art, love & engagement photos (kelsey & stephan sneak peek)

Kelsey & Stephen rock.

When Kelsey first contacted me I asked her to tell me about herself and her wedding. She told me that she and Stephan were both artists, very laid back and will be getting married at the beautiful Garden Vineyards in Hillsboro later this summer. It all sounded wonderful, by the time we finally got together to go over album samples and chat I knew I had to shoot their wedding. I am soo looking forward to it!

We had a great time in inner SE Portland at their engagement session last week. Here are some of my favorites so far:


Check out Stephan’s beautiful work. My photos do not do it justice. He also showed me a few more, he is so talented!

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The loft is still under construction as you can tell, we took the opportunity to get some really different images inside.


We also found some fun grungy buildings in the neighborhood to use.

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The neighborhood is in the produce district so we found lots of great colors and textures to shoot. They are so sweet together.

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You have to love the heart graffiti right! Perfect for these two love birds.

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This one might be my favorite of the set. Kelsey just fit so perfectly all snuggled up next to Stephan.

As the sun started to set we headed up to the roof of Stephan’s building. I have to admit the rickety old staircase scared the crap out of me. I was not sure if it was going to be worth it, but then we reached the top at it was amazing! The perfect sunset over the city.

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So worth the hike up the scary stairs.


They are so sweet together, and so fun!

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and I had to post this last one, it is really more of a blooper, but you have to love the real un-posed laughter. We had so much fun!

Kelsey & Stephan I had a wonderful time tromping around the city with you. Thanks again for sharing the loft with me and being up for anything. I hope you are as happy with the set as I am. I will have the while galery for you very soon. And of course I could not be more excited about your wedding day! Like all my new clients I would love to offer you a little comment challenge. If you can get 25 people to comment on this blog post I will hook you up with an 11×14 wall print of your choice! So get commenting kids.

xo em

  • June 29, 2009 - 11:25 am

    olivia - love. perfect as usual, em. 🙂

  • June 29, 2009 - 12:12 pm

    Mrs Soup - So beautiful!

  • June 29, 2009 - 12:30 pm

    Candyce - great shots. Love the candid one the best really!

  • June 29, 2009 - 12:36 pm

    Kacy - Loooove them, wow! Super cute!

  • June 29, 2009 - 2:46 pm

    Kip - Great set. I’m sure there a million more you didn’t show here. Last one is my fave!

  • June 29, 2009 - 6:30 pm

    rachel - love the first pairing.

  • June 29, 2009 - 7:01 pm

    kelly p. - makes me think of my favorite quote… “To the world you may only be one person, But to one person you may be the world”.

  • June 29, 2009 - 7:31 pm

    Allison - Wow. These pictures are great and you two look fabulous together! The pictures really seem to fit you too!

  • June 29, 2009 - 8:31 pm

    Stephan - Emily G these are great!

  • June 29, 2009 - 9:26 pm

    Morgan - Great pics, and the space looks like it’s coming along nicely too.

  • June 29, 2009 - 9:51 pm

    elena w - this is an amazingly awesome set!! no kidding!
    I love every one of them, seriously! so hip and cool, and yet so romantic and soulful! awesome job emily!

  • June 30, 2009 - 8:17 am

    Chris - That’s such good photography.

  • June 30, 2009 - 11:00 am

    John - Congrats! Go go go 11×14!!!

  • June 30, 2009 - 7:01 pm

    Jessica - Wow!!!! I am blown away with these beautiful photographs of you two….your happiness really shows! My favorite pic is the one of you two sitting against the building smiling at each other (in color) and also the one with you two kissing next to the graffiti heart. And love your hair grown out Stephan!!! Lots of love, can’t wait for the big day xoxo

  • June 30, 2009 - 7:16 pm

    SJF - Very Nice! I like the character of the black and white photo’s! I Love You Guys 🙂

  • July 1, 2009 - 12:17 am

    Mom - These pictures are all so wonderful, and your love shines in each of them! But I could be biased.

  • July 1, 2009 - 9:40 am

    kat - rock n roll br - gorgeous! thanks for sending them to me too…wonderful!

  • July 1, 2009 - 10:00 am

    Greg T - These pictures are so good I can tell Emily is no relation to Kenny!

  • July 1, 2009 - 10:05 am

    Rocken baby yeah! | oregon wedding & baby photographer emily g photography - […] most fantastic wedding eye candy on her blog, if you have not visited you have to check it out.  Kelsey & Stephan’s engagment session is being featured […]

  • July 1, 2009 - 2:58 pm

    Grams T - You’re looking just wonderful Dahlings….

  • July 1, 2009 - 4:06 pm

    mom - I love the uniqueness of each photo, and you can see the love and warmth in their eyes. I’m excited to see more beautiful shots of these two. I think they look amazing together.

  • July 1, 2009 - 11:09 pm

    Kelsey - so cute!

  • July 1, 2009 - 11:25 pm

    Katie - beautiful couple. beautiful photos. i love the laughing shot. looking forward to more…

  • July 2, 2009 - 11:06 am

    Noelle - These photos are amazing. The subjects themselves are so photogenic, and the photos of them are so beautiful.

  • July 2, 2009 - 11:13 am

    Kate - What beautiful pictures! I particularly like the one on the rooftop with the city view – what gorgeous light. I’m glad you risked the stairs.

  • July 5, 2009 - 5:50 pm

    Grandpa & Grandma - We loved the last one which was unposed. Very naturally.

  • September 15, 2009 - 3:15 pm

    Portland Oregon Wedding Photographer | oregon wedding & baby photographer emily g photography - […] the stunningly beautiful Garden Vineyards in Hillsboro, OR.  You might recognize them from their engagement session not too long ago. I just adore these two. It is always so lovely when clients give you creative […]

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