Guess who’s album I am just finishing up.:)

I adore these two, can’t wait to see this one in print!


xo em


Hey Ya’ll!

So the spring mini sessions a few weeks back and they were SO FUN! We had a great group of kids and a lovely day of photos.

Here are a couple of my favorites:






I have already been requests for another mini session! I am toying with some dates in late April, so if you are interested let me know and I will get you in the loop!


xo em


Last week I had the privilege of being a part of  an incredibly fun event.  The Luxe Bridal Event in the Pearl was so fabulous! I don’t normally do bridal fairs, but this was killer. Good food, good people, even cocktails! Not your normal stuffy bridal show. During the downtime before we officially started I took a few moments to snap a few photos of my fellow vendors.

Here are a few of my favorites:


Moi! And one of my best girls and often second photographer Maricar Lianne. Our booth was pretty cool if I do say so my self. Recognize anyone in the mural behind us?


The Party place did all the table & other rentals for the show. Their space was also adorable. Kathy, who did all the pre-planning and on site management of that piece pretty much rocks.


Check out the lovely Miss Ashley! She is one of the event coordinators of Luxe productions, and did a great job of running the set up of the day. She is also incredibly adorable rocking one of the bridal dresses on hand!


Are you throwing a vintage inspired wedding? Well then you need to call Marigold rentals asap. They do vintage inspired rentals from large furniture to detailed pieces. These girls have some great style too.


Right behind my area was Hotel De Luxe, by far my favorite boutique hotel in Portland. I love shooting there! You can check out some of the times I have shot there here & here actually.


I had the pleasure of sharing a corner with the oh so adorable Jennie of Magnifigue Boutique. Man she has some amazing dresses, and is super sweet.


Also rocking the show was Ryan of Focal Point Media. Ryan is always fun to work with, and does such an amazing job capturing a wedding day.


Who is that you ask? Just the always lovely Alice of Mosco photo! Clearly we were all excited about the show.


Also right next to me was Cupcake Jones, I might have had a few tastings, and YUM!


Microbrew media was there showing off some amazing invitations and printed products.


Rafati’s catering also did an amazing spread. I am not going to lie sharing an isle with them was Delicious!

If you want to see more you can check out my flickr stream here too! It was a great time, I am already looking forward to 2012!


xo em

  • March 18, 2011 - 4:04 pm

    Bunn Salarzon - I’ve worked with Ryan before. He’s great! And, I sure do miss that silly Alice!

  • March 18, 2011 - 5:45 pm

    Alice [] - love them! and loved being quasi-neighbors at the show, too!
    and OhEmGee! i can’t believe you put those jumping ones of me!! hilarious!! :)))

  • March 18, 2011 - 6:59 pm

    Cherie Ronning - Great photos, so sorry to have had to miss the event. The Magnifique Boutique owner is Jennie – not Haley – and yes she sure is super sweet.

    Loved the look of your booth – very fun and creative, I hope you booked some great brides at the show.

    Best ~ Cherie

  • March 19, 2011 - 2:15 pm

    Kristin - I absolutely LOVE these pictures! They are fantastic and capture the true essence of my friends.
    Thank you so much for taking these.

  • March 19, 2011 - 4:39 pm

    Brian - Hope to see the big day… in May!

  • March 21, 2011 - 3:44 pm

    Blaine Thornton - Great photos! Knowing Shawn and Paul personally, I would say some of these photos also capture a bit of their personality, which I really like.


Just over a week ago I headed downtown to meet one of my newest wedding clients. While planning for our session we brainstormed many ideas, but landed on a particular area of downtown Portland. This particular area has the perfect trifecta if you ask me, toys, art & food. Just like the couple I was pointing my camera at, these three things make me smile.

Shawn and Paul are awesome, they were up for anything and  fun to hang out with. We had a great time. :)I can not wait to shoot their spring wedding in just a few short months!


