This new photo series, "Kids Wearing Mustaches" was inspired by Emily's son Nigel. "When he was 4 months old I put a mustache on him and the photo still makes me laugh out loud." Accomplishing the desire to contrast the innocence and cuteness of a toddler with a dramatic portrait she created a very intriguing series. During the shooting process, she had to think about how the lighting, styling, props and even the expressions of the children could achieve her intentions.
“Entire days were booked with kids coming to my studio for the casting; half of them wouldn’t sit in front of the camera and the other half wouldn’t even go near a mustache. The smiles and celebration that followed a participating toddler was enough to balance out all the challenges.”