Welcome to

Gieske Photography!

I'm so glad you're here! Allow me to introduce myself.

My name is Emily Christy. I was born and raised in the suburbs of Cincinnati. Go Bearcats! I married my boy next door...more like the boy from the next street over. We dated for 3 years and then got married during 2020 on a Tuesday in my parent's backyard. Craziest year ever! And together we have the most precious little girl. Her name is Cheddar, she has 4 paws and the cutest wiggle butt! #CorgiMom

My maiden name is Gieske. Pronounced like Geese-Key. Although I took my husband's last name, I didn't want to stop using the name Gieske entirely as it feels like a huge part of my identity. It's an honor to carry that name as a part of myself and my business.

The Beginning

I started doing photography in March of 2020 amidst the pandemic. I had been wanting a camera for a while, but had no idea how much it would cost, if I would be good at it, etc. (I'm an Aries, so I only like things that I think I'm good at.) One day an old friend of mine posted that they were selling their camera. It caught my eye, but I held off for a while. Then after several weeks, my friend was still posting that the camera was for sale and seemed desperate for anyone to buy it. So after absolutely no negotiating because I was too anxious to do so, I met him in his church parking lot and paid a very low amount of cash for my pride and joy. I haven't been doing this for long, but for a used camera that I originally knew little to nothing about, it has served me extremely well. It has helped me build the small business of my dreams that I never knew I was capable of creating. Talent is about so much more than how expensive or fancy your tools are. It is what you do with those tools that truly showcase your abilities as an artist.

So thanks for being here and thanks for the camera, Rob! *wink*

My Why

Photography has been my creative outlet that I'd been missing in the recent years. My focus has been on the arts since I was a kid. I had always been interested in drawing, then as I got older I began acting, singing, and dancing. Very quickly I found a passion for performing. Being creative and entertaining has always come naturally to me. As a performer, I will try to make you laugh any chance I get at my photoshoots. I don't do any lame knock-knock jokes. My sense of humor is very Chandler Bing-esque. Sarcasm is my specialty! It's my goal to make sessions light and playful so that you can be comfortable in front of the camera. I myself am not a big fan of getting my picture taken, I know it can feel awkward. But I will do my best to make you feel like a super model. Let's schedule a fun photoshoot!

Client Love

Maitlind S.

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"Emily helped my new fiancé pull off the most surprising proposal that completely blew me away/threw me off!! 🤍 she was so professional and so amazing. She really is very patient and communicative! The photos turned out so incredibly beautiful, a perfect memory that we will have the photos to remember by forever. I could not recommend her more!!"

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