Phero - The greek word which means "to bear". It is used in scripture in bearing light.
Specifically of the Morning Star, as the Light Bringer.

I am Emily Murphy, a wife and stay at home Mom of two precious boys. Jackson is three and Jonah has turned one. I am a self-taught photographer & poet. It simply amazes me that we can capture a moment in time through rays of light. I discovered my love for poetry in college by taking a writing class as an elective. I invite you to follow, comment, or simply glimpse through these areas of interest with me as I seek to grow and improve my muse over time.

Muse - A guiding spirit. A source of inspiration. A poet.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A Bride in Boots

It was such an honor to take this couples picture. I grew in my skills & creativity but mostly in the area of coaching from behind the camera. This is something I still need much improvement in, but it was a delight to start with Belina & Ashton. I plan to post my top 10 favorites over the next 10 days... so to the few who stop by regularly keep on coming by to see how the session unfolded.

A fun fact: Belina is from Albania but she loves to where cowboy boots! She is a true Texan at heart. I told her to come wear'n her boots since those were the shoes that make her feel most comfortable. It turned out better than I could have imagined!

Saturday, April 10, 2010


If you're tired of seeing pictures of my kids you are in for a treat! 
I have the honor of snapping one of my first non-family member tomorrow!
Belina is a friend, a newly married friend, who only had ONE picture taken of her and her husband on their wedding day. This disappointment has opened up an opportunity for me.

Her "session" will be her bridal pictures. I hope to capture sweet memories of them as newlyweds all dressed up again. Come to think of it, who wouldn't want to put their wedding dress on once more? 
Come back next week to see results! 

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A Day Of Play

A day of play 
can seem a day of

Yet to the little boy
it seems to be
the best gift 
his Mom can give

And this day set
to give to play

a gift to the Mom
who wonders...
what makes the things of "significance"---
something significant anyway

(C) Emily Murphy - April 7, 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010

The Pen of a Poet

The pen of a writer must tell a story
before the crafting of  a poem can tell it's own.