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georgia on my mind

11 01 14

Savannah. Take me back.

We were there about a year and a half ago, right before I got pregnant with our babe.

I’m dreaming again of Sea Island, Savannah, and hopefully next time, Charleston.

Georgia, I love you.

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xo,

Em

 

personal - travel

travel baby takes tokyo

09 09 14

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 baby!

The lows were really low. There were moments I thought we all might actually die (dear family reading this we were not in any actual danger) and I really thought it was the most foolish thing we had ever done.

But you know what? I wouldn’t trade this trip for anything. I have no regrets. I know now that Aaron and I are a stronger team than I ever could have imagined.

There are so many stories this trip could tell. But I will just let the images tell them for now.

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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