I knew going into Natalie & Kevin’s wedding it would be a fun one. Though our time spent together during the engagement session, facebook and pinterest I had learned all sorts of fun details, but seeing it all come together so perfectly was amazing. Natalie & Kevin planned a fantastic event, and hired an amazing wedding planner (Kelly of Muse Events) to pull it all off. (for real Kelly & Holly were amazing 2012 couples if you need a planner call them!)

It was a stunning day at Bridal Veil Lakes in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. Not too hot or too cold. Friends & family gathered and celebrated a wonderful couple. Even when I84 traffic struck and delayed the ceremony we made the best of it and had fun taking a few extra photos. Down to every little detail this day was full of love and personality. I have to admit, when brides tell me they are doing a DIY wedding sometimes that scares me a little, you never know how it is going to turn out, but Natalie is the queen of DIY! Girlfriend did her own flowers, printing, details, even made her own dress! I can not believe how amazing it all turned out, Natalie you have a true talent. If that whole being a brilliant engineer does not work out I think you could go into dress making/wedding design easily! Seriously it really was my honor to capture this amazing wedding. I should also say my best girl Maricar was second shooting for me that day, some of the images you see below she captured.

I hope you are comfortable, cause I have ALLOT to show you!

Natalie & Kevin thank you again for having me out to capture your wedding. I adore both of you, and had a great time meeting all of your friends and family. I hope you love the results of all those clicks pointed your way. Your wedding was nothing short of magical. I will have the rest done here shortly!


xo em


  • August 31, 2011 - 5:58 am

    Natalie - Emily, I am truly blessed to have found you (and Maricar!) to capture our day. There are many tears in my morning coffee. Happy tears! Your images evoke so much emotion and truly capture the magic of the day. A great day it was and I appreciate every single click. :) We knew you would capture it beautifully, but wow! I can hardly find words to express my appreciation.

  • February 10, 2012 - 1:54 pm

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How is it possible the sweet chubby little baby that it seems I pointed my camera at yesterday is already one?! Time flies with this one, first time it was a newborn session, then for her 6 months, and now little baby J is back on the blog to celebrate her first birthday. The sweet little chubby baby has turned into a smart, funny & fast toddler! Joclyn killed me with her smile and energy, it was really my pleasure to capture her once again. The whole family was awesome too trekking through a few steep trails and marshy areas for me. Thanks for being up for anything guys!

Here are a few of my favorites from our session:

Seth, Kim & kiddos thanks again for trekking into the woods with me! I have just adored getting to know you all this year. Your kids are nothing short of adorable, and you all were great to work with. I hope to see you all again soon and watch your little ones grow even bigger. Thanks again for always being up for any of my crazy ideas! I will have the whole set done here shortly too!


xo em

  • August 24, 2011 - 4:14 pm

    Kimberlee - Emily these are great! I don’t know how I’ll be able to choose. Can’t wait to have a book that compiles the whole year.


Last week it was my honor to capture a very beautiful and important event. It was my privilege to attend and document the funeral of a beloved father and husband.  Not normal kind of event to capture, but when a dear friend asked me I could not say no. I am not going to share many but I wanted to post a handful I think really turned out well with out compromising the families privacy.


Stephanie & family thank you again for trusting me with this. I will have the whole set to you very shortly.


xo em

  • August 24, 2011 - 2:59 pm

    stephanie - Emily, thank-you so much for EVERYTHING! I cannot wait to see the rest

    ~ steph

  • August 24, 2011 - 3:55 pm

    Kacy Kizer - Beautiful Em

  • August 24, 2011 - 4:59 pm

    Lindsay Zogas - Absolutely beautiful!

  • August 29, 2011 - 9:42 pm

    maricar - This hits me right there. You did an amazing job, momma. So beautiful.


April and Brian have always been great to work with. We had a wonderful time not too long ago doing some engagement photos. Well they are back on the blog to show off some images from their big day just a few short weeks ago!

April & Brian put on an amazing event at the completely stunning Camas Meadows Golf Club in Camas Washington. Every little detail was perfectly thought out and placed. April was also calm dealing with rain threatening her big day. She went with her gut (my kind of girl) and said no to moving the wedding when the weather looked bad. In the end April was 100% right, we ended up with an amazingly beautiful day filled with love and sunlight. I had a great time from the beginning to end of the event. I was lucky enough to have my girl Maricar by my side as second shooter as well. The day was just fantastic to be a part of from beginning to end.

