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amanda : maternity

You reached into my soul and rearranged the position of my bones, you rebuilt my ribcage so your heart could be home. xo   shot on film. scanned + processed by Richard Photo...
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mona + dan // half moon bay engagement

    The most perfect morning light, I love the way it reflects off the sand and the sea. The weather was good to us for Dan + Mona's engagement session in Half Moon Bay. Dan + Mona, I can't wait for your wedding next August! I'm so grateful you chose me to document your...
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nate + dzung // palo alto engagement

I love working with other creative people - they inspire me so much. I love when the process is collaborative - it gives me new ideas and teaches me. Nate is a videographer + musician + artist and Dzung is a culinary genius. So we had fun adventuring for their engagement session in Palo Alto a few weeks ago. And getting to hang...
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...
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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...