Life Atlas

Real life is made up of infinite moments, and it’s the unplanned, unexpected, candid and real moments that I adore and love to capture. It’s a stolen glance, an unhidden laugh, a loving embrace, a playful smile; these are the kinds of moments that I believe are worth the world.

Whether it’s a portrait session, a special event, or the day you marry the love of your life; I am absolutely dedicated to capturing those passing moments and making sure that they can live forever.

Emily xx

The foundation //


Born, bred and based in Perth.

I'm am an absolute hopeless romantic. And I don't really mind if this is a good thing, a bad thing, or even just a silly girl thing. It's an unchangeable ME thing. And I wouldn't have it another way!


So ah, love poems and quotes are my jam. Not the hallmark kind, but the ones you find when you're not really looking for them and then suddenly your heart is all a flutter.

Yup, I'm a sucker for love. But I’m a sucker for a bunch of other things as well.

I’m a sucker for a party and a killer d-floor - all my couples have learnt this haha. All of my friends also know how much I love to lose all inhibitions on the d-floor. I love singing really loudly with lyrics I usually get wrong, I love committing to what I think is shuffling (I’m quite sure it’s not), and throwing off my heels only when the pain is completely unbearable.

I love you without knowing how,

or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly,

without complexities or pride;
So I love you

because I know no other way than this:

where I does not exist, nor you,
so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
so close that your eyes close

as I fall asleep.


Sonnet xvii

Pablo Neruda


I love dressing up fancy, but also have to stop myself from wearing denim shorts, a black tank and docs errrrrrrry daaaayyyy.


I love the sun on my skin and warm sand between my toes, I love closing my eyes when I eat delicious food for a lil added sensory deprivation (try it, it’s a GOOD time).


I’ll run in the rain at absolutely any given chance, and apparently I’ll tell you all my secrets without even being asked.

I'm a movie nerd and will happily talk for hours about anything from true childhood classics like The Princess Bride, to the action legacy left  by Die Hard and The Matrix, to the Art House musings of Donnie Darko and Run Lola Run. Oh and I will never EVER be to old for science fiction novels (and films).

I enjoy a coffee addiction prior to absolutely everything else, every morning. Is legitimately what I look forward to as I fall asleep

Red wine is for all occasions. ALL OCCASIONS. Whisky is also newly added to this list. I'm irrevocably in love. 

Triple J like a version is the best thing about Friday mornings.

Hmm. For now, that's all folks. 

Email me. Let's chat!? Xx

She asked

'You are in love, what does it look like?'

To which I replied

'Like everything I've ever lost

come back to me'


Nayyirah Waheed


When I first met you

I remembered you

from a hundred different dreams

and there you were

for me to love

all over again

for the very first time.



I always tell my clients that it’s all about the connection, and ultimately, they should hire or not hire me based on that or the lack thereof. While I always strive to continually further and perfect my technical knowledge and skills behind the camera, in the end it always comes down to the connection. The way people move and connect and love and smile and laugh is beautifully unique, and my goal is ALWAYS to ensure that you can feel relaxed and real, so that the true version of that unique self can be present. I am passionate about making sure you never feel as if a stranger is behind the camera and the relaxed real version of you can enjoy the day and later enjoy those memoires.

My passion for film and photography and providing my clients with memories that are a beautiful mix of candid, professional, artistic and most importantly REAL moments is what has always driven me. Given the opportunity, I’d love to meet with you and show you just that.


Em x


Love from Lovers

Vicci & Ben Donovan - the beautiful couple from the first wedding I ever had the honour of filming

"From our first conversation Em was and has always been so professional! I loved that at our first meeting it felt like we had known you for years!


She went above and beyond to make this beautiful wedding video a beautiful memory to look back on. Had lots of feedback from our guests about how lovely Em was and how they couldn’t wait to see the final result.


I am forever grateful! Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts!! 
Vicci & Ben

Stacey + Sarah - Wedding Film

Emily filmed our wedding in March this year and I don’t have enough superlatives to adequately describe her. 


Emily was really fantastic to deal with, and so friendly and warm. On the wedding day itself she fitted in so smoothly and managed to capture lots of candid moments so easily. 


The end result of the video was beyond anything we imagined. She really captured the joy and love we felt on the day in a very magical and modern way. I cannot recommend her highly enough, she is the actual best!

Courtney + Evan Mitchell - Wedding Film

First of all.... OMG EM! 

We are speechless! You have made us the most beautiful memory of our day!

We can’t even put into words how much we loved it. You captured the essence of what we wanted the day to be like. You & your work are truly amazing!


We are so grateful that we had you there. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts...


Seriously, omg it’s amazing!!!! 

Love Court & Ev xx

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Life Atlas

Film + Photography

Perth, Western Australia

© Emily Jane Willis. All Rights Reserved. 2018.