I have some truly talented friends & colleagues. My super talented friend & ownerย  of Floral Design’s by Alicia is about to have her second child and asked me to capture this special time with her family and growing belly. It was also great timing as her son Egan was about to turn 4! We had a lovely time walking around my favorite wild life preserve, hunting for bugs, and taking some sun kissed photos.

Here are a few of my favorites so far:

Alicia thanks again for coming down to my neck of the woods. It was my pleasure to capture this exciting milestone. I can not wait to meet your baby girl in just a few short weeks. She is such a lucky lady to have such loving parents and a super cute big brother. I can not wait to capture you all again as a family of four. I hope you dug your sneak peek. I will have the whole set done for you soon.


xo em


Full of Joy, those are the words I would use to describe Holly & Mike’s wedding. Full of joy.

The day was lovely, with lots of family and friends. Lots of smiles, and lots of love. I don’t think there was a single person in attendance that didn’t have a smile on their face the majority of the joyous event. It really was my pleasure to capture it. St. Edwards Catholic Church held a beautiful ceremony and their fun & sunlit reception was at Meriweather Golf Club in Hillsboro.

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

To access the entire gallery please follow these simple instructions:

  • go to www.emilygshopping.com
  • you will have to create a simple access code, don’t worry we promise not spam you ๐Ÿ˜‰
  • from there choose the gallery: Holly & Mike: the wedding.
  • the password is the country Holly & Mike recently moved to (think crumpets & tea, and make sure to capitalize the first letter. )
  • From there you can view a small slideshow, or navigate 4 smaller galleries containing the many images of the big day.


Holly & Mike thank you again for having me out to capture your day. I just loved meeting all of your friends & family. I wish you two nothing but joy in your life together.

xo em


Meet sweet baby Aurora, she is such a darling girl. She was sweet, sleepy and quite curly for me. Add to that her uber sweet Mom & Dad. Even her “furry big sister” was well behaved for me. I had a lovely time meeting her & working with mom and dad again. I can not wait to see this lady grow over the next year. ๐Ÿ™‚

Josie & Brad thanks for having me out to meet your little lady. She is absolutely beautiful!ย  I will have the whole set done here shortly. I hope you are enjoying your time with the sweet girl. I look forward to capturing her and your family again soon. As you know I am a lover of blog challenges. If you can get 30 people to comment on this post I will throw in set of darling brag books on the house! So leave some love for this little cutie people.


xo em


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Katie & Jim are awesome… It is just that simple. They are fun, silly, & loving. They have great taste in beer, and they do not take them selves too seriously. They are my kind of people for sure. To say I am excited about their wedding is an understatement. For the engagement session we meet up at one of my favorites pubs in Portland, Bridgeport Brewery, and had a pint. From there we walked around the neighborhood and then hit a couple other lovely downtown spots. We had a great time laughing, telling bad jokes and laughing some more.

Here are a few of my favorites from our session:

Katie & Jim I hope you enjoyed your sneak peek. Your gallery is almost done. I am so excited to shoot your wedding here in just a few weeks time. I know it will be amazing!

As you know if you have read my blog before I love me some blog post challenges. If you can get 30 people to comment on this little post I will throw in an 11×14 on the house for you. So leave some love people!

xo em

  • May 31, 2012 - 8:20 am

    Kim-Mother of the bride - Katie and Jim’s personalities and love for each other are really captured in the photo’s.

    So excited for their special day!!

    Thanks Emily for the sneak peak. Kim

  • June 3, 2012 - 8:54 am

    jamie - these are fab!!

  • June 3, 2012 - 9:51 am

    Auntie BJo - These are very sweet and natural. I love them….. and the bride and groom. Katie should keep the “leaping” shots in a safe place. She’ll want to remember one day that she could do that! Wish I could!

  • June 13, 2012 - 7:52 pm

    Melissa - All of the photos are SO beautiful and FUN!! Love each and every single one, but particularly where Katie is jumping ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • June 20, 2012 - 11:42 am

    Liz - Love the photos! Can’t stop smiling when I look at them ๐Ÿ™‚ So excited for the big day!

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I adore this family…

Are you ready for a HUGE list of links? It has been my pleasure to document this family for quite some time, so there are many of them. ๐Ÿ™‚

First came the wedding, then the maternity session, then a hospital visit, then the first newborn session, then 6 months (& baby #2 announcement!) then a second newborn session (well I guess I never blogged that here is one below, more on facebook here if you like.)


So… just a few weeks ago it was my pleasure to capture this adorable family again. This time to celebrate baby Nathan turning two, and his lovely new smile.


Jamie thanks for being flexible and trekking out to the park with the kiddos. I just adore your boys! I will have the whole set done for you asap.


xo em

  • May 30, 2012 - 12:54 pm

    Mary Rae - Oh my word – CATERPILLAR!!!! So cute.