Vendor Spotlight: Gem Photo


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


Quick Q's!

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 emily@gem-photo.com

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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 websiteblog and facebook!

Congratulations Catherine & Jay!

Update: Emily Scott with Gem Photo just posted a sneak peek shot from Catherine & Jay's wedding day on Facebook!

On Saturday, December 15 we had the pleasure and honor of coordinating Catherine & Jay's wedding! Their love-filled ceremony took place at the breathtaking Stanford Memorial Church and was followed by a chill, but seriously fun (I mean, really fun... their friends know how to party!) reception at Gravity Bistro and Wine Bar. Even though it rained, nothing could dampen the spirits of this gorgeous couple.
Congratulations Catherine & Jay! We couldn't be more happy for you!
UPDATE: Sneak peek wedding photo from Gem Photo!
The beautiful couple. Amazing photo by Gem Photo.


Sneak peek of their ceremony from the organ loft. Apologies for my crappy cell phone photo!