February 13
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I’ve been working on something new for months now and hinting about it on our facebook page!   Well, the day is finally here and I’m thrilled to now be offering lifestyle and children photography, as well as weddings & couples. This is an entirely new endeavor and we’ll have an entirely separate website, facebook page, and instagram for my family photography.  Why not add another portfolio page to The Emerics and call it a day? Here’s why.   The  name for this new site is Jessie Emeric | Lifestyle Photographer.  Keeping it simple, folks!  But, as you can tell by the name, this is just me. Yup, Jason won’t be photographing the kiddos and families alongside me.  So, it just made sense to have a separate website for my lifestyle kids and family portraits, plus it’s a different set of clients.  Of course, Jason and I will most definitely still be offering the same photography coverage for wedding, engagement, and couples here!  We absolutely love photographing weddings together and nothing’s changing about that!

Here’s the deal, though, I don’t just want to offer plain ‘ol family portraits or stiff and boring photos of your child. No way! I want to offer families the same kind of happy, natural, and fun photos we offer our wedding couples. I want to capture the natural smiles, the belly laughs, the family connections. To me, photography is all about documenting life and life is unscripted and definitely not perfect. But life is oh so beautiful and if you let me, I want to show you how beautiful you and your family are, imperfections and all.

So, head on over to my new website and have a looksie, then go to the blog and enter the giveaway!!!  Up for grabs is one child, family, or high school senior lifestyle portraits session.

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Thanks so much to all the families who have already allowed me to capture a bit of their awesome families and kiddos!  I really am excited to meet many more wonderful families and kids who want something a little different to capture their loves! xo

February 04
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There’s nothing greater than two people in love.  Two people who are not only in love, but are also best friends.  Meet Jessica + Phil.  It was such a blast to get to hang out with them for a bit in Laguna Beach, Southern California.  These two really know how to live life to the fullest and enjoy every bit of it!  They work hard and play hard and are lucky enough to call SoCal home.

Last month we got invited to our friends, Linda & Sean’s wedding in Orange County, California.  My sister & her hubs (the Riveras) were also invited, so we took a little road trip to SoCal!  This was the first wedding we were guests at in a very long time, so I was super excited to leave our pro cameras behind and get a completely different view of the wedding day!

The wedding was on Saturday (12-13-14) at 4pm, so we got an early start to our day and did some sight seeing at Newport & Huntington Beach before the wedding.  The weather was perfect and we had a great time relaxing and enjoying the California sunshine and taking in the ocean breeze!  Before we knew it, it was time to get dolled up for the wedding.  I gotta say, as wedding photographers, being guests at a wedding was such a treat.  I got to dress up in a fancy dress, wear heals, and makeup!  We only took our handy little Fuji x100S point & shoot camera and enjoyed the evening drinking, dancing, and mingling!

Being a guest at a wedding, really reinforced how much we love what we do and why I don’t wear heals to photograph a wedding! LOL   It also helped us see how important it is to have wedding photographers there capturing all those special little moments, the laughs, the group hugs, the friendships, the fun dancing, the impromptu karaoke on the dance floor, all of it!  For us, documenting someone’s wedding day, is such a privilege and we are so grateful to all our couples for choosing us to be there capturing it for them and their families.

Linda + Sean: Congratulations on your wedding!  Thanks for having us as guests at your wedding!  We had a blast! xo

December 23
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Another year is coming to an end and that means it’s time to reflect on how things went this year.  2014 was definitely a great year both professionally and personally.  We got to meet some amazing couples from around the country, we  traveled with our family to fun places, and I got Jason to run his first half marathon with me ;)

For the past 2 years we’ve been sharing some fun behind the scenes shots of us in action, sharing everything from photo bombs to dancing with brides!  Here we go again sharing some behind the scenes fun with you all for 2014!  Enjoy :)

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Jason really wants to make sure the shot is just right in camera!

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And me, well, clearly I want to make sure your dress is just right for the picture.  I look out for my girls!

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Don’t worry, Jason’s going to make sure the groom is looking just right too.  If that means, adjusting your boutonniere or showing you some dance moves, so be it! 
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Getting large bridal parties and families just right for the formals takes lots of hard work and sometimes saying a little prayer as I walk away helps too ;)

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Working together has it’s perks, but getting in each other’s shots is sometimes inevitable.  Oh you can’t just shoot right over my head, I guess I’m not as short as I thought…

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Don’t worry, Alicia was ok!  I didn’t fall on her and I got the shot ;)

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It’s all in the little details and sometimes, flowers and mini whisky bottles need love too!

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Now, let’s play “Where’s the photographer?”

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Follow me, I know the way!

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Leaving a wedding not just as your favorite photographers (wink, wink) but as friends, is just the best!

A huge thanks to all our couples who trust us and let us do what we love year after year.  Thank you for welcoming us into your lives and allowing us to capture your wedding day.  It means the world to us! xo

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