I am not going to pontificate much today. My entire family has been battling the flu, and I am rushing trying to get out last moment holiday print orders. Oh and there is the small matter of our own holiday cards and gifts to attend too. Either way it is nuts in the G household these days, but I just had to share a few from my session with the always adorable and sweet little Talia. You remember her baby session in corvallis a few months back right? Well she is back and even more adorable than ever.

Here are a few quick favorites so far:

So big already!

Mama made this hat, how cool is that.

This one is hands down my favorite of the day.:)

Such a sweet family.

Bonnie and Matt thanks again for trekking all the way up to Newberg and being down with all of my ideas. I have the whole gallery almost finished and will be sending you that info again shortly.:)

xo em

  • December 19, 2010 - 9:09 am

    Jamie Fellman - LOVE the hat mama! Her face is so expressive! way to capture cuteness, Em!

  • December 19, 2010 - 10:07 am

    Kip - Dude. Melt.


I am not going to lie, I kind of thought this blog post would never happen. This particular engagement session has been planned, canceled and rescheduled I think about a million times. It kind of became a running joke between us all. When the day finally came with no illness, conflicts and decent weather I think we all did a little happy dance. I had a great time running around the cute little city of Forest Grove with these two.

Here are a few of my favorites from the day:

These two are super adorable together.:)

Sarah, for real you have the best smile evah.


We started at McMinnamin’s Grand Lodge, one of my favorite spots.

We even lucked into some fall colors pretty late in the season.

Gah the cuteness.:)

After running all around the Grand Lodge we skipped on over to the Pacific University Campus. Well they skipped, as you can see here lol. Nice air Nick!

Pacific had some killer buildings, I particularly loved the Art door here.  Oh also have I mentioned how awesome Sarah’s coat was?! Girl if you ever need to get rid of it I’ve got dibs!

Ginkgo leaves for good luck!

and one last set. We took these outside the famous Maggie’s Buns It’s super rad that Sarah helped paint this wall too right!

Sarah & Nick thanks for having me out to your home town. I had a great time running around with you two. I hope you like your sneak peek, I will have the whole gallery done very soon. As new clients I would love to throw down a blog challenge for you. If you can get 30 people to comment on this little blog post, I will throw in a beautiful 11×14 on the house! SO leave some love people!

xo em

  • December 16, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    Sarah Chrusoskie - THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I’m so glad we finally got together! My favorite is Nick skipping! I’m thinking X-mas card :)

  • December 16, 2010 - 2:45 pm

    Kathy - To think, the great Emily G was in my hometown! I love these images and you managed to capture Fo Gro beautiful!!

  • December 16, 2010 - 3:49 pm

    Cindy Fillis - Nick & Sarah do rock! Emily you have captured the joy in their glances and playfulness in their love. What a gorgeous couple! (No bias on my part as the mother of the groom). Love to you both!

  • December 16, 2010 - 3:58 pm

    Mary Rae - That wall is amazing – great photos Em!

  • December 16, 2010 - 4:18 pm

    nikiko - how cute are you two :)

  • December 16, 2010 - 4:57 pm

    Terri Domenigoni - Sarah & Nick,
    Enjoyed the engagement pics. What a fun fall day. Looking forward to the wedding!

  • December 16, 2010 - 5:04 pm

    Kirsten, Tyler, and Kayden - We love you guys and all the photos so far! You two wear happiness well:) Great photography, capturing the love that is Nick and Sarah!

  • December 16, 2010 - 7:41 pm

    Treads - Someday your kids will look at these pictures and be amazed by how young you look. Congratulations!

  • December 16, 2010 - 10:24 pm

    peggy - Love these! Great fun! just what Sarah wanted.

  • December 16, 2010 - 10:27 pm

    peggy - Great Photography

  • December 17, 2010 - 7:37 am

    Marsh - These pictures are marvelous. I love how your personalities are captured in the photos.

  • December 18, 2010 - 12:27 pm

    Lura Layden - How fortunate you are to have each other. You are very fortunate and hansome couple.
    The pictures are great.

  • December 18, 2010 - 12:34 pm

    Roberta Dulay - The pictures are lovely. Sarah looks beautiful and my grandson is quite handsome!

