Emily Szydlik Photography
Hi there, I’m Emily. I am based out of Columbus, Ohio. I am a pediatric nurse by day and a self-proclaimed photographer by night. I’ve always loved taking pictures of family and friends and making them feel amazing. I like to keep things light and airy and most of all, FUN! I am not a professional photographer, but I am a millennial who can take a fabulous picture with an iPhone for a fair price. I am here to help capture and showcase your special moment! Whether it be an engagement, an anniversary, a baby on the way, a new baby, a family gathering, or even a simple headshot, I’m your girl!
How I got started
In 2019 my sister, Liz, asked me to take her engagement photos. I obviously was flattered, but thought, “are you sure you want ME to take your engagement photos?”. She was confident I would be able to take some great photos for her. I wanted to prove her right, so I took an online iPhone photography class held by my wedding photographer, Amanda Donaho, and I learned a lot! I learned about exposure, framing, lines, and editing. I practiced and practiced until I felt confident that I could surpass Liz’s expectations. Liz and her husband Tyler were my guinea pigs and ever since their photo shoot, I’ve loved taking pictures for people. For their shoot we went to Schiller Park on a very hot summer day. When we parked we quickly realized it was Village Valuables Day where bargain hunters from all over Ohio come to German Village for one big yard sale. It was crowded to say the least. What I thought would be an obstacle, turned out to be a blessing and a learning experience. People were so complementary of Liz and Tyler and congratulated them and an owner of one of the beautiful homes in German Village showed us to a hidden ally behind their house with amazing lighting and a cool brick wall. It was a photographers dream! I had so much fun during their shoot and it showed promise to my photographing future. I hope to continue with these stories as I take more photos for people!
More info, please!
What to expect
To schedule a session or for more information, reach out to me on Instagram or call/text me directly.
1 hour session- $100
2 hour session- $200
I will share all of the unedited photos with you the day of the session. I will send it to you via text or via iCloud sharing. I will start to edit some of my favorite photos and have you send me your favorites too. I will then resend the edited photos for you to use as you wish within a couple days.
Pick one or two of your favorite locations for the photo session. If one of these locations are outdoors, keep in kind the amount of shade vs sun this location gets. Also keep in mind the amount of sunlight the location gets when deciding what time of day. Usually the lighting is best in the morning or around sunset versus mid afternoon (that goes for the heat too!). Throughout the session I will show you some of the photos I’ve taken to make sure you like the how it’s looking. I want to make sure YOU love as many photos as possible!