I love the Oregon coast, so when ever my job gives me a chance to get my toes in the sand I jump on it. I had been looking forward to Brianna & Jeff’s Gearheart wedding all season, and it did not disappoint! They held their ceremony & dinner at the lovely McMenamins Gearhart Hotel & Sandtrap. After dinner we moved on to Jeff’s grandparent’s beach house down the street for dessert and dancing. The whole day was the perfect mix of elegance and fun. Just like our couple, the wedding had tons of character and laughter. I had a great time capturing every thing from sunset walks on the beach to a few games of cups with the old college crews. It was seriously such a fun night.

On to the images already! I hope you are comfortable. I have a TON to share…

Brianna & Jeff thanks again for having me out to capture your big day. It was my pleasure! I had a great time with all of your friends and family too. You all know how to have a good time. I hope you enjoyed your sneak peek. I will have the full gallery done very soon for you. For now friends and family please leave a comment below if you would like to see the full gallery when it is ready.

xo em

  • October 11, 2012 - 7:52 pm

    Whitney McKinley - Thank you for all the beautiful pictures. You have a true knack for capturing the moment. I would love to see more of the gallery when it is ready.

    Whitney (Bri’s mom)

  • October 13, 2012 - 9:23 pm

    Katelyn Fisher (one of Bris Bridesmaids) - Emily these are beautiful! Great job capturing such a perfect day! I would love to see the full gallery too:)


  • October 28, 2012 - 3:25 pm

    Gilda Walters (Bri's Aunt) - I love the sneak peek! Would love to see the full gallery and the opportunity to order prints. Please let me know. Thank you.

  • November 6, 2012 - 8:17 am

    Carly - This is a little late but I’d love to see the full gallery if still possible! These are beautiful Emily!


  • May 1, 2013 - 3:38 pm

    Tiffany - Beautiful pictures! My fiancΓ© and I are planning a wedding in Gearhart and I was wondering if there is anyway I can ask you a few questions regarding the Gearhart hotel? Thank you! Tiffany

  • September 9, 2014 - 2:57 pm

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I know I say it all the time, but the wedding community is full of so many amazingly lovely people. Perhaps it is because our job involves working with a celebration of love? What ever it is, I love my colleagues. I especially love my colleagues when they refer me to their clients, but it is the ultimate honor when theyΒ  trust me enough to photograph their own families. I captured Katy, a local wedding planner with Bridal Bliss and her adorable belly not too long ago. It was a fun session, so when she asked me to come back and photograph her newborn daughter I was super excited. While little Aryana got settled down we had fun chatting about all things Portland wedding, mothering 2 little ones, and much more.Β  My job is pretty awesome. πŸ™‚

Here are a few of my favorites from our session…

Katy thanks again for trusting me to capture your little lady. She was an absolute doll! We will get a few of the kids together once little lady gets a bit bigger. πŸ˜‰ I had a great time hanging out with you, and thank your cousin again for hosting us in her beautiful home! More images soon I promise. πŸ™‚


xo em


When I first met with Kayla & Johnny I asked them how they met. Kayla immediately told me the story of “The cute guy with the red cleats”. I loved it! It seemed only fitting to celebrate the love that soccer brought together, by starting their engagement session at the Portland Timbers stadium. We had a great time running around the field, getting yelled at by a grounds keeper only once, and taking some fun & playful images. After the field we ventured out into the NW pearl district then onto nibble cupcakes. It is kind of ridicules how much fun we had.

Here are a few of my many favorites…


Kayla & Johnny thanks for all of the fun ideas, and for being up for ANYTHING! I had so much fun working with you. My hubby also thanks you for the last stop of the cupcake shop, he loved the left overs. πŸ˜‰ It was such a fun night. I hope you have enjoyed the sneak peek. I am so looking forward to your wedding next year! For now I would love to offer you a little blog challenge. If you can get 30 people to comment on this blog post I will throw in an 11×14 wall print on the house.

So leave some love people!

xo em

  • October 11, 2012 - 2:37 pm

    Karen Harvey - Love this pictures of Kayla and Jonny! My favorite is the one in the goal. Can’t wait for the wedding! Great work Emily!

  • October 11, 2012 - 2:48 pm

    Savannah Outen - These pictures are amazing, Kayla and Jonny!!! Kayla you look gorgeous!!! Emily did a wonderful job. πŸ™‚

  • October 11, 2012 - 2:52 pm

    Marcus - Love ya sis. These look great. Jonny could’ve had some cleaner shoes though.


  • October 11, 2012 - 2:53 pm

    Mary - Oh these are the most beautiful pictures I’ve ever seen! I love these kids more than anything. I prayed these picture would turn out this good!

  • October 11, 2012 - 3:39 pm

    Kim Harrington - Absolutely charming! You two are adorable and you look like you had so much fun. What a talented photographer too!!