  • December 23, 2010 - 2:27 pm

    Russ Filllis - Emily, Thanks for the great work you did with these guys. Sarah is so beautiful and Nick so handsome.

  • December 23, 2010 - 7:13 pm

    Leslie Jones - Great pictures! Congratulations to the entire family!

  • December 23, 2010 - 9:13 pm

    Molly Fazio - Beautiful pictures! Congratulations to You!!

  • December 24, 2010 - 1:09 pm

    Lisa Just - What wonderful pics!

  • December 29, 2010 - 1:27 am

    Maureen Davis - Nick and Sarah,
    The love and happiness are captured in your pictures. They are priceless. This is the feeling that you will enjoy for years to come. Congratulations!

  • January 3, 2011 - 9:29 am

    Lili Olmos - Great pictures of Sarah and Nick. Beautiful setting and even more beautiful young people in love. Wow!

  • January 3, 2011 - 10:17 am

    michelle heffner - Loved your pictures! I especially enjoyed the black and whites. You both look so happy. Such a good looking couple! Congratulations!

  • January 4, 2011 - 9:05 am

    Melissa - Beautiful pictures! I love the animation!

  • January 5, 2011 - 9:30 am

    Michelle Blanchard - Love the pics. With the great smiles you both have your babies are going to be freakin adorable. Congrats

  • January 9, 2011 - 2:09 pm

    Cal - The photos look great. I especially like the one of just Sarah. Anyway to see less of Nick is probably the best route. Just joking. They all look fantastic!

  • January 9, 2011 - 8:44 pm

    Aaron - Great Stuff! Can’t wait to see your wedding day work!

  • January 10, 2011 - 2:47 pm

    Nick - Loved these, it was fun! Another week and a half and we will get to do it again!

  • January 13, 2011 - 8:03 am

    peggy - These pictures really capture their playful fun loving relationship. Emily you did a nice job. They are a beautiful couple so how could you go wrong, right!? :) I am so excited for the big day.

  • April 11, 2011 - 11:09 am

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When Erin contacted me a few weeks back to schedule a maternity session I know we were going to get along. She had that perfect balance of excitement and giggles. We arranged to meet up at her in law’s house and celebrate her perfectly round belly. We had a great time talking about babies, bellies, and taking some cute photos.

Here are a few of my favorites so far:

Check these two out, aren’t they the cutest!

I love this series of Terrie laughing.:)

She is so beautiful right!

I love this one, it might be my favorites so far.

These two are so lovely, no shortage of love here.

After a while of shooting inside we ventured outside.

We lucked out with some beautiful weather for these two.

And one last set of the happy couple and beautiful belly.

Erin thanks again for having me out. I had a great time with you guys, I hope you like your sneak peek. I can not wait to capture your sweet baby! I will have the whole gallery for you soon.:)

xo em


It was just a few short weeks ago I was photographing a beautiful belly adorned with henna, now I am back to show off the even more beautiful result!

Meet Michael, he is nothing short of adorable. A sweet little guy, that of course did not want to sleep for me, but was quit chill in front of the camera.

Clearly he is very comfortable in the arms of his beautiful mama.

Oh that sweet face, and those beautiful eyes.

After a little bit of playing and a bit more milk from mama he crashed out for us. I love that little milk mouth.

Check out his hat, great right! Terrie got it in her travels to Peru, it fit him perfectly.

His teeny tiny hands were moving the whole session, I had to capture them at rest when I could.:)

I also love capturing the little baby bits. Oh those lips!

We also had to break out the tie-die. Micheal’s parents are frequent visitors of the country fair, and his daddy his a big love of all things tie tied.

I love the contrast of the sleeping baby and the bright colors.:)

Once he was out he was SO good for me.

He even had some time in Daddy’s arms.

