When Matthew & Alyssa first contacted me they let me know they had already done engagement photos with a photographer friend of mine. Due to her pregnancy timing she was unable to do their wedding. At the meeting we totally hit it off, and I was super excited to do the wedding this fall. As I said before they had already done some beautiful & romantic engagement photos, but as I always say none of my wedding clients get out of the pre-wedding portrait session, so we thought outside the box for our time together. The day of our meeting I had stumbled upon a quirky store down the street from my studio. The Portland Fixture Store really has a little bit of everything, shelving, signage, mannequins of all shapes & sizes, and so much more. I half jokingly brought it up to Mathew  & Alyssa as an option and they totally jumped on it. I LOVE an adventurous couple!  We had so much fun checking out the store and taking fun photos. We also ventured outside in the neighborhood and even down the street to Lippman’s Party Store. Such a fun day!

Here are a few of my favorites so far:

Mathew & Alyssa thanks again for meeting up with me for photos, and being up for anything. I am really looking forward to your wedding this fall! I know it will be an amazing day! For now I would love to offer you a blog comment special. If you can get 30 people to comment on this post i will throw in an 11×14 wall print on the house. SO leave some love people!


xo em

  • September 27, 2012 - 2:30 pm

    Matthew Lyon - Emily: only 30 people? Challenge accepted.

  • September 27, 2012 - 2:36 pm

    Robby Russell - Amusing photos! Congrats to Matt & Alyssa

  • September 27, 2012 - 2:37 pm

    Jenny Springer - I will comment for them! Love these Emily! The body parts place is awesome.

  • September 27, 2012 - 2:40 pm

    Guinevere - Those are some great photos! My two favorites are Alyssa picking her nose, and the two of you in front of the wooden wall.

  • September 27, 2012 - 2:41 pm

    Ben Cullen-Kerney - MAlovepeek14.jpg would look nice in 11×14!

  • September 27, 2012 - 2:45 pm

    Jesse Cooke - I can’t wait to wear my Hamburgler mask to the wedding!

  • September 27, 2012 - 2:54 pm

    Richard Howard - Amazing photos! Congrats on the coming nuptials!

  • September 27, 2012 - 3:06 pm

    Melanie - I can’t believe it’s not butter….and I can’t believe how awesome these photos are….

  • September 27, 2012 - 4:01 pm

    Laurel - These pics are so fun! You did a beautiful job, I can’t wait to see what you come up with from the wedding.

  • September 27, 2012 - 4:04 pm

    Nicole - Great photos! Love the locations.

  • September 27, 2012 - 4:55 pm

    Allison - Love the photos! Great idea for the setting. Congrats!

  • September 27, 2012 - 5:13 pm

    Andrea - Those photos are awesome! They beat the heck out of those boring, over-posed, over-processed photos most people take. Nice job capturing a fun couple : )

  • September 27, 2012 - 5:31 pm

    Forest Gibson - These photos are amazing! They do such a good job of capturing Alyssa and Matt’s sense of humor.

  • September 27, 2012 - 5:32 pm

    Sandra Gibson - Alyssa and Matthew are such a happy couple, and these photos capture your love for one another. Good job Emily!

  • September 27, 2012 - 5:33 pm

    Susan Freed - Looks like a goofy good time. Hope your life is full of more good times like this. Fun pictures Emily g

  • September 27, 2012 - 5:37 pm

    Ileana - How beautiful! They’re amazing, and so cute.

  • September 27, 2012 - 5:38 pm

    Sarah - Adorable!

  • September 27, 2012 - 5:40 pm

    Zac Cohn - Wow, love the photos! Awesome stuff!

  • September 27, 2012 - 5:41 pm

    David Z. - Emily, loving your photography. If I get married anytime soon I will be looking you up! 😉

  • September 27, 2012 - 5:43 pm

    Justin - The backdrops for these shots are awesome! I really like the ivy and painting shots.

  • September 27, 2012 - 5:53 pm

    Joe - My fav is the closeup in front of the brick wall..well done!

  • September 27, 2012 - 5:54 pm

    Alexander T - Love the bit wit the mannequin bodies! Congrats!

  • September 27, 2012 - 6:07 pm

    Rick Steves - I hope you guys do very well together and end up in the 50% of couples who do not divorce. Not only that I hope of those 50% you are not one of the couples who stay together out of commitment or obligations.

    In others words, good luck.

  • September 27, 2012 - 6:41 pm

    Kelly Ota - Hilarious and adorable! Congrats!

  • September 27, 2012 - 7:11 pm

    Alexandra - Very sweet! Congrats guys!

  • September 27, 2012 - 7:55 pm

    L - Congrats. Beautiful shots!

  • September 27, 2012 - 8:55 pm

    Tara - These are so cute! I love engagement photos with a fun sense of humor. Best wishes to the couple!

  • September 27, 2012 - 10:49 pm

    Ruby - Adorable photos. I love the shot of the two of you in front of the mural. Beautiful!

  • September 28, 2012 - 12:03 am

    Jamie - Such fun photos, love em all.

  • September 28, 2012 - 10:41 am

    Heidi - Am i the 30th comment? WELL HOW EXCITING!! Gorgeous pictures and i love the non traditional location!

