California Fine Art Film Wedding Photography by Em the Gem

Historic Hacienda Inspiration

There are places and spaces that speak to me. Call to me. I am inspired by places more than anything else, especially places with a history. Things that transport me to another time and make me feel new things. Perhaps this is why traveling is so important to me as an artist. I was so fortunate to be able to do a shoot like this right...
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hacienda el carmen // mexico wedding inspiration

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...
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...
film wedding photographer california // em the gem

april + ben : sand rock farm wedding

She was working part-time making smoothies. He was working at a movie-rental place (remember those?) Their stores happened to be right around the corner from each other ... and from a distance she was scoping him out. Then a co-worker went in and gave Ben April's number. And so he called. They went on a date (it was great) and then he...
fine art wedding photographer // em the gem

robin + mark : phoenix wedding

It's such a ridiculous honor to photograph a dear friend's wedding. Robin told me many years ago that I would photograph her wedding. And so we waited for Mark. We didn't know what man we...
fine art film photographer // em the gem

hannah + eric : backyard wine country wedding

  Hannah + Eric. Two peas in pod. Peanut butter + jelly. They are pretty great together.   Hannah and her family are very dear to my own. they are basically our family. ..and so to document this day was beyond perfect. I could not be happier to welcome Eric into the family as...