Monthly Archives: August 2012

portrait

meg : santa ynez maternity session

08 20 12

All beautiful you are
my darling;
there is no flaw in you.

Song of Songs 4:7

santa ynez maternity session gem photo

I read that verse about a month ago, and it brought a flood of tears to my face.

Because this is what I want to say. With every photograph I take to say to you that you are ALL BEAUTIFUL. And there is no flaw in you.

There may be imperfections. Little things you wish you could change. Things that have scarred. But those things are a part of what makes you real, and I don’t see them the way you see them.

It takes a great deal of trust on your part.

Trust that what is within is greater than what is without.

I think that is why photographs of my friends are my favorite. We have already done the work of trust. You can tell by the way they look at the camera. They trust me when I tell them they are beautiful.

The moment I got my film back of these photographs of my dear friend Meg – I felt that they were special. In a way, perfect.

Not because we were lucky enough to have been in an incredible location, or because we had glowing magic light, but because in her eyes, I can see that she knows how beautiful she is in this moment. She’s always beautiful, of course. But right in this moment, it’s different. The gravity has changed.

I can read in her face the truth that this life inside of her is more precious than anything that has come before or will come after.

And that is the truest beauty I have ever seen.

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santa ynez maternity portraits gem photo

santa ynez maternity portraits gem photo

santa ynez maternity portraits gem photo

santa ynez maternity portraits gem photo

santa ynez maternity portraits gem photo

Meg,

Thank you for trusting me and for being my friend. You and Tim are going to be incredible parents.

&

Little girl,

I can’t wait to meet you.

xo,

Em

travel - wedding

dana + drew : boston four seasons wedding

08 17 12

Dana + Drew like to call themselves Nerds. Or Geeks. In my opinion, that’s just code for Brilliant. Ambitious. Well-rounded. Loveable.

They were married at the Four Seasons Boston (their home town) and with the help of the amazing Esla Events they brought some of the California (their new home state) sunshine to Boston.

Right after we took these photos in the Boston Public Garden, the rain began to come down in sheets and we hurried inside. And yet their day could not have possibly been any brighter.

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boston public gardens wedding photography

boston public gardens wedding photography

And then it started to rain.

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boston four seasons wedding photographer gem photo

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Dana + Drew, I can’t wait to see where you go and what you do together.

xo,
Em

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trevor + jillian : love film anniversary shoot

08 10 12

You might remember Trevor + Jillian’s wedding. Okay, so you probably definitely do, if you’ve been following the blog for a while, because it was one of my favorites of all time.

It’s been exactly one year since their wedding and as they are about to embark on a new adventure to Atlanta where Trevor will be starting Med school at Emory, they came home to Los Altos for a while and we had a short little session to capture this sweet time in their lives.

I can’t wait to see where the road leads for you, dear friends.

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san francisco bay area film lifestyle photographer

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san francisco bay area film lifestyle photographer

san francisco bay area film lifestyle photographer

san francisco bay area film lifestyle portrait photographer

xo,
Em

Shot on Mamiya 645, kodak portra 160, processed + scanned by Richard Photo lab.