A few weeks back I had the pleasure of meeting a new family. They found me through friend of theirs who’s photos I did last year. You might remember these two adorable blond girls.  I knew we were going to have fun if they were friends with the P family, what I did not know was how amazingly beautiful these little blond girls would be. There must be something in the water in Washougal Washington, because wow, they make some beautiful kiddos up there! We lucked into some great weather and a fun time at the local beach. Even the family dog (a cute blond lab of course) got in the mix.

Take a look at a few of my favorites so far.

What did I say, beautiful girls and beautiful family!

We had some fun can you tell.

Meet little sister, her eyes kill me.

Meet big sister, her smile melts me heart.

We even snuck a few in of Mom & Dad being cute.:)

Like I said beautiful light, and a lovely family. The beach was amazing that night!

Check her out, girlie knows how to have fun.


And one last image of the whole family.

Lynn thanks for meeting me and sharing your family for the evening. I had a blast, your girls are so wonderful! I hope you enjoy your sneak peek. I have so much more to show you very soon! Of course as new clients I would love to throw in a blog challenge. How about this, if you can get 25 people to comment on this blog post I will throw in a darling little mini wallet brag book. Perfect for showing off 2 adorable little girls.:)SO leave some love people!

xo em

  • October 4, 2010 - 3:50 pm

    Lynn Parnell - Emily, these are amazing- we can’t wait to see more!

  • October 4, 2010 - 3:50 pm

    Karen Amato - Wow…such amazing photos! Lynn, these turned out great! Can’t wait to see more:)

  • October 4, 2010 - 4:14 pm

    Judie Hedrick - Oh my gosh, beautiful pictures of a beautiful family……….and I’d say that even if we weren’t related!!

  • October 4, 2010 - 4:37 pm

    lisa - Such a beautiful family!!

  • October 4, 2010 - 4:58 pm

    Lisa Schlunegger - WOW is all I can say…you really captured the spirit of this beautiful family!!

  • October 4, 2010 - 7:31 pm

    Caitlin Howard - Those pictures are amazing! Such a beautiful family! I love the candid ones. So great!! Tell your girls Miss Caitlin misses them!

  • October 4, 2010 - 7:32 pm

    Vickie - Lynn, your family is beautiful and the pictures are gorgeous! Love it. :)

  • October 4, 2010 - 7:37 pm

    Marlene Slagle - The pictures are amazing. The girls are adorable!

  • October 4, 2010 - 8:00 pm

    Dana Schmidt - WOW…absolutely amazing and beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing! I want family pictures done now!

  • October 4, 2010 - 8:30 pm

    Kristin Tatyrek - Gorgeous photos! Lynn is spreading the word so I hope she qualifies for the free brag-book! :)

  • October 4, 2010 - 8:40 pm

    Kari Tyler - Beautiful pictures! Your girls are the cutest!

  • October 4, 2010 - 8:46 pm

    Kristi Nelson - You did an amazing job capturing this adorable family!! Beautiful!!

  • October 4, 2010 - 9:04 pm

    Tracey Pratt - Fantastic pictures Lynn! What beautiful girls and a gorgeous family!

  • October 4, 2010 - 9:45 pm

    lisa - simply sweet!

  • October 5, 2010 - 12:10 am

    Billie Hargrave - Wonderful pictures!

  • October 5, 2010 - 10:57 am

    Tija Medina - I just knew they would turn out amazing. Beautiful, just beautiful.

  • October 11, 2010 - 9:49 am

    liv - love the colors in this one! gorgeous!!

  • October 16, 2010 - 10:05 am

    Robyn - The girls are so gorgeous! I love these pictures!

  • March 14, 2011 - 11:34 am

    Ginger Mack - Wow, Lynn, Gorgeous pics and I cant believe you got Scott to do that:) The girls have grown soooo Much!

  • March 25, 2011 - 7:13 pm

    Tasia - These are beautiful! Shaye and Mia are two beautiful young ladies and I can’t wait to see therm again.

  • May 26, 2011 - 12:30 pm

    Halley Parnell - Such a beautiful family! cant wait to see all of you!

  • September 2, 2011 - 9:16 am

    Tasia - Those pictures are amazing Shaye and Mia look so pretty


From my engagement session with the super fabulous Mike & Jody. I will be shooting their wedding tomorrow actually! Up from San Francisco I had not had a chance to get the two of them in front of my camera before this week. We had  a great time getting to know each other and acting like goofballs in downtown Lake Oswego. I am sure the wedding will be fantastic!

xo em


I had an absolutely fantastic time with Mary & Sara a few weeks back. Not only are Mary & Sara two of the nicest ladies I have ever met, but they also have this way about them. This way of speaking to each other and to others that just makes you smile. They are the kind of people that just put  you at ease and make you smile. It was clear from moment one the love here was strong and pure, and it was my pleasure to capture it on their big day.

The wedding was beautiful and intimate on a beautiful September morning in the Portland Rose Gardens. The reception was fun and lighthearted held at the super fun Oregon Zoo. The super fantastic Zoo staff even let us in early that morning to do portraits around the animal viewing areas! How cool is that! Big props to my right hand lady Kacy for the assist on this one. Some of the photos you see below were taken by her.

Here are a few of my favorites so far:

Mary & Sara thank you for having us out to capture your big day. It was my pleasure. I am glad you like the facebook peek, and I hope you love this peek too, you know how I love the blog stalkers! Friends & Family members please do leave a comment below if you would like the link to the whole gallery when it is ready.

xo em

  • October 1, 2010 - 12:07 pm

    Sara - Thank you so much Emily! The pictures are beautiful! :)

  • October 1, 2010 - 12:09 pm

    Kathy - What a fun ceremony and reception! The images are just gorgeous!

  • October 1, 2010 - 3:40 pm

    Lisa Kaylor - Love the pics! Emily, thought that you did a great job catching the joyful moments of Sara and Mary’s beautiful wedding!

  • October 1, 2010 - 5:37 pm

    Jacala Phillips - Great pictures!!! Would love to see more!!!

  • October 3, 2010 - 12:41 am

    Kacy Kizer - Awww these turned out great, I love love love that nose-to-nose shot up top! :)

  • October 26, 2012 - 12:57 pm

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  • May 29, 2014 - 4:09 pm

    lesbian wedding photographer portland oregon | oregon wedding & baby photographer emily g photography - […] seems like just a short time ago I was working with Sara & Mary on their wedding photos, and now they are back on the blog, plus one adorable bump! Words can not describe how happy I am […]


How is it already October? When did that happen?!

Well the leaves are falling, the nights are getting cooler, and that means the holidays are just around the corner! I have had quite a few pre-holiday sessions already this year, and many more on the books. If you or someone you know want family photos in time for the holidays now is the time to call me. My calender is getting full, I would hate for anyone to miss out this year.:)

One of my favorite parts of the pre-holiday rush are holiday cards. These cards are a fun creative outlet for me, and always print beautifully.  Take a look at a few I have been working on!

You can see my whole collection and pricing by clicking HERE. I am happy to mock up these fresh new designs with your family photos, just ask and I will reload galleries no problem! The cut off this year to get these cards will be November 15th, just around the corner! So lets chat about them asap!

xo em