Rachelle + Courtney = Love

Rachelle emailed me a while back to inquire about engagement photos. You see her her girlfriend had just proposed and they were over the moon excited to celebrate. After chatting via email for a while I could tell I was going to like these two, they were sweet, funny and over the top in LOVE. I can not ask for more, so when they showed up on a blustery rainy morning with beautiful smiles on their faces, I could not help but smile too. You see we had planned on shooting outside while they were in Portland, but due to weather and time constraints we headed inside of my studio building. The local businesses on the main floor were awesome enough to let us crash their spaces as well. A HUGE thank you to Water Ave Coffee & Bunk Bar for being so awesome. It really turned out to be a great session despite the crappy weather! Courtney and Rachelle were wonderful and so adorable to put in front of the camera.

Here are a few of my favorites so far:

Rachelle & Courtney thanks for being so fun and making a rainy day rock! I just adored working with the two of you, and I am SO looking forward to your wedding next summer! I hope you love your sneak peek, I will have the whole gallery up shortly for you.  As new clients I would love to throw down a blog challenge for you. If you can get 30 people to comment on this little post I will throw in a mounted 11×14 on the house for you. 🙂

So leave some love people!


xo em


  • July 7, 2011 - 4:52 pm

    Leah - So stinkin’ cute, and beautiful photography! The pictures are marvelous!!!

  • July 7, 2011 - 5:01 pm

    Megan P. - I’M THE FIRST ONE! YAHOO!! I have to say, these photos are so happy and wonderful. Emily, you really captured their personalities and their love for one another!! Gorgeous.

  • July 7, 2011 - 6:44 pm

    liv - i love this set!

  • July 7, 2011 - 6:59 pm

    Laurel - I love it! Absolutely Beautiful! 🙂

  • July 7, 2011 - 7:16 pm

    CharliRae - Love, love, love! Both of you are so beautiful, inside and out!!! Congrats again!

  • July 7, 2011 - 7:17 pm

    Heather Packer - Beautiful! Really looking forward to my engagement shoot next week now! 🙂

  • July 7, 2011 - 7:28 pm

    Keeley - Beautiful couple and beautiful photos!

  • July 7, 2011 - 8:13 pm

    shannon - Love these pictures! So artsy and oh so much love…

  • July 7, 2011 - 8:16 pm

    Shawna - Emily you did a beautiful job on these pictures. Rachelle is like a sister to me and it makes me cry to see her so happy!! Great job!

  • July 7, 2011 - 8:35 pm

    Courtney J - I love the pictures Emily! Thanks for being so wonderful.

  • July 7, 2011 - 9:39 pm

    Diana - These look wonderful. I love how you capture the two of them

  • July 8, 2011 - 10:34 am

    Sarah Costa - These are incredible. So much emotion, just gorgeous couple and images

  • July 8, 2011 - 4:04 pm

    Erica - Very cute, you look very happy, congratulations!

  • July 11, 2011 - 12:27 am

    Laurie - Love these! Great work.

  • July 12, 2011 - 10:33 am

    Lilly - Man, these women are so incredibly stylish. Especially love those green shoes on the lady with the short hair. Emily, I know you’re amazing, but this is such a handsome couple, I bet it would have been harder work to make them look bad! Love the smiles too, of course. You do always capture those smiles 🙂

  • July 13, 2011 - 11:22 am

    Sarah - Love these!

  • July 15, 2011 - 10:04 am

    Aishling - What a gorgeous couple! You can see their love and spirit shine through these photographs. Congrats to Courtney and Rachelle on your engagement!

  • July 15, 2011 - 10:31 pm

    Terri - Beautiful pictures. They really show how much this couple cares for each other. <3

  • July 16, 2011 - 8:18 pm

    Annie - Wow, such talent! These pics are adorable. Courtney and Rachelle look so happy! Way to capture the love, Emily! 🙂

  • July 17, 2011 - 9:03 pm

    Lindsay Clark - You two are so great together and I’m glad you found a photographer to really help capture the love you two have! See you soon!!

  • July 18, 2011 - 12:20 pm

    Sarah - Stunning and gorgeous girls. Love the green shoes! Can’t wait for the wedding photos. 😉

  • July 18, 2011 - 7:02 pm

    Karissa - Gorgeous! You ladies look so in love! Congrats!

  • July 19, 2011 - 1:57 pm

    Johanna - Beautiful pictures. The colors against the rainy backdrop are gorgeous.

  • July 20, 2011 - 12:52 pm

    Georgia Ruth - Ummmm you two are beautiful together! I am so happy for you! These pictures are stunning!

  • July 20, 2011 - 1:34 pm

    Gibbs - These are the sweetest, trendiest engagement photos ever. I love you two to the moon and back, and I love emily g’s entire portfolio. I can’t stop stalking the website!

  • July 20, 2011 - 2:05 pm

    Kelley - Love love LOVE these! 🙂

  • July 20, 2011 - 2:32 pm

    Quinlyn - They are amazing!!! You really captured their spirit in the photos 🙂

  • July 20, 2011 - 9:29 pm

    Geena Glaser - These pictures are incredible, perfectly capturing both of your beauty, love, and of course individualism. I feel the love in the tiniest details of how you’re holding each others’ fingers. I love you both so much. Excellent work, Emily.

  • July 22, 2011 - 10:26 am

    Katie - Aw, I love you guys! So sweet! Emily – You really captured their happiness in these photos! C&R – you ladies are beautiful!

  • July 25, 2011 - 1:46 pm

    Pamela - What a way to brighten up a rainy day! These are simply beautiful pictures! Congratulations, ladies! Thanks, Emily, for sharing these girls with us. :o)

  • September 13, 2011 - 10:55 pm

    Jennifer - I truly loved the captures you did with your pictures, everything tells a story and I love seeing a story being told in the picture!!

  • September 20, 2012 - 9:44 am

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