Growing up summer camp was a super important part of my life. It kept me motivated, sane and probably out of allot (more) trouble. Camp for me was a safe place to learn, grow and be my self. One of the things I loved about summer camp was meeting new people. Back then I don’t think I knew just how important these people would be in the long run. One of those wonderful people is my friend Heather. Heather and her family were my home away from home for a few years there, and some mighty good memories were made! It was my pleasure to capture with my camera some important new times for the lovely Heather. You see Heather & Dan  just had their first baby, and man is he a cute one! I can not tell you how happy I am for these two, Mr. Soren is a lucky boy to have these two loving parents.

Meet Soren…

He is completely delicious right?!

Soren is adorable from Head to Toe.

Aside from falling in love with baby Soren, I also fell in love with the amazing window light in Heather & Dan’s home.

Dan is completely smitten with the little guy can’t you tell.

I love this one, some seriously cute family love here.

ahhh Mama love.

We finally got the little guy asleep for a few here, he is just precious.

Don’t you just want to smooch the little guy.

This one might be my favorite.

And one last image of the happy family.

Heather & Dan thanks again for having me in to your home. Soren is amazing. I am so happy for you all! I hope you enjoyed your sneak peek.  As a new client I would love to offer you a little blog challenge. If you can get 25 people to comment on this post I will throw in a darling little wallet brag book. Perfect for showing off a certain adorable family . So leave some love people!

xo em

  • December 1, 2010 - 10:16 am

    Heather O'Brien - Emily, you did a fantastic job (although with such a good looking, happy family it probably wasn’t too difficult)! I love how alert Soren is in the last picture, you can just tell that he is memorizing every bit of the faces looking back at him. Can’t wait to meet him and see his Mom and Dad!

  • December 1, 2010 - 10:38 am

    Michelle - These are just precious!!! Gorgeous pictures of an adorable little guy (and some awesome parents too)!!! :)

  • December 1, 2010 - 11:11 pm

    anami dawn - this makes me so happy- the photos help me to feel so close to my dear friends, although i am very far away…. absolutely lovely… thank you

  • December 2, 2010 - 7:51 am

    Leia - Super cute!!

  • December 2, 2010 - 9:12 am

    kara - LOVE LOVE LOVE them!

    My favorite is the one with the caption “I love this one, some seriously cute family love here.” with you guys laughing and Soren staring up at Dan!

  • December 2, 2010 - 9:56 am

    Patty - These are great! I work with Grandma Margaret and she is so proud of these pictures and her new grandson.

  • December 2, 2010 - 11:15 am

    Auntie Julie - Great pictures–I can’t wait to meet Soren on Saturday!

  • December 2, 2010 - 12:07 pm

    Laurel Ostby - Congrats Heather and Dan and welcome Soren! I had breakfast with Julie this morning so I got a sneak peak at Karen’s snapshots. What a beautiful boy! And he’s so alert and expressive in these pics!

  • December 2, 2010 - 1:56 pm

    Ellen - Great photos

  • December 2, 2010 - 2:07 pm

    Margaret Martin - Awesome pictures, can’t stop looking at them!

  • December 2, 2010 - 3:30 pm

    Sonja Ebling - Wow! What amazing pictures!!! So great to see Danielson’s offspring!!!

  • December 4, 2010 - 6:49 pm

    Sarah Berke - wow. just wow. congratulations to everyone!

  • December 4, 2010 - 7:52 pm

    Sarah Maines - He’s obviously a genius…look how alert he is already! These are so beautiful – wonderful work, Emily, with an amazing little family. :)

  • December 7, 2010 - 8:52 am

    Kristin Sand Berry - What a beautiful baby! You’ll have to cover your walls with all these gorgeous photos.

