So earlier today I was called by a lovely local man. He was wanting to surprise his lady love with a ring and a question. He and his son would be proposing to this fine lady this very afternoon!

He asked me to photograph it, so fun! I told him after I got home I would upload “just a few”… welll…

I can not help my self! I went in to just edit a few for this happy couple and came out with way more than a few.

What can I say, I am sucker for a surprise engagement, and top if off with a darling 3 year old, I am toast!

Meet Faustino, Melissa, and oh so adorable Adrian.

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Congratulations Faustino, Melissa & Little Man! I am so happy for you all. It was my honor to witness such a special moment! I hope you enjoy your “boat” and have many years of happiness together. 🙂

xo em


Just last week it was my pleasure to photograph the great team at Gormley Plumbing & Mechanical. They are a wonderful local business that has been serving our community for over 100 years now! It was so fun to be part of that family and local tradition.

This is just day one, next month we will head out to some job sites, but for now I wanted to share these fun captures!

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xo em


When ever I sit down to do these posts I always think, “ok how do I want to tell this story”… but this time really, I am thinking “how would Niall tell this story”.

The thing is I adore this couple. They are sweet, kind, stylish, and oh so full of fun stories.

Also close to my heart, the groom of this darling couple comes from Ireland, the land of story telling. He is so good at it too! I had SO much fun just listening to these two talk about their love story, wedding wishes and plans over the last year. It was such an honor to see it all come together on one fine day.

The weather was kind to us, the flowers were amazing, the love was palpable. It was an amazing day. I love every second from the last touch of lip gloss, Niall’s friends teasing him endlessly, our stunning bride walking down the isle, dramatic winds during photos, the best toasts ever, the food, (THE FOOD!), the dancing, and the Irish stories being told over tea & whiskey at the end of the night.

It was an amazing day, and one story I am so proud to tell. Check out the HUGE post below for the visual story.

The awesome team who made it happen…!

Venue: The Colony at St. Johns

Coordination & Event Design: Misty with Luxe Event Productions

Invitations:  Mekala Tinnin of Tie That Binds

Flora: Swoon Floral Design

Her Dress: Allure Romance from Charlotte’s Weddings & More

Veil: Gracefully Girly

Bridal Jewelry Including Hair Comb: Treasures570

Brides Ring: Custom Designed by Krista of Green Lake Jewelry

Bridesmaid Dresses:  ModCloth and Azazie
Hair and Makeup:  Cassandra Kennedy

Niall’s and Groomsmen’s Suits: Este’s Men’s Clothing

Music: John Ross Productions

Pours: My Bartender NW

Food Trucks: 808 Grinds, Retrolicious

Ice Cream Sandwiches: Ruby Jewel

Photobooth: Happimatic

Furniture Rentals:  Classic Vintage Rentals and Barclay Event Rentals

Signage: Luxe and Julamade

Custom Guestbook: Little Carabao Studio

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Eryn & Niall, thank you so much for having us out to capture your big day! It truly was a stunning story to tell! I loved spending time with you all over the last year, and wow what an event! I wish you two so much joy in your lives together.

I will have the whole gallery up shortly. Please do leave a comment below if you would like access once it is all up!

xo em


Just a few short weeks ago, it was my pleasure to capture the most darling baby girl.  She was sweet, sassy, and oh so beautiful. Even if she did make me work for the images, I am so happy about our session together. Oh those cheeks!

I met these lovely folks a few years back at a wedding I was photographing, I am so happy they looked me up when the time came to capture their sweet baby girl. I even adored meeting their charming puppy.

Check out a few of my favorite images…

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Tricia thanks again for having me out to capture your darling baby girl. I will have the whole set done very soon! I hope you enjoyed the sneak peek. As you know from your friends I do love a blog contest. If you can get 30 people to comment on this blog post, I will throw in a darling set of brag books on the house.

xo em

  • May 16, 2016 - 10:15 am

    Keara - These pictures are gorgeous! You captured the new family beautifully- everyone looks so elated!

  • May 16, 2016 - 10:52 am

    Erika - These pictures are adorable. Your family is so sweet!

  • May 16, 2016 - 10:56 am

    Kourtney Fjelland - So precious!! A darling little family 🙂

  • May 16, 2016 - 11:19 am

    Janet - Such a sweet baby girl and awesome parents!! I love al the picture!!!

  • May 16, 2016 - 11:26 am

    holly - So cute!

  • May 16, 2016 - 11:46 am

    Phyllis - Beautiful family. She is awesome. Perfection. I especially love the ones with Dilly, family group picture. Hugs to you all.

  • May 16, 2016 - 11:54 am

    Lisa - OMG. What a perfect way to remember this special time. It will be gone before you know it. These pictures are the perfect way to remember and treasure. Emily I love all the poses. You did a great job of capturing this beautiful family.

