emily august photography
I am a photographer based in Jersey City, NJ.
I’ve been the official photographer for art openings and community events in Downtown Jersey City for four years, shooting a broad range of events. I also shoot professional portraits, families, engagement photos, and weddings. I have worked with families at the Jersey Shore and in Northern NJ, and have worked with a photo studio in Brooklyn.
where i come from:
I was born with a natural ability to bring out the best in others, earning my musical roots and a strong sense of community from my parents who raised me at the Jersey Shore. I attended Monmouth University and earned an Interdisciplinary Degree in Music and Literature. During college I got involved in the radio station, became an R.A., and ran events on campus. After college, I started producing music events, and built a network across the country.
These days I work in social media, shooting clients around my flexible schedule. I still occasionally record music and host shows, but now I’m focused on capturing amazing moments and sharing them!
When I have time, I donate my services to organizations like Companion Animal Trust, and the Liberty Humane Society both in Jersey City. My experience shooting bands and musicians takes the stage in my work with Willie Mae Rock ‘n Roll Camp for Girls in Brooklyn.
photography + design education
Member, Professional Photographers Association of NJ
Currently pursuing certification by Professional Photographers of America
Currently pursuing certifcation by Professional Photographic Certification Commission
New York Institute of Technology (pursuing NYIP certification 2014)
Jersey City Art School (digital photography, JCAS)
Fashion Institute of Technology (digital photography and photoshop, NYC)