  • December 7, 2010 - 1:34 pm

    Pastor Deb Birkeland - What a happy family! Congratulations everyone! P. Deb

  • December 7, 2010 - 3:09 pm

    CATHY NELSON - Hi Dan and Heather,
    What a beautiful baby Soren is!! These are wonderful pictures. What a keepsake. You both look so happy and I know you are going to love every minute of parenthood. Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures with all of us. Blessings, Cathy

  • December 7, 2010 - 7:29 pm - Dan & Heather, Your Mom, my dear friend, shared these gorgeous pictures of your precious Soren. What a blessing – my prayers are with you. Jerry King

  • December 7, 2010 - 8:17 pm

    Jan Carter - oooo, I could just eat him up!!! Absolutely adorable! Simply a beautiful family!

  • December 8, 2010 - 11:55 am

    Debbie Irestone - dear daniel karl and heather!
    i am in love! of course my first love is Jack Broderick, but Soren is running a very close second!!
    so happy for you and all of your family.
    emily—you are GOOD! great photos and nice use of light and subjects!

  • December 10, 2010 - 4:11 am

    Kris Moorhead - Beautiful pictures of beautiful people! Congratulations Dan & Heather! Soren Patrick Peterson is a wonderful addition to the Peterson family. We can’t wait to meet him.

    Kris and John

  • December 11, 2010 - 1:20 pm

    Scott Whipple - What a beautiful baby!

  • December 13, 2010 - 8:01 pm

    Jan - Hi Heather, Hi Dan,
    It’s all such a miracle. Beautiful pictures of a very handsome guy!
    Love, Noel&Jan

  • December 15, 2010 - 1:48 am

    Kellye J - So so so cute! Mr. Man has those “knowing” eyes that say he’s likely wise beyond his (to be) years!!! Prost to SPP! Xoxo- Kellye J

  • December 15, 2010 - 5:48 am

    Jane Ridnour - Congratulations ! The pictures are wonderful. We can hardly wait to meet him !
    Love, Jane and Ed

  • December 15, 2010 - 10:23 am

    Grandpa Dick - Emily: Those are great pictures! Of course, the subjects are all pretty spectacular too! Can’t wait for our next trip to Portland in 6 days.

  • December 15, 2010 - 11:26 am

    Grandma Karen - Can’t believe I did not comment when I first saw these precious pictures! I have looked at them so many times and each time they bring a smile to my face and tears to my eyes! There is so much love and wonder over our baby Soren expressed in these pictures. They are a treasure!

  • December 15, 2010 - 11:35 am

    Auntie Anne - So in love with this little guy, and his parents are pretty great too. These pictures will be looked at for many years to come. XOXO to all.

  • December 15, 2010 - 11:40 am

    Grandma Karen - Can’t believe I did not comment when I first saw the pictures. I have looked at them so many, many times and each time they bring a smile to my face and tears to my eyes. There is so much love and wonder expressed among you three in these pictures! They are a treasure!


I usually like to schedule sessions a few weeks out, but when a beautiful pregnant mama calls to tell me she just had some super cool Henna done on her belly, and she is due in just days I tend to rush on over.;)Talk about a beautiful belly, not only is Terrie stunning pregnant, but she and her husband are simply adorable. We had a great time chatting about babies, birth, and henna.

Here are a few of my favorite so far:

See what I mean, what a beauty right!

We also ventured outside in the freezing cold, these two are up for anything, I love that!

These two are urban homesteaders, so we had to get a few that featured the chickens and animals.:)

and one last image, that beautiful belly and the always loved tye die. I can not wait to put a certain little baby on that very same throw.

And well… I will not have to wait long, since Terrie went into labor the very next day! Sweet little Michael is perfect in every way so I hear. I get to meet the little guy tomorrow! More soon of the little dude.

xo em


I can not believe the little girl that got out of the truck for my session with the Cooper family this year. I can not believe that this girl was not too long ago the tiny baby that was so good for me in her first session, so silly as a chubby baby, and then such a charmer last year. She is HUGE, just ask, she will tell you so!  I know I say it all the time, but it really is such a joy to watch them grow, especially when they are this cute.:)Layla and her parents joined me in a little walk about Champoge Park, we played with leaves, ran around, and made some lovely images.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Check out that smile, such a cutie!

