In answer: the short version is that I met emilie's husband J at a networking event, we became friends, and I asked if the studio was accepting applications. Nice. In reality, there was a bit more to it.
The previous summer I had introduced myself to veteran emilie shooter Whitney as she was covering my cousin Cameron's wedding on Southport Island near Boothbay. I had browsed the portfolio and checked out emilie's site extensively, very impressed. I had also already met photographer and office manager, Megan, at a photographers gathering in Scarborough. But the kicker was when my friend Susannah (Susannah Gill Photography) found out I had joined the team and exclaimed, "I introduced you and emilie on the floor of the PhotoPlus expo in nyc two years ago!!' I am a sucker for small world stories so I had to share.
Please check out my very first emilie inc blog entry recounting my experiences at WPPI in Las Vegas, and a few images from last summer below.