Hello, I’m Emmy.
I’m a photographer, kidney transplant recipient, Australian transplant athlete, organ donation advocate and inspirational speaker.


Emmy is a South-East Queensland based photographer, specialising in natural, documentary-style photography; capturing all those in between everyday moments.

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“Holy moly, these captures are just perfection, they are simple stunning. You have captured our family of five so beautifully Emmy. I adore.”

Francesca Redhead

“Thank you. They are incredible. Loving the pictures, they are just magic. Thank you for playing such an integral part of our wedding day. Our photos are AMAZING and we have received so many compliments on how they truly capture the joy of the day. THANK YOU!” 

Bronte & Scott Mainey

“Every day is an opportunity if you truly back yourself.”

Australian Athlete

Emmy has recently returned from representing Australia in swimming and triathlon at the World Transplant Games. She received a Gold Medal for the 400m Freestyle, a Bronze Medal in the 4 x 50m Women’s Freestyle Relay and a Bronze Medal in the Sprint Triathlon.

Emmy has volunteered with Transplant Australia, worked with Donate Life during Donate Life Week’s #GreatRegistrationRace and was an ambassador for Kidney Health Australia during the Red Socks Appeal. Her essay ‘on dialysis’ was selected to be part of the e-book Stories from the Heart; Penning the Pandemic; a collection of essays about the pandemic and republished by InQueensland. She also shared her story on Women Like You Podcast, SheSaid, Courier Mail, ABC Breakfast + Afternoon Radio, The Nutured Village Podcast, Mumma Love Podcast, Mummy Republic Podcast & was an International Women’s Day Panelist for Patient Voice Initiative

Emmy has been a guest and motivational speaker at schools, health conferences, advisory panel’s and hospital departments as a patient advocate representative. 

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© 2013 – 2023 Emmy O’Neill • I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land, the Turrbal and Yuggera peoples. I pay my respects to their elders past, present and emerging. I acknowledge their continued connection to the land, water and culture of this area.