Just 6 months ago sweet little Cecelia was just a tiny little newborn, and now she is a busy, opinion filled chubby baby girl. It was my pleasure again to capture her, and her darling family. Andrea decided this time she wanted to venture out into the big city and find some fun outdoor setting for our shoot. Cecelia clearly dug the people watching and the city energy. It was fun to see her eyes light up as big buses went by. This baby girl has character to spare!

Here are few of my favorites from our session so far:

Andrea thanks again for meeting me out on such a warm muggy day, it was fun to see you and the family again. Your baby girl is just darling! I am so looking forward to seeing her get even bigger and more personality filled this year. I will have your full gallery ready very soon, but for now I would love to throw down a blog post challenge for you. If you can get 30 people to comment on this blog post I will throw in a darling set of brag books on the house. So leave some love folks.

xo em

  • June 29, 2012 - 11:31 am

    Brenna - These photos are amazing! Even seeing her all week I can’t believe how big she’s getting! Such a beautiful baby!!

  • June 29, 2012 - 11:33 am

    donna cookston - omg andrea…what a sweetie. adorable family!!

  • June 29, 2012 - 11:34 am

    AmyD - Love them all! Super cute family and super awesome photography!

  • June 29, 2012 - 11:37 am

    Debbie Fowler - Simply beautiful! She’s is so darling and I love the polka dots!!! Thanks for sharing.

  • June 29, 2012 - 11:55 am

    Ruth Ellen King - Those are fantastic! Cecilia is so adorable!

  • June 29, 2012 - 12:39 pm

    Lois Brooks - She’s adorable – and so happy!

  • June 29, 2012 - 12:58 pm

    Debby Fehrenbach - What a cutie!! Thanks for sharing!

  • June 29, 2012 - 1:15 pm

    Wendy - So cute, she has Aaron’s eyes.
    She is growing so fast!

  • June 29, 2012 - 3:52 pm

    Doug - awesome! Great pics and the colors/settings are so vibrant.

  • June 29, 2012 - 7:23 pm

    Grampy - Peanut looks like she’s having a fun time on this beautiful summer day in the rose city


  • July 1, 2012 - 12:18 pm

    Gramma cc - Very cute pics, looks like ceci was enjoying her day out on the town

  • July 1, 2012 - 5:23 pm

    Jeahna - The black and white photos are absolutely adorable! You all look so happy – so very heartwarming. Thanks for sharing.

  • July 2, 2012 - 10:13 am

    faye - Absolutely adorable. You are a great looking family. hugs

  • July 2, 2012 - 10:19 am

    Jessica Morgan - Such great photos! Can’t wait to see her!

  • July 2, 2012 - 6:38 pm

    Ellen Vong - How cute! I can’t believe how big she is getting ๐Ÿ™‚

  • July 6, 2012 - 7:15 am

    Jerray Giles Evans - So beautiful! I love her bright eyes and how happy you both look with her! Miss y’all much!

  • July 6, 2012 - 6:09 pm

    Mom (Nonna) - She is our cutie-pie – great pictures.


When Heather and I first started talking about her maternity session she had some very specific things she wanted to capture in the shoot. She wanted to do some images at home that were a bit more intimate and celebrated the beauty of the pregnant form. She also wanted to do some outside of her home and in her neighborhood of Kenton in NE Portland. She and Kevin had moved there in the past few years and really fallen in love with the neighborhood & community. She wanted this special time in her live reflected in the area she loves, and I was happy to oblige. When we met for the session I was so happy we went with her plan. Heather & Kevin’s home and gardens are filled to the brim with personality, and her neighborhood was so fun to explore.

Here are just a few favorites from our shoot together…

Heather and Kevin thanks for having me into your home. It was a pleasure to meet you two, and get a glimpse into your lives. I really had a great time capturing it. I can not wait to come back and meet your little lady. I hope you enjoyed your sneak peek, I will have the whole set for you very soon.

xo em


Wow a year went by fast! It seams like just yesterday I was working with a darling smiling newborn & her still toddler like big brother. And now she is a big girl and he is a super sweet big brother who is all big boy! Even 6 months ago they were darling, but now it is almost too much cute. The long eye lashes, the curls, really it is just not fair how darling these kids are. It was my pleasure to capture this family again a few weeks ago on a warm afternoon in Portland.

