Emry Trantham is an English teacher in Western North Carolina, where she is raising three daughters and writing poems. She operates East Branch Photography, and her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Tar River Poetry, The Adirondack Review, Appalachian Review, Cider Press Review, and other publications. She was a 2019 Gilbert-Chappell Emerging Poet.
I learned to take pictures after my oldest daughter was born. I wanted to document everything about her and my two daughters who followed, but I also found myself increasingly drawn to the beauty of the North Carolina outdoors. I didn’t plan to be a photographer, but I can’t imagine ever putting my camera down. There is too much wonder to capture.
~ Emry Trantham, Hendersonville, North Carolina
All images ©Emry Trantham; used with permission