certain weddings will always stick out in your brain. the ones where everything was so impactful and crazy and emotional and moving and all of the things. this day, was that for me. a week in italy with my dear friend, her soon-to-be hubby, and their families. 

exploring the sights of Siena, Tuscany, Buonconvento, Florence, Rome and so much more, it was a week to enjoy sunshine, good wine, and amazing food. an intimate ceremony with no agenda other than simply sharing their vows with each other in the backyard of our private villa. (not to mention the same villa where the Obama's stayed last year) 

a very long dinner enjoying delicious pastas and pizzas and stories of the bride and groom. my favorite part of the whole week was that dinner. each person went around and shared a funny story, words of encouragement, or something they loved about Katie and Chad. many many tears went around that table, along with so many laughs. the stars above us and subtle tunes playing from the stereo - it truly was a once in a lifetime experience. to have all of those people there, in those moments. privileged to get to be a part of it. thanks Katie + Chad for letting me share in your day!

dress // Emma and Grace Bridal Studio | venue // Luxury Retreats

wedding invite & guest booklet // @sophiehpaints (custom watercolor) + @inspiredbyem (design) 

photo + video // yours truly


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A San Diego gal living my dream life in NEW YORK CITY. I moved here early 2017 because it was something that I had always wanted to do, and life is too short to not go after the things that you want. Welcome to my super amazing TEMPORARY website (working on a complete re-brand and looking forward to launching that very soon!)

When I'm not shooting photo + video, you can typically find me with a messy bun listening to house music. My favorite part about going to the movies is the previews, pretty much everything I've ever learned is thanks to a 13yr old on YouTube, and if I had it my way I would never have to drive a car again. Happy you're here! If you're looking to connect with me on your upcoming project feel free to email me directly // hello@inspiredbyem.com 

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Currently laying down roots in New York City, but travel + shooting all over. 

Now booking 2018/19 shoots! If you wanna know a little more about what I'm up to and haven't had time to creep my insta yet, here's the latest:

  • Moved to SD to NYC in early 2017
    (for those of you asking why... JUST BECAUSE + it's the greatest city in the world)

  • Currently head up creative + editing for a business entrepreneur's VLOG channel

  • Re-branding InspiredByEm, new site early 2018