love all the way around

Aimee contacted me just a few months back inquiring about wedding photography. I happily sent her my information packet and went along my merry way. When just a few short weeks ago she emailed again saying she was getting married and wanted to meet & book me I have to say I was a little excited. While I adore getting to know my wonderful clients over long periods of time, it is also very exciting to get a last moment booking! It pumps the adrenaline and gets you started for the mad dash of learning as much as you can about the couple & event before the big day. We are still just a couple weeks off from the big wedding, but this last weekend I met up with Aimee, Dan and Aimee’s adorable little boy for an engagement/family combo session.

I loved taking them to the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge and capturing some fun images of this adorable couple and little family. The way Dan & Aimee look at each other is adorable, but the way they both look little dude is just heart melting. 🙂 I can not wait to capture images of their big day! But for now here is a sneak peek of our session along the river.

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check out “E” such a little charmer, he is 5 and full of energy!

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Yep these three have lots of fun together!

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Aimee & Dan are also incredibly sweet on their own.


The way Dan looks at his beautiful future wife is pretty darn sweet.


And the opposite side of that is I got the best smiles out of Aimee when she was looking at her man.

So looking at these two cute love birds you might be wondering, where is the little man during all this smooching?


Mr. E made a little furry friend! I love the smile on his face, he was o into the little fuzzy guy.




This one might be my favorite of our lovely couple. I love Aimee’s huge smile, you can not help but smile back!


Another adorable smile belongs to this silly boy. Such a ham!


One last set of the lovely couple.


And one last one of the cute little family.

Aimee & Dan I am so looking forward to your big day in just a few short weeks! I am excited about all the rad details you have planned, but mostly about seeing you three again. I had a wonderful time with you guys, little Mr. E charmed my socks off, such a great kiddo. I hope you enjoy your little sneak peek. I will have the whole gallery up for you very soon. And of course as new clients I have to hook up the comment challenge. If you can get 30 people to comment on this post I will throw in a 11×14 on me of your favorite from the set! So leave some love people!

xo em

  • September 25, 2009 - 2:11 pm

    Aimee Walsh - Emily— I LOVE THEM. You are too cute with your comments. Thank you for the fast work you have done. I had a ton of fun that day too. 🙂

  • September 25, 2009 - 2:36 pm

    olivia - love happy “mixed” families like my own. 🙂

  • September 25, 2009 - 3:05 pm

    Heather Espana - Every time I think I am caught up on your fabulous blog posts, there’s MORE! These are so much fun. I’m supposed to be packing for Seattle right now. You should feel special ;).

  • September 25, 2009 - 4:00 pm

    Leah Rupp - Such a sweet family! I love the look on the little guy’s face in the second one down. He looks so content. Em, great job capturing family love and couple love all wrapped up in one session!

  • September 25, 2009 - 5:19 pm

    Dan Passadore - Emily,

    You are amazing! And what a great story teller! ha ha! These photos are spectacular. I am very impressed. Thank you very much!

  • September 27, 2009 - 12:59 pm

    Lori Stevens - Great pics. Congrats Puff, you looks so incredibly happy!

  • September 27, 2009 - 2:06 pm

    Natalie Teigen - What an adorable family you are! And these are some great photos. Congrats!

  • September 27, 2009 - 4:59 pm

    Marci Stoltz - These pictures are wonderful.

  • September 27, 2009 - 8:38 pm

    Brenda Walsh - Emily, thank you for capturing the essence thier relationship. You did a beautiful job. I am the mother of the bride. Aimee is a beautiful girl and in those picutes you captured her heart. The Heart holds our deepest joys, and you brought that out in Aimee. Fantastic!!! They all look amazing!!!

  • September 28, 2009 - 7:42 am

    Pam - Dan, Very nice to see you with your family. It is clear you are all very happy (did you pay Aimee to smile at you like that?). Ethan is just the cutest. Hope your wedding is great fun!

