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Welcome to Emily Lesher Photography! I received my professional training at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco! If you're looking for professional photography in Utah you've come to the right place! I'm also available for worldwide travel. Utah wedding photography, portrait photography, senior portraits, and newborn photography is where I love to create. You can view my gallery at Utah Photography, where you will find examples of my photographic style. To book me, find my contact information here.

Shearwater Resort, Saba | Caribbean Photographer January 22, 2013

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This is the beautiful Shearwater Resort on Saba.  I was lucky enough to be the Caribbean photographer to capture its beauty!

Six months ago, I photographed the Governor of Saba’s wedding in the Caribbean.  It was dubbed the “Royal Wedding” by all the locals (they had over 1000 guests, and 100 of those guests were dignitaries that flew in from all over the world).  You can see images from their bridal session,  the bride and grooms civil ceremony, and their church wedding.  In addition to shooting the wedding, I also photographed for Shearwater Resort on Saba.  Shearwater Resort is gorgeous, and has an incredible staff.  The food is AMAZING (seriously, my husband and I died over the blood orange gelato the chef made!) and certainly a place you should consider staying at when visiting Saba in the Caribbean!

Caribbean, panoramic, blue water, mountains, Saba, View of ocean

Saba, mountains, houses, Caribbean, cloudy skies

Shearwater Resort, Saba, Caribbean, Tennis courts, red roofs, ocean, mountains

Shearwater resort, blue ocean, clouds, view, overlook, Caribbean Sea

Shearwater Resort on Saba, view of the hotel Shearwater, mountains, greenery, cloudy skies

dining room, blue goblets, natural light, Caribbean, Dutch West Indies

View of the island of Statia as seen from Saba, View of ocean, balcony, deck

Dining room at Shearwater Resort, natural light, clean, bright, blue goblets

Place settings, blue goblets, Shearwater Resort

Desserts, gourmet desserts, Dutch West Indies

Alcohol bottles, bar, bar window, glasses, Caribbean

Wine glasses, bar in the Caribbean, Caribbean Photographer

Shearwater Resort bar, bar, Caribbean Bar, Saba Bar, Dutch West Indies Bar

Shearwater Resort Bridal suite, suite room, hotel room, ocean views, Caribbean Photographer

white towels, bathroom towels, caribbean bathroom, towels folded like a swan

Shearwater Resort garden room, hotel room, Caribbean hotel, Caribbean Photographer

Shearwater Resort Tennis Court, green, tennis court overlooking the ocean, Dutch West Indies, Saba

Shearwater Resort Pool, blue pool chairs, pool overlooking the ocean

Couple kissing on by the pool, red bikini, blue pool chairs, Caribbean Photographer

Couple kissing in the pool, Shearwater pool, Caribbean Photographer,



Utah Fashion Photography Shoot January 14, 2013

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Katherine was the perfect model for this “White House Black Market” inspired Utah fashion photography shoot!

Ketherine Ellis, Emil Lesher Photographer, business attire, black bracelet,

black pencil skirt, blush blouse, Hmong model, Katherine Ellis

Black business suit, Hmong model, Asian model, Emily Lesher Photographer

Miss Utah USA, Kendyl Bell January 10, 2013

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This is Miss Utah USA, Kendyl Bell, for 2012!  This photo shoot was shot a few months ago.  I shot this session just days before Kendyl crowned the new Miss Utah USA for 2013.  Not only is Kendyl gorgeous, but she is a fantastic model to work with as well!  Fun fact: I first met Kendyl when she was only 17 and was a model on Allyses Bridal Teen Fashion Board.  I worked with all the models on the team, teaching them how to walk runway, and I taught the beauty classes on hair, skin, and makeup!  Great memories!

Miss Utah, Kendyl Bell, red evening gown, Miss Utah USA crown

Evening wear, red dress, brunette model, miss usa

Miss Utah, Miss USA, Miss Utah USA, Kendyl Bell, Miss Utah 2012

Utah fashion photographer, Emily Lesher photographer, red dress

red dress, red sequins, strapless dress, blue back drop, baby blue seamless backdrop

Kardashian hair, black hair, dark brown hair, black cocktail dress, rhinestones on cuffs, Emily Lesher Photographer

Little black dress, shear long sleeves, rhinestones on cuffs, elegant dress, formal black dress, Kendyl Bell, Emily Lesher Photography

red finger nails, Kardashian hair, black dress, little black dress, Miss Utah USA

White chiffon dress, white cocktail dress, Miss Utah USA, Kendyl Bell, Emily Lesher Photographer,

Egyptian dress, robe dress, shear dress, chiffon dress, cocktail dress


Bella Ella Boutique, Utah Fashion Photography January 9, 2013

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I hope you all had a lovely Holiday season.  I took some some time off, but I am back in the swing of things and have so many beautiful shoots to share!

