As I have said before it is always a great compliment to be hired by another photographer, nerve-wracking, but a great compliment. 🙂

It was my pleasure to capture the adorable family of Ms Amy of Thursday Morning Memories. Her son Carter was such a doll, and the whole family was simply lovely to work with. We headed up to one of my favorite view points, Bald Peek State Park. We had   great time chatting about babies, teething and photography. I have SO many to show off, it was hard to choose a few for the blog!

So here goes, a few of my favorites:


Amy thanks again for meeting me way up the mountain. Your little guy was just adorable, and you all were great to work with. I hope you enjoyed your sneak peek. I will have the whole gallery ready for you very soon. For now I would love to offer you a blog comment challenge. You read the blog, you know how it works. If you can get 30 people to comment on this post, I will throw in a darling set of little brag books for you. So leave some love people!

xo em

  • May 3, 2012 - 8:59 pm

    Jennifer Grattan - Adorable photos! Love it!

  • May 3, 2012 - 9:57 pm

    Jenee - Wonderful photos of a beautiful family!

  • May 3, 2012 - 10:47 pm

    Twila Smith - These photos are beautiful and absolutely adorable! I love the picture of Carter lying on the blanket- what a smile!!

  • May 4, 2012 - 5:13 am

    Tennille - So precious! Great pics of a such a lovely family. I love these!

  • May 4, 2012 - 1:14 pm

    David Shin - Wonderful pictures!

  • May 6, 2012 - 7:54 am

    Alexis - These are great shots!!! You can really see how creative the photographer is and how good she captures the attention of little Carter. Great pick!!

  • May 6, 2012 - 8:07 am

    Amy Paskell - SO cute! Beautiful family.

  • May 6, 2012 - 3:00 pm

    janice - Great pictures!! I can’t decide which one I like the best. 🙂

  • May 7, 2012 - 4:51 am

    Michelle - What a cutie!!!

  • May 8, 2012 - 7:30 am

    Patty Gomez - He sure is super cute! Love these photos!

  • May 10, 2012 - 10:27 am

    Aubrey Nelson - What a beautiful family!!! And an ADORABLE little boy!!! Love the pictures!

  • May 10, 2012 - 10:48 am

    Crystal - These are beautiful outdoor shots! He’s so cute. 🙂 Great sweater and hat!

  • May 10, 2012 - 1:20 pm

    Heather - These pictures are wonderful! What an adorable little guy!

  • May 10, 2012 - 4:41 pm

    Krystina - Love the blanket picture, such a fun of one of him.

  • June 8, 2012 - 7:10 am

    Helen Grattan - So adorable. I love this family.

  • June 8, 2012 - 7:03 pm

    Ruth Barber - Priceless, precious pictures. Carter looks like he is really into this business of being photographed.

  • June 10, 2012 - 2:36 pm

    Wanda Garcia - Love the pictures! He is a handsome boy and looks very happy!

  • June 10, 2012 - 3:20 pm

    Brian Grattan - Great pictures.

  • June 10, 2012 - 7:56 pm

    Kassi Greer - What a cutie! He is definitely in the running for the “Mr. Photogenic” award.

  • June 11, 2012 - 10:43 am

    Clover Longway - Carter is one handsome little guy! Those were adorable pictures! I think you should consider doing a large print of that first one. It’s a treasure!

  • June 11, 2012 - 11:33 am

    Susan Benton - Super cute pictures. Wonderful job of capturing his personality.

  • June 11, 2012 - 2:22 pm

    Joni - I love them all! He is so precious and cute!

  • June 12, 2012 - 7:13 am

    Richard Young - These are great pictures of a beautiful family.

  • June 15, 2012 - 10:54 am

    letisha - Love the pic, esp the black and white in woods

  • June 15, 2012 - 9:53 pm

    George - How handsome cannot wait to see him all grown up.

  • June 16, 2012 - 12:59 pm

    Robin Grattan - Great photos of a great family! Carter is so cute and growing up so fast!


Meet Carston, I am biast since I am “auntie em” in this household, but OMG isn’t he the cutest ever. I just love this whole family, and am so lucky to have them in my life. It has been my honor to capture lots of milestones in this families story, and such a pleasure to capture one more. Carston was SO good for me too, I could have photographed him all day long.

So here, I will stop babbling and show you some images already…

Amber thanks again for having me over to capture the little guy, ok HA like you could have stopped me. I loved every second of it, and can not wait to see him grow up. More soon, I promise.

xo em

  • May 2, 2012 - 1:53 pm

    Alyssa Anne - Gorgeous work on a beautiful little man!


Working in the wedding industry I am lucky enough to make some really talented friends.

One of those friends is the lovely Stephanie Major of Petalos Event & Floral Design.

A few weeks ago I was sweet into taking photos of Stephanie’s work for a huge event she was putting together for a corporate client. I don’t ly when I say that it is always a pleasure to capture Stephanie’s work.  I mean who else would create beautiful floral arrangements in industrial huge cut steel tubing?!

Here are a few of the images we captured.

More babies & weddings soon!

xo em

  • April 30, 2012 - 10:12 am

    Rachel - this… THIS is why I love living in Oregon. Beautiful work, creative and interesting… great photos, great flowers… must have been fun to photograph!


Sebastien was such a sweet boy for me. I expected nothing less from this wonderful family. You see this darling baby boy has a very important mama in my world. She is the smart lady who get my midnight calls when my own babies are sick. The trust between a freaked out mother (me) and pediatrician has to be a strong one. So when she asked me about photographing her brand new baby boy I was thrilled to give her a little something back. I even got to hang out with their adorable pup Phoenix. It was a pleasure to see them all together, and capture a small slice of the early days of a new family.

Here are a few of my favorites so far:

Shannon thanks again for coming in and sharing your sweet baby boy with me. I hope you are all settling in well, and he is letting you sleep a bit these days.  I hope you like your sneak peek. I will have the whole set done very soon. As a new client I would also 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 set of those cute little brag books you checked out. So leave some love people!


xo em


i will be shooting one of the coolest events ever!

I will be with some of the world’s most talented coffee professionals at the Specialty Coffee  Association Annual Event. My access to internet & my phone  will be limited for the next 3 days, but I promise to get back to you very soon!


xo em

  • April 20, 2012 - 8:25 am

    Kathy - That is a whole lotta coffee….YUM!!