san francisco lifestyle photographer // em the gem

margaret + gavin : san francisco engagement

I loved this sweet, simple and intimate San Francisco engagement session with Margaret + Gavin. And that persimmon salad was in fact just as delicious as it looked. xo, Em Shot on Contax645 + Canon Eos-1v, processed + scanned by Richard Photo Lab...
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...
taylor sterling's maternity session // em the gem

Taylor Sterling’s Maternity Session

Over the past few months I had the opportunity to start shooting some features for Taylor Sterling, co-founder of  Glitter Guide. I photographed her baby shower, her nursery makeover with Caitlin Flemming, and finally, her + Joey's maternity session. I love that through this whole process, I also announced my own pregnancy, found out...
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the realness is what gets me

When I take family portraits, I want real. I want to be in your house even if it's messy. I want to play in your yard even if there's weeds. I want to run around with the kids even if they are sassy and don't want to smile or change their shirt. Because that's your family. That's the realness. And it gets me fired up. I want to create...
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jessie + matt : san francisco engagement

Jessie + Matt, Thanks for sharing Thursday Martini's with me in the city. You made my job pretty easy. So excited for your wedding this August in San Francisco! I have a feeling we are going to have a...
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bess friday

It can be quite intimidating photographing another photographer, especially one as talented as Bess. She is definitely one to watch and I love seeing every new shoot she does. I was so grateful for the wonderful photos she did for our launch of The Refined Woman so I really wanted to get a few...