Monthly Archives: August 2011


monday vacay : loire valley, france

08 08 11

Take a quick vacay this Monday to the Loire Valley, France.

It’s hard to imagine that we were there just a month ago – sipping white wine, touring chateaus, playing cards, and taking in the breathtaking scenery.

It feels like a separate lifetime already.

These photos take me back, and I am so thankful for the memories.

french travel book

field of poppies gem photo

  Chateau Villandry, a short drive from where we were staying in Amboise.

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chateau villandry france

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 Trying to pretend that it felt good sitting in 110 degree heat. Did we fool you?

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chateau villandry lavender

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chateau villandry france

chateau villandry france

Some photos from our absolutely charming house. I highly recommend staying at Anne’s home in Amboise : The Pavillon des Roses.

pavillion de roses france

 There is a 16th century cave built into the hill behind the house that their ancestors lived and made wine in. Truly amazing.

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amboise, france

pink rose

clothesline france

vouvray wine

 Our simple meal made from some Amboise farmer’s market finds. Everything was so fresh + delicious.

simple french farmer's market dinner

french wine

 After dinner we sat on top of the hill above the house and watched the sun set. Enjoying some delicious Vouvray white wine. It’s sweet, crisp and refreshing.

amboise, france

 The next day we drove out to Chateau Chambord, the second largest in the Loire Valley.

It is famous for its double helix staircase, supposedly designed by Da Vinci.

You can bet Aaron geeked out a little.

chateau chambord, france

chateau chambord

central france

sunflowers in france

french countryside

field of sunflowers france by gem photo

 Be still my heart, France. I just love you.

If you still need another vacay, how about Burano, Italy?

AND I am excited to let you know I am releasing a limited amount of prints from our travels to Europe – and you can purchase them here!

Feel free to email me emily (at) for more details.



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Bodega Bay Wedding Inspiration : Featured

08 01 11

There’s too much to try to say right now, and I don’t know where to even begin.

To say that this year has been BIG for me would still be an understatement.

What started out as a personal journey in Maui last November has helped me grow in more ways that I can really describe.

I realized that I want more for my photography. I don’t want to just get by and be busy enough to do this full time.

I realized I want to collaborate, and create, and do photography that frightens me a little.

After MTH Maui I was terrified, because I knew that this next step would mean reaching out to do a styled photo shoot – all on my own. And submit it. And be okay with whatever happened next. Risk the failure. Risk the rejection. Put myself on the line.

They say that there is power in simply voicing your desires. Just make it known to the universe.

So I did.


I emailed Melanie at Jesi Haack and it was the start of something bigger and better than I could have imagined in the first place.

Doing a collaboration like this was like fresh wind into my soul.

It was so exciting to see all these vendors come together to make something beautiful, for no other reason than just for the pure joy of creating and inspiring.

Thanks for journeying with me in this process… for listening to me think out loud, for responding with your own thoughts, for your sweet encouraging comments.

I’m celebrating today – for the people God has brought into my life at just the right time – and for you all – pushing me to do more and be more.

I want to be open to whatever happens next.

Do me a favor and leave a comment on Green Wedding Shoes – the shoot is featured there today! There are so many amazing vendors that made this happen and I want them to feel the love too.

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I am seriously grateful for everyone who helped make this dream a reality. I cannot thank you enough.

Design – Melanie Bittick of Jesi Haack Design
Paper Goods: Pitbulls and Posies
Accessories: Ban.Do
Florals: Floral Theory
Models: Carlos and Sedona with Scout Modeling Agency
Hair and Makeup: Camille Monique
Venue: St. Teresa of Avila Church, Bodega Bay, CA