Here are a few of my favorites from their session so far:


Shawn & Paul, it was great hanging out with you two! I am so looking forward to capturing your wedding! As all new clients I would love to throw down a blog challenge for you! If you can get 30 people to comment on this blog post, I will throw in an 11×14 print on the house! So leave some love people.


xo em

  • March 18, 2011 - 3:25 pm

    Rene - Beautiful photos of a beautiful couple!!!!

  • March 18, 2011 - 3:44 pm

    Shawn M. - Thank you Thank you! We’re very pleased! (Does this count as one blog post?) Can’t wait to see more!

  • March 18, 2011 - 3:56 pm

    Janie Graham - You did a great job capturing one of our favorite crazy, quirky couples!! My personal favorite is the 4th one down. We are so happy to be sharing this fun time with them.

  • March 18, 2011 - 4:02 pm

    liv - awwwww, it’s like my trifecta as well! two lovely friends and my favorite photographer of all times. great photos. xo.

  • March 18, 2011 - 4:05 pm

    Jeff Patterson - Awesome photos, guys! Photo #1 is a classic.

  • March 18, 2011 - 4:33 pm

    Kathy - What a FUN shoot! They are adorable! Can’t wait to see their wedding!

  • March 18, 2011 - 4:45 pm

    carrie - I think that black and white one 4th one is so sweet! Thanks for sharing with us this exciting time. God bless you both!

  • March 18, 2011 - 5:17 pm

    Marla Mathis - This is Shawn’s mom…All these pics are of the most beautiful woman in the world! Her guy is pretty special too! I am excited to be getting this great guy in our family. Love the pics. They do show their quirky side and their love! Can’t wait to see more!

  • March 18, 2011 - 7:48 pm

    Reda - It looks like you had fun doing these photos. I really like the fourth picture because it shows Shawn’s beautiful hair.

  • March 18, 2011 - 8:14 pm

    Jackie Moore - Love the creativity in the photography!

  • March 18, 2011 - 8:16 pm

    Aunt Sharon - These are playful and fun just like ya’ll. Your photographer did a great job capturing your spirit. Love the photos!

  • March 19, 2011 - 12:23 am

    Stacy - Awesome, beautiful pictures. What a gorgeous couple! I can see the love and happiness :)

  • March 19, 2011 - 6:50 am

    Ed Mathis - I’m glad they found each other
    Geat piictures and not just because they are two of my favorite people


  • March 19, 2011 - 10:48 am

    Bertha Pearl - So much fun, and so much love…Congratulations!

  • March 19, 2011 - 2:57 pm

    Eric Bloodstorm - Best wishes for your future together.

  • March 19, 2011 - 4:27 pm

    Jessica Phares - I’ve not met Paul as of yet, but have known Shawn for some time. I’m so VERY happy for her to of found the love she truly deserves. She’s a beautiful woman, inside and out.
    My personal fav is the 4th one down as well – It shows her as she should be, loved, protected & cherished.
    Best of luck to you both! I couldn’t be happier for her (or him, he’s getting a good thing ;))

    With love always Lady,


  • March 19, 2011 - 7:13 pm

    Betty - Looks as if you had a lot of fun. Congratulations!

  • March 19, 2011 - 9:04 pm

    Amy P - These pictures are fantastic — such a great representation of this couple! My personal fave is the first one posted…I mean, c’mon, who doesn’t love seeing Paul make the same face as his Ugly Doll?!

  • March 20, 2011 - 10:07 am

    Aunt Sally - Beautiful photos. My favorite is photo number 4 from the top. Best wishes. Have a beautiful day.

  • March 20, 2011 - 11:55 am

    Bruce & Edie Glass - Edie and I haven’t seen Shawn since she was real little. We’re glad for you and Paul. God’s blessings and grace go with you all your days.

    Have fun, enjoy each other and life.

  • March 20, 2011 - 1:59 pm

    Edna Palmer - What great pictures….best of luck to you both!


