Hi, my name is Emily! 
Taking photos makes me come alive...

I've been doing photography for 16 years, and my love for it continues to grow.
 
Life is so beautiful and in a moment- the emotions, the environment, the loved ones around you, should be caught in a way that inspires joy, and can be cherished forever.


I am honored for the small amount of time I get with you to discover who you are and capture your unique beauty through special moments. My passion and experience with creating one of a kind images will ensure you will treasure these memories forever. 

Most days, you can find me keeping up with my 3 kids, ages 6, 5, and 1, at the beach with my family, or up at the Crossfit Gym! I am a woman of faith who loves Jesus, has an adventurous spirit, and a deep desire to see the world and show genuine hospitality and compassion to everyone around me.

Our family has lived in Hawaii for over 5 years now, and though it is distant from my mountainous origins of Idaho,  we are falling more in love with the ocean and our home here in Hawaii. I am passionate about my love and faith in Jesus, my gifted role as a wife and mother, and the opportunity to capture intimacy and authenticity in couples and families.

My heart is to provide a joy-filled, genuine experience for you. I love building connections with people through photography. I believe that by creating a relaxed and fun environment you will feel the freedom to be your true self. I cannot wait to work with you and create art from your story!

  "She was sO             to work with"

"SHE IS PATIENT, KIND AND INCREDIBLY TALENTED."

"Emily has a delightful
PersonalitY and excellent             eye."

"Emily was so sweet and
very professional"

"She is so full of energy and
made it tons of          ."

"She was super flexible
and creative."

"she’s also very professional
yet                 ."

"She was positive, helpful and enthusiastic from beginning to end."

what people are saying:

I started my photography business back in 2018 with the long term goal of becoming a full time wedding photographer. My first few years were spent solo, capturing families and couples, with weddings that came here and there. Since then, weddings have now become more of my focus! But don't worry, I still fit in families and couples :) In early 2021, I had the exciting opportunity to add an additional photographer to Emily Lehnert Photography named Joel! He has been a dear family friend for a number of years and it's such an honor to work together! He is an amazing asset and has helped take my business to the next level in so many ways. 

Joel assists with families and couples sessions and also comes to weddings with me from time to time! He has been trained by me extensively, provides the same quality and experience and I could not recommend him enough! He is personable, amazing with kids, an awesome communicator, and an epic photographer!


LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO MY TEAM

Originally from Canada, I grew up using photography as an avenue for going on adventures, making friends, and traveling around the world. My wife and I now call Hawaii home and I work with ELP to get further in the community and serve those that want an amazing experience and timeless images that tell your story. 

When I’m not shooting sessions around the Big Island, I spend my time traveling, training BJJ, and coaching Crossfit in the community. My wife and I will often spend our weekends exploring the ocean by free-diving and spearfishing, or go find the best spots on the island to eat and have coffee together. We are grateful to call this place home.

Being able to document moments in life that build memories that will last for years to come is the best part about this profession. Knowing I can be a part in building your legacy and story is what I love most about being a photographer!

HI, I'M JOEL

-heather young

I cannot say enough good things about Emily Lehnert Photography! Both Emily & Joel were a pleasure to work with. Emily was so prompt and professional with her communication & took the time to ensure the photography experience I was looking for was possible. Joel was our photographer for our photo session & he too had great communication & was an amazing photographer. If you are looking for a great photographer in Kona you can't go wrong with them! Our photos turned out to be better than I ever could have imagined!

-heather young

I cannot say enough good things about Emily Lehnert Photography! Both Emily & Joel were a pleasure to work with. Emily was so prompt and professional with her communication & took the time to ensure the photography experience I was looking for was possible. Joel was our photographer for our photo session & he too had great communication & was an amazing photographer. If you are looking for a great photographer in Kona you can't go wrong with them! Our photos turned out to be better than I ever could have imagined!

kind words


Jesus is what keeps me going; yesterday, today and forever. 
I believe fully that Jesus is Lord and that He is the sustainer of all life. He has gifted me with truly one of the most amazing men on earth, Nik, as my husband, given me three precious
(and energetic) children, an amazing community, and the blessing of getting to live in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Like I mentioned earlier, photography is my passion. I have been given a gift of photography and I want to steward it well. Getting to have my own business that helps support my family as we are full time missionaries, is such a gift. Jesus, my husband, and my kids are my why. I am so blessed and thank God everyday for the beautiful life He has given me. 

CapturinG                    that people can cherish 

Emily's "WHY"

IS A GIFT THAT JUST KEEPS ON GIVING.

CAPTURING                    THAT PEOPLE CAN CHERISH
                    IS THE GIFT THAT
KEEPS ON GIVING. 

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