“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” –Oscar Wilde
What a radiant, shining soul! From the first day I met Emily, I knew I had stumbled upon a treasure. I so admire how she engages life to the fullest.
Emily lives authentically, honestly and whole-heartedly. When faced with life’s ebbs and flows – and especially when she’s up against tumultuous times – Emily grows and presses through to find value and meaning in all things. When everything else is shifting and stripped away, she not only has the grace to discover and embrace her true self, but also the strength of heart to extend love, acceptance and empathy to others.
Like most creatives, Emily pursues existence profoundly with an incredible depth of soul and poignant insight, lightened by her spunky flair and lively sense of humor. What a delightful breath of fresh air it is to be in her presence.
Reflecting on her path towards self-acceptance, Emily recently wrote: “How grateful I am to have to have found out that who I am is wonderful.” Wonderful she is indeed! As a friend, I’ve witnessed Emily’s continual growth in confidence, self-respect, bravery and beauty. She is a timeless jewel with a genuine spirit. I’m so honored to journey this life with her!
I hope these portraits provide a glimpse into the incredible, luminous effervescence that is Emily Knobbe.
“There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.” –Steve Maraboli
“Within every man and woman a secret is hidden, and as a photographer it is my task to reveal it if I can.” –Yousuf Karsh
“Photography is an art of observation. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” –Elliott Erwitt
“Beauty is a light in the heart.” –Kahlil Gibran
“Truth and courage are not always comfortable but they are never weakness. What makes you vulnerable makes you beautiful.” –Brene Brown
“The meaning of life is just to be alive.” –Alan Watts
“Beauty is the opposite of perfection. It’s about confidence, charisma and character.” –Unknown
“I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect.” –F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” –Brene Brown
“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” –Confucius