  • September 28, 2012 - 11:06 am

    Zachary - Congrats you guys 🙂 –

  • September 28, 2012 - 3:16 pm

    Kp - Tough times in the warehouse district, but it makes a heck of a backdrop. Alyssa is the coolest of the cool. Matthew buddy, you hit the jackpot!

  • September 28, 2012 - 5:57 pm

    kathleen Lyon - love love love these pics…. wow they are great!

  • September 28, 2012 - 7:45 pm

    Jared - Great photos!

  • September 29, 2012 - 1:34 pm

    Roni - Congrats to you both! U an the mother of a good friend of your brother’s (Alexander’s Mom). Wishing you a lifetime of happiness
    and joy!

  • September 30, 2012 - 7:42 am

    Sean F - These look soo awesome. I can’t wait for the wedding!

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I love, love, love it when my former wedding clients come back to me with good news! So when Julie sent me a little facebook message saying she & Kris were expecting this fall I was thrilled. You remember Julie & Kris’s stunning wedding just over 2 years ago right? I also posted about their album here. We also had fun the summer prior at the state fair. I just love working with these two, and the latest maternity session was no different. Julie is absolutely stunning as a pregnant lady. It was my pleasure to capture these two again. I can not wait to meet their little lady!

Julie & Kris thanks again for meeting up and being so good in-front of the camera again. I hope you enjoyed these. Almost done with the whole set. I can not wait to meet your little lady!

xo em


There is no doubt about it, I adore Rachelle & Courtney.

You might remember two from their super fun engagement session last year. Since then I have had a ton of fun getting to know these two. They are truly two beautiful  ladies inside & out. They brought fun, joy, entertainment, and love to every inch of their wedding planning. When the big day finally came around  a few weeks ago. and it was nothing short of magical. Being that these two met in the acapella music scene it was only fitting the day was extremely musical as well. I kind of felt like I scored a ticket to a really amazing show during the reception. So many talented people in one room, celebrating the best thing of all, love.

There was so much joy that day, from Courtney’s face when she saw Rachelle for the first time, to Rachelle’s sparkling smile  matching the end of the night fireworks. I had so much fun at this one, I think I smiled the entire way home

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


Rachelle & Courtney it was truly my honor to capture your wedding day. I had such a great time meeting all of your friends and family as well. Great crew you got there! I hope you two enjoyed your sneak peek. I have SO many more for you when the whole gallery is up and ready. I wish you two nothing but the best in your lives together, and feel so lucky to have captured your wedding day.

Friends & family if you would like to see the whole gallery when it is ready please leave a comment below. It will all be ready soon!

xo em

  • September 20, 2012 - 12:30 pm

    Kenton - I LOVE these pictures!!

    Thank you for capturing the joy of this night Emily!


  • September 20, 2012 - 7:52 pm

    Quinlyn - I can’t wait for the rest! These are amazing! Thanks so much for being there on this magical day 🙂

  • September 21, 2012 - 5:12 pm

    Jen - These are great! Love to see more

  • September 22, 2012 - 10:48 pm

    Adora - these are wonderful! i can’t wait to see the full gallery and recommend you to other friends who want a photographer to capture a queer wedding in portland!

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  • August 16, 2017 - 10:42 pm

    Jut - For Courtney and Rachelle: These pics are so beautiful!!! I hope hope hope you find your way back to this again. Faith can only take you so far. Truth is divine and not always what we feel or hope for.


There is something about that 9 month mark that just kills me. Maybe it is when little ones start transitioning from that little baby look to toddler. Maybe it is that they are usually quick to smile, but start having a glint of mischief in their eyes. it’s just something, I love 9 months old.

Well this little guy did not disappoint. He kept me on my feel for sure, but was adorable to work with. We crawled, rolled, drooled and even blabbered about a little foot ball.

Here are a few of my favorites from our session together…

Leah thanks again for bringing your little guy down to the studio. He was a darling! I will have the whole st for you very soon. I am so looking forward to working with your whole family this fall! For now I would love to offer you a little blog challenge. If you can get 30 people to comment on this post I will throw in a set of cute little brag books on the house.



xo em


Tricia & Mark are one of the kindest, warmest, sweetest couples I have ever had the pleasure of capturing. I love that their personalities really came through at their wedding. Held at the beautiful Red Ridge Farms in the Dundee Hills, it was a beautiful warm day, filled with so much love. Each little detail from the shoes, to the bouquet, to the amazing Brazilian food,  to the ice-cream truck glowed with personality and fun. It was one of those weddings where I almost did not want to leave at the end of the night there was so much joy in the air!

Here are a few of my many, many, favorites from the day…

Tricia & Mark thanks again for having me out to capture your big day. It really was my pleasure. I loved meeting all of your friends & family, and witnessing your beautiful wedding. It was such an amazing day. I hope you enjoyed your sneak peek. I will have the whole set for you very, very soon. Friends & family if you would like to see the whole gallery when it is ready please leave a comment below and I will send you the info when it is all up!

xo em

  • September 18, 2012 - 9:23 pm

    Andrea Burrough - These are absolutely stunning! Thank you for capturing the magic of Mark and Tricia’s special day.

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