How I love working with Teresa, (this fabulous model) and Julie, my fantastic makeup artist and hairstylist!   I photographed these gorgeous outfits for Bella Ella Boutique, which is a local clothing store with locations in American Fork, Spanish Fork, and Lindon.  I love doing Utah fashion photography, and it’s even more exciting to see my work used in magazines, and other marketing outlets.

Model: Teresa Peterson

Hair Stylist: Julie Ryan

Make Up Artist:  Julie Ryan

Clothing:  Bella Ella Boutique

Photographer: Emily Lesher

blue cardigan, white necklace, yellow bracelet, blond model. black chair, modeling sitting

black and white striped skirt, red cardigan, silver bauble necklace, grey studded shirt, Bella Ella Boutique, red flower handbag

Yellow top, lace trim around neckline, white lace long sleeved undershirt, blonde model, Teresa Peterson, Bella Ella Store,

Brown cardigan, red bauble necklace, blonde model, ivory tulle ruffle skirt, Bella Ella Fashions, American Fork Bella Ella

Teresa Peterson modeling for Bella Ella store, yellow bauble necklace, blue cardigan, seamless black backdrop

blue socks, sock for tall boots, red skinnies, blue cardigan, red cardigan, brown belt, red hand bag, Bella Ella designs in American Fork

Miss Utah USA 2012 for Sexy Modest | Utah Fashion Photography November 12, 2012

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I have absolutely loved shooting so much Utah fashion photography these last few months!  I have much more to share coming up!  This is the beautiful Kendyl Bell!  I’ve added a few more images from her session modeling for Sexy Modest Boutique.

blue, snow flakes, Kendyl Bell, Sexy Modest Boutique, model, studio, long brown hair

Yellow skinnies, whippet, paper snow flakes, blue seamless backdrop, Miss Utah USA 2012

White whippet, parchment snowflakes, blue back drop, pink sweater, sexy modest boutique

Red sweater, Whippet, dog, white dog, handmade snow flakes

Sexy Modest Boutique | Utah Fashion Photography November 5, 2012

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Have I mentioned how much I love EVERY piece from Sexy Modest Boutique?  ‘Cause I do!  Have I also mentioned how much I love Utah fashion photography?

My job is fun and I get to work with fabulous talent like this beautiful model, Kendyl Bell!  She was Miss Utah USA 2012, and just crowned the  new Miss Utah USA in October.

black jacket, blue backdrop, skinny jeans

Kendyl Bell, paper flowers, black chair, Ikea pillow

Kendyl Bell, Miss Utah USA 2012, black and white striped skirt, Whippet

yellow skinny jeans, denim shirt, blue scarf, black and white striped shirt, blue back drop, winter set, brown haired model

Kendyl Bell, white Whippet, Sexy Modest Boutique

red sweater, paper flowers, red watch

Utah Fashion, Sexy Modest, Miss Utah, Miss Utah USA, Miss Utah USA 2012

Sexy Modest Boutique – Athletic Line | Utah Fashion Photography November 3, 2012

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This is part two of the Sexy Modest Athletic Line shoot.

Utah Fashion Photography:  Emily Lesher

Model:  Mary Peterson

MUA and Hair Stylist:  Julie Ryan

Wardrobe:  Sexy Modest


Sexy Modest Boutique Athletic Wear | Utah Fashion Photographer November 2, 2012

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This is an athletic clothing line by Sexy Modest Boutique.  Pretty awesome stuff!  I love being a Utah fashion photographer!  Not only do I get to work with great talent, but I work with a great MUA and stylist!

This is part one of a two part series.  Look for more from this fabulous shoot in a few days!

Clothing:  Sexy Modest Boutique

Hair:  Julie Ryan

Make Up:  Julie Ryan

Photographer:  Emily Lesher


Baby Bling Bows | Utah Commercial Photography October 29, 2012

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This was SUCH an adorable session!  I had so many happy, darling babies to photograph for this shoot!  I really love shooting Utah commercial photography as well, so I was excited when Baby Bling Bows contacted me to photograph their line of baby headbands!  You can find Baby Bling Bows online here: www.babyblingbows.com or on their facebook page.

Teresa Modeling for Sexy Modest Boutique | Utah Fashion Photographer October 27, 2012

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I absolutely LOVE being a Utah fashion photographer!  Over the past few weeks, I’ve teamed up with Sexy Modest Boutique to photograph some key items they have available to buy at their store and online.  All items are under $50, and clothing moves very quickly!  Once they sell through an item, it is gone!  You have to act fast if you see something you like there!

Photography:  Emily Lesher

Styling: Brigitte Shamy

Hair and Makeup: Teresa Peterson

Model: Teresa Peterson