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 Jane Willis xx

⇸ born, bred and based in Perth


Beyond that, I...


⇸  absolutely LOVE travel and spent half my 20’s everywhere but home 

⇸  inevitably a Perth girl at heart – our Summers and all the friends family and memories I have here are too much to resist 

⇸  am an absolute hopeless romantic 

[love poems and quotes are my jam. Not the hallmark kind though. More the ones you find when you're

not really looking for them and then suddenly your heart is all a flutter]


subtle testimony to that;


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


⇸ am 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

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..and the smaller details that mean nothing and everything all at once?

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

⇸ I wear Doc Martins most days, even in summer and on trips to hot and sticky Asia

⇸ red wine is for all occasions

⇸ I will never be to old for science fiction novels

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

x x x

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



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"

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.