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What got me interested in photography? Good question, I think it was the simplicity of taking moments we witness & compressing them into something we will have for a lifetime and can pass on & look back at with a story. 

I am a 26-year-old, 5'9", farmgirl with two different color eyes and am firm believer that like a picture we only become more valuable with time. Our edges grow rougher, we may wrinkle, but we will always have a good story to tell. In my 26 years of life, I have lived on a ranch, riding horses & roping cattle. Cattle & horses were my first passion growing up near Florence, South Dakota. Now, combine either of those with a camera & you have one happy girl. 

During high school I found a niche for photography and after graduating, in 2014, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. For two years after high school I was a country girl living the city life while studying Media Design Technology (Graphic Design). In 2016, I graduated from Southeast Technical Institute with my AAS degree. From then on I have ben taking on sessions while juggling jobs on the farm in-between.

Every part of me believes that God gave me this gift. He gave me the eye to capture & create something beautiful for everyone to enjoy. Photography has blessed me in SO many ways & allowed me to meet some of the most AMAZING people. Everything about this job truly makes my soul happy! 

I can’t thank you enough for stopping by my site and getting to know me. If you have any other questions or just want to chat shoot me a message or email me at In the meantime, I will continue to chase my dreams & cattle, most likely with a camera in hand!


Emily Kahnke

Lover of Cameras, Cows, & Country Living


Cold mornings, scary movies,
hard rock, small talk,
harsh lighting, fancy
restaurants, coffee,
messy vehicles, things that aren't pretty...

Late nights, loud laughs, Nicolas Sparks movies,
good friends, lemonade tea, everything vintage, dry shampoo,
my Kelpie Thorn,
and so much more! 



Late nights, loud laughs,
Nicolas Sparks movies,
lemonade tea, vintage furniture, western lifestyle, dry shampoo,
newborn calves, imperfection...
and so much more!