press & testimonials
Jenny & devin
Emma is AMAZING. 100% the best vendor I worked with for my wedding (and I did work with some fantastic vendors). Not only was she supremely organized and just all around on top of it (at times better than my planner), she brought this excitement and energy that made me and my now-husband feel confident that the pictures were going to capture everything we wanted and more. To be honest, now that the wedding is over I kind of just want to be her friend! Anyone planning a wedding will know that there are so many details to juggle and things to consider. Emma was truly a godsend because she was so meticulous in her organization (best detailed emails that really left me with no questions, organized timelines and questionnaires). At the same time, she was willing to work with my ideas and address any concerns I had. If you are considering Ether and Smith, then you already know the fine-art style of photography she shoots in. It's a matter now of finding one with a good pricepoint (check), great personality (check), love for the work (check), and someone who will make your wedding day/planning amazing (check check). As a bonus, she has an incredible turn around time! As an aside, please consider getting engagement shoot photos. My husband and I initially were not going to get them only because when we actually got engaged in Paris. Emma convinced us it was a good idea just so we could get used to her instructions and feel more comfortable with her and Allen the day of the wedding. Not only were they willing to come to SF for the shoot, but it was such a fun day with amazing pictures. On the day of the wedding, seeing Emma and Allen was like seeing old friends and we felt comfortable with them. I highly recommend this even if you have other pictures. Emma is the BEST. If your date is free, just book them =D
Linaja & michael
If wedding photographs are important to you, you've found the RIGHT wedding photographers! Emma and Allen are amazing at what they do and are worth every penny. From the beginning, I knew that capturing our wedding memories in beautiful photos would be a top priority! So much so that we budgeted about 20% of the cost of the entire wedding (about 2x more than what percentage the Knot recommends) for photography... and it was completely worth it. Emma and her husband are kind, professional and talented artists. They made my man feel at ease taking photos (his least favorite activity) and provided us with SO MANY hi-res, museum worthy images ONE week after our ceremony. If I could provide brides with one piece of advice it would be to skimp in other areas of your wedding. My reception dress cost about $250, but the photos made it look like a million dollars. We skipped guestbooks, photo booths, signage... all in favor of spending more on photography and IT WAS THE BEST DECISION. In the end, photographs (and maybe videos) are the only thing that completely preserve everything about your BIG day. If you're considering Ether and Smith, I highly recommend them. They will do awesome work, be compassionate towards you and will not let you down. Congratulations on your big day and finding your best photographer!!
Michelle & anthony
My husband and I were so lucky to have found Emma! Working with her was an absolute breeze from start to finish. Wedding planning was one of the most complicated and stressful processes we've ever tackled, but I can confidently say Emma never gave me any reason to stress. In fact, she was one of the most dedicated and organized of all our vendors. She's straightforward, very detail-oriented and delivers top notch service and results. During our wedding day, Emma and Allen were completely patient, flexible and kept everyone comfortable through a very long (and hot) day. Our parents were extremely complimentary of Emma's easy style and friendly demeanor with them. The best part was that Emma delivered beautiful shots less than 2 weeks after our wedding (we were able to obsess over them while still on our honeymoon!). Choosing the right team of vendors was such an important part of our wedding day and we're glad we didn't go wrong with Ether and Smith.
Jeena & james
Honey Honey Photography (now Ether & Smith) was the most wonderful vendor to work with. We had already put in a deposit with another photographer but decided to jump ship after discovering them. Honey Honey is made up of a wife-husband team, Emma and Allen. Emma's level of communication, professionalism, and customer service truly sets her apart from the rest of the vendors. From the first welcome/thank you card to the post-wedding communication, my wife and I didn't have to play guessing games because we were well taken care of.
Couples often choose the same photographer for their engagement/wedding day shoots since it comes in a package. That wasn't the case for us since my wife and I are based on the East Coast and got married in Pasadena. We met Emma and Allen for the first time on our wedding day, but that didn't matter. They were easy to work with. Emma's interjections ("yes", "ooh", "ahh this is so good") between shots put us at ease and gave us the assurance that we were doing something right. It was nice to see she enjoys what she does.
Overall, fantastic service and photos. You can bet I will be recommending Honey Honey to my friends.
kacie & austin
My husband and I (and our wedding planner) kept saying that hiring Ether & Smith was one of the best decisions we made when it came to our wedding. And we made a lot!! Our photographer was one part of our big day that we knew we didn't have to worry about, that we would be taken care of and captured beautifully. Boy were we right! On top of it all, she gave us our edited images (over a 1,000), A WEEK after the wedding! If you know anything about photographing large events... that is unheard of.
We are madly in love with her editorial/ethereal/film style. This husband and wife duo have artful and amazing eyes, and were able to find and capture priceless moments from our special day that we will now have forever. They were worth every penny!
CHERRIE & RICHARD
We met Emma and Allen over a cup of coffee and quickly realized that their friendly, approachable personalities would make them the perfect photographers for our special day. Emma’s photographic style is timeless and she has a fantastic eye for composition creating the most dreamy-romantic photos! Emma was a pleasure to work with. We had lots of fun! She made us feel relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera and she was discreet whilst also being authoritative when she needed to be. We are still getting countless compliments on our photos and we cannot wait for another big event so we can work with her again!