Scene At: Port City Life Magazine

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What fun to see my opening reception featured in the Scene At column of Port City Life magazine (the October issue)! It was so nice of Laurie Hyndman, the magazine's publisher, to attend and snap a few pictures of our celebration.



emilie inc. in Switch

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During visits to the café downstairs for lattés and their yummy rice & bean lunch bowls, I look forward to reading the latest Switch, a bi-weekly local publication. It is a fun, easy read detailing the latest town news and upcoming events.

Last week writer Belinda Ray visited my studio to interview me, and photographer Derek Davis stopped by for a portrait. The article, aside from a few small errors, is a lovely bio and the photo online (seen below) turned out quite nice.

There's a preview below, and read the full article **here**.

USA Today assignment: Sen. Susan Collins

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Politics aside, I was thrilled when I got a call from a former colleague at USA Today's picture desk asking if I could scoot over to photograph Sen. Susan Collins touring a Maine Medical research facility in Scarborough as part of their 50 states/50 days feature leading up to the election. Sure, she literally just walked down a hall and looked at posters on the walls, but it felt great to have that editorial adrenaline flowing again!



The paper only had room to run one image, so I thought I'd post a few more from the assignment here.







out of town: Philly

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I am in Philadelphia to cover the Liberty Award presentation at the beautiful National Constitution Center with Kennebunk photographers Chris and Cyndi Smith tonight. The annual award recipient this year is Mikhail Gorbachev (President Bush #41 will be presenting it to him). We'll be covering the 500 person reception and VIP events. Fun!

Update: here's our photo after the event wrapped:


And here's a funny tour of the NCC from Stephen Colbert.


When I arrived in town yesterday I visited with my dear friend Erica who became a mom last week! Her adorable daughter Zoey preferred sleeping or crying while I was visiting, but we still snapped some pictures anyway. I'm so proud of you, Erica; you're such a great mom! Congrats again to you and Steve!

video testimonials

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During the last few months I have been working on a promotional video with the lovely Sharyn and her husband Kevin of WonderDog Films. The client interviews went so well that we decided to feature a few of them as mini films on the testimonials page of my website. We're still tweaking a few things, but even in it's early version I'm thrilled. liveBooks has more than 6,000 websites, and mine is the first to have such a feature. Cool! Check back later in the fall for the overall video to include an interview with me, a studio tour and some footage of me on the job.


A HUGE thanks to my fantastic clients for lending their voice to my brand.

out of town: en route to LA

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I've been pretty lucky traveling this wedding season, especially those weddings that required flying. My luck, unfortunately, came to an end as I tried to get to LA to speak at Pictage's PartnerCon with J on branding (he was already in California for other work commitments). After sitting on the runway for five hours in New York due to a weather delay and then an unknown actual departure time, I got off the plane when it came back to the gate to refuel. Frustrated, tired and disappointed, I took a flight back to Maine and put together a quick video to walk viewers through the emilie inc. branding process and J gave a standing room only presentation on the west coast. Way to go, J!

* Sheri and Seth

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venue: State Room, Boston
officiant: Rabbi Devon Lerner, Arlington MA
florist: Spruce Floral, Boston
ceremony string trio: Classical Occasions
dj: Denise LaCarubba, DJ Deja
make-up: Girly Junk
hair: Maura Keppel
invitations: Paper Source
videographer: Well Spun Wedding Films
honeymoon: Japan
photographers: Emilie and Meredith

Nearly four years ago I photographed Sheri's sister's wedding in Baltimore. It was beyond fun to reunite with such a fun family to photograph Sheri's elegant nuptials to Seth in Boston.


The city skyline was the theme of this fantastic wedding atop 60 State Street.

A few weeks before meeting Sheri, Seth ate a cookie with this fortune tucked inside which he saved. Soon after, he met Sheri and he waited to reveal its message until their rehearsal dinner, presented in a Tiffany locket.

Ironically, this is what Sheri gave to Seth that night- a fortune! How wild!

Beautiful callas bound with a leaf.

Sheri made an adorable coloring book about their relationship for their ceremony program.

Like so many other weddings this season, it was raining outside so we had a sweet first look tucked away from the bridal party and family before portraits.

The evening ceremony.



Given the rain, we snuggled up in the bridal room for some alternative portraits. These two are too cute together!!











Mini cakes served as the table assignments for each guest.

High above Boston.

I love this expression during the welcome toasts. That's Lori on the left watching her little sister.

Seth and Sheri, your love is contagious. Meredith and I both left with such happy hearts and complete confidence that your love will stand the test of time. It was a very moving evening and we were so happy to witness your joy. Stay in touch! And Lori and Matt, please bring Max to play with the pups in Maine next summer!

* Kim and Ping

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venue: Grosse Pointe Academy Grosse Pointe, Michigan
florist: Flowers by Gabrielle, Grosse Pointe
hair/make-up: Preva Salon, Grosse Pointe
gospel choir: Praise Team of Fellowship Chapel
band: Intrigue
cupcakes: Pink Elephant Cupcakes, Detroit
tent: Special Events Rental
video: Tony, A1 Video
dress: Monique Lhuillier
bridesmaids: Jenny Yoo
honeymoon: Turks and Caicos, Italy
photographers: Emilie and J

Kim is an art teacher at a private school near San Francisco and the parent of one of her students introduced her to Ping. They decided to get married in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, at Grosse Pointe Academy where Kim's father is the headmaster. Combining elements of education and Chinese tradition, Kim and Ping's wedding was a visual delight!

View the slideshow below or click here to view in a separate window.


I am going to forego many of the unique storytelling images to share this visual masterpiece with you through the many thoughtful details.

Michigan is the cherry state. Kim drew their wedding logo and it appeared consistently throughout their wedding.

I drooled over the fantastically coordinated invitation, envelope liner and ribbon.

Such a cute response card.

Kim getting ready at the salon, watching her little niece get her hair done.

Precious.

Red details were everywhere.

Red tulips.

The ring bearer's pillow.

Preparations.

Kim was lucky to have two wedding dresses!

Off for her "first look" with Ping.

Before the ceremony, seeing her father.

The ceremony was on the patio of this gorgeous academic building.



Red rose petals dotted the grand staircase.

The bridesmaids wore red dresses and carried red tulips.

Married!



Cocktails on Lake St. Clair.

The perils of uncomfortable shoes start young.

Their nephew was such a sweet ring bearer.

And he wore very cool red Chucks.

Kim and Ping were engaged in Jamaica, hence, Red Stripe! Notice the logo on the apron all the wait staff wore?

Yummy fudge.

The beautiful tent!

Kim sewed all of the tablecloths and napkins.



The fabulous cupcake display.

These top two are for Kim and Ping.

Kim learned how to play their wedding song on a ukulele and surprised Ping on stage.

Outfit change!

Their band was so fantastic!

Sliders were brought out late night.

Congratulations!


What a weekend! Thanks for having us, Kim and Ping! Your wedding was simply stunning and we were both so happy to document your gorgeous day! If red means good luck in Chinese, you certainly have a lot of it! Hope to see you both again soon (and give Alisa a big hug and thank you from us!).
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