intimate weddings + elopements




"Not everyone will understand your journey. That's fine. It's not their journey to make sense of, it's yours." - Zero Dean

Photo by : Sweetpapermedia

We are Emily and Jacob Hatch. A husband and wife team of wedding photographers located in Memphis, TN, dedicated to expressing your story the way it deserves to be told. We believe there is more to your wedding day than phenomenal photographs in definite angles. We want to document the emotions of your adventure into the wonderful art of marriage. We tend to focus on the emotion behind couples whether they are fun and spirited or a serene and intimate pair, we take the real moments and bring them to life. 

Hi. I’m Emily. 

I tell stories, create emotion and chase light. 

I like food, photography and dancing in the passenger seat on road trips. 

I am a wedding photographer, yes, but I’m so much more than that. 

I am a mom of three boys. Braylen, Aiden and Forrest. They are my WORLD.

You will usually find me in the clearance racks at the mall or elbows deep in a field somewhere.

I’m notorious for misunderstanding song lyrics and proud of it. My lyrics sound better anyway.

I’m adventurous.

Give me a mountain and I’ll figure out how to climb it. 

I’m young, married and ambitious. 

My husband takes on this journey with me and is probably better than I am, easily.

I romanticize 80’s movies and have the sense of humor of 90’s television.

My photography is a range of many emotions but real is what you’ll always get.

My itch for romanticism, closeness and unpredictable passion is the drive I pour into my work and

I live for the in between moments of intimacy where you find that messy, tender and authentic love.

I capture the permanency of your love and the small, fleeting nuances, all at once.

Marriage is an adventure, embrace it.

PHOTO BY : Elizabeth Hoard Photography


We met at a heavy metal show in Memphis, TN in 2011. 
He stole my drumstick and I just never left him alone after that ;) We take road trips whenever we can. He drives, I stare out the window. Of course we have our typical road snacks, Hot Fries and Trolli Sour Worms. Jacob is laid back and goes with the flow while I make plans 15 months in advance. We are total opposites but alike in so many other ways. We are avid Netflix bingers and probably the main reason General Mills and Kellogg's are still in business. (not really but you get it, we like cereal.) 

Jacob and I work as a team. In everything. Except in sports. One of us has to be better. LOL

We have two extremely fearless boys (8 and 5) and one sweet newborn boy. They are professional fort builders, Chick-Fil-A enthusiasts and master Jenga players who share an ever growing love for adventure just like we do. 


adventures, riding with the windows down, bowling on wednesday nights, drive in theaters, taco bell, netflix original series, The Memphis Zoo, homemade chocolate pie, Thanksgiving in Chapel Hill, DIY projects,  and our dogs Mabel & Rollo.

MUSIC : Underoath, Mumford & Sons, A Day To Remember, The Civil Wars, Matchbox Twenty, The Used, Thrice, Acacia Strain, Taking Back Sunday, Drake (duh), Brand New, Confide, The Lumineers, Childish Gambino, 80's Rock and 90's Aternative

TV : The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, The Americans, Stranger Things (who HASN'T seen it?!) Workaholics, Family Guy, That 70's Show, Full House, Fixer Upper and of course.... Spongebob.


Photo by Sweetpapermedia

Photo by Sweetpapermedia

Photo by Elizabeth Hoard Photography

Photo by Sweetpapermedia


we're on instagram .  @_thehatches



Our philosophy behind Emily + Jacob is to illustrate and celebrate love

We don't want to just take photographs, we want to tell your story.

You might be wondering why we have a fox in our logo. Its a strong symbol representing the type of people we generally attract. They are usually timid, shy or "awkward" at first but if you put enough fire in their soul, they become wild. My greatest accomplishment is having clients approach me with the uneasy feeling of being in front of a camera and leaving with the confidence they should have been wearing their whole life. Its an intricate feeling, to help someone feel comfortable. Not flawless, not "on fleek", not model stat, just..... comfortable with being themselves. We focus more on the little fleeting moments between two people and how they hold each other. We focus on the way he watches your hair dance in the wind. We focus on the way you grasp his shirt as he pulls you in for a kiss. 

Dance. Laugh. Flirt. Linger. Run. Breathe.

We are so passionate about the art of marriage and we want to be able to express that for our clients. We take the art of photography and utilize it to its fullest potential to reach our clients and personalize their stories. We believe in the raw, tender moments and capturing the intimacy between you as one. We believe in laughter and candid moments. We live for the real instances that make you reach in and see it with your heart. We focus on the small things like yours and his fingers interlocked while holding hands, him grabbing your waist as he leans in to lightly kiss your collar bone, that soft smile you get when he whispers in your ear or that outburst of laughter when he brings up old memories. We have a passion to create art that can be hung on the wall in your family home and appear timeless for you and your future generations to cherish.


Photo by Sweetpapermedia



  • Couples who invest their time and effort into each other
  • Authentic, messy, tender love
  • Couples who are up for adventure 
  • Fellow avid Netflix bingers such as ourselves
  • Maintaining relationships outside of our business 
  • Intimate couples
  • Being called by our names : Emily and Jacob. Heck we'll even take Em and Jake!
  • Timelines. Holy cow do we love timelines. You love them too, you just may not know it yet. ;) 
  • Unplugged weddings. YES. So much yes.
  • Couples who appreciate the importance of photographs taken during the wedding. Details, portraits, candids, family formals, ALL OF IT.
  • Simple. Less is always more. Unless its glitter. Then throw that shit everywhere. EVERYWHERE.


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