Hey Blog Readers!

Along with editing lots, and lots and LOTS of cute baby photos, today I am putting in a very special canvas order. The owner of Charlotte’s Weddings & More contacted me last week wanting to use some of the photos from our Rural Beauty shoot for her store. After meeting we thought blowing up some canvases for the walls would be the perfect fit!

This one is going to be printed as a huge  30×40 inch canvas, it is going to look so great!


So today I am putting in a large order for her, I can not wait to see it all in print! Woo Hoo!


xo em

  • June 12, 2011 - 6:14 pm

    Kathy - Ummm, old news…you totally ARE a big deal! This is gorgeous!

  • June 13, 2011 - 11:30 pm

    Eva - What a beautiful picture! And I love Charlottes Weddings and more! 3 of us girls who did the boudoir shoot with you, got our dresses from their :)


The session has been in the works for a while now! My time was a gift from this families dear friend and real estate agent to celebrate their beautiful new home. I knew going this family would be fun. I had met Kira the mom before briefly and knew I liked her, but I was not ready at all for how lovely, sweet and beautiful her girls would be! The whole family was great to  work with, even puppy got into the action. Their new home was beautiful and had some killer flowers in bloom to boot! All around we had a great time giggling and snapping away. I just could not wait to show these off!

Here are a few of my favorites so far:


Kira thanks again  for having me into your home to capture your beautiful family. Your little girls are stunning and so sweet, I hope you love these as much as I do. I have so many more to show you, and soon! And as new clients I have to hook up the comment challenge, if you can get 30 people to comment on this blog post (yes you can comment too!) I will throw in a cute little wallet album perfect for showing off those sweet little girls of yours. I will have the whole set for you soon.


xo em

  • June 7, 2011 - 4:44 pm

    liv - cute!

  • June 7, 2011 - 8:49 pm

    Alicia steiner - Great professional pics of a beautiful family!

  • June 7, 2011 - 9:01 pm

    Grace Beber - You are all so beautiful! You know I love the feet pic too! Amazing photos.

  • June 7, 2011 - 10:12 pm

    Heather - Seriously… has it been that long? Macy looks all grown up!!! AND… your hair is long! You all look amazing! Missing you!

  • June 7, 2011 - 11:12 pm

    Cary - Such great photos!! The girls are gorgeous.

  • June 8, 2011 - 6:14 am

    Julie Crawford - All around beautiful (family and photos). Thanks for sharing!

  • June 8, 2011 - 10:41 am

    Aaron Johnson - So many cute pictures!

  • June 8, 2011 - 3:30 pm

    Kelly PH - What amazing pictures…. Who are these beautiful people?? :)

  • June 8, 2011 - 7:15 pm

    Amy Kampe - Your family is beautiful!


I double dog dare you not to smile back. More from this little lady very soon!

xo em

The Paper Mama

  • June 8, 2011 - 6:08 pm

    Uncle Chris and Auntie Robyn - What a beautiful baby!!
    Great photo!
    Love it

  • June 8, 2011 - 8:07 pm

    Tara - so adorable!!

  • June 13, 2011 - 9:32 am

    Elena - Such a sweet shot! Gotta love that smile!


I knew after doing Shawn & Paul’s engagement session that this was going to be a fun wedding. Held at the beautiful and historic Multnomah Falls the big day was fantastic. This couple did not let a little rain get them down, we had a great time trekking around outside with some help from our umbrellas.  The ceremony and reception was also wonderful and full of joy.  Shawn and Paul are sweet, funny and most amazing hosts. I know everyone in attendance had a great time, and enjoyed the amazing food. The Hawaiian theme they had planned came off so well too! Looking at these photos still make me smile:)

Here are a few of my favorites so far:

Shawn & Paul thank you again for having me out to capture your big day. You two are fantastic!  I hope you had an amazing honeymoon in the sun. I wish you two nothing but joy together! I will have the whole gallery done very soon. Friends & Family if you would like access to the whole gallery please leave a  comment below and I will send you the info as soon as it is ready to go.


xo em

  • June 6, 2011 - 5:12 pm

    liv - lovely.

  • June 6, 2011 - 7:23 pm

    Marla Mathis - Shawn’s mom here. You KNOW I want to see all the amazing pictures of the most beautiful Island Goddess in Portland!


I have known Jen for many years. We grew up going to the same summer camp and I always thought she was the sweetest little thing. She was a year younger than me, and always kind and smart. Jen was the kind of girl you always wanted on your team or in your cabin. Rob was also there at summer camp and winter retreats, he had that same sweetness and kind spirit. So years later when I heard they got married and started a family I was not shocked at all. It was a natural fit and made me smile, and my smile got bigger when they recently contacted me about setting up a maternity and newborn session for their second child due this summer. I LOVE maternity sessions. Capturing a beautiful moment in that special time always makes me happy, so working with these two and their adorable 2 year old daughter was my pleasure. We got together not long ago at the studio and had a great time chatting and talking baby. Miss A, soon to be big sister quickly stole my heart as well.

Here are a few of my favorites from our session.


Jen & Rob thanks for coming out to meet me at the studio. It was great catching up, Jen you look amazing! Your little girl is darling, I can not wait to see baby #2!  I will have your whole gallery done very soon.


xo em