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Welcome to Emily Lesher Photography! I received my professional training at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco! If you're looking for professional photography in Utah you've come to the right place! I'm also available for worldwide travel. Utah wedding photography, portrait photography, senior portraits, and newborn photography is where I love to create. You can view my gallery at Utah Photography, where you will find examples of my photographic style. To book me, find my contact information here.
Shearwater Resort, Saba | Caribbean Photographer January 22, 2013Posted by Emily in : Commercial Work, Destination Weddings , add a comment
This is the beautiful Shearwater Resort on Saba. I was lucky enough to be the Caribbean photographer to capture its beauty!
Six months ago, I photographed the Governor of Saba’s wedding in the Caribbean. It was dubbed the “Royal Wedding” by all the locals (they had over 1000 guests, and 100 of those guests were dignitaries that flew in from all over the world). You can see images from their bridal session, the bride and grooms civil ceremony, and their church wedding. In addition to shooting the wedding, I also photographed for Shearwater Resort on Saba. Shearwater Resort is gorgeous, and has an incredible staff. The food is AMAZING (seriously, my husband and I died over the blood orange gelato the chef made!) and certainly a place you should consider staying at when visiting Saba in the Caribbean!
Caribbean Wedding Photographer | Saba Wedding Photography August 2, 2012Posted by Emily in : Destination Weddings, Travel, Wedding , 2comments
Saba Wedding Photography
Have I mentioned how excited I was to be Jonathon’s and Rosalyn’s Caribbean wedding photographer for their Saba wedding photography session? Before Rosalyn and Jonathon had their massive church wedding, they had to have a civil ceremony at the government building. From what I understand, in the Netherlands, you cannot have a church wedding until you are married civilly. The civil ceremony is usually smaller, as the Government building cannot hold a thousand people. In this case, they squeezed in as many guests as they could. The guests at this ceremony are just close family and friends, but as you can see they have quite a few of them! Over 100 people squeezed into this room to see Jonathon and Rosalyn get married! Guests flew in from the USA, Holland, Aruba, Columbia, and many more places!
During the ceremony, they officially presented them with their “Marriage Book.” I assume it’s similar to a wedding certificate in the States, but with more info. The officiator pointed out that there is a section in the book for their future children. There are TWELVE lines for them to write down their children’s names! Everyone got a good laugh out of that one! You can see the guests respond to that statement in the pictures below.
Their reception after this ceremony was held at Shearwater Resort on Saba. It was beautiful! Much more from this wedding when I post the grand event!
Caribbean Wedding Photography | Saba Royal Wedding July 30, 2012Posted by Emily in : Bridals, Destination Wedding, Destination Weddings, Travel, Wedding , 1 comment so far
Caribbean Wedding Photography
Oh! Where do I even begin with this beautiful Caribbean wedding photography session?! Meet Rosalyn. She is GORGEOUS, and hilarious! I was beyond excited when she asked me to photograph her wedding on Saba! Rosalyn married Jonathan Johnson, who is the Governor of Saba. Their wedding was a massive event (more on that later) and the locals coined their wedding as “The Royal Wedding.”
I used to live on Saba, which is a tiny five square volcanic island that juts out of the Caribbean sea. It is 28 miles Southwast of the island of Sint Maarten. Other surrounding islands (visible from Saba) include: St. Barths, Anguilla, Kitts, Nevis, and St. Eustatius. When we lived there, I only had a point and shoot camera and I had no idea how to take pictures. I have been dying to go back to Saba to photograph the island, and photographing Rosalyn’s wedding was a dream!
We dodged a few bursts of rain, and dealt with insanely strong winds. You will see what I mean about the winds when you scroll down. We shot these bridals at Cove Bay which is in Hell’s Gate, Shearwater Resort which is on Booby Hill, and the park by the museum in Windwardside.
Kayla + Mitch | Utah Wedding Photography June 19, 2012Posted by Emily in : Bridals, Destination Weddings, Wedding , 1 comment so far
Meet Kayla and Mitch from the Seattle area. They had a small, intimate wedding at the Salt Lake Temple this spring. They had about 20 wedding guests that came all the way to Salt Lake City from Washington for their wedding! I don’t often think of Salt Lake as a destination spot for weddings, but in this case, that is exactly what it was. Kayla found me online, and we met a couple days before her wedding to go over details for her wedding day. I’m glad she contacted me for her Utah wedding photography!
I have never seen so much rain in Utah in one day than on their wedding day! Holy shnikes! Water was flooding up to peoples ankles just outside the temple! The water on the ground looked like a raging torrent ready to wash away anything in its path. I was secretly freaking out, wondering where I could take this couple to take their wedding pictures. Obviously, there were a lot of other brides and photographers in the same position that were were in, and I was desperately trying to think of where I could take them that wouldn’t be swarmed with a million other photographers who were trying to do the same thing for their brides! Since they came from Washington, rescheduling pictures on a day less wet wasn’t an option, so we did what we could. First, the bridal party weathered the storm, got drenched, (me too!) and then we all ran for cover in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. Naturally, there were like 15 other photographers and brides there, so finding a spot to shoot was tricky.
FORTUNATELY, the rain turned into a drizzle, and this couple from Seattle wore their cowboy boots, prepared to shoot in the sprinkles! What a fun couple and memorable experience! Fun fact: Kayla’s dress is a combination of two wedding dresses that they created into one. Cool, yes? Congrats Kayla and Mitch!