Here are a few of my favorites so far…


Jessica thanks again for being up for anything. I had a great time catching up with you and your family. It has been my pleasure to watch your little ones grow & capture it with my lens. I hope you enjoyed your sneak peek. I will have the whole set done for you shortly.


xo em


What can I say about Stephanie & Jason’s engagement session? It was a beautiful warm evening with some amazing sun light. We shot in an adorable small town I have been eying for a long time. And we laughed, we laughed allot.

We laughed about small towns, about crazy jobs, and about shoe addictions. We laughed about nosy old men, and dirty walls I thought looked cool. We laughed about animals, braces and high heels, and we laughed about pretty much everything. By the end of the session my feet were sore from walking this little down from end to end, and my mouth was sore from all of the laughter. It was a good night. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are a few of my many favorites…

Stephanie & Jason thanks for making the trip up to meet me. I really had a lovely time getting to know you guys, and of course laughing. I hope you enjoyed your sneak peek. Your gallery will be done here shortly. For now I would love to throw down a blog challenge. I do this for all of my new clients. If you can get 30 people to comment on this blog post, I will throw in an 11ร—14 mounted wall print on the house. So leave some love folks.

xo em

  • June 26, 2012 - 9:52 pm

    Chelsea - Beautiful!! I love, love both of your incredible smiles. These photos captured so much happiness, I love them!

  • June 26, 2012 - 10:05 pm

    Lynn Norris - Wow! Beautiful photos. Makes me see them in a whole new light. I think they chose the best photographer. I am really looking forward to the wedding photos now.
    – Lynn, Stephanie’s Mom

  • June 26, 2012 - 10:38 pm

    Alyssa - These pictures are amazing! I cannot wait for the wedding.

  • June 27, 2012 - 8:29 am

    Casey - These are such great photos! Steph you look SO beautiful and Jason looks so great! I especially love all the shoes – got to say, the first one might be my favorite <3
    love you both and cant wait for the big day!

  • June 27, 2012 - 3:51 pm

    Gary Norris - Hi guys! Your photos are absolutely stunning!! Such a great day, such terrific light, and you both looked great. Tremendous energy in those pictures–great stuff! See you soon–Dad

  • June 29, 2012 - 9:43 am

    Meg McKenzie - Great pictures!!

  • June 29, 2012 - 3:11 pm

    Evan - You guys look so good. Very happy photos. There are some really good creative shots in there. Nice location. Muy Bueno!

  • June 29, 2012 - 3:15 pm

    Thurgood - Oh heck Yes! You guys are sooo cool.

  • June 29, 2012 - 4:10 pm

    Kathy Brown - Amazing pictures! Love you guys, can’t wait for the wedding!

  • June 30, 2012 - 10:07 pm

    Dave and Laura Lee - Great photos, wonderfull smiles. I love the B&Ws too. Not sure what the deal is with the shoes and the laces an all but its art and it doesn’t really matter if I get it or not.
    Uncle Dave

  • July 2, 2012 - 11:23 am

    Deanna - Really beautiful photos…Looks like a fun time

  • July 2, 2012 - 9:15 pm

    Keith Norris - WOW! There’s a lot of magic that comes through in these shots! Very playful, joyful. Looks like you guys dig each other or something…. These pics make me happy.

  • July 3, 2012 - 11:05 am

    Heidi - Beautiful and fun photos. Looking forward to the wedding!

  • July 9, 2012 - 10:37 am

    Angie - I love these photos! They are fantastic.

  • July 9, 2012 - 4:37 pm

    Mike - Fantastic pics. Congratulations.

  • August 7, 2012 - 5:36 pm

    Diane - Thanks for sharing these photos with us. They are so special.

