hello.
my name is emma wahlstrom. i am eighteen years old. i am a sophomore in college at california state polytechnic university pomona, majoring in graphic design and minoring in marketing management. 
i got my first camera as a sophomore in high school. after a year of playing with my treasured toy and a lot of encouragement from a mentor, a brave soul took me under her wing and taught me the ropes of wedding photography. i worked as her assistant and one of her second shooters for over a year. i still second shoot weddings, but I work with a couple different photographers. 
photography is my escape. i have complete freedom when i have a camera in my hands. the potential is infinite for what i am trying to capture. i know i have so much to learn about my camera, my subjects, and my creative eye. however, i believe the only way i can learn is by picking up my camera every day and looking at something a little differently than everyone else.
 i live for capturing little moments. my favorite feeling in the world is the one you get in your chest when someone smiles at a photo you took of them. you know the one that feels like little butterflies are wrapping your heart in a blanket burrito?  the ones that pass quickly, but when you're in one, it seems to last a lifetime. moments so ordinary that we forget how special they are, like a side-splitting laugh or a gaze you share with a special someone that you thought no one noticed. my favorite feeling in the world is the one you get in your chest when someone smiles at a photo you took of them. you know, the one that feels like little butterflies are wrapping your heart in a blanket burrito? 
okay enough with the boring words! you came here for the pictures.

xoxo, 
em.

p.s. if everything goes as planned, this thing is only going to get better from here.
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