Documentary Portraits That Tell Your Story, Your Way


Ready to ditch the stiff poses and fake smiles? Welcome to a photoshoot experience where we celebrate the messy, the beautiful, and YOU. From wrangling your wild bunch for a family pic, glowing up your maternity bliss, to capturing that 'just said yes' sparkle, we're all about capturing life's big moments and the everyday in-betweens. 

If the thought of getting your crew camera-ready sounds like herding cats, don't sweat it. I'm your secret weapon for breaking the ice and making the magic happen, guaranteed to get everyone from your sulky teen to your camera-shy spouse vibing in no time. Walk away with a gallery so spot-on, it's like your personality did the posing. Just show up, be unapologetically you, and I'll handle the rest.

Portrait Photos That Tell Your Story, Your Way

When you bring me on-board as your photographer, you're also getting:

  • A professional hype gal who fires off jokes and chats you up like your lifelong bestie (because let's face it, nothing beats real smiles and real laughter in photos)

  • The kid whisperer with the patience of a saint and the speed of a ninja, ready to catch those fleeting moments of pure chaos that somehow turn into the most heartwarmingly authentic snapshots of your fam

  • A personal pep squad here to make you look bomb AF, in the most you way possible. I'll have you feeling like a million bucks, because you're exactly that.

  • The stress-buster with tricks up my sleeve and a laid-back attitude that'll have even the most camera-shy folks strutting their stuff.

Great for a golden hour family session, cozy coffee shop engagement session, updated headshots, and everything in-between! Let me tell your story with a gallery of high-res, professionally edited images that feel like you. We'll develop a moodboard together and I'll send you a location guide for DFW, plus a styling guide.


  • 60-Minute Session Anywhere in DFW
  • 25+ Included High-Res Edited Images Via Online Gallery
  • Delivery Within Three Weeks, Sneaks in 48 Hours
  • Moodboard Creation + Location Guides



Portrait Photography Packages


This shorter option is great for people in Collin County who just need some quick photos. Great for lifestyle headshots, couples sessions, or small families with kids. Only offered at select beautiful locations in McKinney, TX - I'll send you a location guide before you book!


  • 30-Minute Session At Select Locations in McKinney, TX
    (See the location list here!)
  • 8 Included High-Res Edited Images Via Online Gallery
  • Available Monday - Friday
  • Delivery Within Two Weeks
  • Up to 5 People



I totally get it. That's why I've developed a Style Guide that I give to all my clients purchasing a portrait session of any kind. I also help with location selection, where we'll find the perfect spot for your photos.

I'm not sure what to wear or where to go.

I know this is a big decision! All  photography packages are consciously priced with your overall investment in mind! I want you to get the best photos for your investment without compromising your memories. You won't get these moments back - or these kids to sit still again - and I want to make sure you walk away with photos you love. I do offer payment plans through your client portal!

i'm scared i can't afford this. do i have any options?

don't worry, we have the answers!

You might have some questions

You can find more information on this under the services description, but a typical gallery is returned within 2-4 weeks. For every session, I always return a few sneak peeks within 48 hours! Polaroid add-ons are delivered the same day.


My one hour portrait sessions start at $400, and are offered anywhere in DFW. I also offer a mini portrait session for a smaller investment, available in McKinney only.

what's the average investment for a Portrait session?

Emily always makes my family feel so relaxed and comfortable at our sessions. She is wonderful with our toddler and has captured his life so far in her stunning images. She also captures great “outtakes” of classic parenting moments, which are hilarious to look back on. Emily is timely, communicates, is wonderful with kids and pets, flexible and produces INCREDIBLE WORK!

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Let's Do This ↓

We start planning. You'll receive my styling guide, location help, and a link to start drafting your optional moodboard. This is the fun part!


If everything looks good and you want to move forward, I'll draft up our contract and you'll pay your deposit. Your session is then officially booked!

WE make it official.

I’ll respond within 48 hours with more info. I'll provide a more in-depth overview of pricing and packages based on the deets from your contact form. 


You fill out the contact form for your portrait session. The more details you can provide, the better!


what's next?

An Inside Look Into My Stress-Free Process





Capturing your session isn't 'just another project' for me. It's a peek into who you are. It's an intimate freezeframe of your life as it is right now. Let's do something that's fun, not just JCPenny-styled headshots. I promise to capture it in your way, in a safe space without judgement.

Escobedo Family

Emily of On The Vine Photography is professional, talented, hard-working, and diligent. She takes the stress and chaos out of family photos and makes it fun. She is flexible and responsive, has a great turnaround time, and edits dozens of photos from each shoot - each one picture perfect.

Daisy + Kowshik

I was so afraid to book a photographer again after a bad experience with my last one, but Emily was SO nice and professional - she made both me and my boyfriend feel so comfortable in front of the camera. We GASPED when she sent us our gallery - I will treasure these pics forever!!! And of course, I will be booking Emily again and again for all of my photography needs in the future. Thank you again, Emily, for being so amazing at what you do!


Henderson Family

Emily was simply awesome! She fit my entire family of THIRTEEN kids and adults into her busy schedule and picked out a beautiful outdoor setting for us! You knew immediately she has a lot of experience working with multiple people and directing us to capture the best pictures possible! Highly recommend Emily and On the Vine Photography for anyone looking for any professional photography needs!

Rabe Family

I highly recommend booking with Emily at On the Vine Photography. If you are having a hard time deciding who to choose to capture your special moments, she’s definitely your girl. She has captured some of the most important milestones and achievements in my life that I can cherish forever, and I’m truly grateful. She makes it super fun, easy and stress free so that you have peace of mind knowing you will have the best quality photos to attain forever.

Copeland Family

Emily with On the Vine Photography is so extremely talented. She has been capturing our family memories for almost three years now — and every experience that we’ve had with her has been amazing. From making our kids laugh, to capturing the perfect candid moments, to making me feel beautiful when I was 9 months pregnant. We have found our forever family photographer!!


Emily took some fun and amazing pictures at one of my favorite beaches here in Kauai! So glad I met her during her travels 

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Your next step to 'aww, I love it!' starts here.




Visit my blog for a closer look at authentic family and engagement sessions, stunning maternity photos, and other memories I’m lucky enough to capture.