow my passion.

I rarely make online recommendations, but I simply could not pass up the opportunity to thank Emily Kettner Photography for capturing our wedding day. Emily’s family photos are so beautiful and I thought going into our wedding, “who actually displays wedding photos after the first few years?” Let me tell you, I WILL! Even the smallest detail is captured so beautifully it’s art and I can’t wait to share these beautiful reminders of that day with family and friends for years to come. I love, love, love these photos! Emily immortalized every raw emotion, the smiles, the tears, the stolen moments, so we can relive it every time we look through the album. All I can say is THANK YOU.

-Brenna Schnaare

Find me on instagram @EmilyKettnerPhotography 

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