As I said last week the wonderful Shannon and I have been working on a series of sessions to capture her family while she is in town from New York. The first session was great, laid back and full of silliness. For our second session we went with a little more upscale downtown setting, and set out to capture Shannon and her beautiful mother. We had a great time walking around downtown Portland, getting some historical buildings and just chatting.

Here are a few of my favorites so far:

check out the lovely ladies.

This cool old gold door was a great back drop for us.

Shannon’s mom has such a beautiful smile.

A little bit of modern and classic. These two are fun together clearly.


These two were up for all my crazy ideas, love it.

We also visited a sentimental spot. The mural in the backdrop depicts Shanon’s family.

We also spent some time at the amazing Benson Hotel. really a downtown Portland landmark. They were great to give us permission to shoot.:)

Shannon thanks again for being up for all my crazy ideas. I had a great time getting to know your family. You two are fantastic. I hope you like your sneak peek. I will have the whole set of galleries up for you very soon.

xo em

  • January 16, 2011 - 7:09 pm

    Linnea - Wow, these are beautiful. You are creating such wonderful family memories in this series! I hope your weekend is fabulous :o)

  • January 16, 2011 - 7:54 pm

    Linnea - These photos are beautiful! I know that every picture in this series will be treasured. I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend!


2001 will bring many things on the emily g photography front. One thing I have rolling right away is a few changes to this very blog. So do it, look left eh! New tabs, do you facebook? Do you like emily g photography? Well like me already people! I try and keep the fan page fresh and interesting, I will also be doing some facebook only contests this year. Feel free to share with friends too! I am also an active twitterer (is that a word?) If you feel so inclined follow me on twitter!

And on this topic what social networking sites do you all like? Do you yelp? I am there too you know. I am always happy to recive reviews there or any other wedding or review site! So if there is a hot new spot online missing an emily g presence let me know!

xo em

  • January 14, 2011 - 5:35 pm

    Carrie Moore - Hey Emily! Just had to let you know that I check your blog ALL the time. I LOVE your photography, such talent! Someday I’m going to be calling you to do some pictures of my little family when we’re in the area. Or maybe just catch up with an old high school friend :).


It was almost 3 years ago I started working with the D family. Back then they were a cute new family of 3, just getting used to the little lady that had quickly become the center of their universe.  Then I got to capture the family moving to my very own little town with their beautiful new home. And just recently it was my pleasure to capture the newest addition of the lovely miss Ellery! For real, I love these guys. Well the family is back, to celebrate the 6 month mark for little Elle.  She was a beautiful newborn, and she has gotten even cuter! I had the two little ladies up to the studio last week and I have to say I am excited to share these! Smiles and giggles all around.

Here are a few of my favorites so far:

These girls are CUTE right!

Little miss E has some seriously sparkling eyes.

Miss Addy turned 3 just a few days after our session. So big already! And look at her smile, heart melting.

Ellery has some delicious toes to go with that sweet smile.


Gah I dare you not to smile back.

Such a sweet little girl. She was so good for me.

Shhhh don’t tell mom but I might have encouraged someone to jump on the bed.

We also brought out a certain favorite doll.

And one last shot of little miss E with that killer smile.

Amy thanks for your flexibility and for trekking into Portland for our session. I had a great time playing with you all once again. You make some seriously cute babies! I will have the whole gallery very soon. But.. you know what time it is right? Comment challenge time, this time for a cute little brag book. Lets say 30 comments this time shall we, and see if we can break your time record? Ready, set go! Leave some love people.

xo em

  • January 12, 2011 - 5:51 pm

    Cecily - Too Cute!! Both your girls are beautiful!

  • January 12, 2011 - 5:53 pm

    Cecily - Too Cute! These are great pics and your girls are beautiful!

  • January 12, 2011 - 5:54 pm

    Lois Brooks - These two are simply too cute for words. Great photos, Emily. I especially love the toe chewing. Although the hat was obviously a big hit as well. Thanks for sharing.

  • January 12, 2011 - 5:55 pm

    Bill Russell - Absolutely wonderful pictures – be proud!!!!

  • January 12, 2011 - 5:56 pm

    donna cookston - cuter kids – you’ll never find!!
    second one of Elly gets my vote!!

