I have known Jen for many years. We grew up going to the same summer camp and I always thought she was the sweetest little thing. She was a year younger than me, and always kind and smart. Jen was the kind of girl you always wanted on your team or in your cabin. Rob was also there at summer camp and winter retreats, he had that same sweetness and kind spirit. So years later when I heard they got married and started a family I was not shocked at all. It was a natural fit and made me smile, and my smile got bigger when they recently contacted me about setting up a maternity and newborn session for their second child due this summer. I LOVE maternity sessions. Capturing a beautiful moment in that special time always makes me happy, so working with these two and their adorable 2 year old daughter was my pleasure. We got together not long ago at the studio and had a great time chatting and talking baby. Miss A, soon to be big sister quickly stole my heart as well.

Here are a few of my favorites from our session.


Jen & Rob thanks for coming out to meet me at the studio. It was great catching up, Jen you look amazing! Your little girl is darling, I can not wait to see baby #2!  I will have your whole gallery done very soon.


xo em


Greetings from Newborn week! I have 3 fresh new little ones to capture this week and I am LOVING it. My first session of the week was with this little darling. He was SUCH an angel for me as you can see. I could have pointed my camera at this little one all day long. I knew he would be good as his parents have always been great in front of the camera for me too.:)Much more from this little guy to come, I just had to post one, I could not help my self.:)


xo em


A few months back on a rainy dark day April called me up to ask about wedding photography. I asked her a little about her self and her fiance, once she started talking I instantly knew I wanted to shoot their wedding. She was so warm, sweet and clearly in love with a wonderful man. She told me about how they met, how they fell in love and how excited she was for her July wedding. Even on a cold rainy day, she completely warmed my heart with her sweet words. When we met a few days later at a bridal fair she and her mother completely charmed me again. Clearly I am excited for this wedding!

So last week on the warmest and sunniest day of the year so far we met up for some fun engagement photos. We started at a little pub them spent their second date at, we also visited the site of a very special puddle jump. As April tells it she knew after jumping over that puddle into Brian’s arms he was the one.:)It was also the spot of their engagement so we just had to visit! Oh man I love a good romantic story! We laughed, talked about beer & Broadway musicals. In short it was a great time! Here are a few of my favorites so far:



April & Brian thanks for meeting up with me! I had a great time getting to know you two better. I hope you like the sneak peek, I will have your whole gallery very, very soon! As new clients you also know I have to throw down the blog challenge. If you can get 30 people to comment on this here blog post I will throw in an 11×14 print on the house!


xo em

  • May 31, 2011 - 4:22 pm

    Kathy - Their adorableness is just overwhelming! So cute!

  • May 31, 2011 - 4:32 pm

    April - These are GREAT! Thank you for making it so much fun!

  • May 31, 2011 - 4:35 pm

    Mirko Martinovic - These pictures are great, you guys do make a great couple, and hope nothing but the best for you both.

  • May 31, 2011 - 4:42 pm

    MELODIE ROBERTSON - Absoultely beautiful pictures

  • May 31, 2011 - 4:42 pm

    Brian - We had a great time with Emily and really enjoyed how friendly and professional she was at the same time. Got lucky with a beautiful day and loved every minute of the photoshoot!

  • May 31, 2011 - 4:46 pm

    melodie robertson - absoultely beautiful…love it!!!

  • May 31, 2011 - 4:47 pm

    trevor - Brian and April are so cute I can’t stand it.

  • May 31, 2011 - 4:57 pm

    Karen - Beautiful love story told through pictures!

  • May 31, 2011 - 5:16 pm

    Dina Currado - awesome pictures of an awesome couple!

  • May 31, 2011 - 5:22 pm

    Seasons Koll - LOVE these!! You guys are so cute!!

  • May 31, 2011 - 6:43 pm

    Debra - April you guys look fabulous!! Emily you take great pictures.

  • May 31, 2011 - 7:44 pm

    Emmy - Beautiful and wonderful photos!

  • May 31, 2011 - 8:24 pm

    kobzefaj - Wow!

  • May 31, 2011 - 10:24 pm

    Marianne - April & Brian these are such wonderful pictures. You guys are so adorable!!!!

  • May 31, 2011 - 10:29 pm

    Bobbie - Beautiful couple, therefore beautiful pictures. Congrats Brian and April, you look so in love and happy!

  • June 1, 2011 - 8:04 am

    Richard Neff - these are great pics!! Very happy for both of you!

  • June 1, 2011 - 8:35 am

    Sara - Great pics!

  • June 1, 2011 - 11:58 am

    Barbara Cochran - Pictures are fantastic! The “toes on the street corner” is a MUST HAVE for you! Love it! And I particularly like the series of pictures with April wearing the brown sweater. Hope Emily is shooting the wedding too?

  • June 1, 2011 - 12:50 pm

    Susanna Volkov - What a stunning couple! :) Gorgeous pics, too….love ‘em all!

  • June 1, 2011 - 1:12 pm

    Rose - Congrats, April and Brian. Love your pics.

  • June 1, 2011 - 1:15 pm

    Alisa - Pictures tell a thousand words…..you both look very happy together! Can’t wait ’til the your big day!


  • June 1, 2011 - 2:15 pm

    Ken Robertson - The pictures captured the moments and those moments are going to last a lifetime. This un-macho guy is gonna need his own box of kleenex at the wedding……..just sayin’

  • June 1, 2011 - 2:21 pm

    Ken Robertson - OOPS, I almost forgot…..Brian, Great Shoes!!!

  • June 3, 2011 - 9:25 am

    Denise - Beautiful couple, beautiful pictures, beautiful new life starting.

  • June 10, 2011 - 4:48 pm

    Amanda Muenks - Warms our hearts to see you two together…..Great Pics!

