I love all kinds of weddings, big ones, small ones, glitzy and handmade. I admit it, i am a wedding junkie. But every so often one comes along that tugs at my heart strings. Heather & Kenneth put together an extremely beautiful, personal, and touching wedding. Every detail was special to the couple from the custom green silk gown, to  food & table names, to the set up of the ceremony. The event was held at Heather’s parents stunning home in the hills above Newberg & Hillsboro. The views were amazing! The whole day was a pleasure to capture. It was also great to work with a new friend. Andie was my second shooter for the day and captured some of the images you will see below.

On to the images!

Heather & Kenneth, thank you again for having me out to capture your day. I had a great time with you guys, and your amazing Friends & Family. I hope you have enjoyed your sneak peek! I will have the whole gallery for you very soon. Friends and family if you would like to see the gallery please leave a comment below.


xo em


Readers of my blog should find this next family very, very familiar. First we celebrated their love with an engagement session with fun socks and book, then we captured a stunning winter wedding, then just a few months ago I was capturing a growing belly. Well Charlotte & Katie are back and now there are three! Miss Molly was born this August to two beautiful Mamas that love her ever so much. Molly was so good for me, and so beautiful. I love that she got Katie’s mouth too! She is sweet, gentle and just a little spunky, she will fit right in with her house hold I am sure.

Dear Molly my name is emily, and I will be pointing this big black clicking thing at you your entire life, it’s nice to meet you.:)

Here are a few of my many favorites from our session together.

Katie & Charlotte, thanks again for meeting up with me and introducing Miss Molly. She is just divine, I am over joyed for you both! I can not wait to see her and your family grow in the next few years.   It really is my honor to capture this special time in your lives.:)I will have the whole set for you guys very soon. And you know what is next right? Blog comment challenge time! If you can get 30 people to make a comment on this little post I will throw in a set of brag books for you on the house. So leave some love people!


xo em

  • September 22, 2011 - 12:20 pm

    Jaime - Melts my heart!!! Just beautiful :)

  • September 22, 2011 - 12:24 pm

    Carly Luzader - Emily, you are so amazing! And how cool that you meet two Molly’s in the same month!! Newborn Molly is absolutely beautiful and look at those luscious lips!!

  • September 22, 2011 - 12:44 pm

    Amy Staples - Emily, these photos are amazing! Miss Molly and her mama’s are so precious. Thank you for sharing!


  • September 22, 2011 - 7:55 pm

    Cassie - Love these pictures! They are so precious and capture the beauty of this family!

  • September 22, 2011 - 8:12 pm

    emelia - wonderful photos of a beautiful little family!

  • September 22, 2011 - 8:13 pm

    emelia - amazing photos! molly is so cute and the family looks so healthy and happy!

  • September 22, 2011 - 9:49 pm

    Sarah W. - Lovely pictures!!!! That is one cute little girl!

  • September 22, 2011 - 9:51 pm

    Kelsey - Molly is precious! Beautiful pictures!

  • September 22, 2011 - 11:38 pm

    Will - So many different shades of great!

  • September 23, 2011 - 11:02 am

    Katie - I can’t get over the picture of Molly laughing. It makes me laugh every time I look at it. Thanks again!

  • September 24, 2011 - 6:06 am

    David - Beautiful!

  • September 25, 2011 - 12:57 pm

    Katie Berghoffer - She is beautiful. Look at those Angelina Jolie lips! I can’t wait to meet her!!! Congrats Mamas.

  • September 25, 2011 - 8:51 pm

    Page - She is sooo precious, and I can’t wait to hold her and not let go!!!! We welcome her to the family with huge open arms….!

  • September 26, 2011 - 10:02 am

    Amie - Wow~! So precious! I love the one of Char and Katie with a smiling Molly. The ladies’ beauty and joy are really brought out in the portraits.

  • September 29, 2011 - 7:00 pm

    Wendy Gordon - Amazing, gorgeous photos! You are all so beautiful and glowing!

