Photographs by Emily Jaschke | About
The word ESSENCE originated from
the Greek expression 
“ti ên einai,” 
which literally translates into, 
“what it was to be” or “what it is.” 



   "My photographical initiative is to capture the ESSENCE of my subjects, inanimate or living. When I take a photograph, my intention is to capture the very moment of those living in it. What it truly is. To freeze time infinitely. To capture the ultimate nature of the object. My desire is for the viewer to feel every element of the photograph, thus being placed at the precise moment at which it was taken. I aspire to preserve life’s journey." - Emily Jaschke

  Emily is an award winning photographer with several photographic and written publications, as well as exhibition credits. While she started shooting at age five, Emily was officially established in 2007 as a Lifestyle + Editorial photographer that specializes in portraits, commercial, and special event photography. Her approach is organic, yet creative, thus allowing the beauty of the subject to speak for itself. 

  A strong believer in community, Emily frequently donates services and time to Houston charities. She is an active volunteer for the American Cancer Society and Love and Rescue. Additionally, she enjoys participating in many fund raising events including: Toys For Tots, The Diana Foundation, and AIDS Walk Houston. The fundraising event closest to her heart was the LIVESTRONG Challenge and participated in the 5k and the 60mi bike ride 2006-2011.

  Life's greatest joys include, cuddle bugs Sammy Joshka and Gunner Phoenix. Also, being the self appointed Executive Chef of #EJsKitchen, aspiring novelist, novice designer, and sometimes event coordinator. Possesses a deep appreciation for the arts. Lover of music, humor, and the human condition.

Emily Jaschke holds an BA Communication from the University of Houston. 

A W A R D S 

2008  Columbia Scholastic Press Association: Certificate of Merit, Photography

2008  Texas Intercollegiate Press Association: 3rd Place Essay Winner, Literary Magazine

2008  CSPA and TIPA: "Golden Circle" Award(s) for Design, 2007 University of Houston "The Signal" + "Bayousphere" Publications

2007  University of Houston: Certificate of Merit for a Non Fiction Publication, “More than Beer and a Rainbow”

2007  Bellaire Buzz Magazine: 1st + 4th Place, Photography 


2016 HOUSTON Houston Center for Photography: Feast Your Eyes Exhibit ( 2 )

2013 HOUSTON Canal Street Gallery: Room With A View ( 2 )

2012 HOUSTON One Park Place: Room With A View ( 1 )

2012 AUSTIN Flat Creek Winery Gallery ( 20 )

2010 HOUSTON Cloister Gallery: City ArtWorks Exhibit ( 3 )

2007 CLEAR LAKE TAACC: Annual Juried Photography Exhibition ( 2 )

2007 CLEAR LAKE TAACC: Annual Juried Photography Exhibition Summer Series ( 1 )

C L I E N T  L I S T

Local Houston 

CultureMap Houston

Modern Luxury Houston

The Orange Show

Vivid Seats

Butcher's Ball 

Barrelhouse Media 

CHI St. Luke's Health

Saint Arnold Brewery


Texas Dove Hunters Association 

St. Anne Catholic Church

Federal Maintenance Services Texas

Elite Benefits Group


Juniper Investments

Ryder Scott Company

Sewell Automotive

Magnolia Auto Group

Pine Forest Country Club

Riverbend Country Club

The Briar Club

The Greenspoint Club

The Houston City Club

The Houstonian

Hearthstone Country Club

Texas Corinthian Yacht Club

The American Cancer Society 

AIDS Foundation Houston

Bering Omega

The Diana Foundation Houston

The Center for Success and Independence 

Healthcare for the Homeless