It was just over a year ago I photographed one of the  longest, most fun and most giggle inducing weddings. Kayla & Johnny were a joy to work with, but really what I remember most was how wonderful both their families were. Both families were warm, kind and utterly hilarious. So when sweet Sarah contacted me and said she was marrying one of the Dessert boys I was overjoyed! Sarah is also sweet, kind and darn funny her self. I got to know her, and her parents when we first met and got instantly excited about their 2015 wedding.

Recently I met Sarah & Layton at one of my favorite local spots to do some engagement photos. We laughed, we talked weddings and beaches and travel. I had so much fun getting to know them, and talking about all of their plans from wedding colors to Law and Medical School. These two are such great people, and were so fun to capture. I know I always say it, but I am really, really looking forward to their big day.

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Sarah & Layton thanks again for coming up to meet me on such a beautiful night. I loved getting to know you two better. I hope you enjoyed the sneak peek. I will have the whole set done very soon! For now shall we roll out a blog challenge?! If you can get 30 people to comment on this post I will throw in an 11×14 wall print on the house. So leave some love folks!

xo em

  • October 1, 2014 - 5:19 pm

    Melissa - Beautiful!

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    Cristina Scott - Gorgeous photos!

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    Erin - I love the candid photos and the sunlight filtering in through the trees on some of these. Lovely!

  • October 1, 2014 - 5:54 pm

    Sarah Saul - Thank you Emily! Love them! Can’t wait to see the rest!

  • October 1, 2014 - 8:05 pm

    Katie Taylor - Awesome photos!

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    ingrid ockert - These are such beautiful pictures of Sarah and Layton :) ! You can just see the love in their eyes ! I love the lighting in the field !

  • October 1, 2014 - 8:34 pm

    Ken - The photos really capture the warmth and beauty of this loving couple.

  • October 1, 2014 - 8:36 pm

    Kate - These are great photos! Lovely couple!

  • October 1, 2014 - 8:39 pm

    Margaret Drew - These are absolutely gorgeous!! You two are so wonderful! Xo

  • October 1, 2014 - 8:41 pm

    Bailee - Beautiful photos!

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    Rachel - These are stunning!! You two look so happy

  • October 1, 2014 - 9:01 pm

    Aaron Danielson - What amazing pictures of two very amazing people!

  • October 1, 2014 - 9:21 pm

    Layton Dessert - Thank you Emily G. for your wonderful photos. You are so talented!

  

When Christine first contacted me about photographing her family I asked her a little about them. She immediately described her boys as being cute and full of energy. She was so right with that description! Just a few short weeks ago I spent the evening with her curly haired sweet boys and instantly adored them. They were full of energy, telling me all about super heroes and sports. We climbed some rocks, we flexed our muscles and even tackled daddy!

It was a lovely evening with a lovely family.

Here are a few of my favorites…

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Christine thanks again for trusting me to capture your family. Your boys were so darling! I had a great time getting to know all of you.:)
I will have the whole set done very soon. For now I would love to offer you a little blog challenge. If you can get 30 people to comment on this blog post I will throw in a darling set of little brag books on the house. So leave some love folks!

xo em

 

 

  • October 1, 2014 - 4:26 am

    Brid White - My nephews are so adorable – parents are pretty good looking too. You really captured the spirit of the family in those shots – great work.

  

As a newborn photographer you never know what kind of mood a baby is going to be in. That is the thing about working with babies I love, they do not care about our scedule or what looks good. Newborn babies are in charge, you just have to go with it. Some times babies make me work for the sweet curly poses, some times they never stop crying, and some times they surprise me with perfectly timed naps. Sweet Sophie was so good for me. Like really good. For a baby girl just over a month old she was amazing! She sleep like a cute little log, kept my blankets clean, and even let out one little sweet smile.

She was also so good to provide me with a sweet and incredibly photogenic Mama and Dad. It was a pleasure to work with this beautiful family.

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Andrea & Ryan thanks for having me out to your home to capture your darling little girl. It was great working with you all! I hope you have enjoyed your sneak peek. I will have the whole set up very soon. For now I would love to offer you a little bit of a blog challenge. If you can get 30 people to comment on this post I will throw in a darling set of brag books on the house.

So leave some love folks.

xo em

  • September 25, 2014 - 5:23 pm

    Erica - I’m so glad Craig recommended Emily these are beautiful!

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    Kara - She is adorable! Congrats!

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    Elizabeth - Love love baby Eggs!

  • September 25, 2014 - 9:21 pm

    Tamara - Such a beautiful family! Great job capturing them so well :)

  • September 25, 2014 - 9:28 pm

    Amy - What a beautiful family! Little Sophie is absolutely precious :)

  • September 25, 2014 - 10:17 pm

    Misty - So very beautiful!

  • September 26, 2014 - 3:41 am

    Jason - These pictures are amazing! Perfect pics for a great family :)

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    Ron - What a precious little beauty she is! We feel so lucky to have a granddaughter to spoil and love.

  • September 26, 2014 - 11:10 am

    Lisa - These are adorable!!! I love them! Sophie is a great model :)

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    Tracie McClements - What a doll. She is a beautiful blessing.

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    KATHY - Ryan and Andrea love each other so-o-o much AND our granddaughter, Sophia, is showered in their love! Truly, a picture IS worth a thousand words!!

  • September 27, 2014 - 11:22 am

    Valentina McCuen - Oh my gosh these pics are incredible. Sophie is soooo beautiful! Ryan and Andrea look like they are so in love with her! With every reason to be.

  

It was just four years ago I met with an adorable Newberg family to celebrate their baby turning one year old. We had a great session, so I was super excited when they called again this year wanting to capture the baby girl all grown up before her 5th birthday.

Serena has grown, and become even more beautiful! It was great catching up with the whole family, but miss S kept me laughing with her antics.

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K&P thanks again for coming out to let me capture your family again. It was great to catch up, Serena is a doll!

I hope you enjoyed your sneak peek. The full gallery will be up soon!

 

xo em

  

Some times fate just brings people together. Alicia & Jeremy for instance. If it were not for meddling mutual friends these two may never have gotten together and become the adorable couple they are. Fate also brought me and my big camera to their beautidul wedding at The Oregon Heritage Farms. Originally I was booked by another couple on their date that had to move their wedding a few months early. That date ended up staying open, and I am so glad it did, so I was able to take on this wonderful couple just a few weeks before the wedding when their original photography plans fell through. I can not imagine the stress that caused but I am so happy it worked out. Alicia and Jeremy are sweet, kind, super cute and so fun! It was a wonderful date filled with so much love and laughter.

Here are so images from the lovely day…

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A&J thanks again for having me out to capture your stunning day. It really was wonderful. I had SO MUCH FUN with you all. I will have the whole gallery done very soon. Fiends and family please leave a comment below if you would like access to the whole gallery.

xo em

  • October 1, 2014 - 5:16 pm

    Jonathan Arnold - Absolutely gorgeous pictures!