  • September 29, 2011 - 8:58 pm

    Sarah Hainley - Wow. Emily your skills never cease to amaze me! What a beautiful family!!!

  • September 29, 2011 - 9:29 pm

    Amy Jo Rist - Such beautiful mamas, and a beautiful baby! Lovely photographs!

  • October 1, 2011 - 1:13 pm

    Lisa Wiley - These sweet pictures are making my day!! Such a lovely family : )

  • October 2, 2011 - 1:57 pm

    Jim - what a precious little granddaughter.

  • October 2, 2011 - 1:58 pm

    Jim - beautiful family.

  • October 3, 2011 - 5:36 am

    Alison - Wonderful pictures! I too, love the one where everyone is smiling/laughing!

  • October 10, 2011 - 3:46 pm

    Erin O'Hara - Gorgeous pictures. Period. You three are stunners! Hope to see you soon.

  • October 29, 2011 - 2:59 pm

    Tricia Thomas - Amazing pics! Molly is such a lucky girl!

  • November 2, 2011 - 7:54 pm

    Nikia - Wow, what a beautiful family! Katie is an excellent teacher, and I’m so happy that the love she shows the kids at our school will be something Molly experiences too!

  • November 19, 2011 - 1:04 pm

    Rebecca (Grandma B) - So beautiful. Can’t wait to meet my little granddaughter.

  • March 21, 2012 - 3:19 pm

    Molly is 6 months! | oregon wedding & baby photographer emily g photography - […] since Charlotte & Katie’s wedding, and more shocking over 6 months since their darling baby girl was born. My how time flies! Miss Molly was darling for me. Sweet, smiley, and oh so charming. It […]


I have to admit I have been looking forward to Natalie & John’s wedding  all summer. We first met last year on a Friday before a holiday weekend. We had a great first meeting, then had to laugh when we all ended up in the same little beach town for the long weekend. Natalie & John are just my kind of people, they are funny, kind, and intensely in love with each other. It may also help that he sells beer, she takes care of tiny babies for a living, two of my favorite things in this world.:)Spending a warm sunny summer day with these two, capturing their celebration was my pleasure. It was also super fun that a good friend of mine came all the way down from Tacoma to help with the photos. It was a great day filled with fun, friends, and lots of laughter.


Venue: Postlewaits Country Weddings

Floral & Decor: Bella Bloom Floral Design

Her Dress: Watters

Beer: Sierra Nevada (of course!)

Rings: Shane Co

Her Hair Piece: Bel Aire Bridal

His Suit: Mr. Formal

Pies: Helen Bernhardt Bakery

Pendants: stitchinnetka


Here are a few of my many favorites:


Natalie & John thanks again for having me out to capture your big day, it was nothing short of amazing. I had a wonderful time getting to know you both. I really enjoyed capturing your day, it was a wonderful time.  I will have the whole gallery up for you very soon. Family & Friends  if you would like to see the full gallery when it is up please leave a comment below and I will get the information to you!


xo em


When we started talking about this session I knew this family would be fun to work with. Carley (mom) was open to all my crazy ideas, and gave me tons of room creatively. I LOVE that in a client. She also knows quite a bit about photography as she works in the industry her self. Even with last moment location changes and crazy hot weather we had a great time walking around the  back alleys of our cute small town, talking about teething, food carts and dream jobs. I just love it when I find cool people here in Newberg!

Miss Molly is sweet, smart and over the top adorable. You can tell by her smile and personality this girl is adored by her Mommy & Daddy too. She really lucked out, Daddy’s sweet smile and Mama’s sparkly eyes, this girl is a charmer! And that hair, did I mention she might have the best baby hair since my little redhead?! Well enough of my gabbing on to the images.


Carly & Kevin thanks again for being up for anything and joining me that warm summer night to capture your baby girl. She really is divine. I hope you like the sneak peek! As many of my blog readers know I love a good comment challenge. If you can get 30 people to comment on this little blog post I will hook you up with a set of cute little brag books on the house. So leave some love people!


xo em

  • September 14, 2011 - 2:43 pm

    Cathy - What an adorable family!