  • June 10, 2011 - 4:49 pm

    John Muenks - Great Pics!

  • June 11, 2011 - 10:32 am

    Clayton - Great photos, I’m so happy for you ! or as we say here, “Les photos sont très bien” !

  • June 11, 2011 - 10:42 am

    Ken - Love it!

  • June 13, 2011 - 9:15 am

    Errin - These pics make me so excited for the wedding! Also, they make me think of the wonderful future you two will have together. Congratulations!

  • June 13, 2011 - 10:30 am

    Debbie Todd - Beautiful photos!! You two make such a cute couple!

  • June 13, 2011 - 12:58 pm

    cynthea - Love that the clogs made it in to the pictures! You’ll still be talking about those shoes looking at your pictures on your 25th anniversary!! Oh ya, the pics are awesome as well. ;)

  • June 13, 2011 - 1:39 pm

    Darci Brown - So thrilled for you both and what a lovely match you are! Can’t wait to participate in your special day.

  • June 13, 2011 - 1:48 pm

    Marcia Neff - We are soooo happy we chose you!! The pics are beautiful,can’t waite to see more!

  • July 7, 2011 - 8:56 am

    Deanna Flannagan - Beautiful! I’m so excited for you both!

  • August 23, 2011 - 1:39 pm

    Camas Meadows Golf Club Wedding | oregon wedding & baby photographer emily g photography - […] 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 […]


It’s yellow-ish, brings warmth, and is so pretty. OH ITS THE SUN!

It’s that time of year again when us Oregonians shed our fleece layers and venture out into the sun. Don’t over do it forget your sunscreen kids! Our family celebrated the pretty warm weather by doing a little gardening last night as you can see by the big smiles and dirty hands.

I LOVE this beautiful weather, and shooting out in it! Now is the time of year to start setting up summer portrait sessions! I have lots of fun ideas for beautiful outdoor sessions this year. If you are interested let me know asap, prime spots on the calender (weekends) will fill up fast.


Happy Thursday friends! Enjoy the amazing weather!


xo em

  • May 19, 2011 - 11:30 am

    liv - <3

  • May 23, 2011 - 8:30 am

    Kathy - Yay sun! And the red hair just makes it even better!


Natalie started talking seems like years ago about her wedding. We spoke via email about everything from theme to digital file sizes. If my memory is correct she first contacted me when I was newly home from having my little boy. After a few months of emailing and phone calls we set up the first engagement session, that was shortly canceled due to a small monsoon. After a few failed attempts we finally met up a few weeks ago for the session. I am SO glad we waited, we scored some amazing weather this time around! Natalie and Kevin were amazingly fun to hang out with as well. We had a great time laughing, getting to know each other, and making some fun images. Natalie gets all the credit for scoping out some cool locations in deep NW Portland.


Here are few of my favorites so far:



OH I should also say that last one was a out-take, but it makes me smile REALLY BIG, so I left it in there.:)I just adore these two!


Natalie & Kevin thanks again for toughing out the bad weather reschedules, and making this happen. I had a GREAT tune getting to know the two of you. I can not wait to capture your wedding this August! It is going to be amazing I am sure.:)As new clients you also know I have to throw down the blog challenge. If you can get 30 people to comment on this here blog post I will throw in an 11×14 print on the house!


xo em

  • May 18, 2011 - 2:32 pm

    Kathy - What a fun couple! The “Smile You’re On Camera” is by far my favorite EVER! I saw it in the header and couldn’t help but grin!

  • May 19, 2011 - 6:29 am

    Natalie - Emily, I don’t even know where to begin! You have taken our goofing around in NW Portland and turned it into art. You are so talented and make such beautiful images. I can hardly believe that’s us! Even with being nervous, you brought our personalities out and through your lens captured how much fun Kevin & I have together, and our love for each other. They are perfect; we are going to have a great time at the wedding! Thank you!

  • May 21, 2011 - 11:40 am

    Claire - LOVE all the pictures. You have captured their personalities and their relationship so perfectly in your photographs. Hard to pick a favorite. Can’t wait until this August!

  • May 21, 2011 - 11:43 am

    Melissa Davis - These pictures truly capture the amazing spirit of both Kevin and Natalie. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I cannot wait to celebrate their big day and the rest of their life together.

  • May 21, 2011 - 2:12 pm

    Andy Davis - WOW!!! fantastic and beautiful pictures! So happy for you guys.

  • May 22, 2011 - 5:23 am

    Dorine - These pictures are amazing! I haven’t met Kevin (yet!) but I can definitely see the “Nat” in these! I love the last one, reminds me of “crazy time”…

  • May 23, 2011 - 11:20 am

    Bob & Judy Owen - Natalie is right, you have taken photography into a magical art form. I like the way you have captured the feelings and expressions of love that beams like rays from this darling couple.

  • May 24, 2011 - 9:10 am

    Keith,Brenda,Hailey and Marissa Owen - The photographs are so natural looking like Natalie and Kevin were truly spending a relaxing day together and just happened to be photographed. Their love of being together is truly captured in these photos, a job well done!

  • May 28, 2011 - 8:01 am

    Alexander - Beautiful photos & they capture you two so well!

    Can’t wait for your wedding.

    PS – English major in me wants to know what “GREAT tune” is…it sounds so wonderfully esoteric.

  • May 30, 2011 - 7:37 pm

    Darcy - Love your photos nat! You guys look so happy!

  • August 30, 2011 - 3:03 pm

    Bridal Veil Lakes Wedding | oregon wedding & baby photographer emily g photography - […] & 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 […]

  • September 5, 2012 - 9:37 pm

    Gary Doornbos - Wish I could have made it to the reunion this year to see you two. Best wishes!