This is the artistic process. You’re going to love and then hate and then love your work over and over again. You’re an artist.

—Olivia Emmer

Taking the Leap from Employee to Entrepreneur

Olivia Emmer is a photographer whose work has been featured in USA Today, Edible Aspen, Plough to Pantry and more. She is a lover of mountains, adventure, vanlife and the handmade. She lives in Asheville with her husband, Jackson, and their dog, Willoughby.



“I was scared to start my own business and then I was like, ‘Oh my god. What a load of crap. You’re young. You are healthy. You don’t have a family yet. If you’re too scared to move forward now when are you not going to be.’


I just felt that I had to man up because it’s just never going to be easier.” —Olivia Emmer

The practical stuff...

To read Olivia's morning routine and creativity practices: