Craigan [Craig-an]


Meaning the coupling of 2 intensely spirited & loving and people. Very uncommon but well loved in the Portland area of the State of Oregon. Often accompanied by vibrant colors, delicious food & loud music of the indie/funk rock variety. May lead into social change awareness,  group sing alongs and sweat inducing dancing.
now you know…
It was my honor to witness, capture and take part in the one and only CRAIGAN of 2012. It was in short, amazing. Full to the brim with personality & color. Every detail was well thought out and meant to reflect the couples individuality and flavor. Bright colors in the floral and details were everywhere.
In addition to Craig & Megan here are some amazing people/vendors that made the day the radness that is was:
Wedding Coordination: Amanda Kraft of Amas Veritas Events
Floral Design: Emerald Petals
Hair & Make Up: Kirstie Wight
Bridal Dress: Cocoon Silk
Groom’s Suite:
Ceremony location: Laurelhurst Park City of Portland
So onto the photos already!
Craig & Megan, thanks again for trusting me to capture your special day. I had so much fun with all of your friends and family. It truly was an amazing event, and my pleasure to point a big camera at. You all made my team feel like part of the big mad family, and we loved it! I hope you all had an amazing night, and a fun time reliving it here in the sneak peek. The whole gallery will be done here shortly. Friend & family, if you would like to receive notification when the whole gallery is up please leave a comment below.
xo em
  • August 16, 2012 - 5:41 pm

    Jennifer (Hennecke) Chapdelaine - Amazing pictures! It was such a great day and you captured it wonderfully!

  • August 17, 2012 - 10:37 am

    Susan Scott - WOWEEEEE what a fun wedding… I have no idea who you all are, but these pictures paint the picture of a supportive, loving, committed collection of friends and family. A wonderful & creative celebration. My best wishes. Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures and congratulations. cheer su “-}

    p.s. I’m seeing these because of Emerald Petals on facebook. They make the BEST floral arrangements ever!!!!

  • August 17, 2012 - 10:11 pm

    Josie - PIN CURLS!!! <3 <3 <3!!!

  • August 21, 2012 - 2:34 pm

    craig - emily captured the magic of our day AND she was great to hang out with!
    thanks for the incredible eye and all the laughs.


How has it been a year since I captured sweet baby Sami?! Time flies, and babies become toddlers fast! Sweet Sami is still darling, but with the last year came lots of giggles, and a very active girl. She is already not just walking but running! She was so full of energy & spunk, just how I like my baby girls. We had a great time tromping around her neighborhood park and catching up on a year and big changes. Sami made me work for her smiles, but they were so worth it.

Just check out this darling baby girl…

Suzy I am so glad it worked out, and we all got healthy enough for the session! I hope the rest of your summer goes better, and you all can enjoy the work weather sans nasty germs. 😉 I had a great time catching up with all of you. Sami is just darling as always. I hope you enjoyed your sneak peek. You know the drill, as always if you can get 30 people to comment on this post I will throw in a set of darling little brag books on the house for you. So leave some love for this little lady folks!


xo em

  • August 17, 2012 - 8:51 am

    Danielle - Amazing photos! The strides family is just the cutest. Sami sure knows how to take the spotlite :)))) Can’t believe she is 1!!!!!!!! Great , Great photos!!!!

  • August 17, 2012 - 12:18 pm

    Andi - Super cute! Love her…great family photos Suz! XO

  • August 17, 2012 - 4:16 pm

    Jen Loveland - Love everything about this! The fam and the photos!


How is it possible these girls get more adorable and sweet each year? First there was a new baby, then some sweet curly haired toddlers, then real life princesses! Now these lovely girls are back and sweeter than ever. The M family recently moved to a new house closer to town, it is a beautiful place with lots of great little corners for photos, even a lovely wooded path out back! We had  a great time exploring a new space and catching up on the year. I just adore these little ladies.

On to the cute photos right!

Hil thanks again for having me into your home! It was great to see you all again. I hope you enjoyed your sneak peek. I will have the whole gallery for you very soon!


xo em

  • August 16, 2012 - 7:15 pm

    Crissie - Great pitcures!


A few weeks back I had the pleasure of capturing Amber & Laurels lovely afternoon wedding. It was a warm, but sweet day. The wedding & reception at one of my favorite places in the world Champoege State Park. Amber & Laurel are history lovers, and chose this historical site because of it important in Oregon history & and its beautiful green setting. Their friends & family did a wonderful job making the ceremony & reception site beautiful and personal. All the little woodland creature details were just adorable.  The food, the flowers, everything was lovely. Even Merlin the doggy was on best behavior! The ceremony was also extremely moving, perfectly showcasing the love that these two ladies share. I had such a great time capturing this one.

Here are a few of my favorites from the day…

Amber & Laurel thanks again for trusting me to capture your wedding. The entire day was just lovely, and so fun to meet all of your friends & family. I hope you have enjoyed your sneak peek. I should have the whole gallery ready for you here shortly! Friends & family reading this, if you would like to see the whole gallery when it is ready please leave a comment below. I would be happy to share them with you when it is all complete.


xo emn



I knew after the maternity session this would be a few special newborn session. You see baby Ophelia was born to one of the sweetest, kindest and loving couples I have ever had the pleasure of capturing. This is one loved baby girl! She was so good for me the day of the session, so sleepy & curly. We had a great time chatting about all things baby, poop & sleeping. I can not wait to see this baby grow.

On to the baby photos right!

Heather & Kevin thanks again for trusting me to capture these early days of your family. your little girl is just darling, and you all are so sweet together. I will have the whole gallery done here shortly. 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 darling set of brag books. So leave some love people!

xo em

  • August 15, 2012 - 12:50 pm

    Mary Moller - Oh my word, that is the cutest baby room EVER!!!! Great photos Em 🙂

  • August 15, 2012 - 1:27 pm

    Kaitlin - Oh my word, these are stunning! But maybe I’m biased since they’re one of my favorite families?

    That sleepy little peanut just keeps getting cuter!

  • August 15, 2012 - 2:24 pm

    Kristal Seator - Beautiful!!!

  • August 15, 2012 - 3:24 pm

    Sara - Thank you so much for sharing your photos with me Heather. Your family could not be any more beautiful! Miss you!

  • August 15, 2012 - 3:40 pm

    Grandma & Grandpa - Ophelia is beautiful! Emily’s photos are fabulous! We can’t wait to see and hold
    her in person! Love you all!!

  • August 15, 2012 - 8:13 pm

    leslie - she is exquisite! and what amazing family photos to treasure forever!

  • August 15, 2012 - 8:33 pm

    Beth Young - Just absolutely beautiful!!! Heather and Kevin you did an amazing job, Ophelia is just perfection!!! My favorite is the foursome black and white of the sweetie pie, and the two with mommy. <3 to you all!

  • August 15, 2012 - 10:10 pm

    Samantha Volland - These photos are absolutely beautiful! So sweet…

  • August 16, 2012 - 5:34 am

    Patricia Teague - Beautiful family…love ….love all the pictures….

  • August 16, 2012 - 9:53 am

    Heather - Thanks everyone and thanks Emily for doing an amazing job of capturing our family.

  • August 16, 2012 - 12:42 pm

    Kenny & Cyndi Mcconkey - Great Photos, Great Family.. ..of course we might be a little biased because she is our Granddaughter..LoL

    Love you guys bunches,
    Paps & Cyndi

  • August 16, 2012 - 12:46 pm

    Kenny & Cyndi Mcconkey - Great photos, Lovely family & precious baby .. of course we might be a little bias because she is our Granddaughter..LoL

    Love u guys bunches,
    Paps & Cyndi

  • August 17, 2012 - 7:35 am

    Jennifer Chance - Great pictures of a beautiful family.

  • August 17, 2012 - 7:38 am

    Shawna - She melts my heart! I love that the bench made it in to the shoot again;) Much love for you H,K and O!

  • August 17, 2012 - 9:23 am

    Lisa Palmer - Totally captured the wonders of a newborn in these pictures! I love the black and white fourway close up of Ophelia. It captures all my favorite pieces of a newborn. Great pictures! Love the Chances!

  • August 17, 2012 - 9:58 am

    Jenna - Beautiful girl, beautiful family~ And so artistic!

  • August 17, 2012 - 10:42 am

    Stacy Catarina - Heather, Kevin, we love you guys sooooo much and can’t wait to meet your sweet little girl!!!! What amazing pictures!

  • August 17, 2012 - 11:15 am

    Eva - Beautiful!

  • August 17, 2012 - 12:39 pm

    Emily - Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!! And pretty stinking cute too!

  • August 17, 2012 - 1:23 pm

    chesley - So sweet! Awesome pictures

  • August 17, 2012 - 3:09 pm

    Lacey - These are just amazing photos of the Chance family; I love the colors!

  • August 17, 2012 - 3:52 pm

    Khyrstin - Such beautiful pictures! You guys are so cuuuute!