Today we are hanging out in our PJ’s, making sun tea and BBQing with family.

Pretty Mamas out there I home your day is just as lovely and full of laughter.


xo em


When Ellie first contacted me about setting up a session for her, her husband and pups I was excited but not sure how we were going to pull off a winter session outdoors in Oregon with out ending up with muddy dogs & people. We did our best to schedule, and each time either snow or crazy ice storms it. The end result is that we waited until spring and lucked into a stunning warm day. We headed out the the beautiful Champoeg State park, (the site of their wedding 8 years ago) and had a great time playing with cute dogs and taking some fun images.

Here are a few of my favorites so far…

Ellie & Derrick thanks again for making the trek out. I am SO glad we waited until spring. I had a great time chatting with you guys, and meeting your darling doggies. I hope you enjoyed the sneak peek! I will have the whole set for you shortly. 🙂


xo em

  • May 9, 2012 - 5:10 pm

    Tricia Ewing - Oh my gosh. That is the stinking cutest photo of honier!!! But you my Seester are always beautiful. I love you. These are great shots!!!!(btw don’t tell moss I think honier is cute. He really believes he’s my favorite!)

  • May 9, 2012 - 5:40 pm

    Tiffy - So glad she got a picture of your feet. They are all so cute. I love the black and white.


It all started with a sweet chubby newborn, then just a few short months ago it was my pleasure to capture a growing baby, this time around he is full on toddler. Really how the heck did this year go so fast! This time we lucked into some fair weather, and happy boys at a local park. Owen constantly amazed me with his big brother skills, and Wyatt kept me on the move for sure with his fast feet and sweet smiles. We even got to sport daddy’s new motorcycle for a photo or two! I just adore these boys, as always the whole family was a pleasure to work with. 🙂

Here are just a few of my favorites so far.

Dani thanks again for having me out to capture your family. You guys were great to work with! It was my pleasure to watch your boys grow, and I look forward to seeing how big they get in the future! I hope you dug your sneak peek the whole set will be ready shortly. 🙂


xo em


Ok lets be honest for a bit, growing up I could not WAIT to get out of my small town. I was ready to live in a big city, with big things to to. Well I left, I traveled, I lived in the city, and in the end I came back. For many reasons it is still weird, but I do love my little town. So when I was asked to photograph an event here in my own hood I was happy to do it. The Camellia Festival was a great day, celebrating art and culture  in the pacific rim. The Chehalem Cultural Center is a great venue for it too, we are lucky to have such a great space with such a dedicated staff in our little town.

Here are a few of my favorites from the event:

back to babies & weddings very soon!

xo em


I mean really, me with a big camera, good looking couple and beautiful evening light, my job just does not get much better.

Emily & Christopher are planning a mid-west wedding back home, but wanted Portland to be the backdrop of their engagement photos. We started out in one of their favorite local parks, then strolled down to NW 23rd. I had a great time chatting with these two and just enjoying the beautiful night.

Check out some of my favorites so far:

Emily & Christopher thanks again for meeting me out. I had a great time chatting with you two, and wish you both nothing but the best in all of your wedding planning! I will be done with the set very soon.


xo em