Emma K. Morris is a Northern California-based Creative Director, Photographer + Stylist
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 with a B.A. in Communications, Emma developed a passion for the nonprofit sector and left the music industry in order to direct and curate an alternative art space in East Lansing, Michigan's blossoming arts district. 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 eighth largest Local Arts Agency. During her time at United Arts, she handled all aspects of marketing, PR, new media, and more. 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, East End Market. In the spring of 2012 she left the South for the West to explore the next chapter in her life. She is an entirely self-taught photographer. In her rare free moments, you'll find Emma cooking up vegetarian delights in her kitchen, on a neighborhood cat-stalking walk, or lounging in the backyard hammock with a good book.
Emma's work has been featured by dozens of national publications including Bon Appétit, Vogue, Architectural Digest, Food & Wine, Forbes, The Chicago Tribune, GFF Magazine, USA Today, Napa Sonoma Magazine, Once Wed, The Napa Valley Register, Brides, and many more. Her photographs can be seen in internationally-released books I Love California by Nathan Turner, the forthcoming cookbook from Husbands That Cook (March 2019), Gestalten Publishing’s You’re Invited, and 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 also been featured in the feeds of Atelier Doré, Bon Appétit, Martha Stewart, Design Sponge, Food52, Williams Sonoma, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, Epicurious, The Kitchn, and many more.