Hey groovers, I’m Em! I’m a 60s & 70s inspired freelance photography fiend based in quirky Northcote, Melbourne. I take snaps both on film & digital of faces, fashion, places and offbeat & eccentric love. I love to create entire shoots where I take on the role of photographer, stylist, creative director & set designer. I’ve been lucky enough to have my snaps published in a bunch of groovy mags like Fashion Journal, Collective Hub, Sticks & Stones Agency and Frankie, as well as being a finalist in the Emerging Artist of the Year 2018 at FortyFiveDownstairs Gallery and the Frankie Good Stuff Awards 2019!
Most days you can find me capturing moments and light on my 79′ Canon AV-1, likely listening to Bowie.
I shoot elopements + weddings both digitally and on film. There’s just something about the way light appears on film that digital has just never been able to replicate – so I shoot both.
I LOVE non traditional celebrations of love. Low key weddings are my jam! Backyard weddings, bowls club weddings, spontaneous elopements, rock and roll weddings. These get me super excited! If you’re having a wedding like this, I’d be so keen to shoot it – fill out the form at the bottom of this page to chat!
I’ve made a super handy lil PDF with all the need-to-know- pricing, packages and more. You can suss it out here:
Fashion is my all time fave! I’ve been shooting campaigns for some rad brands like Gorman, Dangerfield, and a bunch of local vintage and handmade labels for a while now. I shoot these on film and digital, and I also often double as a creative director, location scout, concept creator and stylist when working on a shoot.
It’s up to you how you wanna work it- you can fully co-ordinate the shoot and I can just rock up and take the snaps, or you can send me your clothes and I can create the whole thing for ya. Send me a message via the form at the bottom of the page.
Kind Words ~
“Em not only takes amazing photos, she is a groovy woman who lives and breathes the vintage lifestyle. I’ve wanted to work with Em for a few years now seeing her work on 70s style shoots for big names like Gorman and Dangerfield. We were so lucky to have our engagement and wedding photographed by her. Em knew great locations that suited our vintage style. Even though we had only met Em once (as we live in Brisbane), she was laid back and down to earth which made us feel so relaxed that it felt more like working with a friend than a professional photographer. This is what makes amazing images and memories you will have forever! Em is so creative and knows how to capture moments that are unscripted, spontaneous and real. At our wedding we didn’t even notice that she was there taking photos, but she’s also not afraid to help direct you to get that perfect shot. Her communication is on point, from the first time we met for our first shoot, through to our big day, planning everything was such a breeze and we knew we were in great hands. Even after the wedding Em has kept in touch, designed our wedding book and did up high quality prints which sit on our walls with great pride. If you want to treat yourself to a photoshoot for fun or your portfolio, or want special memories of your engagement/wedding, we can’t recommend Em Jensen Creative more highly. You won’t be disappointed! Thank you for making our big day so special” – Angi + James, eloped April 2019
“Working with her is such a beautiful and organic experience, she’s just so gentle. With her you really feel like you’re a part of a creative process, like the shot really is you. I only felt so comfortable because of her process; we were just two girls hanging out and taking pictures,” ~ Pia
“Her work is just so different. It’s unique to the culture we’re in which I think is something important to showcase. She shows you don’t have to photograph people the same way every time, and that’s really, really rare.” ~ Dominik
“I just wanted to start by saying thank you so much for being our photographer – we loved having you part of our wedding so much. You were so much fun, and thank you for putting up with my crazy family. We love the photos so much. You’ve exceeded our expectations. I think my absolute favourite is the one of Mo and I in the winery cracking up laughing. Your photos brought tears to ours eyes (happy tears), so thank you so much” ~ Suz + Mo, married April 2019
“I’m biased because I’ve been lucky enough to have Emily shoot me before, but her ability to capture pure 70s throwback 40 years later is unparalleled. I love her use of colour and patterns, picking locations that perfectly suit the model.” ~ Richard