  • May 16, 2016 - 12:14 pm

    Rachel - Adorable! I love the family pictures especially ☺️

  • May 16, 2016 - 1:14 pm

    Autumn - These photos are too wonderful! She is so lovely.

  • May 16, 2016 - 1:26 pm

    Veronica - What a beautiful family and beautiful photos!

  • May 16, 2016 - 1:53 pm

    Chris Markle - Your photography is wonderful. Of course, your subject is totally adorable. So precious – and you captured that brilliantly.

  • May 16, 2016 - 2:27 pm

    Dennis Hodge - Such a beautiful family Kris. Congratulations and enjoy the ride!

  • May 16, 2016 - 2:41 pm

    LuAnn Watts - These photos are wonderful. I may be bias as the auntie, but just precious photos of our sweet girl!

  • May 16, 2016 - 2:41 pm

    Kristina - Is this baby a doll? She looks like one of those mail order realistic baby dolls. I think that means nice work—both to photographer and to the parents.

  • May 16, 2016 - 3:21 pm

    Susy - She is precious and the photos are amazing!! Congratulations!!

  • May 16, 2016 - 4:25 pm

    Jason Goetz - Adorable! Wonderful photos. Enjoy the happy times.

  • May 16, 2016 - 4:34 pm

    DG - <3<3<3 Beautiful baby joins a beautiful family

  • May 16, 2016 - 4:39 pm

    Paula Barnett - Wonderful pictures, Emily G. You have talent!

  • May 16, 2016 - 4:46 pm

    Whitney - Congratulations, Tricia and Chris. She is darling. And Emily G – these are beautiful photographs!

  • May 16, 2016 - 4:57 pm

    Tim Watts - Get set of pictures, very well done. I am sure the beautiful baby helped out a lot though.

  • May 16, 2016 - 5:24 pm

    Jamey Miller - Congrats Kris – what a special time and great pictures to remember it by!!

  • May 16, 2016 - 5:25 pm

    Eric Rickson - Beautiful family. Love the “oh here we go” look on the pup’s face.

  • May 16, 2016 - 5:35 pm

    Alex Lopez - So much love to the little family, they are adorable!

  • May 16, 2016 - 5:59 pm

    Shabnam Jahromi - Congratulations to all of you. Such adorable photos. Enjoy every moment of these beautiful days 🙂

  • May 16, 2016 - 6:25 pm

    Elizabeth - Beautiful family, inside and out!! Wonderful photos <3

  • May 16, 2016 - 7:27 pm

    Kendel - I love them all! What a beautiful looking family! 😀

  • May 16, 2016 - 7:47 pm

    Heather Christenson - These pictures are wonderful. What a sweet little girl you have Tricia and Kris.

  • May 16, 2016 - 8:17 pm

    Kenzie Larson - What a precious family – congrats to all! Can’t wait to meet the little sweetheart in the office in the coming months.

  • May 16, 2016 - 8:46 pm

    Fred Stephen - Great pictures. Treasue these moments,in a blink they change so much

  • May 16, 2016 - 9:16 pm

    Ranjeewa - Congratulations to both of you! She’s so precious, enjoy every moment with her.

  • May 16, 2016 - 10:56 pm

    Janet Ewell - she is beautiful! these are excellent pictures that capture how precious she is.

  • May 16, 2016 - 11:12 pm

    Brenda Stephen - What beautiful pictures of our precious Granddaughter, the sweetness of baby and the joy that shines thru Tricia and Kris is so amazing. Thank you for capturing these precious memories for our family.

  • May 17, 2016 - 6:17 am

    Jess Stetson - Incredible pictures of an incredible family. Beautiful!

  • May 17, 2016 - 7:10 am

    Trevor Smith - what a doll. congratulations!

  • May 17, 2016 - 7:18 am

    Libby - Wonderful photos!!!!

  • May 17, 2016 - 7:30 am

    May Best - Looooooove these!! So beautiful!!

  • May 17, 2016 - 8:52 am

    maarika - You guys look so happy and proud! As the mom of a just-turned-1-yr-old baby girl, I am so excited for the adventure you three are embarking on together. You’re in for an amazing and wonderful first year with your daughter. Congratulations!

  • May 17, 2016 - 12:04 pm

    Hannah - Soooo beautiful! What a wonderful family!
    Greetings from Germany!

  • May 18, 2016 - 7:48 am

    Sandra - Perfect!


all images by emily g photography

Hey Friends & Fans!

Fair warning I will be leaving early Wednesday morning to attend OUTDOOR SCHOOL! It is the tradition of my lovely 5th grader’s class to head to the Oregon Coast for three days of camping, learning, and living outdoors. (She is the redhead in the middle of the cute cousin sandwich above) I am super excited to attend and be a cabin mama!

If you need me please email me and I will do my best to get back to you when I return this weekend. I will bring my phone but it will be out of service and spotty most of the week.

xo em