Looking for more information about Emerald and booking your experience? Here you can read all about the photographer, the studio, pricing, common Q & A's and the products that we offer.  Want to know why you should choose Emerald Photography?  

See why we are different and what our clients say! 

The Artist - Stacey Maurer

DOCUMENTING & supporting women in every stage of life

        "The female body is a work of art and it's my responsibility as an artist to boost confidence in every woman I photograph. It is very special to show the women I photograph, the woman I see through my lens. To show them the woman that they have been building their entire life. To show both the strength and fragility of who they are in a single image."

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We have a studio.
We have and beautiful, classic photography studio in Jacksonville, Florida. That means you have a beautiful space to enjoy that is specifically set up to create some magical images and a fun and relaxing experience.
 
Emerald runs an all female staff.
We are a female-owned photography studio. That means you can relax and feel comfortable knowing we understand how vulnerable a photoshoot can feel. We are here to make it fun and confidence-building. 
 
Stacey specializes in photographing women.
Specializing in photographing women means that we know how to guide and pose you to flatter all of your favorite parts. We understand that everyone has their own insecurities and vulnerabilities. We use a thorough questionnaire to find out all of your preferences ahead of time.

We offer styling help and a client closet.
Not sure what to wear? Leave it to us. We have a client closet with dozens of options in all sizes. And if you want to bring your own outfits, we can give you shopping advice and offer complimentary pre-session style consults. 

When you enter our studio you are entering into a sanctuary free from judgment and full of love and empowerment. You say goodbye to the outside world for a few hours and slip into a space where you can feel beautiful, express yourself, and be vulnerable. You spend time unwinding and getting pampered with our all female team of hair and makeup artists. After a ton of laughs, we will then begin shooting at a pace that is comfortable and determined by you. 

Every session fee includes the following >>

all session fees must be paid in full at the time of booking

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Questions?

- Confirm date & time, pay session fee & sign contracts
- Consultation via phone / email to discuss details
- Wardrobe planning with Stacey- can be done in-person or via Zoom
- Photoshoot Day
- Refer Emerald to everyone to earn $$ towards your purchases
- Two weeks later, come back to the studio for the Image Reveal & Ordering Session
- Choose your products at the Ordering Session. Look at samples and decide what best
   fits your home and budget
- Products are delivered
- Write an amazing review recommending Stacey :)


Every photographer is different, but I keep my session fee separate from my products.  The Session Fee covers the time of the photoshoot, professional hair and makeup artists, wardrobe consultation, guided posing, the time of the photographer for consultations and professional retouching of the images. When we meet for your Order Session, that is when you purchase all of your products, digitals and prints at that time. No products are included in the Session Fee.

I do not like to take any truth away from the original image, but I do like to make sure the focus is on what we discuss in the consultation. How far I retouch images is also discussed during consultation. The order session is when you will view your images and if there is anything you do not like, that would be the time to discuss change. Extra editing may result in extra fees.

I use a professional retouching service that does very minimal edits, then I put my artistic edits on them.  Everything is kept confidential.

Absolutely not. All images that are chosen have my artistic touch on them, along with my style of editing. I do not EVER offer raw files and my retouched files may never be edited by another party, not authorized by myself. I'd like to think you respect me enough and like my style and that's why you have hired me.

I would love to be able to offer my products at a cheaper rate because I believe EVERYONE should have beautifully printed photographs in their home, but that just isn’t a sustainable model for my business. I have very carefully sourced my products from all over the world and I stand behind their quality. I value the time and education I have put behind my passion and that holds true value to my brand and myself as an artist.

My digitals are the most valuable item I can offer because multiple copies can be made. I offer complimentary digitals with every print and *most* products (excludes my a la carte items and albums.)

Sure. Once you purchase your print resolution files you are free to print them wherever you would like, however, I cannot guarantee the quality of the printed items you receive. My personal labs are calibrated to my work and it is only then that I can control the quality and delivery of such products.

You will sign 3-4 contracts while working with me. First, you sign a contract for the session. It outlines all the details of the day and covers us both so we know what we can expect from each other. Next, you sign an ordering contract committing to what products you want to purchase and payment of those products. Lastly, I send a media model release after your reveal session so that you may decide what images, if any, I can use for print or web postings. I NEVER post anything without your permission. You can choose one image, all of them or none of them, it is entirely up to what you are comfortable with. And lastly, if you choose to do a payment plan, you will need to sign a contract outlining due dates and interest fees. Sorry guys, I know it's a lot of legal stuff but it keeps us all protected.

**A COVID -19 Contract will need to be signed prior to a session.

The Ordering Contract outlines your commitment to pay the agreed upon total price and verify the product(s) that you order.  

No. My photography is copyrighted which means they may not be altered in any way. If you need something, contact me, I am always open to discussion. I LOVE when my clients want to share their images.    

Yes! If you purchased the digital images, they include a print release which means they are yours to do whatever you wish. See something you like that I posted? Here's the deal- if you like something I did, sure, you can repost it as long as there is credit to me and the image is not altered! You may not post any of my work unless you are me or one of my clients. Special permissions may be granted case to case, just message me. I'm easy to work with ;)

My digital images are the most valuable product I own because they can be replicated.

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Love Letters

Miss K.- Maternity 

"Stacey is an amazing person and photographer. She is personable and made me be feel beautiful every step of the way during my maternity photoshoot. Her professionalism and creativity made my session incredible. I wouldn’t recommend anyone else to capture those special moments! "

"Stacey is an amazing photographer and an even more SPECTACULAR person! She is so fun to work with and has such a creative and artistic approach with her photography!  I can’t say enough about her professionalism and attention to detail.... although, it’s not a “stuffy” atmosphere at all (we spent a good part of the session trying to hold it together because we were having so much fun)!!!"

Miss R.- Glamour 

"Stacey is very talented. She not only captures the beauty of your family, pregnancy or best self, but she puts you at ease. She’s very professional, timely, and patient. She’s a joy to work with. I have recommended her to many friends who have all been super happy as well."

Miss A.- Boudoir

"Stacey is an amazing person and photographer. She is personable and made me be feel beautiful every step of the way during my maternity photoshoot. Her professionalism and creativity made my session incredible. I wouldn’t recommend anyone else to capture those special moments! "

Miss K.- Maternity 

"Stacey is amazingly talented. She not only captures the beauty of your family, pregnancy or best self, but she puts you at ease. She’s very professional, timely, and patient. She’s a joy to work with. I have recommended her to many friends who have all been super happy as well."

Miss A.- Boudoir

Miss R.- Glamour 

"Stacey is a super photographer and an even more SPECTACULAR person! She is so fun to work with and has such a creative and artistic approach with her photography!  I can’t say enough about her professionalism and attention to detail.... although, it’s not a “stuffy” atmosphere at all (we spent a good part of the session trying to hold it together because we were having so much fun)!!!"

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