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travel baby takes tokyo

Traveling internationally with a newborn is not for the faint of heart. Lots of people told me we were brave (read : insane) and they were right (about the insane part.) The highs are really high. There were moments where it was so blissfully amazing I could die - We were doing it! Life is amazing! I love travel so much and I love my...
el carmen, mexico // em the gem

el carmen mexico / and why film matters

Recently I had the amazing opportunity to travel to El Carmen, Mexico to attend Jose Villa's workshop. Jose is a photographer I admire very much... he has the rare ability to remain an artist first and a businessman second. And after having run my own wedding photography business for 5 years I am convinced this is an incredible...
paris travel photographer // em the gem

A look back : 2013

feeling my way through the darkness guided by a beating heart i can't tell where the journey will end but i know where to start wake me up when it's all over when I'm wiser and I'm older all this time I was finding myself and I didn't know I was...
emthegem

all shiny and new

It's HERE! I am SO stinking excited to share the new em the gem with you. It's been a tough journey because my old brand + site  were so truly so great it was hard to move on. I admit at times I really doubted my decision when I would talk with friends about it and they said "Didn't you just rebrand?" ... but I knew it my heart...
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enough

yesterday Aaron and I had our photos taken to celebrate our 5th anniversary. It was an incredible experience... not just because we had an opportunity to hire an artist whose vision I totally love + trust, but because we were forced to stop. slow down. really look at each other. and in those moments where we were just looking, I...
emthegem NYC

life : lately

{photo by Ashley Kelemen} 2013 has been FLYING so fast that I can hardly keep up, but truly I have nothing to complain about. It was an incredible last few months of wedding season in 2012... so there are a lot of October/November weddings + engagements that are in the queue that might have to wait for a while... As well as all...