I am sure it is the same in any profession, being asked to photograph a colleagues family is one of the highest kind of compliment. I have captured other photographers families quite a few times. It is always fun yet nerve wracking. This shoot was originally planned as a maternity session. The sweet & talented Kelly of June Lion was due in the spring with her first baby. I had big plans for her belly. As you know I am partial to capturing beautiful mamas, and redheads, so the combo had my brain spinning.

Then plans changed, in a drastic way. Baby girl decided to come early, very early. It got scary there for a bit, but Miss Neko is a fighter. Quite a mighty little thing. After a few months in the NICU and lots of love & prayers by many, many of us who know this family she came home. It was my pleasure to see this sweet family complete, at home, and loving every second of it.

Here are a few images from our little session at home…

Kelly thanks again for having me into your home to capture your family. Neko is an absolute doll. I hope you like the sneak peek. I will have the whole set done very soon.


xo em


  • April 11, 2012 - 10:39 am

    Jamie - adorable. i love the one with the mommy kiss.

  • April 11, 2012 - 7:05 pm

    Grandma Terri - Thanks for the great pictures of our granddaughter Neko and her parents!!


My first meeting with Michael & Megan consisted of 3 things: laughing, smart ass jokes & talking about love. In that order. It was quite possibly my favorite skype chat of all time.

Needless to say I adore these two. They are smart, funny, endlessly creative, highly musical and most importantly down to earth. These are my kind of people. Being that they live a bit south in California right now for their respective musical education programs I was eager to meet this wonderful couple in person. Finally just a few short weeks ago we were able to put together a time to chat, have coffee & take some fun engagement photos. We hadย  a great time strolling around the tiny town of St. Paul Oregon. We talked about music, weddings, practical jokes & love. I got to hear about their frozen but magical engagement. How they both grew up, and about plans for the big day.

Here are a few of my many favorites from our time together.

Blue Steele/Magnum!

Michael & Megan thanks again for making the trip north. It was wonderful to get to know you guys. I am so looking forward to capturing your big day for you. As always new clients are subject to blog challenges. If you can get 30 people to comment on this post I will throw in an 11×14 on the house. SO leave some love people!


xo em

  • April 10, 2012 - 12:17 pm

    Verena - These photos are amazing!! Love them all! The barn one is one of my favourites! But so is the one that looks like it was taken under a cherry blossom tree! BEAUTIFUL!!!

  • April 10, 2012 - 12:17 pm

    Kerry - Beautiful photos!!! I love the use of colour and the fact that Emily captured the relationship so well. There is no doubt that they love each other and share lots of happy secrets.

  • April 10, 2012 - 12:20 pm

    Chris - Looking great!!!!!!!!!

  • April 10, 2012 - 12:22 pm

    Scotty Ireson - Gorgeous couple!
    I particularly like the black and white shot.

  • April 10, 2012 - 1:07 pm

    Jess McIntyre - These are so fun, and so you!

  • April 10, 2012 - 1:08 pm

    Diana - LOVE the blue steele/magnum. LOVE this couple. LOVE their love <3 These are two of my most favoritist persons in the universe and definitely have to have free stuff given to them ๐Ÿ™‚

  • April 10, 2012 - 1:19 pm

    Ryan Cho - Sad panda for having to miss. You guys look beautiful!

  • April 10, 2012 - 1:24 pm

    JennyB - They look like a fun couple. Great pics!

  • April 10, 2012 - 1:36 pm

    Sarah - So beautiful!

  • April 10, 2012 - 2:48 pm

    Bria Long - Great photos! Especially love the blue steel shot, and the last one. Captures megan and michael so well….xoxo

  • April 10, 2012 - 3:03 pm

    Simon - Very nice! I like the one with the tubes.

  • April 10, 2012 - 3:05 pm

    KiraW - I particularly like the first photo. Also you guys look like you made it easy for awesome pictures to be taken!

  • April 10, 2012 - 4:16 pm

    Allene! - You guys look amazing!! Can’t wait until the big day! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • April 10, 2012 - 4:51 pm

    Rich - Like the mono image. Lower contrast background lets the figures pop out.

  • April 10, 2012 - 4:58 pm

    Sarah - Beautiful photos!!

  • April 10, 2012 - 5:14 pm

    Veronica - Great compositions and lighting. You both are beautiful!

  • April 10, 2012 - 5:17 pm

    Leask - Absolutely lovely!

  • April 10, 2012 - 7:37 pm

    Heather - Oh *sniff* these are such great pictures – you totally captured their joyful-serious unpretentious style!

  • April 10, 2012 - 8:35 pm

    Julie Rice - These photos are beautiful!!!

  • April 10, 2012 - 9:33 pm

    Amara Miller - Oh so cute!! I can’t wait until July ๐Ÿ™‚

  • April 10, 2012 - 9:38 pm

    carie - so great! and i love michael’s silly face in the blue pipes shot – but really all of these so capture their personalities! adorable!

  • April 10, 2012 - 9:39 pm

    Sarah - Love the blue steel! You two are too cute.

  • April 10, 2012 - 11:10 pm

    Leah - Beautiful photos!

