Emma K. Morris is a Northern California-based Photographer, Creative Director + Stylist

Photo: Meg Van Der Kruik

Emma's professional endeavors include music industry promotion, fine arts curating, nonprofit arts marketing, and most recently freelance photography + styling, creative direction, and brand consulting. She is known for her free-flowing creativity, contagious energy, artistic eye, and stellar communication skills.

Breaking into radio promotion as an on-air disc jockey at the age of 16 led to many opportunities in the music industry including a marketing position with Sony Music in NYC throughout college. After graduating from Michigan State University, Emma developed a passion for the nonprofit arts sector and left the music industry in order to direct and curate an alternative art. There, she successfully engaged both students and permanent residents with a dynamic variety of community programming. 

From there she relocated to Orlando, Florida where she spent six years overseeing the communications department for the nation’s sixth largest Local Arts Agency. During her time at United Arts, she handled all aspects of marketing, PR, and new media. She focused on cultivating meaningful collaborations between arts organizations, businesses, and individual artists, and simultaneously earned her certificate in leadership training at Rollins College. During this time she was immersed and actively involved in local public art, advocacy, city government, arts education, and economic impact studies.

Emma transitioned into the food and wine realm working as Creative Director for Orlando's public market. In 2012 she fled the South for the West to explore the next chapter in her life. An entirely self-taught photographer, her work has been featured in dozens of national publications such as Bon AppétitFood & WineForbesVogue, and Architectural Digest. In her free moments, you'll find Emma cooking up vegetarian delights in her kitchen, gardening, or lounging in her backyard hammock, champagne in one hand and a good book in the other. 

I dwell in possibility...
— Emily Dickenson

Emma’s photographs can be seen in internationally-released books I Love California by Nathan Turner, Husbands That Cook, Gestalten Publishing’s You’re Invited, The Curated Table, and more. Her work has been featured by dozens of national publications including Bon Appétit, Vogue, Architectural Digest, Food & Wine, Fortune, Forbes, The Chicago Tribune, GFF Magazine, USA Today, Napa Sonoma Magazine, Once Wed, Brides, and many more. She is a regular contributor to GFF Magazine, and was a selected artist for the inaugural Tiny Atlas Quarterly curated art show in San Francisco. Her photographs have been featured in the feeds of Atelier Doré, Bon Appétit, Martha Stewart, Design Sponge, Food52, Williams Sonoma, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, Epicurious, The Kitchn +++.