Category Archives: travel

personal - travel

el carmen mexico / and why film matters

01 23 14

el carmen, mexico // em the gem

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 accomplishment.

It is so easy to feel pressured to do what I think I should do in my business, or what people want me to do, as opposed to really following my heart and providing images and the types of service I really believe in.

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travel

annecy, france

07 25 13

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy, France by Em the Gem

Annecy was my favorite place we visited on our trip to France this spring. Maybe because Italy is my soul country, and they call Annecy the Venice of France.

It many ways it reminded me of Burano.

I could have spent more than a day just sitting by the canal with a coffee and watching the tourists and pigeons pass by.

If you go, eat here, shop here, and visit this.

I’ll be selling a limited edition run of selected images from Annecy here. Images will be printed 11×14 on fine art Hahnemüle photo rag and only 10 prints will be made of each image before it is sold out.

xo
Em

lifestyle - travel

the refined woman : new york fashion week

03 06 13

 

I used to think that you had to be really cool to be invited to New York Fashion Week.
If you want to know a secret, you don’t have to be cool at all.
In fact, you don’t even have to be invited.

You just have to be brave, and GO.

And be prepared to hustle.

 

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new york lifestyle photographer emily scott

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Billy Reid – one of the most inspiring shows. The atmosphere was incredible and the clothes to die for.

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billy reid runway show

Give me this outfit. Kthanks.

billy reid fall preview 2013

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The always adorable Trent + Dara. (You both inspire me to no end.)

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You know the blizzard’s not so bad if you have time for a few photos.

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We borrowed a sled. Actually I just watched. And captured the moments. (My toes were pretty frozen.)

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central park in the snow

Kat and I squeezed in photographing outfits for The Refined Woman in every spare second we had.

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71660024 GARANCE! If you don’t know, now you know.

She is every bit as gracious and lovely as you would imagine her to be.
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JCREW. Now I can die happy.

jcrew fall presentation 2013 new york fashion week

jcrew fall preview 2013 runway

jcrew presentation

I almost fell over in my heels bending backwards to take this photo of The Sartorialist.

I blame my ridiculous height and also Christian Louboutin. Then I ran away because I’m pretty sure it’s the most embarrassing thing to ever happen to me. I wish I could say I handled it with the grace of J.Law but alas… I am a mere mortal. Although maybe if I had fallen all the way down and not caught myself *almost falling* that would have broken the ice a bit better…

For the full J.Crew / Jenna Lyons / Garance saga you can see it all here.

the sartorialist jcrew presentation

jenna lyons new york fashion week street style

BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK / right before the Naeem Khan runway show (also, I’ll take it all.)

I pushed some skinny girls out of my way for this one.

He doesn’t like to be recognized but I like to imagine he secretly admired my gumption.

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naeem khan fall 2013 preview

The sweet Brynn Watkins of Being Elliott.

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I love this guys style!!

We stopped for a chat with him and his friend to talk photography.

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There are a great many BINGO night photos that shall not be posted to protect the innocent.

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I’ve already written a ton about Fashion Week elsewhere so I won’t say much more but you can read all of that here and here.

Until next time, New York.

xo,
Em