Photo by Reese Semanko.

My name is Emilio Cerrillo (the two "L's" are silent, like in "tortilla") and I'd like to thank you for stopping by! Here's the section where I tell you a little bit about myself. 


What do I photograph?

I primarily photograph portraits and events.


Where am I located? 

Seattle, Washington, but I do like to get away from here, now and again!

What led me to become a photographer, you ask?

That's a good question! The answer is everything. It's hard to tell a story from the middle and really everything in my life has led me here. Cheap answer, I know, but I'll get back to that.

Focus pulling on set. 

As far as my experience goes, I first dabbled into photography in 2010. About a year later, I began to use that experience to help me in video production and vise versa. In my years of mixing the two mediums, I've learned to capture imagery, both creatively and in a journalistic style. From elaborate planned set ups, to moments that pass in the blink of an eye, I have a meticulous passion to tell stories. 

Which brings me back to that thing we addressed two paragraphs up. Stories. Got one? 

See what I did there? Me neither. But did I mention I love telling stories and the importance I see in getting the "whole picture?" I'm kind of crazy about making sure that each part of a given narrative matters. I have a need to provide my clients with images punctuated by purpose.

Senior portraits black and white B&W

Senior portraits. Photo by Jeremiah O' Hagan.

So what do you do with this information?

Apart from me just throwing you my life STORY and attempting to string together some flowery words, I also want you to get a taste of my personality. I take my job as a photographer seriously, but I also like to be human, humorous and honest. I'd like to invite you along. Please feel free to look through my galleries and of course, I'd love to hear from you!

Please fill out the form below so I can get to know you and if you're interested in booking a session with me, we can discuss your ideas! 

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