  • March 21, 2011 - 2:22 am

    jon graham - These are wonderful pictures, it almost make me want to go downtown, I haven’t been downtown in twenty years.
    You two are so cute together.
    thanks for sharing them

  • March 21, 2011 - 10:46 am

    Ela Solomon - I love the black and white photograph. You captured their emotions so well. They are adorable

  • March 21, 2011 - 11:46 am

    Jean - AWWWW! You two are so cute together!! Great picture choices!! I’m looking forward to the wedding in May!

  • March 21, 2011 - 1:54 pm

    Carol Caudill - Thank you for sharing pictures of this special time in your lives. What fun photos! I particularly liked the black and white photos, especially the fourth one in the series. Congratulations on your upcoming marriage. I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness together. May God richly bless your lives together.


  • March 21, 2011 - 1:58 pm

    Christina Oshier - These pictures match your personality perfectly! I love seeing you so happy and wish you much much more of it!


  • March 21, 2011 - 2:03 pm

    Stephanie Gallian - Beautiful pictures, beautiful couple!!! Can’t wait to see the wedding pics next!!!

  • March 21, 2011 - 2:26 pm

    Michelle - What a fun and beautiful couple. I love the PICS

  • March 21, 2011 - 2:31 pm

    Christine Newton - Beautiful!!!!!! Love them all, especially #4 which is so romantic… Ain’t love grand?!!!!

  • March 21, 2011 - 2:32 pm

    tim allen - Real love lights the world. Shine on!

  • March 21, 2011 - 2:39 pm

    Amy - Love the pictures!

  • March 21, 2011 - 2:39 pm

    Mary Gardner - You two look so cute and happy! I am happy for you! Many best wishes as you plan this step in your life together!

  • March 21, 2011 - 3:19 pm

    Marcia Kessler - Great pics, you 2. I especially like the black and white ones, very tender and sweet.

  • March 21, 2011 - 4:03 pm

    teresa Naimo - Amazing photos, love the downtown sites in the background, but especially love the black and white affectionate shots!

  • March 21, 2011 - 4:06 pm

    Clare McCullough - These photos are amazing and capture these two lovebirds so well :)

  • March 21, 2011 - 4:15 pm

    Brandt Rigby - What fun! I vote for number four. The color shots are just that–colorful and fun. I love the black and white intimate shots, though. Beautiful.

  • March 21, 2011 - 7:29 pm

    Jennifer Werden-Gillaspie - The pictures are great!!! They really turned out good. Bet you can’t wait for the wedding. ;-) Loved the black and white shots too!

  • March 22, 2011 - 1:41 pm

    Kyle M. - Wow, excellent pics! I’m looking foreward to the wedding guys, and I’m happy for you both. See you soon!

  • March 24, 2011 - 6:57 pm

    Jennifer Dale - Love these, shawn you are photogenic!

  • March 24, 2011 - 7:59 pm

    Beth Kaler - The toy store is the perfect setting for these two characters! All the soft and squishy huggable personalities belong together! The black and whites are precious and beautiful.

  • March 28, 2011 - 9:02 am

    Buzz Graham - Great Pics…B&W my Fav…Cant wait for the Event of the Year!
    Aloha and all that.

  • April 16, 2011 - 9:08 am

    Skip & Sheila Gilmore - Love the photos… thanks for sharing them with us. Best wishes for a continued wonderful life together!!

  • June 6, 2011 - 2:41 pm

    multnomah falls wedding | oregon wedding & baby photographer emily g photography - […] knew after doing Shawn & Paul’s engagement session that this was going to be a fun wedding. Held at the beautiful and historic Multnomah Falls […]


Miranda and I go way back to pizza selling high-school days. She has always been a beautiful, funny, smart girl, so when she contacted me about booking a maternity session I jumped at the chance.

We had a great time catching up, talking about babies, and making some beautiful photos.

Here are a few of my favorites so far:

Miranda & James thanks again for your flexibility with scheduling! I am so glad this worked out. I hope your move went well, I can not wait to meet your little lady! I will have the whole gallery very soon.


xo em