  • January 12, 2011 - 5:56 pm

    maricar - What a fun session with such beautiful girls! You did fabulous Em!!

  • January 12, 2011 - 5:59 pm

    Katie Jaeger - Love these! They are getting so big!

  • January 12, 2011 - 6:01 pm

    Amber Hirsch - I love, love, love these adorable pictures!!!

  • January 12, 2011 - 6:02 pm

    Kolleen - All I have to say is: LOVE IT!! :)

  • January 12, 2011 - 6:12 pm

    Dione - Too cute for words. I was planning to say I like the black & white photos best, but when I went back to look again I found I liked too many to pick just a couple.

  • January 12, 2011 - 6:39 pm

    Amy | aka Proud Mama - I could not be any more proud to have two beautiful and funny girls to call mine. Emily, thank you once again for capturing everything I LOVE about A and E.

  • January 12, 2011 - 6:46 pm

    Heather - They are just gorgeous! I’m so lucky you guys share them with us!

  • January 12, 2011 - 9:17 pm

    julie - Could they be any cuter! They looks so happy! You are blessed. Thank you for sharing the pictures with me.

  • January 12, 2011 - 9:42 pm

    Mary Rae - I heart these girls – so darn cute!

  • January 13, 2011 - 8:41 am

    Kristy - Addy looked like she was having the time of her life jumping on the bed… Brings back childhood memories.

  • January 13, 2011 - 9:31 am

    Sarah - Oh they are both just adorable! Thanks for sharing. :)

  • January 13, 2011 - 9:46 am

    Christy - Too cute!

  • January 13, 2011 - 9:51 am

    Tracie - YOU will really have your handsfull in about 10 years, how darling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hows that for exclamation points

  • January 13, 2011 - 10:00 am

    Gregg Webber - Wow, what an adorable set of pictures. It’s fun to see the happy little ones.

  • January 13, 2011 - 10:12 am

    David - Very cute…and great action shots!

  • January 13, 2011 - 10:15 am

    Debby - So cute and so precious!! Thanks for always sharing your photos….amazing pics! Love ‘em

  • January 13, 2011 - 10:49 am

    Marcia Norgard - Oh My God. We have to INVENT a new word for cute. You and Keith should quit your jobs and just make babies for a living. Seriously.

  • January 13, 2011 - 10:51 am

    Debbie - Both of them are so cute! I love the one of Addy jumping on the bed…Brings back memories….thanks for sharing.

  • January 13, 2011 - 11:10 am

    Leslie - Addy is growing up so fast! I love her precious smile. Both of your girls are as cute as can be. As always, nice work Emily!

  • January 13, 2011 - 11:53 am

    Ruth Ellen Saari - Seriously adorable!

  • January 13, 2011 - 12:00 pm

    Beth - Darling girls – incredible photos

  • January 13, 2011 - 12:42 pm

    Suk Kim - Love these photos. Makes me really think of getting some studio time for my two little dumplings!

  • January 13, 2011 - 1:34 pm

    Jill - They are so cute and happy! Thahk you for sharing!

  • January 13, 2011 - 2:12 pm

    Erica - Bah! Emily is still a genius and Addy and Elly must be the best subjects in the history of the world. So cute it hurts is an understatement. There are no words! I love them so much!

  • January 13, 2011 - 2:40 pm

    Tara - I can’t believe how big Addy is and Ellery is a doll!

  • January 13, 2011 - 3:06 pm

    KD - Since nobody has said it…..

    They must get their good looks from Amy! :-)

  • January 13, 2011 - 3:18 pm

    Joshua - Totally cute! Great Photos!

  • January 13, 2011 - 4:28 pm

    L'orali - Wow…just when I thought they couldn’t possibly be any cuter! They have set the bar high!!! Great photos!

  • January 13, 2011 - 5:20 pm

    Jill K - Addy has the best smile and I love Ellery in the knit hat! Great pics.

  • January 14, 2011 - 2:38 am

    Holly N - What beautiful girls! I totally had a smile while looking at these pictures.

  • January 14, 2011 - 9:13 am

    Melissa - Great pictures! The girls are adorable!

  • January 14, 2011 - 5:00 pm

    carlene - too many cute photos to pick a favorite~

  • January 14, 2011 - 9:18 pm

    Jeanie - The beauty of these two girls and the magic of emilyg connect to make some memorable photos. Outstanding!

