The Revival

I'M BAAAAAAACK!

I can't believe I haven't posted a blog post since January. Time flies when you're not having fun and have to get a full-time job! I've been wanting to come back to posting blogs for a while now, but I honestly have not had the time to write or edit anything. I was fortunate enough to receive a promotion at Apple, which is so awesome, but it also has made me work 2x as much as I did before. So shooting, editing, and going to shows has been put on a back-burner as of late. But anyway, I don't want to spend the whole blog telling you why I haven't been here. Rather, I'd like to take the opportunity to reintroduce myself for the people who are new to my website!

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Hi! 

I'm Emily Gardner and I am a freelance photographer from Southern Massachusetts.

I mainly shoot portraits, fashion, and music, but I pretty much dabble in any form of photography I can get my hands on. Outside of photo, I work at a local Apple Store and fix phones all day, I've been dating my best friend for 4 years, and I am obsessed with cats. I also fail often at Fortnite but I'm pretty decent at Overwatch. I love music and I try to go to shows as much as I can. I went to MassArt and got my degree in photography. Ever since then, I've been working freelance as a portrait photographer and I'm also an contributor to both the Allston Pudding and Vanyaland. You can find my work on their websites!

I'm going to be queuing up some blog posts, but I will not have a set schedule for posts to come out because my schedule changes so frequently. Make sure you keep an eye on my Instagram stories to see when posts come out! If you have any questions you'd like me to answer in a post, DM me on Insta or email me through my website.

Until next time! (Here's some places you can find me):

Facebook // Instagram // Society6

 

Shooting Starr

(Sorry, couldn't help myself with the punny title.)

Happy New Year! It's officially 2018. Looking back at last year, it had a lot of downs but way more ups when it came to my photography! The growth in my work has been ridiculous and I'm so happy to share more of my journey in 2018 with you guys. Thanks for sticking around and checking out my shoots every week!

My first shoot of 2018 was with Starr and we tried to stay indoors as much as possible. Massachusetts has been one big icicle for about a week now. As I'm typing this, there's about a foot of snow on the way and more coming down. Obviously, these conditions aren't the best to shoot in. So, we met up in Boston and took advantage of some public (and private) spaces to shoot. Here's the end result:

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See you next week! 

Winter Mini-Meet with Girl Magic Meets

Welcome to another weekly blog post! This week was Christmas, hooray! Did you get everything you wanted? I got some new prisms and optical tools for my photography, so stay tuned, I'm sure you'll see them in use soon.

I'm very excited to share this shoot with you because it was from my first photography meet-up ever. Nancy from Girl Magic Meets reached out to me a couple weeks ago and asked me to attend their mini-meet over at Lars Andersen Park in Boston. I got the chance to meet a bunch of models, make-up artists, and photographers from the area. The whole idea of GMM is to empower women and show how bad-ass we can be in the industry. We were freezing but these ladies are insane and didn't blink an eye about the cold. Below are some of my favorites from the meet. I'll see you next week!

Models:

Monita, Emily, Sareida, Sodany, Kate, Kenli, Liv

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Winter Mini-Shoot with Ashlan

Hello there, pretty people! This week, I have a mini-shoot I did with Ashlan at her apartment complex before I went to a Girl Magic Meets shoot in Boston, which will be up on the blog next week! I've always wanted to shoot with Ashlan. We used to go to high school together and I always thought she was so gorgeous!  It was so cold outside so we bundled up in her apartment for a couple shots. Check them out below!

P.S. I've been using some new presets from RNI Films for a more film-like look. Do we like? Dislike? Let me know!

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Somewhere Warmer with Ali

If there's one thing I can't stand, it's the cold. Living in Massachusetts during the winter proves to be difficult for me, especially when I want to shoot! Luckily, I discovered the Roger Williams Botanical Garden in Providence, Rhode Island and invited Ali along with me to forget about the cold and pretend we're somewhere tropical. Neither of us had been there before but we were pleasantly surprised. This place is like a hidden paradise underneath a pile of snow and glass. Most importantly: it was WARM! Check out our shoot below and maybe you'll feel a bit warmer, too.

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