Emma Boonstra is a native Michigander, currently making her home in Southeast Michigan. Born into a family of avid travelers, Emma has been traveling—with a camera—snapping pictures, from Alaska to Amsterdam, since her early teen years.

Determined to make her passion into her profession, Emma attended the College for Creative Studies located in Detroit, Michigan via the Walter B. Ford II Award of Excellence Scholarship. She graduated with honors in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography.

During her college career, Emma has had the privilege of working as a paid photo intern in Jeffersonville, Indiana for Amazon Inc. and at Shinola in Detroit, Michigan. The experiences at these companies have provided her with authentic and applicable work skills. From these internships as well as her education, she has acquired expertise in set styling, lighting, photography, image editing, visual storytelling, and working on collaborative projects, which she thoroughly enjoys.

When not behind her camera or writing about herself in the third person, Emma enjoys drinking coffee or having a meal with family and friends. She also appreciates being on the beach, camping, kayaking, cooking, gardening, backpacking, traveling, and going to farmer’s markets.

C L I E N T S & P U B L I C A T I O N S

Zingerman’s Community Businesses - Detroit Free Press - Food Network - EATER Detroit - The Brick Magazine - Shinola - Amazon Inc. - Ari’s Top Five - Gourmet Deli News - Edible Wow - Culture Cheese Magazine