  • August 14, 2012 - 10:49 am

    Maya - What a wonderful couple. Congratulations, you guys!

  • August 14, 2012 - 4:25 pm

    Gia - Really awesome pics. Can’t wait for the big day.

  • August 19, 2012 - 3:42 pm

    Marcy - The big day is almost here! These photos are so creative and show how much love you share! Gorgeous.

  • August 19, 2012 - 3:44 pm

    Dean - Awesome pictures guys.

  • August 19, 2012 - 3:48 pm

    Warren - What a beautiful couple! Great shots

  • August 19, 2012 - 3:50 pm

    Angie - What a beautiful couple. We wish you two nothing but best, can’t wait until Saturday!

  • August 19, 2012 - 3:51 pm

    Seng and David - Congratulations to both of you! You both look very happy

  • August 19, 2012 - 3:54 pm

    Alexandra - Can’t wait for the big day, there are some great photos here!!

  • August 19, 2012 - 3:57 pm

    Mary S - Love you guys :). Great photography, way to capture their personalities!

  • August 19, 2012 - 4:01 pm

    Lee Jones - Very lively pictures. Great smiles, great shots.

  • August 19, 2012 - 4:02 pm

    Andrea - So excited for next Saturday! Bet you guys are too! Love these photos, I can’t wait to see the ones from the Wedding!

  • August 19, 2012 - 5:01 pm

    chris - Oh yeahh!!

  • August 19, 2012 - 5:03 pm

    chris - congratulations!!

  • August 20, 2012 - 12:01 pm

    Peder - You make a lovely couple. Congratulations. I know your wedding will be beautiful.


With parents like Monica & Jordon I knew baby Andrew would be sweet, adorable, and probably give me at least a little bit of a hard time. You see not only are Mom & Dad former wedding clients, I now call them friends. I adore these two, and their hilarious energy. Little Andre did not disappoint. He is so darling, but of course took some work to get to sleep. I think he knew how much fun we were all having just hanging out with him. Once we got him down he was a perfect little dude for me. Here are some of the many, many images we took that day…

M&J thanks again for having me out to capture your darling little guy. I just adore him, and loved seeing you all together as a family. I can not wait to see him get bigger and how his personality develops. I expect a darling little goofball of course. I am again so happy for you all! I hope he is letting you sleep, and when the time comes to get out of the house for cold beverages you let us know. I think my husband would like to talk your ear off again sometime soon.:)


Oh and of course you remember the blog challenges right?! If you can get 30 people to comment on this here post I will throw in a darling little set of brag books on the house. So… you know what to do…


xo em

  • June 21, 2012 - 4:09 pm

    Laura - The last four family shots are so CUTE!

  • June 21, 2012 - 4:29 pm

    James Dean - What a beautiful family… Great photos!

  • June 21, 2012 - 4:31 pm

    Beth Gilmore - Look at those long lashes and sleepy pout! I cant decide who he takes after more?? Congrats Jordan and Monica, Andrew is the sweetest little thing ever. Hope we can all see him at the office soon. Oh, these pictures are amazing! Great job Emily!

  • June 21, 2012 - 4:39 pm

    james sandlin - A beautiful family!!!

  • June 21, 2012 - 4:58 pm

    Abby Frederick - I cannot wait to meet this little love! Beautiful pictures:)

  • June 22, 2012 - 9:20 am

    Karen Evans - So cute! Congrats, Jordan & Monica! Fantastic pics, Emily!

  • June 22, 2012 - 10:22 am

    Carly Mattson - AH! He is a perfect little punkin. These pictures are awesome. Cannot wait to meet him! Congratulations to you both. xo

  • June 25, 2012 - 10:39 am

    Sarah Coghill - So adorable! Congrats Jordan and Monica, what a beautiful family!

  • June 25, 2012 - 11:54 am

    Beth Littlehales - Stunning. Who knew Jordan would have such a cute kid? ๐Ÿ™‚