  • September 28, 2009 - 10:07 am

    Meagan Hotchkiss - WOW! Aimee has been my best friend for 13+ years and I have NEVER seen her as happy as when she looks at Dan. Like Brenda said, you captured that! AMAZING!!! Thank you so much for making this experience for Aimee and Dan so wonderful! 🙂


  • September 28, 2009 - 11:16 am

    Laurie Holliday - These pictures are adorable! I love the black and white. Actually, they’re all great!

  • September 28, 2009 - 11:22 am

    David Bellefleur - Dan and Aimee, you guys look great together. I especially like the two photos of you both standing near the wall.

  • September 28, 2009 - 11:40 am

    KB - Great pictures! Congratulations!

  • September 28, 2009 - 1:13 pm

    Amanda - Amazing photos of a beautiful family. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding, Dan and Aimee (and Mr E too)!

  • September 28, 2009 - 2:42 pm

    Mary Passadore - You guys have definitely picked the right photographer…these pictures are adorable!

  • September 28, 2009 - 2:53 pm

    Beth Johnson - What a great family!!! Congratulations!

  • September 28, 2009 - 2:54 pm

    Jennifer - Oh Aimee! These are great! You look so happy and you so deserve to be. My favorite is the one of Dan giving you a little peck while you are looking right at the camera. Very lovely. Congrats Mamma!!

  • September 28, 2009 - 3:11 pm

    Melissa - These are the cutest photos..makes me want to be in love again…wait did I say that??? OMG..


    Lovely family and I wish you many years of happiness!


  • September 28, 2009 - 3:25 pm

    Eddie Passadore - Dan and Aimee, the pic’s are great! -Eddie

  • September 28, 2009 - 3:58 pm

    Jaime - Sooo sweet. Congrats on your big day!

  • September 28, 2009 - 5:04 pm

    Jade Walsh - These pictures capture the natural and real love between the 3 of you! It made me cry, you all look so happy! Very nice work, Emily!

  • September 28, 2009 - 5:53 pm

    Al Passadore - The pictures are really nice. I like the poses and the way the photographer caugh your smiles.

  • September 28, 2009 - 8:08 pm

    Barbara Cruz - Danny and Aimee, these pictures are fantastic because they not only depict the love you share for one another but also the love you share with your son. Congratulations and God bless the three of you.

  • September 28, 2009 - 8:43 pm

    Karen Gill - I love that you involved Ethan in the picture taking. My favorites are the ones where you’re sitting in the grass laughing. You make a great family, and I know you’ll be incredibly happy together.

    Love you, and can’t wait to see you next week!


  • September 28, 2009 - 9:48 pm

    Joe Walsh - Awesome photos Emily! Being Aimee’s dad and having had the good fortune of spending a lot of time with Aimee and Dan over the last couple of years during their courtship,I know the smiles are genuine and you have captured them beautifully!

  • September 29, 2009 - 10:32 am

    Julie Ingraham - Your pictures are awesome. Wish we could be there to see you in person!

  • September 30, 2009 - 12:16 am

    Rick Daniels - Dan once said to me “Aimie is the best thing that has ever happened to me” I’ve heard that expression before, but this was the first time it wasn’t “just” an expression! Very nice pic’s, no posers here.

  • September 30, 2009 - 7:57 am

    Heather Doyle - What a great family! Great pictures!

  • September 30, 2009 - 1:47 pm

    Rita Walsh - Emily, you did a great job of capturing the love and happiness of Aimee, Dan and Ethan. The pictures are so natural. I can’t wait to give all of them a big hug!!

  • October 1, 2009 - 7:34 am

    Annie - Aimee, I’m happy you went with Emily. She did a wonderful job. They turned out amazing. You all look great! It’s so fun seeing Ethan with you. He’s so cute! Thanks so much for sharing! I LOVE YOU.

  • October 29, 2009 - 9:53 am

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