This week we'd like to shine a light on one of our favorite photographers: Emily Scott of Gem Photo. We showed you some of her work on Tuesday, now let's hear a little more about her!
|Photo by Gina Zeidler|
Best Meal: anytime my husband makes breakfast for us. he is a wizard in the kitchen.
Best present someone has gotten you: a pair of black Christian louboutins.
Favorite place to be: my grandparents summer cottage on the lake in Canada.
What do H&T stand for to you? my two favorite things : hugging & traveling
About Your Craft
What inspired you to be a photographer? Living in Japan for a year after college made me want to capture every new sight I saw and share it with everyone back home.
Tell us about a favorite moment you’ve captured. I recently photographed a dear friend just a few hours after the birth of her first child. It was the most incredible thing to see her hold this product of love and sacrifice
A moment that has made you cry: I cry at literally every wedding I photograph. Usually during the father daughter dance.
A moment that has made you laugh: I love photographing grandparents and I really wanted to photograph my brides grandmother as she was walking into the reception and when I stopped her I was hesitant to ask her to move into better light. She told me - "Listen, when you have as many kids as I do, you get used to people bossing you around! So you just tell me where to go."
Biggest challenge shooting a wedding: deciding what to focus on when there are so many moments happening at the same time.
Best thing about shooting a wedding: being with people on the best day of their lives.
Favorite type of shoot: lifestyle shoots - or engagements where we go and eat at amazing food spots in the Bay Area.
What philosophy do you use to guide your work? A while back I found a quote from scripture that struck me so deeply - it goes "All beautiful you are, my darling, there is no flaw in you." And the idea that through the eyes of love - there are no flaws. That's how I try to see and capture everyone.
Do you have openings for 2013/2014? Yes! Only a few weekends open for 2013 left.
What's the best way to reach you? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
So sweet and calming, Emily is always a pleasure to work with. She's also a big inspiration to us to follow our hearts and do what we love! To see more of Emily's moments of laughter, light and love, visit her website, blog and facebook!