Meet Emily with Emily Johns Photography...
Tell us about yourself.
Born and raised in Bellefontaine Neighbors, I’m now a proud resident of O’Fallon! I am the daughter of two former police officers. My family is also always willing to boast of my dad’s service in the United States Army during the Vietnam War... I have a wonderful boyfriend of 5 years named Bryan, and we have two furbabies – Grace, the socially challenged cat & Layla, the ever so photogenic dog.
Tell us about your organization.
In 2011, at the age of 18, I founded Emily Johns Photography. This gave me an outlet to pursue my lifelong love of photography and embrace my artistic eye as a true career path. A few things I specialize in:
1) Family photography, portraits of the ones you love! Starting at day one, birth photography & newborn photos, all the way to your child’s senior pictures.
2) Bring me to your office for headshots of your staff, facility or office space photos, before and after project photos, or anything else you may need for your professional website or portfolio.
3) Live events, a personal favorite! High energy is where I made my start. I am the official photographer for the Baby Kid Expo, and O’Fallon Chamber’s own Firecracker Run.
What is the mission/vision of your organization?
My mission is simple… To help you capture YOUR story.
What do you do to serve your clients best?
I don’t try to force my clients in to a mold. Not every need falls in to a neat little box, and I’m not afraid to think outside THAT box. I’m open to the ideas that my clients bring me. I really strive to help bring their vision to fruition.
What are you most looking forward to in the next 5 years for the company?
Simple answer to that is “growth.” Seeing my local business clients grow in our community. I want to be a part of that. I want to be the one that took the photos of a client’s first office and come back in the future to photograph their new expanded location. I also love to see my families grow. I want to tell a child, “I remember you. I took pictures of you right after you were born.” “Growth,” of my clients and of my community, that’s what I’m looking forward to.
Why would you recommend the O’Fallon Chamber?
I have personally experienced tremendous growth since being involved with the O’Fallon Chamber. Not just professionally, but gains on a personal level as well. I’ve made so many connections since joining almost two years ago. Connections that transcend not just business relationships, but real friendships that reach a personal level as well. As I build Emily Johns Photography, the O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce & Industries provides a huge support system for me, and I’m very thankful of that.