Emma is a dreamer and story-teller. She believes that the entire universe conspires soul mates to find each other. That serendipity, wander-lust, adventures, and the grand scheme of life are to be celebrated. Ether & Smith specializes in creating artful, ethereal, and luminous photographs. Chronicling poetry between soul mates in an elegant and timeless manner. Emma's style delicately mixes editorial portraits and cinematic documentary to capture fleeting memories. She is influenced by light and life's alluring mysteries, surreal realism, and simplicity. Ether & Smith is a small boutique studio with a goal of being there with you every step of the way and to preserving your memories + legacy for generations.
In Emma's spare time she loves to drink tea, cuddle at home with her cats, and do nerdy things (videogames, comics, science fiction, etc.). Emma is a registered nurse (but has been doing this full-time for 5+ years), grew up as an over-imaginative only child in sunny southern California, moved to Texas for university, and married a southern boy from Louisiana.
Full Wedding Day Coverage (Up to 10 hrs.)
2 Hour Engagement Session
Two Wedding Photographers
High-res Edited Files on a USB
100 4.5x6 Fine Art Prints in a Keepsake Box
12x12 Legacy Album
Eight Hours of Wedding Day Coverage
1 Hour Engagement Session
Two Wedding Photographers
High-res Edited files via Digital Download
Six Hours of Wedding Day Coverage
Mini Engagement Session
Two Wedding Photographers
High-res Edited Files via Digital Download
*No 8% CA Sales Tax
A LA CARTE:
12x12 Legacy Album / $2000
10x10 Legacy Album / $1500
8x8 Legacy Album / $1000
8x10 Orchid Matted Album / $500
Keepsake Box with 100 4.5x6 Prints / $500
1 Hr. Portrait Session / $600
1 Hr. Engagement Session / $600
Wedding Hourly Rate / $600
*High-res Edited Files with Printing Rights / $1500
Second Photographer / $700
*included in all wedding collections
HOW MANY HOURS DO WE NEED?
Our six hour collection is perfect for small intimate weddings (under 100 guests). The eight hour collection is plenty of time to capture every event from getting ready through open dancing, as long as you include us when designing the timeline - this is our most popular. Our full day coverage is comfy and great for bigger weddings or weddings with multiple venues. You don't need us there from the moment you open your eyes in the morning, and you also don't need us to photograph 3 hours of open dancing. If you are having a special event at the very end of your reception, additional hours can be added for $600 per hour. Something to keep in mind: You have your guests attention for about the first hour or so of your reception, and the more modern approach is to get all your structured events (toasts, parent dances, etc.) out of the way before and immediately after dinner. As soon as cake is served, that dance floor should open to a full blown party! So even though your reception might be 5 hours long, you don't need us there that entire time to completely capture your wedding day story.
Tip: We like to begin shooting 1 hour before the bride steps into the dress and end after the last big event of the reception, or after 30 minutes of open dancing. For larger weddings and grand exits, we recommend full day coverage.
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HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL WE RECEIVE?
We typically delver 100 edited photos per hour of wedding or session.
Photos delivered via DIGITAL DOWNLOAD are the same quality and quantity as it were delivered via USB. They are are the same files.
Complimentary travel within 2.5 hours of a drive from Rancho Cucamonga (91739). There is a flat $500 travel fee for northern California and $200 for central California. Custom quote is provided for travel outside of California. Significant discounts for destination weddings.
payment terms & conditions
Plus CA Sales Tax on all collections (except digital only collections indicated with an *), sessions, and heirlooms for California Residents.
Prices are subject to change. A non-refundable retainer to book your date is due at the signing of the contract. We do not hold dates and have a first come, first served, policy. Remaining balance is due one month before the event. We accept Pay Pal, cash, and checks.
As wedding photographers, we'll be there with you before, during, and after your wedding. We don't just arrive on your wedding day, shoot silently, and leave. We'll be there months prior helping you plan the engagement session and day-of timeline, to you stepping into your dress, to when everyone's celebrating on the dance floor, and we'll be there after the wedding designing your first heirloom . We are multi-taskers; bouquet-holding, dress-fluffing, people-corralling, stealthy-yoga-psychologist-photographers. Forming a connection with our clients is imperative to get the best photographs. We want you to feel like you have friends photographing your wedding. You're not only hiring us to 'take photos', you're hiring us for our years of experience, our personalities, our professional advice, and most of all, to be taken care of.