  • October 11, 2012 - 3:51 pm

    Heather Giard - I love them! My favorites are the ones in the goal and the one of your feet! Too cute! May this be the beginning of something amazing for both of you…

  • October 11, 2012 - 3:52 pm

    Barb - Best.Pictures.Ever. xo Aunt B

  • October 11, 2012 - 3:55 pm

    Maura - So cute. My favorite is the shadowy one in the stadium where you can see “Portland” on the stands. Very original!

  • October 11, 2012 - 4:15 pm

    Crystal - Amazing pictures for an amazing couple! Congrats!

  • October 11, 2012 - 4:29 pm

    Erin - LOOOOVVVEEEE! You guys are so cute, and these photos are amazing. I can’t even pick just 3 I like, too many perfect for remembering a blissful engagement <3

  • October 11, 2012 - 4:54 pm

    Laura - I am very happy for you Kayla! These are great pictures!

  • October 11, 2012 - 5:23 pm

    Kayla - We LOVE the pictures Emily!!! Thanks for being so willing to be adventurous and try out a new venue to shoot at. We had a great time and can’t wait until the wedding! More cupcakes to come. πŸ™‚

  • October 11, 2012 - 5:57 pm

    Joe - I also thought the picture in the goal was the best. I see that I am not alone. I love the texture and the depth of field aspect of the photo. You two look marvelous.

  • October 11, 2012 - 6:15 pm

    Kim - Love the pics! The red shoes pic is adorable πŸ™‚

  • October 11, 2012 - 7:58 pm

    Amy - Love them!!! Very cute. Nice work Jonny…way to take one for the team!

  • October 11, 2012 - 9:24 pm

    Tonya - Thanks for sharing the pictures. You both look so happy. I love your big smiles. It’s easy to tell you’re having a good time together.

  • October 11, 2012 - 9:32 pm

    Molly Scott - Beautiful!

  • October 11, 2012 - 9:48 pm

    Karen Reynolds - Love, love the photos.

  • October 11, 2012 - 10:10 pm

    Jennifer - Favorite through the goal also! They all look so great. Happy for you two. πŸ™‚

  • October 11, 2012 - 10:16 pm

    Suzanne Schneider - Adorable pictures! What a CUTE couple!

  • October 12, 2012 - 8:48 am

    Uncle MIke - Love the pics. Great theme. Hope you keep up the soccer. Couples who play together stay together.

    Will there be a clown at the wedding? Just asking.

  • October 12, 2012 - 10:26 am

    KK and Soph - Soph and I love the photos !!!

  • October 12, 2012 - 10:31 am

    Jessica - Hello Emily – Great pictures of my cousin and cousin-to-be. I like the kiss with Jonathan tossing the ball in the air, the black & white leg shot at Tanner Springs, and the seated shot at Saint Cupcake.

  • October 12, 2012 - 11:07 am

    Trevor - Great photos. I’m going to share this with a friend.

  • October 12, 2012 - 8:07 pm

    Linda Chan - Emily,
    Wow! Love the photos! You did a fabulous job! The photos really do tell a fun and beautiful love story. Congratulations to Kayla and Johnny!

  • October 13, 2012 - 12:10 pm

    Kim Kiely - What beautiful pictures!! Congratulations to the adorable couple.

  • October 13, 2012 - 2:17 pm

    Brian - Great photography! Favorite is the one with the city in the background. Cute couple too.

  • October 13, 2012 - 7:30 pm

    Haley - These are great! Very nicely done Emily.

  • October 14, 2012 - 2:35 pm

    Haley - The pictures look great Emily. Love them!

  • October 14, 2012 - 3:08 pm

    Maureen Curran - What a great looking couple! I love love love the last photo! Can’t wait until the wedding! Enjoy the planning!!

  • October 14, 2012 - 3:17 pm

    Chuck Carley - All pics are GREAT !!!!

  • October 14, 2012 - 3:23 pm

    Suzanne - Love the pictures. You guys are so cute! Looks like it was a lot of fun!

  • October 14, 2012 - 3:37 pm

    Michele - These are fabulous pictures truly showing the personalities and the live they share. Great idea to do it at the Timbers field.

  • October 14, 2012 - 3:44 pm

    Jeanne Garrett - I love the originality of these photos! You two look absolutely adorable!

  • October 14, 2012 - 3:47 pm

    Brian - Great photography! My favorite is the silouette with the city in the background. Rather fond of the subjects, as well.

  • October 14, 2012 - 3:48 pm

    Kelly - Beautiful pictures of you, Kayla and Jonny! Can’t wait for the wedding!

  • October 14, 2012 - 3:49 pm

    Jill Golay - Kayla,
    What a great idea to have some of your pictures taken at the stadium and we too love saint cupcakes. I especially like the smoked chocolate chip cookie I(though my husband says it taste like fish) tee hee hee. YOur photographer really has an eye and seems to ‘catch the moment’ when you too have that special connection.

  • October 14, 2012 - 3:49 pm

    Brian - Great photography and wonderful subjects!

