under construction, and loving it



When I first met with Marisa & Tim they were really not sold on the idea of an engagement session. I assured them of the importance of getting to know & working with your wedding photographer prior to the madness of the big day. I also said we could include any of their favorite hobbies & past times. They laughed and explained that all of their spare time (which is limited they are both young ambitious attorneys) was taken up with a large home improvement project. As most of us home owners know any time you start a project in the home, it takes 3 times as long and costs 3 times as much as originally planned. We all agreed it would be fun to start at their home and go ahead and capture this big part of their life. Again as a woman who also lives in a house under construction at all times I loved the challenge of documenting this time & their love among all the blue tape & paint. 🙂 From the house we took a walk through the neighborhood & down SE Hawthorne. It was a great night.

Here are a few of my favorites so far:

Marisa & Tim thanks again for taking some time out and meeting with me. I had a great time talking home improvement and chatting more with you both. Looking forward to your wedding in just a few short weeks! At this time I would love to offer you a blog comment challenge. If you can get 30 people to comment on this post I will throw in an 11×14 wall print on the house. Perfect for hanging on newly painted walls. 🙂

xo em


  • August 29, 2012 - 3:18 pm

    Tim - How many of my own personalities count for the comment challenge?

  • September 3, 2012 - 3:44 pm

    Sandra Cooper - Cute couple! Maybe he should marry her! – mom/sandie

  • September 3, 2012 - 4:02 pm

    Melissa Dafnos - I count 6 space invaders in that pic 🙂 I love the b/w one and the last one on the porch. Aside from your intergallacticness, you two make a really cute couple…

  • September 3, 2012 - 4:09 pm

    Charlie - Charlie wants to know if you Uncle Tim and Aunt Marisa are going to ride all those bicycles

  • September 3, 2012 - 4:10 pm

    Coleen - Lovely pictures! Can’t wait to see the house and the wedding!

  • September 3, 2012 - 4:17 pm

    Ryan - Photos look great, can’t wait to see you both.

  • September 3, 2012 - 5:05 pm

    Stephen B - Stock in Lowe’s has to be a sure thing. Buy 100 shares.

  • September 3, 2012 - 7:45 pm

    Ben - Uncle Tim can jump higher than me!

  • September 3, 2012 - 7:47 pm

    Grace - Grace clapped for your pictures.

  • September 3, 2012 - 8:05 pm

    Ben - Uncle Timjumps higher than me!

  • September 4, 2012 - 12:09 am

    Ann Haldy - I’m SO sorry to miss this wedding! Will be thinking of you while I’m hard at work over here! Hope to see you next summer. Much love and best wishes, Ann

  • September 4, 2012 - 8:07 am

    Tim Cooper - The whole shoot has a Portlandia vibe, perhaps you should put a bird on it?

  • September 4, 2012 - 8:50 am

    Annalisa Ghidossi - Amazing pictures, seeing you around Portland makes me wish even more we could be there to celebrate your special day with you. Best wishes for an amazing journey as you discover the world together!

  • September 4, 2012 - 1:57 pm

    Dan Cooper - I just don’t know what she sees in him . as the pidture shows he keeps trying to fly

  • September 6, 2012 - 8:17 am

    Jackie Miller - oh stinky boy – u got lucky with this girl! i,ll bet she can jump higher than you but she just doesn’t want to show you up. LOVE the black and whites and LOVE you both too.

  • September 7, 2012 - 12:00 pm

    Uncle Mark - Tim needs to shave!!! Looking forward to the 22nd.

  • November 12, 2012 - 3:49 pm

    Left Bank Annex Wedding Portland Oregon | oregon wedding & baby photographer emily g photography - […] knew after working with Marisa & Tim on their engagement session their wedding would be a fun one. These two have the perfect mixture of being fun, humor and […]

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