Here are a few of my many favorites:



April & Brian thank you again for having me out to capture your day. You were both a joy to work with. I hope you love your resulting images as much as I do. I wish you two nothing but joy in your life together. I hope the honeymoon was amazing!

Friends & Family if you would like to see the whole gallery you can go to www.emilygshopping.com and look for the “April & Brian” gallery. The password is the couples new last name.:)

Thank you all again for making this wedding such an amazing event to capture!


xo em


Xander just keeps getting cuter, it is kind of ridicules. I first met this little dude when he was a beloved bump in his beautiful mama’s tummy, then a perfectly sweet newborn, and then last year as he was turning into toddler. Well Xander is back and bigger, brighter and even more adorable. Xander was a little spit fire for me, not stopping for a second of our session. He was also hilarious and told me stories about the ants & leaves. Not a shocker as his Mama is one of Portland’s best story tellers. He is also crazy antithetic and fast like his papa. He is one lucky boy, and very much beloved by his family. We played around the yard of their beautiful new home in SE Portland, and took a walk in the neighborhood. Again this little dude kept me running, but it was a great evening. Really with a smile like his I am happy to keep running.


Here are a few of my favorites so far:

Daria & Dallas thanks again for having me into your home to capture your family yet again. Your little dude is over the top adorable, and turning into such a sweet little boy. The love you all share is infectious! I had a great time yet again, it has been a joy to watch him grow. As always you know me, I love a good blog challenge. If you can get 30 people to comment on this blog post I will throw in some darling brag books on the house. So leave some love people!


xo em

  • August 17, 2011 - 9:57 pm

    Elizabeth Bye - Beautiful shots, Emily. And Xander is beyond adorable. I love the black and white shots of him. Stunning.

  • August 17, 2011 - 9:58 pm

    Heather Kinney - Cute pics! Daria, what a beautiful family, it’s so cool you’re sharing this glimpse of your life with fans.

  • August 17, 2011 - 10:06 pm

    Rose - Amazing photographs, such a beautiful happy family. Well worth the wait for such a miracle.

  • August 17, 2011 - 10:10 pm

    Cassandra - Super adorbz

  • August 17, 2011 - 10:17 pm

    Alyse Wecker - Such awesome photos and what a fun family! He’s gotten so big! Nice to see photos of the little man we hear about all the time. Love the candid shots! Awesome!

  • August 17, 2011 - 10:23 pm

    Sara Steeves - Oh my God! ADORABLE!!!

  • August 17, 2011 - 10:28 pm

    megan de salvo - Love these photos! Xander is getting so big. My little boy is the best blessing as I am sure Xander is for you.

  • August 17, 2011 - 10:40 pm

    Brit M - Lord please let me have a baby boy one day as beautiful as Xander. He’s getting so big! What a handsome little guy. (oh and please let me look as smokin’ hot as Daria after I do and please let me have a man as fine as Dallas. That should cover it. Amen. ;)) Great pics! Thanks so much for sharing.

  • August 17, 2011 - 10:42 pm

    Amelia Ball - LOVE the pictures! Xander is a cutie pie!

  • August 18, 2011 - 7:10 am

    Katy Yo - Xander’s adorable, Daria! Congratulations on your new house, too.

  • August 18, 2011 - 7:34 am

    stephanie (bad mom) - Sooo super cute! Can you make my surly preteens look this adorable?

  • August 18, 2011 - 8:45 am

    Deyla Huss Photography - What a Sweet Session Emily! I adore these!!!

  • August 18, 2011 - 9:09 am

    Carin Stronczek - What a lucky little boy to have such a great family! You all look so happy and perfect!

  • August 18, 2011 - 10:23 am

    Jessica - Love Daria, it’s awesone to see her in her own and not as the radio queen that we know so well. Awesome pictures, adorable family!

  • August 18, 2011 - 5:20 pm

    Chelsea - So cute! My favorite is the one where he is handing you the daisy

  • August 18, 2011 - 8:34 pm

    Ashley - Gorgeous family!!

  • August 19, 2011 - 4:45 pm

    Kristin - Absolutely adorable…

  • August 19, 2011 - 5:37 pm

    Courtni - Beautiful! Both the pictures and the models! Great job!

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