  • September 14, 2011 - 8:43 pm

    Ashley - I LOVE these. Carly you look AMAZING (as does Kevin) and Molly is so adorable and fun.

  • September 15, 2011 - 1:47 am

    LaRina - Love, love, love every picture!

  • September 15, 2011 - 10:32 pm

    Michael Kelley - So adorable!! Every single one! Carly you have a beautiful family xoxox

  • September 15, 2011 - 10:37 pm

    Marilene Cannon - Wow these pictures are great. You have an eye like my daughter’s. Carly and family look great in these pictures.

  • September 16, 2011 - 8:01 am

    Mandy - Beautiful work, Emily G. But I think most the credit goes to the gorgeous Molly!! Happy Birthday cutie pie! :)

  • September 16, 2011 - 5:37 pm

    Cindy - OMG !! What wonderful pictures. Everyone looked like they had a great time. Molly has the greatest SMILE :) Great job.

  • September 22, 2011 - 12:31 pm

    chrysi diamond - Molly is the CUTEST child! The photos are superb. Great job!

  • September 22, 2011 - 12:36 pm

    Carly Luzader - Emily, thanks for hanging out with us and capturing all these amazing photos!

  • September 22, 2011 - 12:39 pm

    bconan - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the photos! So darn cute!

  • September 22, 2011 - 12:48 pm

    Craig - Yeah, I’d say these are some darn cute photos. Nice work!

  • September 22, 2011 - 3:07 pm

    Brenda - I love this family! The photos have such a nice feel.

  • September 22, 2011 - 3:51 pm

    Matt Flagg - Nice work capturing how adorable Mol-Mol is, Emily. Nice work Carly and Kevin for making such an adorable baby girl!

  • September 22, 2011 - 3:52 pm

    greg - Nice Shots!

  • September 22, 2011 - 4:16 pm

    j9 - Molly is a natural. The photos bring out the best in her and put a smile on my face!
    What an adorable family.

  • September 22, 2011 - 6:36 pm

    becky - toooooooooo cute! awesome awesome photos!

  • September 22, 2011 - 8:38 pm

    Christy Boell Taylor - Love the pics would love for our twin boys to get some.pics.done as.well. Molly photos are way to cute.

  • September 23, 2011 - 12:11 pm

    Jerry Peterson - WOW!! what a darling lil girl that granddaughter of mine is and of course how beautiful..
    love ya Molly gp.jer

  • September 23, 2011 - 10:50 pm

    arlene Sauer - You captured the beauty and innocence of a beautiful one year old and her adoring parents! love them so much!

  • September 24, 2011 - 6:31 am

    MarDee McDougal - Great pictures…super fantastic “subject matter”.

  • September 24, 2011 - 8:07 am

    Darla - Wonderful pictures. Love the background scenes. Thank you for letting me in on Miss Molly’s world v

  • September 26, 2011 - 5:20 am

    Barbara Mabrey - These photos made me smile! What a beautiful family.

  • September 26, 2011 - 2:39 pm

    Brittany Vaden - So stinking cute!! Wonderful photos!! :)

  • September 26, 2011 - 2:41 pm

    Wanda - Carly and Kevin, you all look great….but Molly is the cutest!!!

  • September 26, 2011 - 2:43 pm

    Wanda - Adorable pictures, and Molly is beautiful

  • September 26, 2011 - 2:48 pm

    Nicky - Love love love these photos! WAUW!:) Lots of love from Holland

  • September 26, 2011 - 3:00 pm

    Gina Clementi - Such a happy beautiful baby! Great pictures!

  • September 26, 2011 - 3:21 pm

    Nakecia Dougherty - The most beautiful baby this world could ever offer. She has eyes that are killer blue you can’t help But stare, just like her mama. And her smile can’t help but make you smile. She has that baby Magic! I absolutely love Miss Molly!