  • July 6, 2011 - 2:48 pm

    baby photographer portland oregon | oregon wedding & baby photographer emily g photography - […] with the D family,   and it was my pleasure to capture brand new baby Ellry and then again as she grew into a sweet little lady. I can not believe she is one already! Chatting, moving and trowing some […]


Aside from actually taking the photos, one of my favorite parts of being a wedding photographer has to be designing the album. I love the process of retelling a wedding story through photos. Jenny & Matt’s wedding this summer was absolutely beautiful. Taking place at the Nine’s Hotel, then the stunning St. Mary’s Cathedral, and then the always beautiful Portland Art Museum.  I am just received their album back from print and man is is beautiful!

I love that Jenny wanted to do a full page spread of this image:

I hope all you lovely blog readers are staying warm out there! More babies and even a winter wedding coming soon on the blog! I also spending my time lately meeting with lots of 2001 wedding couples. If you or anyone you know is getting married soon contact me asap. My calender is starting to fill up fast!

xo em


You might remember the Curtis family from this past August. We had a great time running around Edgefield together and celebrating a certain little lady’s first birthday. Well they are back with their brand new addition, and oh my is he a cutie!I always love seeing how babies and families grow with time, and sessions like these are my favorites. Really I have the best job ever. Even was perfect for me, and the whole family was up for anything. Even if big sister had some jealous moments (as an older sister I totally understand!) she was sweet as pie for me.

Here are my favorites from the session so far:

How cute is this little family of 4 now!

Little miss has lots of love for her baby brother.

Emry has gotten even more adorable in the past months since our first session can you tell.:)


And little lady is still happy to be in the spot light. Again as a big sister my self I totally get that!

After frolicking with the whole family for a while we got down to little Evan’s time in the spotlight.

Ahh he was SO good for me. Such an angel.

Those cheeks are just delish!

He was a great little sleeper too.

he even put up with my crazy ideas raiding mom’s scarves for this set.

I love the new chubby cheeks and little baby rolls.

Once he woke up with had some special time with mama.

clearly he is comfy in her arms, as it should be!

We also got some with daddy, I love the juxtaposition of daddy’s strong arms and the sweet little baby.

We event looped back in big sister for a second!

and one last shot of the little guy. Such a sweet face!

Kristi thanks again for having me out to capture your newest addition. He is just perfection! I had a great time seeing you all again. I hope you love your sneak peek. I will have the whole set up for you very soon. Lets try a blog comment contest again shall we? If you can get 30 people to comment on this little post i will throw in a set of the darling little brag books I showed you. Perfect for showing off a cute little family! So leave some love people.

xo em

  • January 11, 2011 - 6:30 pm

    Grami Jan - Awesome Pic! You do a wonderful job of capturing their “spirit” and I should know.

    Beautiful Family inside and out!!!

  • January 11, 2011 - 7:53 pm

    Nancy Zumwalt - The Curtis family. Beautiful pictures of Kristi, Robert, Emery and Evan. Thank you Emily. Mom/Nana

  • January 12, 2011 - 4:25 pm

    Tami Kruger - I LOVE these pictures. Beautiful family – great photography! Makes my heart happy.

  • January 12, 2011 - 7:57 pm

    Chaunda Smith - Kristi, I’m so glad you had pictures done for Evan. How awesome did they turn out? Emily did another fantastic job. Makes me want to have another round of pictures done myself.

  • January 12, 2011 - 8:02 pm

    Chaunda Smith - Kristi, I’m so glad you had pictures done for Evan.How awesome did they turn out? Emily did another fantastic job.Makes me want to have another round of pictures done myself.

  • January 13, 2011 - 5:22 pm

    Richelle Peters - These pictures capture the true blessings in your life. So fun and beautiful…they made me smile!!!

  • January 18, 2011 - 1:35 am

    Teresa Ouchterlony-Cooper - OH MY GOODNESS…………..YOU GUYS , THESE PIX ARE OUTSTANDING! I am so blessed to have you guys down the street and know you!!!

    Wow……everyone looks amazing, almost had a tear, they were so sweet!!

    Look 4ward to seeing you soon!!