Oh and we were also joined by her beloved puppy BOBBY. That has to be the most adored puppy on earth.

The whole lovely family. We really lucked out with the weather and the beautiful fall colors.

Layla, like me enjoys crunching the leaves. It has to be an official fall past time really.

There is BOBBY again, he sure is loved.

The park was so beautiful, we had fun.

Ugh that face, and those cheeks!

and that smile, for real Layla is the cutest.

and one last shot of the whole family.

Michelle & Kyle thanks again for trekking up to see me. I am so glad we made it work again. It was great to see you all, and see how your little princes is growing. I hope you like the sneak peek, the whole gallery will be done very soon. I am also excited to see you all again this spring for  a certain belly & newborn session (woo hoo!)

xo em

  • November 26, 2010 - 3:29 pm

    Bryan Rupp - Gorgeous Session Emily, love it.

  • November 29, 2010 - 5:05 pm

    Sarah Berke - what a cutie patootie family!

  • December 1, 2010 - 9:24 pm

    Julie - Awesome work, Emily! You did a great job capturing how cute these guys are! Can’t wait to see the spring session!


The S family purchased my services last year during fundraiser auction. I had donated my services to a worthy cause, and waiting to hear from the purchasing family. Well almost a year went by and just a few weeks ago I got a phone call asking if we could set up our session, and man am I happy they called. The S family is not only wonderful for giving to that good cause, but incredibly adorable. With 5 of the cutest kids this side of Portland, and access to a stunning property, the session was fantastic! We had a great time running around a beautiful estate in Lake Oswego, enjoying some rare warm fall weather, taking about a new frozen yougart store they are opening in my little town (woo hoo!), and taking photos.

Here are some of my favorites so far:

7 people, 5 kids, and they are all ridiculously good looking and sweet. It’s kind of unreal.

Meet big sister, she is sweet and soft spoken. She also does a great silly face when the little ones need to smile.

Meet middle sister, she might have the most naturally sparkling eyes I have ever seen. And such a cutie.

And now we have middle brother, he is all wit and charm this one. You can tell he is going to rule Kindergarten.

The middle kids share a cute bond and some beautiful eyes.

and here comes trouble, the wonder twins. These two are the babies of the family, but there was clearly no shortage of character and cuteness left. These two totally cracked me up with their antics.:)

see what I mean, how can you not smile at that silly face.

I think sometimes twins have extra personality, clearly this little man has loads of it!

beautiful ladies!

and the boys looking cool.

Clearly hanging out with daddy is fun.

We even got a few of Mom & Dad on their own.

there is no shortage of love in this family, look at those smiles.

The property had some amazing scenery for sure.

Pretty girls.

I love this one, no idea what the secret was, but it reminds me of the bond only sisters can have.

Ok I have to admit this set cracks me up. On the left you have kids being kids, I think someone lost their stick sending some into a tail spin and some into tutle mode. On the right is about 30 seconds later when everyone was promised ice cream. Kids kill me.

and one last shot, possibly the best of the day. You can tell these little ones have fun together. I just adored each and every one of them.:)

Kelsey thanks for having me out to capture your beautiful family. I had a great time getting to know you all. I hope you enjoyed your sneak peek. I am super excited for the new store in my little town as well! As a new client I would love to offer you a little blog challenge. If you can get 25 people to comment on this post I will throw in a darling little wallet brag book. Perfect for showing off a certain adorable family . So leave some love people!

xo em

  • November 18, 2010 - 1:49 pm

    Kathy - What a gorgeous family! So much love, for sure! And the shots are amazing.

  • November 18, 2010 - 6:51 pm

    kimberlee Boshaw - Amazingly beautiful shots of such a darling family! I love how you captured all their individual personalities! Great colors too! Thanks for sharing! :)

  • November 18, 2010 - 11:21 pm

    Kelsey - Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! :) xoxoxo

  • November 19, 2010 - 1:02 pm

    Mary Rae - So coordinated, I know that Emily G was very happy :)