900 miles in five days.

In the last five days, I have driven over 900 miles.  Styled shoot in Solvang, wedding in Carlsbad, errands to Orange County and Santa Barbara... working "from home" is not always from home!  So I've also been doing a lot of sleeping to balance it out.  And trying to get wedding edits tackled in between.

a little sneak peek of our wedding inspiration shoot for INDIGO HOUSE in Solvang last week!

a little sneak peek of our wedding inspiration shoot for INDIGO HOUSE in Solvang last week!

More travel is on the horizon, too.  Next weekend I'm headed to San Francisco to shoot with this talented gentleman and to do my BFF's engagement session in the city.  The week after that?  Off to Mexico for a Cabo San Lucas wedding.  Never a dull moment!

I am NOT complaining.  Even on the most hectic, stressful, exhausting day, I will rave about my job and how it's basically the best thing I could ever imagine doing for a living (and, duh, I'm going to Mexico!).  But I'd be lying if I didn't admit I'm also looking forward to a completely shoot-free December (with the first wedding of 2015 in late January).  Holidays, family, and oh my goodness, I would love to catch up on scrapbooking. #nerdalert

It won't really be time off, since I'll still have plenty of w-editing to do and lots of folks get engaged over the holidays (eep! Congrats in advance!) so new clients coming in, but it will be considerably slower.  Less chaotic.  My apartment will maintain a sense of dignity.

So, yes, looking forward to December.  Stay tuned for more photos -- I photographed lots of beautiful weddings this year that I'll be sharing very soon!

xoxo, Emily

lauren + chris in los angeles

Downtown Los Angeles can be such an unexpectedly lovely location for a portrait session.  The rough edges of the cityscape and the warm, buttery texture of pre-sunset light through buildings and down alleyways combine to produce a delightful surprise.