  • September 26, 2011 - 3:22 pm

    Gabe - Just livin’ the American Dream, you guys are awesome!

  • September 26, 2011 - 3:24 pm

    Elizabeth Walker - Such a beautiful girl she is Carly and look how happy she is too! Love it so much, you look like a happy family :-)

  • September 26, 2011 - 3:29 pm

    Kerri Meyers - OMG,so cute! These are amazing photos I can’t believe she is a year already….

  • September 26, 2011 - 4:02 pm

    Sandy - What great pictures! Love Molly’s amazing blue eyes, she is such a cutie! Thanks for sharing.

  • September 26, 2011 - 4:04 pm

    Brad Mosher - What a super cutie! Great work, guys. And Emily, fantastic shots! Looking forward to seeing next year’s pics.

  • September 26, 2011 - 4:32 pm

    Jamie Fellman - hope you get that book! Great photos for a good lookin family!

  • September 26, 2011 - 7:15 pm

    Taylor - Precious little one!! Beautiful just like mama..

  • September 26, 2011 - 7:16 pm

    Taylor Sarah - Precious little one! Beautiful just like mama…

  • September 26, 2011 - 8:16 pm

    Lori Severson - Molly is quite the cutie!! She has obviously spent some time behind the camera, she looks very experienced at this photography thing. Beautiful photos Carly and Molly and Kevin, nice work!!

  • September 26, 2011 - 8:55 pm

    Marielle Granada - It’s Molly-cule! Always been such a smiley baby!

  • September 26, 2011 - 10:28 pm

    Elissa Knoper - Love the pics!!!

  • September 27, 2011 - 9:22 pm

    Bob Potter - O.M.G. She’s gonna be a heartbreaaaaaaker.

  • September 28, 2011 - 12:05 pm

    Michelle - What beautiful photos of a super beautiful family!

  • October 3, 2011 - 12:05 pm



It really was only fitting that Krystal & Matthew got married on one of the warmest days of the year. If I had to describe this couple in just a few words warm would be in the top 5 descriptors. Kind, sincere & loving would be up there to, OH and tall, very tall (says the short photographer lol). Krystal & Matthew have been a joy to work with every step of the way. You might remember them from their downtown Portland engagement session not too long ago, it was one of my favorites this year. The wedding was also very Portland, but this time we stuck to some of their favorite neighborhoods. They got ready near the river front, we did most of the portraits on the east side waterfront, and then the beautiful wedding & reception was held right smack dab in the middle of Ladd’s addition, of of my most favorite Portland Neighborhoods. Krystal & Matthew’s big day was full of so much love it was my pleasure to capture it. Both the Bride & Groom’s families were wonderful too, you can tell this wedding was very much anticipated and looked forward to. I should mention also my second shooter for the day was the awesome Joel Bock (thanks for coming out of semi retirement to help me dude!), some of the images you see below he captured. Though I walked away baked & sunburned I walked away with a smile. I love leaving a wedding inspired!

Here is a quick list of vendors that made this wedding so special:

Dress – Sarah Seven
Groom’s Suit – Duchess Clothier

Catering – Simpatica (some of you might remember me twittering about the pickled blue berries, omg yum!)

Lighting – Hollywood Lights
Flowers – Julie Higgs
Cake – Dream Cakes
Ring Bowl – Paloma’s Nest 
Pom Decor – PomLove
Hotel for bride’s prep: Riverplace Hotel

So enough of my ramblings right! Lets look at some pretty photos!

Krystal & Matt thanks again for having me out to capture your big day! It really was such a beautiful and special event. I had a wonderful time working with you two, your friends and family. Such great people all around, even if ya’ll make me look even shorter ;). I wish you two nothing but the best, and I am so looking forward to our next project together! Friends and family thanks so much for making me feel welcome and being so fun! If you would like to see the whole gallery it will be available later today at www.emilygshopping.com, (edited to add it is up! click the link, create a sign in and enjoy!) Look for the photo of Krystal & Matt among the galleries, the password is the couple’s last name.:)


xo em