And of course we had to get a few of the whole family. We had more planned, but about 2 seconds after this one was taken little dude peed all over Mommy & Daddy. Just to make sure we all knew who was in charge clearly.

just before the spray, I got a few more of mother and son. I have to admit these are always my favorite. I just LOVE how this one turned out. His sweet little face just soaking up some love from his mama. Terrie you two are so beautiful together.:)

Terrie and Patrick thanks for having me back into your home. I just adored spending time with your little guy, he really is perfection. I hope you like your sneak peek. I will have the whole gallery up for you soon! And of course I would love to throw down a blog challenge for you all. If you can get 25 people to comment on this blog post I will throw in a couple darling little wallet brag books for you. They tend to work well when showing off a certain little guy.:)

xo em

  • December 13, 2010 - 9:07 pm

    shannon - lovely! Nothing is quite as fantastic as new parents, except a new little person!! I love the last one, sooo sweet.

  • December 14, 2010 - 10:54 am

    Jessica - These pictures are amazing. I wish I would have done them with my son.

  • December 14, 2010 - 10:54 am

    Jamie Fellman - *gasp* love them all especially….well all of them! Terrie, he is perfect!

  • December 14, 2010 - 10:57 am

    Roberta Rice - Fabulous pics…you captured the wonder of a new baby and the awe and adoration of new parents

  • December 14, 2010 - 11:01 am

    Brittany Hayes - Oh he is adorable!! I can’t wait to get my hands on him!! You all look so incredible happy and I wish you all the best! Soon enough our little ones can play together! Love you guys!!

  • December 14, 2010 - 11:06 am

    Heather Zaha - Simply Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • December 14, 2010 - 11:11 am

    Jill Schmid - Those are beautiful pictures — but how could they not be with such a beautiful little boy. I loved them all. I could not be happier for you!

  • December 14, 2010 - 11:15 am

    Nate Heath - What great pictures of this handsome young man. The Tie-Dye is so perfect for the Cowles family!

  • December 14, 2010 - 11:26 am

    Chelsea Heath - Great photos! What an adorable little guy! So happy for you guys!

  • December 14, 2010 - 11:37 am

    Beth Koenig - Beautiful pictures! Precious new life! Love to all of you.

  • December 14, 2010 - 11:44 am

    Julie - Beautiful and oh so tender. If I wasn’t so old I’d have another one just so I could have these photo’s! You can feel the love!

  • December 14, 2010 - 12:00 pm

    siri - Beautiful photos! I loved every last one of ‘em!

  • December 14, 2010 - 12:01 pm

    Terrie Cowles - OH My! I am so happy with these photos! Great job Emily and thanks so much for the speediness and your flexibility! These are so precious to me! LOVE and HUGS Terrie (Mom)

  • December 14, 2010 - 12:27 pm

    Carol - Beautiful shots of a big, beautiful step!

  • December 14, 2010 - 12:33 pm

    Holly Manchester - OMG!!! They are SO SO beautiful! What a great photographer Emily is.. and I loved her comments below each picture. Terrie and Patrick, your little family is so photogenic. I absolutely loved them all and I want one!!! (a picture, not a newborn, haha, I’ve got yours to love on…)
    Love you guys!

  • December 14, 2010 - 1:37 pm

    Jason Koenig - Amazing baby pictures, so good. They inspire me

  • December 14, 2010 - 1:52 pm

    Tracey - Oh My…..What a precious gift! these photos of little Micheal are absolutely so full of love and sweetness!

  • December 14, 2010 - 2:39 pm

    Cindy Patterson - Wow, beautiful photos!!!! Thank you for sharing these — smart move having Emily photograph your new family :)

  • December 14, 2010 - 2:44 pm

    Tanya Hawkins - What an absolute perfect, beautiful baby! Stunning photos too. Thanks for sharing!!!

  • December 14, 2010 - 2:53 pm

    Jeanette Lewis - Beautiful! Would love to see the henna belly too=)

  • December 14, 2010 - 5:19 pm

    Lois Cowles - I am a proud grandma! He is a handsome dude! And your photos are wonderful!

  • December 14, 2010 - 6:19 pm

    Linda Ruel - Michael James is precious.

    You captured the love that is shared in this family.

  • December 14, 2010 - 7:46 pm

    Betty Jo Keller - Hi, I’m haveing. trouble with mt computer. This proud grandma thinks that the pics of Michael are just super and I love the ones with Patrick, Terry and Michael. The closeups of his toes, ears and face aer just perfect. I,m looking forward to seeing them all.

