Hi, I'm Emma. Married to Jason, we have two gorgeous girls who are growing up way too fast.
Born and bred here in beautiful Gullane, I was always keen to get away and travel the world at every opportunity - never did I think I would be living back here one day with my own family.
I've always loved photography and should have studied it after school. Instead, I graduated with a degree in Environmental Science and taught English as a Foreign Language in Europe for a while before putting on my backpack and travelling to Australia for ‘one year’. One year turned to ten and in my years there I worked in very client focussed roles in the science and pharmaceutical industries… but my camera was always close by. I returned to Scotland in 2006 with my Aussie husband, a shipping container full belongings…. and an Australian passport!
When the girls were babies I completed a Diploma in Photography and we moved back to Gullane. In 2012 I started up Emma Martin Photography and worked whatever hours I could around being full-time Mum. The girls were so little at the time that I was naturally drawn to photographing young children and families.
Today, photographing people is still my passion and I feel very privileged to have been able to use my first hand experience as a Mum and business owner over the years to take photographs for hundreds of families, couples and businesses. Catching those laughs and smiles as families spend special time together. Precious newborn and baby moments that pass too quickly. Witnessing couples celebrate their love for one another and working with inspirational business owners.
I remind myself every day how extremely fortunate I am to do what I love for a living and be able to meet so many wonderful people.
They say a picture speaks a thousand words, so here's a few snapshots of me and my family, some things I love and a couple of 'on the job' photos to help you get to know me a bit better.
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