"I had the absolute pleasure of working with Emma on my wedding in July. Of all the vendors I worked with she is hands down the most organized and professional. From start to finish the process was so pleasant and efficient and she took the time to get to know us and our personal style so she could capture that in our photos. She is such a good business person, but on top of that she's so warm and friendly!
On the big day, Emma guided us through all of our couple's photos as well as wedding party and family photos. We had a blast, and Emma helped us feel so at ease! She and her assistant seemed to be everywhere at once, but were not obtrusive at all. Looking back on the photos (she sent beautiful prints, along with an amazing online gallery) I can tell she really captured everything just as I remember it. The photos are GORGEOUS and just filled with so much love and happiness. This is more than I could have wished for our wedding."
"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 (previously known as Honey Honey Photography), then you already know the fine-art style of photography she shoots in...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"
"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."
"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.
"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!"
"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! 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!"
"We love Emma & Allen. They are so eccentric & quirky and I just love how Emma sees things. She frames beautiful imagery and knows how to put you in natural poses and make you look amazing. We went through hundreds of photographers and hundreds of hours of research to find the perfect match, and we're glad we found Ether & Smith. Our engagement session was short & sweet and we got some amazing shots from it. It just made me more excited to work with them on our wedding day! They were spectacular and very reassuring when it came to our requests and desires on our wedding day. I really wanted to have good photos of my daughter and I, but babies are so unpredictable! Emma assured me that before the day was over, she'd get great shots of us, and she did :) I am so happy with our couple portraits. Everything looked ethereal and heavenly."
"Emma was the one vendor I never had to worry about during the entire wedding planning process. She was so easy to work with and she was always quick to respond to my emails. When we met her for the first time during our engagement session, we were extremely nervous about how to pose and look natural in front of the camera. Emma provided great direction and immediately put us at ease.
Emma was even more amazing at our wedding. Since we did our first look and bride/groom/wedding party photos before the ceremony, she made sure we completed our photos in a timely manner. Our venue included day-of wedding coordinators, but Emma was so organized that she made our day go so much more smoothly. Emma also has great attention to detail. She made sure to point out when we were slouching in the photos and she even noticed when my husband's boutonniere was sideways! Despite how chaotic my family was during family photos, she was very patient and helped to keep everything organized.
Emma's turnaround time is unbeatable. She sent us sneak peaks 2 days after the wedding and our complete online photo gallery in a week! We love all of our wedding photos and could not be happier with how they turned out. Emma went above and beyond our expectations and we highly recommend her to any couple looking for dreamy and romantic wedding photos."
"Emma is AMAZING! I don't even know where to begin, I guess most important thing is that our wedding photos turned out BEAUTIFUL! But apart from that, working with Emma was also just as great. She's been so communicative and helpful throughout the whole process. From our initial meeting down to all the finishing touches, it was such a pleasure to work with Emma and her team.
While we were busy planning our wedding, Emma would check in with us about our engagement shoot and had so many ideas for us. She literally took care of all the details, scouted the locations, sent us all the information including maps/layouts of where to go. Above and beyond what I expected any photographer to do. It may not be much or a big deal to some brides but during all the stress of wedding planning, having such a professional photographer definitely helps you out. During our engagement session, we were late and we were a mess but Emma made us feel at ease and the pictures came out amazing. I also had some props to use and I really didn't give Emma much to work with and in person the props looked very out of place but she turned all that into such beautiful pictures, both my husband and I thought she was some sort of a magician because it really turned out so different and BEAUTIFUL.
Emma was also amazing when planning our timeline and she was SO responsive! During our wedding, our bridal party and family even mentioned how nice our photographers were and how they made them feel so at ease taking photos. She captured every detail, every emotion and we are truly thankful that we get to relive the day each time we look at our photos."
"Could I have found another photographer who matched our needs as much as Emma? Nope.
I wanted pictures that were timeless and romantic- not modern and harsh. Emma delivers on all fronts. Her style is 100% lovely, and she and the natural lighting are BEST FRIENDS. My favorite moments were when she would check her photos on her camera screen and get all excited because the lighting was so perfect. I honestly feel like she turned my very nice and elegant wedding into something completely Pinterest-worthy. This girl's got skill.
She is supremely organized with all aspects of her business- emails, online galleries, etc. are perfect and perfectly on time. She definitely uses technology to her advantage!
On the day of, she was early and happy from beginning to end. Some of my family members even asked if she was one of my friends, because she was so comfortable and nice with every one. The minute she and Alan (her husband) arrived at the bridal suite, they started shooting still life while I finished getting ready. She was a perfect photo ninja all day.
We loved everything about her and her style, and hope to use her services again for anniversary and family (!!) shoots."