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headlands center for the arts wedding

I still remember where I was sitting when Margaret and I first talked on the phone about her wedding with Gavin. Stanford Shopping Center, in the middle of the mall, I had plopped my pregnant self down on one of those cushy armchairs right in front of the Louis Vuitton Store and we talked and talked about my philosophy (have fun) and her...
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...