The Heart and Soul Behind the Lens

Greetings! Welcome to On the Mantle Photography, where tiny feet and life’s new adventures are my passion. My name is Emily, and I am absolutely thrilled that you are considering sharing a part of your life’s journey with me! But because you’re here, it means you’d like to know a little more about me, so without further ado…

I live with my fantastic husband, our adorable daughter, and canine best friend in Calgary, Alberta. I have been a professional photographer for 6 years and broke into the industry by first photographing weddings. Life’s magical moments are what I live for, and nothing makes me happier than capturing those moments for you to cherish forever. As my own journey progressed, I found myself wanting to tell new and different stories. And so I entered the wonderful world of maternity, birth, newborns, and life’s greatest treasure; family.

Strength, gratitude, wonder, and most of all love are all what I felt the day my amazing daughter was born. Those feelings cannot be bottled and sold, but they can be captured and remembered; that’s my job. I would love the opportunity to freeze life’s most amazing moments for you; for you to cherish and remember the awe, the absolute high, and the unwavering devotion of life itself.

If you’re still unsure, that’s okay! Please send me a message and I’d be more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have, and discuss how best to capture this most remarkable time in your life!


Emily Mantle (Braun)