  • December 14, 2010 - 8:01 pm

    Patricko - Wowser….

  • December 14, 2010 - 9:32 pm

    Michelle Rich - Terrie and Patrick, you make me wish I could go back and do this for my babies….So beautiful…you will be so happy with these in years to come as well! Love you all! Michelle

  • December 15, 2010 - 5:11 am

    Adele - You do a marvelous job Emily…thanks for sharing Terri and Patrick…have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
    love and prayers…

  • December 15, 2010 - 8:41 am

    Linda Johnson - Terrie,

    Wow, he’s beautiful!!! Great pictures. They brought tears to my eyes. Congratulations to all 3 of you.

  • December 15, 2010 - 12:20 pm

    cherry - Those are adorable pictures. The baby is so cute in his birthday suit he should never wear clothes! I can’t believe the tatooed tummy. Does Emily use some camera trick like transposing the design from the tee shirt onto the belly picture?It is really awesome.
    Best wishes,
    Cherry McGrady

  • December 15, 2010 - 5:54 pm

    Lois Cowles - I keep coming back and looking again. So precious!

  • December 16, 2010 - 8:10 pm

    Jackie Saldavar - Awwwww precious moments with a handsome boy– Thanks for capturing them for Patrick and Terrie. He looks like a cowboy fan too!!!!!

  • December 17, 2010 - 12:42 am

    Teddi Baumgartner - What a beautiful keiki! I’m sure he will grow into a handsome lad! Thanks for sharing these fantastic portraits. You should have them enlarged and placed around your home. Best wishes to the happy family! Merry Christmas and a happy 2011.

  • December 17, 2010 - 9:09 am

    Eleanor Cowles - From a great aunt – beautiful pictures! I wish I had these of my own when they were babies!

  • December 17, 2010 - 9:37 am

    Catherine Eshleman - Great pics of your little man!

  • December 17, 2010 - 9:52 am

    Casey Wiser - These are some of the best newborn photos I have seen! Love them!

  • December 17, 2010 - 6:14 pm

    Shellie Boutwell - I love these pics! True Treasures~

  • December 17, 2010 - 6:23 pm

    Michele Cowles - I cannot wait to meet my new Nephew Michael Cowles, he is just precious and these pictures are fantastic! Wish I had some of my son when he was born.

  • December 18, 2010 - 12:12 pm

    Abby Drinkard Smith - These are so precious! I wish we would have done some at that age with Thomas. What a beautiful family!

  • December 18, 2010 - 4:42 pm

    Dawn Kennedy - GORGEOUS PICTURES!!

  • December 18, 2010 - 7:15 pm

    Victoria Leary - What beautiful pix of a beautiful boy and his beautiful family. I am so happy for all of you.

  • December 18, 2010 - 9:29 pm

    Dussie Davis - Terri and Patrick, your little guy is just adorable! The photographs are just precious and very creative. I am looking forward to seeing him on my next trip to Oregon. Can’t wait!!!


  • December 18, 2010 - 9:33 pm

    Kara Kuehl - OH WOW! Just now viewing have had a down system — So amazing and precious — absolute perfection!
    Love you! Kara

  • December 18, 2010 - 10:08 pm

    Lori Kysela - Wow amazing photos, you guys have been so organised to get them done. I never did, am so mad at myself for missing out on such wonderful pictures. Congrates to been such good parents.
    Love to you all. Lori, Michael, Billy & Zack

  • December 19, 2010 - 8:24 pm

    Laurie DeLuca - These photos are magic and beautifully done.

  • December 21, 2010 - 9:05 pm

    cyndi cole and sanford - These are truly beautiful and capture the love of the family. How amazing.. We are so happy to have Michael James here. Love the Sischo’s

  • December 27, 2010 - 12:35 pm

    Ruth Falsetto - Wow, great photos, my favorite are Terri cradling little one and giving him a gentle kiss. So heart warming.

  • February 2, 2011 - 8:45 pm

    Natalie potts - These pictures totally capture his peace when sleeping. The one of the family is my favorite… So beautiful!

  • March 3, 2011 - 11:42 am

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