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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.
Saba Governor, Jonathan Johnson, and Rosalyn Hassell Get Married! | Caribbean Wedding Photographer August 21, 2012Posted by Emily in : Destination Wedding, Travel, Wedding , 1 comment so far
EEK! What a fabulous wedding on Saba! I can’t tell you how excited I was to be the official Caribbean wedding photographer for Governor Jonathan Johnson and his First Lady, Rosalyn Hassell! This was a massive event! With over a thousand guests invited, 100 of them flew in from all over the world to be a part of this wedding. Guests came from Holland, Florida, Connecticut, California, Utah (that would be me!), Aruba, Sint Maarten, Columbia, and many, many more places! I was honored to be a part of this wonderful wedding. Rosalyn and Jonathan are a great couple, and will do great things as they lead Saba.
This wedding was an all day event. I started shooting at 10:00 A.M. and didn’t finish until 10:00 P.M. It was very hard to select just a few images to share from this wedding since there were so many. I’ve uploaded many more images on my facebook page if you would like to see more from this event. You can find the facebook album here. Also, please watch the video below!
The wedding started out at the Governor’s house, as all the bridesmaids got their hair and makeup done there. The wedding took place at the Catholic church in The Bottom (the capital village on Saba). Rosalyn and Jonathan then made a quick stop at the old folks home to visit her grandmother who would not attend the wedding. Following their short visit, they had a huge reception at the Governor’s house. Food from all over the world, open bar, dancing all night, and a live band! It was a fabulous wedding!
Brides Dress: JuliaRosa Den Haag, The Netherlands
Brides Shoes: Passion by Jen + Kim
Salon: Francia’s Salon
Groom’s Suit: Capital in Amsterdam
Flowers: Hassell Florist
Venue: Governor’s House on Saba
Cake: Rosemarina Engels on Sint Maarten
Accessories: purchased in Thailand
Panoramics of the Caribbean August 4, 2012Posted by Emily in : Personal, Travel , 4comments
It is so beautiful on Saba, I was prepared to create some panoramics of the Caribbean during our trip a couple of weeks ago!
This first image is the view we had from our resort, Shearwater, on Saba. If you look really closely, you can see the island of St. Eustatius on the left side of the image, at the horizon line.
This view is from Hells Gate, a village on Saba. Normally, you can see the islands of St. Eustatius, St. Kitts, and Nevis from this spot, but the visibility was poor on the day I photographed this. (In general, the Caribbean has a lot of dust on the horizon during the summer months, especially during July and August. This is referred to as the “Sahara Sands.”)
This is a much clearer view of the island of St. Eustatius as seen from the island of Saba in the Dutch West Indies.
If you look closely, you can see the island of Sint Maarten (middle of the image, on the horizon) and St. Barts.
I shot this image on the French side of Saint Martin. You can see St. Bart’s much better from here. (Right side of the image.)
I can’t wait to share more images from this amazing trip!
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.
Off to San Francisco! May 23, 2011Posted by Emily in : Head Shots, Travel , add a comment
I will be MIA for the next few days . . .
The Spring Art Show for The Academy of Art is this week in San Francisco! (Remember how I have piece in the show?)
I am packing for four, and we’re sending our dog Paris to a Kennel for the week while we enjoy S.F.!
See you all in a few days!
Washington D.C. Part 2 May 5, 2011Posted by Emily in : Photography, Travel , add a comment
I had a fabulous trip last month to Washington D.C.! Here are few of my favorite shots:
Jefferson memorial as seen from the Tidal Basin
The Library of congress was BEAUTIFUL.
Oh. My. Gosh. STUNNING.
A tree on George Washington’s estate at Mt. Vernon.
George Washington’s original tomb . . . he was moved 30 years later to an above ground tomb on his property.
We don’t see Cardinals in Utah, so it’s always fun to see them when I’m traveling.
A dock on the Potomac River at Mt. Vernon
Slave quarters and the green house at Mt. Vernon
Washington D.C. Trip Part 1 May 4, 2011Posted by Emily in : Photography, Travel , add a comment
Here are few more of my favorite pictures from my visit to D.C.
This is at the Jefferson Memorial.
This is the Washington Memorial and on the right is the White House.
Lincoln memorial (left) and the pillars at the Jefferson memorial (right).
The Cherry Blossoms in Washington D.C. May 3, 2011Posted by Emily in : Photography, Travel , 1 comment so far
Oh, the Cherry Blossoms in DC were so beautiful a couple of weeks ago! I planned my trip so I would be there during their peak, but I arrived just after .