Creativity is sacred, and it is not sacred. What we make matters enormously, and it doesn’t matter at all. We toil alone, and we are accompanied by spirits. We are terrified, and we are brave. Art is a crushing chore and a wonderful privilege. Only when we are at our most playful can divinity finally get serious with us. Make space for all these paradoxes to be equally true inside your soul, and I promise — you can make anything. 

- Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic

The doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious.
If you have a deep scar, that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that is a door.
If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door.
If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.

- Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Women Who Run With The Wolves

There is a conversation
happening inside you
pay deep attention
to what your inner world
is saying.

-Rupi Kaur, home body

I am a poem in process,
a tangle of words in search of some meaning.

- Pavana Reddy, where you go alone

I thank the universe
for taking
everything it has taken
and giving me
everything it is giving

-Rupi Kaur

Finish each day and
be done with it.
you have done what you
could. Some blunders
and absurdities no doubt
crept in; forget them
as soon as you can.
tomorrow is a new day.
you shall begin it
serenely and with too high
a spirit to be encumbered
with your old nonsense.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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creative ethos

poems + writings

My photography is about being creative, playful, and open, with a focus on art and intimacy.

I am an artist of, and for, women. 

I find visual inspiration in the works of renowned photographers such as Vivien Maier, Peter Lindbergh, Sally Mann, Eve Arnold, Helmut Newton, as well as a variety of modern film photographers. My gift is creating a space for women to be themselves, allowing me to capture their true essence. Without judgement. Without fear. 

Allow me to unveil the profound beauty within you and illuminate the energy you carry, leaving a lasting experience upon your soul.

Hi, welcome; I'm Emily Zoe!

I'm often asked if Zoe (pronounced ZOH) is middle name, and no, it's not. This is a name, intuitively chosen by me, at the start of my artist journey. A name that symbolized the new life I wanted to live.  A creative life; a chosen life. And a name that intuitively felt right.  

I have been on a path of self awareness and discovering my deeper shadows for over 10 years.; clearing my own energy so that I can fully hold space for the women I work with.  I practice my own rawness and humanness, and expect nothing but a willingness to be seen.

My love affair with photography is more than just images; it's the truest form of self discovery I've experienced.  My images are my story of motherhood, womanhood, and a connection to my feminine energy...

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about emily 

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I left a career in tech to be immersed into this world of photographing women. I love connecting and talking about this stuff. Even if you're unsure, reach out! I may not be the right person for you, or I may be exactly what you need...

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