  • April 10, 2012 - 11:31 pm

    Juan - Cool pictures! The blue steel picture with in front of the blue pipes is my favorite.

  • April 10, 2012 - 11:41 pm

    Lindsay - Looking great, you guys! Awesome photos ๐Ÿ™‚

  • April 11, 2012 - 12:08 am

    Wendy Wright - All of these photos are great. You both looks so happy and that makes me happy.

  • April 11, 2012 - 2:16 am

    Julia - Congrats!

  • April 11, 2012 - 2:52 am

    Sarah B - I love the way you are looking at each other in the black and white photo! They are all amazing!

  • April 11, 2012 - 11:26 am

    Lisa - Great photos. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • April 11, 2012 - 12:54 pm

    Victor - Nice pics! I love the first in front of the barn door and the one with the pipes. As general the photographer’s eye has catches the emotion from the two of you! ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats!

  • April 11, 2012 - 7:06 pm

    Mom - Emily, these are terrific! I am so glad Meg and Michael found you and i see there are 30 comments so, since I’m the mom (well, Megan’s mom), I’m glad you want to give them some free stuff, but I’m excited to meet you too and looking forward to more beautiful photos. Love the backdrops and the composition!

  • April 12, 2012 - 3:26 pm

    emily K - Super awesome photos! Wish my engagement photos had turned out like this! Very beautiful!

  • August 9, 2012 - 12:56 pm

    Megan & Michael: the wedding! | oregon wedding & baby photographer emily g photography - […] times clients become friends, it just happens. After Skypeing, many joke filled emails, a super fun engagement session & a few phone calls I showed up at Megan & Michael’s wedding. I came to work, but […]


What can I say about Rachel & David? They are kind, funny, stylish, and incredibly adorable. When I first met with Rachel I knew it would be a fun wedding & couple to work with, but working with them on the engagement session hit it home. They wanted to start the shoot at their building in downtown Portland.We had a great time running around the building, checking out the neighborhood & then hopping down to the waterfront. I had so much fun getting to know these too, and I am even more excited to capture their August wedding!

Here are a few of my favorites from our session:

Rachel & David thanks again for welcoming me into your home. It was so fun to capture you guys in your element, and get to know you better. I can not wait to capture your big day this summer. I am sure it will be an amazing event. I hope you liked your sneak peek. For now I would love to offer you a little blog challenge. If you can get 30 people to comment on this little post I will throw in an 11×14 on the house.ย  I will have the whole set done for you very soon!

xo em


I have to admit, was the typical girlie girl. As a kid I chose jeans over skirts, and soccer cleats over ballet slippers. But when I had my daughter almost 7 years ago that all changed. I blame the hormones, but once that little diva entered my life I began to embrace all sorts of things pink & sparkly. So when Mama’s request pink frilly tutus and headbands I am happy to oblige. Lyla was a perfect little princess for me. Sweet, sleepy, and those perfect little pink lips! This little lady was an absolute doll, and having sweet parents there to coo over her was just part of the fun. I had a lovely time working with all of them.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Katie thanks again for having me out to meet your darling little lady. I had a great time meeting your whole family. You have a beautiful home as well. I hope you enjoyed your sneak peek. Your gallery should be all ready with in a few days. For now I would love to offer you a blog challenge. If you can get 30 people to comment on this blog post I will throw in a set of those little brag books. Perfect for showing off a darling baby girl.


xo em

xo em

  • March 28, 2012 - 7:34 pm

    Elaine Hamm - Our perfect little doll. The finger of the universe/divinity touched down on earth and left us a little spitit/ember. I hope we are worthy of the gift. Baaaby!

  • April 2, 2012 - 7:08 am

    Jennifer Biggs-Wolfe - Frey Family- What an angel! I know y’all are thrilled. Enjoy little Lyla!

  • April 2, 2012 - 8:53 am

    Katie - Emily, these are wonderful! Thank you so much for the time that you spent with us.

  • April 2, 2012 - 9:10 am

    Carrie - What gorgeous photos to capture the start to our family’s most wonderful new adventure! These are absolutely dreamy ๐Ÿ˜€

  • April 2, 2012 - 4:52 pm

    Paula - What beautiful photos of our beautiful baby! I want them all.


How is it even possible it has been over 2 years since Charlotte & Katie’s wedding, and more shocking over 6 months since their darling baby girl was born. My how time flies! Miss Molly was darling for me. Sweet, smiley, and oh so charming. It is kind of ridicules how cute she is. I had a great time catching up with this lovely family, and pointing my camera at this sweet baby girl. It has been so lovely seeing her grow. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are a few of my favorites:

Charlotte & Katie, thanks again for trysting me to capture these special moments. your baby girl is darling, I can not wait to see how big she gets in the next 6 months! I will have the whole gallery for you very soon of course.

xo em

  • March 21, 2012 - 6:06 pm

    Jen Gardner - Beautiful pics.. Beautiful family… Beautiful baby! LOVE!

  • April 2, 2012 - 9:14 am

    Carrie - What a gorgeous family!!! Emily you are so gifted and I adore seeing all these fresh new faces and the families who adore them captured so beautifully.