Emmy Gaines is the owner, photographer, and graphic designer behind Searching for the Light Photography LLC.
Born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Emmy Gaines has always had a passion for creativity. While her story isn't like most photographers, growing up taking photos of everything and anyone, Emmy Gaines was always doing something imaginative. She first wanted to be a choreographer for dance videos, then a fashion designer, and as she grew older her interests turned to architecture and graphic design. Every interest Emmy Gaines had was centered around the idea of making something unique and beautiful.
Emmy's love for beauty grew with her age, and in college she began photographing beautiful things around her, beginning with nature. This passion then formulated into photographing people and their love stories. Emmy Gaines graduated with a degree in Graphic Design from CNM, and she uses her experience and knowledge to create charming customized products from elegant sessions with her clients.
Standing on the belief that humans are uniquely and wonderfully made by a loving God, Emmy Gaines strives to capture the individuality and beauty of life. Wedding photography is Emmy's favorite shooting subject because she believes there is a greater truth to the joy of marriage; that it is a reflection of the love Christ poured out on us.
Emmy Gaines strives as a photographer to meet one goal: to seek out the beauty and love of God in every person she photographs. She would personally describe her job as a “memory capturer;” one who is present to document and immortalize the memories you make that they might never be forgotten. A true romantic, Emmy Gaines has an eye for capturing the love shared between two people.
Emmy Gaines currently lives and operates out of Denver, Colorado with her husband Josh Gaines, a talented musician and often Emmy's second shooter. In addition to Colorado, Emmy Gaines also frequently services New Mexico and is open to travel for sessions in other states. Please feel free to view the calender for Emmy's dates and locations schedule, or contact her for more info.
What sets us apart as a wedding photography business?
•We get to know our couples because we don’t just want to photograph another wedding; we want to capture you! We shoot in a photojournalist style; we don’t make moments happen, we are just there to capture them.
•Albuquerque and Denver Wedding Photography + Graphic Design. We create in-house designed products for your wedding; save-the-dates, invitations, programs, guest books, thank you cards, & wedding albums. Most couples have to shop for their paper products and photographer separately, but having one company do it all means we create a unique and unified design and save you time. (See the details gallery for samples).
•Pre-wedding Coverage: We have options for brides who want to savor every moment leading up to the big day. This add-on includes extra coverage for bridal showers, trying on dresses, final fittings, bachelorette parties, and the rehearsal.
• We are available for destination wedding photography, world wide. Contact us for our special desination wedding photogrpahy options and pricing.
•Albuquerque and Denver Wedding Photography Gift Registry: We provide ways for couples to get more from their photography but letting family and friends purchase products, wedding coverage, and gift certificates. Click here to see how other couples are doing this!
What is a Wedding like with Searching for the Light photography?
What should I expect?
•You should expect us to get to know you, seeking out precisely what you want for the wedding, and establishing comfortability with the wedding photographer. You can also expect wonderfully designed, high-quality print-products (Save-the-Dates, Invitations, etc.) But most importantly, expect amazing photographs to be cherished for years to come.
What sets us apart as a photography business?
• We get to know our customers because we don’t want to take another portrait; we want to capture who you are!
• We shoot on-location, wherever you feel best fits you and/or your family. If that is your home, great! The park, the zoo, the race-track, perfect! (No worries on deciding, we always have suggestions!)
• In-house designed products from your photo session, we create unique products like greeting cards, birth announcements, or family albums just for you and you alone. Most photography businesses use templates. We throw out all the guidelines and start from scratch. Homemade-just for you!
• Maternity/Newborn packages: We have a special package for moms-to-be. Let us capture your pregnancy with a maternity photo shoot along with 4 sessions of your new little one (1-2 weeks old, 4 months, 6 months and 9 or 12 months)! Contact us to find out more details.
What is a session like? What should I expect?
• You should expect to come and play. The best photographs that really capture you and your family are the ones where you all playing together as if the photographer wasn’t there. We suggest bring toys/props or fun things to do with your family. Ideas are endless here.
• Clothes: wear what is you, your favorite outfit, and the kids favorite boots or hat. Let them be them and you be you.
• You should expect to have fun! Along with sore cheeks from laughing and smiling too much.
Searching for the Light photography captures the moments of life you will never want to forget. Our obsession is to illustrate the beauty, originality, love and passion you experience in life. We believe all of these momentous moments should never be forgotten because they are a testimony of our loving and amazing God.
Searching for the Light Photography is currently a mulit city business working out of Albuquerque and Denver. We are based in Denver but make frequent trips to Albuqueruqe for weddings, engagements, and other sessions. Please visit our blog for dates we'll be in Albuquerque. http://www.searchingforthelight.com/blog/where-are-you-location-travel-schedule/
Searching for the Light Photography believes that we as humans are all uniquely and individually crafted by a Creator. We strive to capture the beauty and joy of life, which we have been so blessed to be given. Seeking to capture the beauty in you is a reflection of our belief that there is a God; that His presence is undeniable within and around us all.
Searching for the Light Photography has been a creative and innovative photography business since 2009. Known for its unique and creative images, Searching for the Light Photography specializes in on-location photography; creating images that can never be achieved in the confines of a studio. Every session or wedding is individualized to who you are. We take the time to get to know our customers before we begin photographing them. A photographer should do more than just tell you how to look beautiful, but be there to capture who you are.
Besides approaching photography a bit “untraditionally,” Searching for the Light specializes in creating unique products from your photo session. Our Photographer doubles as a graphic designer, which makes for beautiful individualized ways to share your photos with family and friends. We have a handful of products like custom designed albums, save-the-dates, invitations, announcement cards, and greeting cards that you can share with others. Having an on-staff graphic artist is a rare thing in the photography world, as most photography business use templates or hire out to have their products designed. The benefit of this is that your photographer who has already spent time getting to know you will be able to better design custom products that are perfectly fit for you and you alone.
Searching for the Light Photography has been so honored to be featured in a handful of amazing publications. Some of them include Rustic Wedding Chic, Glamour and Grace Blog, Coloardo Weddings Magazine, Couture Coloardo Wedding, 365 Brides, DIY Wedding Magazine, and Baby Lifestyles. To see the actual featured head on over to our blog that has links to all the features.