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one last summer fling

09 29 14

summer fling // jose villa workshop // photo by em the gem http://emthegem.com

summer fling // jose villa workshop // photo by em the gem http://emthegem.com

summer fling // jose villa workshop // photo by em the gem http://emthegem.com

summer fling // jose villa workshop // photo by em the gem http://emthegem.com

summer fling // jose villa workshop // photo by em the gem http://emthegem.com

summer fling // jose villa workshop // photo by em the gem http://emthegem.com

summer fling // jose villa workshop // photo by em the gem http://emthegem.com

summer fling // jose villa workshop // photo by em the gem http://emthegem.com

summer fling // jose villa workshop // photo by em the gem http://emthegem.com

summer fling // jose villa workshop // photo by em the gem http://emthegem.com

summer fling // jose villa workshop // photo by em the gem http://emthegem.com

summer fling // jose villa workshop // photo by em the gem http://emthegem.com

summer fling // jose villa workshop // photo by em the gem http://emthegem.com

summer fling // jose villa workshop // photo by em the gem http://emthegem.com

summer fling // jose villa workshop // photo by em the gem http://emthegem.com

summer fling // jose villa workshop // photo by em the gem http://emthegem.com

summer fling // jose villa workshop // photo by em the gem http://emthegem.com

summer fling // jose villa workshop // photo by em the gem http://emthegem.com

Goodbye, summer. You were good to us. I’ll miss icy cold drinks on sizzling hot days lying by the pool and the way the warm night air feels sitting out in my cutoff jean shorts.

I’ll miss long summer trips to tropical locations and exploring.

But I’m glad to say goodbye if only to make way for fall days. Cool breezes and crunchy leaves on the ground and cozying up to the fire at night with my loves on our couch.

xo,

Em

 

 

 

Styling : Summer Watkins

Beauty : Mar Romero // TEAM Hair + Makeup

Location : Hacienda El Carmen, Mexico

Workshop : Jose Villa Mexico Workshop

Photos : Em the Gem 

Film Scanned +Developed : Richard Photo Lab

editorial - wedding

Historic Hacienda Inspiration

06 25 14

There are places and spaces that speak to me. Call to me. I am inspired by places more than anything else, especially places with a history. Things that transport me to another time and make me feel new things. Perhaps this is why traveling is so important to me as an artist.

I was so fortunate to be able to do a shoot like this right before our baby was born. We were shooting at this private historic hacienda – and I was so pregnant, but I knew that I had to make that time to create something for myself.

Thankfully also I found an extremely talented and generous and kick-ass group of women who also wanted to make something beautiful with me. I owe them everything for making these images happen.

California Fine Art Film Wedding Photography by Em the Gem

Styling: A & B Creative | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Gowns: Sarah Seven | Hair & Make-Up: Katie Nash Beauty | Model: Lizzie Gunst | Flowers: Mandolin Floral | Shoes: BHLDN | Venue: Private estate

Featured on : Wedding Sparrow 

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California Fine Art Film Wedding Photography by Em the Gem

California Fine Art Film Wedding Photography by Em the Gem

California Fine Art Film Wedding Photography by Em the Gem

California Fine Art Film Wedding Photography by Em the Gem

California Fine Art Film Wedding Photography by Em the Gem

California Fine Art Film Wedding Photography by Em the Gem

California Fine Art Film Wedding Photography by Em the Gem

California Fine Art Film Wedding Photography by Em the Gem

California Fine Art Film Wedding Photography by Em the Gem

California Fine Art Film Wedding Photography by Em the Gem

California Fine Art Film Wedding Photography by Em the Gem

California Fine Art Film Wedding Photography by Em the Gem

California Fine Art Film Wedding Photography by Em the Gem

California Fine Art Film Wedding Photography by Em the Gem

California Fine Art Film Wedding Photography by Em the Gem

California Fine Art Film Wedding Photography by Em the Gem

California Fine Art Film Wedding Photography by Em the Gem

California Fine Art Film Wedding Photography by Em the Gem

California Fine Art Film Wedding Photography by Em the Gem

California Fine Art Film Wedding Photography by Em the Gem

California Fine Art Film Wedding Photography by Em the Gem

California Fine Art Film Wedding Photography by Em the Gem

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xo,
Em

editorial - travel - wedding

hacienda el carmen // mexico wedding inspiration

02 27 14

hacienda wedding inspiration // em the gem

hacienda wedding inspiration // em the gem

hacienda wedding inspiration // em the gem

hacienda el carmen wedding inspiration // em the gem

hacienda wedding inspiration // em the gem

hacienda wedding inspiration // em the gem

hacienda wedding inspiration // em the gem

hacienda wedding inspiration // em the gem

hacienda wedding inspiration // em the gem

hacienda wedding inspiration // em the gem

hacienda wedding inspiration // em the gem

Tequila Bar // Mexico Hacienda Wedding Inspiration // Em the Gem

hacienda wedding inspiration // em the gem

hacienda wedding inspiration // em the gem

hacienda wedding inspiration // em the gem

hacienda wedding inspiration // em the gem

hacienda wedding inspiration // em the gem

hacienda wedding inspiration // em the gem

hacienda wedding inspiration // em the gem

hacienda wedding inspiration // em the gem

hacienda wedding inspiration // em the gem

hacienda wedding inspiration // em the gem

hacienda wedding inspiration // em the gem

hacienda wedding inspiration // em the gem

hacienda wedding inspiration // em the gem

hacienda wedding inspiration // em the gem

hacienda wedding inspiration // em the gem

hacienda wedding inspiration // em the gem

hacienda wedding inspiration // em the gem

hacienda wedding inspiration // em the gem

Recently I shared about my experience in Mexico at Jose Villa’s workshop and why it meant so much to me… aside from being totally inspired as an artist, one of the most incredible things I walked away with was a renewed appreciation for the other vendors that create such beautiful things.

As a photographer, I am only as good as the team I am surrounded by. I need others to help me create things that are beautiful and meaningful.

One thing that Jose does really well is surround himself with totally talented and incredible people. I was so blessed to be able to photograph some of the work of this team while in Mexico.

Here is the complete list of vendors who created the beautiful work in these images. Also I figured I better post these images before Jose gets around to posting his because I know his will pretty much blow all of these out of the water.

Location : Hacienda El Carmen, Mexico

Design + Planning : Lisa Vorce Co.

Floral Design : Mindy Rice

Tableware : Casa De Perrin

Invitations : BB Paper + Ink

Wardrobe Styling : Summer Watkins

Gown : Miraz Willinger

Beauty : Mar Romero  / Team Hair + Makeup

Cake Design : My Sweet + Saucy Shop

Handmade Papel Picado Backdrop : Karina Puente 

Workshop : Jose Villa Mexico Workshop

xo,

Em