  • October 14, 2012 - 3:51 pm

    Stephanie Wilkerson - Love, absolutely love, the black and whites. Especially the one with the soccer net in the foreground!

  • October 14, 2012 - 3:51 pm

    Kaitlin - Fabulous pictures! Your smiles are contagious, congrats you two!

  • October 14, 2012 - 3:52 pm

    Kelly M - Wonderful photos of a great couple! Can’t wait for the wedding pictures!

  • October 14, 2012 - 4:00 pm

    Sienna Bayley - I like your pictures!!!

  • October 14, 2012 - 4:05 pm

    diane womack - The last one is my favorite…really great pictures

  • October 14, 2012 - 4:50 pm

    Kelly SHAFER - Perfect pictures!! And, of course you look gorgeous K. What a great idea! Can’t wait for the wedding of the century!

    Love, Mark and Kelly

  • October 14, 2012 - 4:51 pm

    Megan S. - These are so great!!!! Your wedding photos are going to be amazing!!!

  • October 14, 2012 - 4:53 pm

    Lacey - Absolutely gorgeous pictures!!! Congratulations!!!

  • October 14, 2012 - 6:30 pm

    Partee Patrick - Great pictures! Owwuuuueeeeuuua!

  • October 14, 2012 - 7:23 pm

    D.Ann Fussell - My fav is the one in the goal!! SOOOO Cute!

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I know I always say it, but how is time going so fast?! Just the other day I was capturing Katie & Charlotte’s wedding, then maternity, then newborn session,and 6 months,Β  and now a big one year old?! Time has flown by this year!

Here are a few of my many, many favorites…

Charlotte & Katie thanks once again for trusting me to capture your darling family. Molly is such a stunner, and clearly is a lucky girl to have two doting mamas. I just adore all of you! You know what’s 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

  • October 11, 2012 - 12:18 pm

    Katie - Love them! You alway make us look so pretty. πŸ™‚

  • October 11, 2012 - 12:21 pm

    emily - psha it’s cause you are so pretty!

  • October 11, 2012 - 12:34 pm

    Page Berghoffer - Always a beautiful family….love the pics of little Molly!!!!

  • October 11, 2012 - 12:50 pm

    Jessica - Such lovely pictures! You are all glowing with beauty and happiness. Also, those metallic shoes are amazing. Love you all!

  • October 11, 2012 - 1:35 pm

    nikia kae cummingS - Beautiful family captured in beautiful pictures! Molly looks so happy!

  • October 11, 2012 - 7:48 pm

    Charlotte - beautiful as always. you really captured Molly’s expressions. Love them all.

  • October 12, 2012 - 12:11 am

    Cassie - I absolutely love the second to the last picture! You ladies always photograph so well. πŸ™‚

  • October 12, 2012 - 1:17 pm

    Grammar - Wonderful pictures of all of you.

  • October 12, 2012 - 3:27 pm

    Meghan - Such vibrant colors! And capturing a happy one year old is not an easy feat. Love them.

  • October 14, 2012 - 2:19 pm

    Gramps - Looking good!

  • October 15, 2012 - 10:50 am

    Rebecca Hampshire - AWE! Wish I could be there to watch your family grow!

  • October 24, 2012 - 6:53 pm

    Melissa Edwards - I love these pictures!

  • November 2, 2012 - 6:51 am

    Kelsey - Fun family pictures! Molly is darling.


Someone recently asked me about why I love to capture weddings? I thought for a moment and told them the reason weddings are so important to me is because it is the height of a happy day. Everyone (generally) is happy to be there, happy for the couple, and happy to participate in one of our most joyful traditions. Each wedding is different, but the common thing you see at every wedding are the smiles. Stephanie & Jason proved the rule, the joy that day was off the charts. Friends, family and everyone involved had a great time and showed it. Even the delicious roasted whole pig was sporting a cigar & a grin. It was in short a great day.

Venue: Wine Country Farm

Her Dress: The Bridal Gallery

His Suite: Mr. Formal

Catering: Haagenson’s Catering

Cake: Custom Cakes NW


Here are a few of my many favorites from the day:

Stephanie & Jason thanks again for trusting me to capture your big day. It was my pleasure! I had a great time meeting all of your friend’s & family as well. I hope you two had an amazing honeymoon. I will be done with the whole set very soon. I hope you enjoyed your sneak peek! Friends & Family please feel free to leave a comment below if you would like to see the whole gallery when it is ready.

xo em

  • October 9, 2012 - 6:26 pm

    Lynn - Wow! Such beautiful photos. They capture the day so perfectly. Can’t wait to see the rest.

  • October 10, 2012 - 9:17 am

    Casey - These photos are so great! I absolutely love all the laughing, bright colors, and happy people. Stephanie, you look absolutely gorgeous!

  • October 20, 2012 - 11:14 pm

    Southern Illinois Photography - Just wanted to leave a quick comment on the picture of the black cuff links, a simple yet elegant photo and one that is often overlooked. Great job!