hi, i'm emily lord. i'm a self-taught photographer who grew up on the coast of maine. i shot my first role of film on a point-and-shoot when i was 12. now i'm a light hunter in the northeast forest, searching for hemlock boughs that twinkle with flecks of gold, finding new adventures–likely with my partner and our four legged friend. 

inspiration is hard to pin down, but for me it happens after about 15 minutes doing an activity outdoors (walking, hiking, gardening, canoeing, beach combing, wildlife tracking, doing trail work, and pulling invasives are a few of my favorites). i like to take daily walks in same place. it's a walking meditation and effort to know the place where i am more deeply.

i'm dedicated to protecting this earth because for me it is a source of inspiration, happiness, and gratitude. it happens when i'm on my own, sharing outdoor experiences with others, or learning from cultures and communities with different relationships to nature than my own. my educational background is in women's studies and sociology. after graduate school, i longed for a more embodied life doing what i loved: spending time in nature. i traveled the country leading youth volunteers on conservation work projects in national parks and forests. i volunteered for conservation groups, worked on education programming for new hampshire's conservation commissions, and developed outreach to help people find ways to do hands-on environmental stewardship in new england. currently, i'm the digital outreach manager for new hampshire's oldest and largest land trust and i serve on the board of directors for my local land trust that works to protect forests, farms, water and greenways in an often overlooked, but incredibly wild and scenic part of the state.

want to work with me? i'm based out of southeast new hampshire, the lakes region, and seacoast and am available for hire for portraits (of people or pets in a nature-based setting), events (modest weddings or gatherings) and natural landscapes. please contact me for rates as they will be dependent on what you want. i'm willing to work with nonprofit organizations, individuals with financial constraints, or exchange services. 


examples of my work are throughout this website & my photography has been published digitally and in print:

Nature Groupie

UNH Cooperative Extension's Radius

State of Our Estuaries WebsiteReport, Municipal Guide, and Citizen Guide

University of Minnesota Press (1)

New Hampshire State Parks

American Eagle

Land Trust Alliance

Student Conservation Association (1) (2) (3)

Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup Website (1)

Annual Reports for Conservation Organizations such as: Harris Center for Conservation Education (1