Stuart grew up in southeastern Kentucky and moved to Louisville to attend the University of Louisville. He studied accounting, earned his CPA and began his career in accounting in 2000. After spending five years in public accounting, Stuart made the decision to move into the private sector. He spent another five years in various manufacturing companies as assistant controller and plant controller. He returned to public accounting briefly, but returned to industry. Stuart is currently an assistant controller in Louisville, Ky.
Antonia was born in Germany and moved to Elizabethtown, Ky., in 1985. After high school, she attended the University of Louisville (UofL) and earned a BA in Political Science. Antonia continued her education attending Indiana University - Bloomington and earning a Masters in Public Affairs, after which she returned to Kentucky. Not really finding her career niche, she returned to UofL and earned an MBA. During this time, she worked at GE as a co-op in corporate communications. After graduation, she was asked to continue working for GE as a full-time freelancer, which she continues to do now.
Stuart and Antonia met in 2004 and married in 2007. In 2010, Antonia decided to learn photography - more than a point-and-shoot. From there, Stuart joined in and we began shooting as a hobby and "couples" activity. After attending workshops and conferences, learning from local professionals in the area and online webinars, and spending much time shooting, we decided to turn their hobby into a business.
While we are both very analytical people, we also have a creative side. Stuart enjoys music and has played guitar and drums in several bands during high school and college. He has dabbled in drawing and creative writing as well, and may write children's books in the future. Antonia enjoys cross stitching, volunteering and event management. Her day job includes writing and graphic design. In the future, she plans on writing a book on non-profit management.
About EM Dash Photography
EM Dash Photography started in the fall of 2013. Our name came from a combination of Antonia's background in communications—the em dash punctuation—and one of Antonia and Stuart's adopted dogs.
The em dash is used to indicate a change in thought, and in the case of EM Dash Photography, it indicates a change to pursue a love of photography as a business.
For several years, we have fostered dogs. Dash, a miniature pinscher, was a foster dog that was adopted in the spring of 2013. He joins two other adopted dogs, a hound/spaniel mix (Oscar) and a collie (Kepper), as well as an adopted cat (Maddy).
EM Dash specializes in sports, event, pet and portrait photography in the Louisville/southern Indiana (Kentuckiana) area. We shoot on location, whether in your home or a location around town. We also have an interest in landscape and macro photography, as well as fashion.
Contact us for information on scheduling your portrait session. Email us at email@example.com or call (502) 509-3176.
We shoot with Canon and have no animosity against Nikon. Our gear list includes:
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM
Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM macro
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
Canon 24-105 f/4L IS USM
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Canon 430ex II Speedlite
Yongnuo 568EX II Speedlite