I was originally drawn to Emily's work because of the way it made me feel. I was looking at photographs from random peoples' weddings and I felt like I was there, like I knew them.


At our wedding, she did not merely take pictures, she captured moments. The photographs literally take me back to the wedding day.


As the bride, the whole wedding day felt so surreal and flew by. When I look at our wedding photographs it makes me feel like I am reliving my wedding day over and over again.

-2020 bride, multiethnic wedding ceremony in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Madison, Wisconsin. Serving couples in love worldwide, Hawaii to Colorado to Ireland. We follow love stories wherever they are found.

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When you hire Fern & Fountain, you don't have to worry about feeling camera stage fright or how to "look good" in front of a camera. 

We'll guide you and capture your memories in a way that is effortlessly, candidly, authentically, you....


Featured Weddings

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Modern 1920's Gatsby Wedding

"Listen, Jaime." Steve paused before he spoke the next words into his phone. "I don't want to come across too forward, but do we want to tell our grandchildren our first date was in somewhere like Chicago, or do we want to tell them our first date was in Las Vegas?"

When Steve and Jaime decided to meet in person after feeling a mutual attraction through a dating site, the last thing they wanted was to have a lame love story.

Steve convinced Jaime to catch a flight to Las Vegas from Texas for their first in-person date, and Steve flew in from Michigan.


There in Las Vegas, they knew it was love at first site. So when it came time for their wedding, they knew they needed a little bit of Vegas in at their Modern Gatsby Wedding.

Jaime wore a blue silk dress, which she bought in Dubai, and Steve's outfit featured cufflinks shaped like an anatomical heart as homage to his career as a heart surgeon.

The evening dinner in the woods was lit with thousands of twinkle lights and candles.

After the ceremony, the guests all joined Steve and Jaime for a lively game of Craps on the patio and they celebrated the newlyweds late into the night!

Multi-cultural wedding, Portuguese & English

Forced to leave the country only weeks after proposing to Ashley, Thiago did not know how or when he could return to America to be with his fiancé.

When social worker and humans rights activist Ashley fell for business major and soccer player Thiago, they didn't know a  multi-racial relationship would unexpectedly force them to live in different countries for most of their engagement.

Thiago says it was love at first sight, and Ashley laughs and says it definitely wasn't, but their love held strong through several deportations during their relationship. Even in the months before the wedding, it was uncertain if Thiago could even attend his own wedding.

The week before the wedding, Thiago's family called and told him they weren't sure if they could get into the country due to new pandemic restrictions.

But at the last moment, Thiago's family was able to attend the wedding and proceed with the plan to have Thiago's dad officiate the wedding in Spanish. 

The bilingual ceremony went smoothly and then the guests and the couple all danced together to celebrate the couple that defied all odds to make it to the alter!

Multi-cultural wedding, Portuguese & English


For couples who want to feel their wedding 50 years down the road.
In the first phone call with Fern & Fountain, most couples say they are uncomfortable with the camera, but they want their wedding photos to be natural and capture the emotion and love between each other and their families.

Couples don't want their memories to fade. Couples want to feel their wedding again and again and again...


And I don't mean "remember," I mean really feel.

It matters how you feel when a camera comes out, because that's what you'll feel

every time you look back at that picture.

You want to be comfortable around your photographer so you can be your

joyful and genuine self in your wedding images. 

We're here to set you at ease and create a comfortable space for stunning

images you can savor for a lifetime.


Prints & photo albums: Don't keep your precious
memories on a flash drive in a dusty drawer.
Share them with loved ones in your home.


"Perfect and fun! Emily made us laugh and enjoy ourselves and just feel stress free. The poses were relaxed and he captured moments unforgettable!"


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"I'm amazed at how well Emily was able to capture the moment so intimately while not being invasive in the least."


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"Looking back at the photos that Emily captured, you can see that our laughs and smiles are genuine and raw. It's exactly what I wanted!"



We're here to invite your authentic romantic connection into your wedding video, and translate all that chemistry into timeless, cinematic film starring you two.

We're​ a husband and wife team who work in perfect sync to document your wedding day. Who better to film and photograph your wedding day love story than a husband and wife?


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Destination Wedding?

Or Traditional Wedding?

What's right for me?

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Oh hey there!

We are Zach and Emily! We own Fern & Fountain,

a traveling handcrafted photography and film company focused on joy-sparking imagery. We're passionate about marriage and your whole life together and we know the photos and film we give to you will bring you back to day one in sickness and health, for richer and for poorer, 'til death do you part.

We work tirelessly to make you feel comfortable in front of the lens. You'll actually enjoy the photography and videography experience as a fun highlight of your wedding day, instead of having to ask "so... what do you want us to do..?" while you wait for us to wrap it up so you can party! We party with you, we document your wedding with photojournalistic storytelling photos & video, we help you relax so your personality shines through the gallery. We see the timeless little in-between candid moments that express your love story and your life.

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