You might remember this family from a fun maternity session not too long ago. We had a great time making images and talking about this little guy. Mr Maxwell lived up to all the hype. He was sweet, gentle and just darling for me. It was great to hang out with the family at home and capture some of the sweet first moments together.

Here are a few of my favorites from our time together…

Elsa & Ben thanks again for having me out to meet little Maxwell. He was a darling, and it was so fun to see you all again. I hope he is letting you sleep a bit these days. I will have the whole set for you very soon. For now I would love to offer you a comment challenge. If you can get 30 people to comment on this post I will throw in a set of darling littleย  brag books for you. So leave some love friends!


xo em

  • April 14, 2012 - 3:13 pm

    Claire - Sooo beautiful! Congratulations!!!

  • April 14, 2012 - 3:17 pm

    Paige - What gorgeous photos of a beautiful family! Maxwell is absolutely adorable. Can’t wait to meet him! Love to you all.

  • April 14, 2012 - 4:25 pm

    l - Beautiful photos! And a beautiful new family with a keeper of a baby. What a great treat for a friend who lives far away — I can’t wait to meet this guy!

  • April 14, 2012 - 5:05 pm

    Cedate - Beautiful photos of a very beautiful family! I can’t wait to meet Maxwell in person!

  • April 14, 2012 - 6:24 pm

    Laura - Beautiful pics of a sweet little baby! What a sweet little family they are!

  • April 14, 2012 - 7:58 pm

    Karinne - Lovely to see/meet Maxwell, since it will be at least a couple of years till I get to meet him in person (that Pacific Ocean is huge!).

    He looks like a very old soul, I’m sure there will be much wisdom from him in future.

  • April 14, 2012 - 8:26 pm

    Jess - AWWWs. Great photos of a great family. Maxwell is a cute l’il guy.

  • April 14, 2012 - 8:42 pm

    Jessica - Beautiful! I can’t wait to meet the little man. Absolutely adorable pictures!

  • April 14, 2012 - 8:51 pm

    Beth - such a handsome little man! beautiful famdamaly!

  • April 14, 2012 - 9:00 pm

    Delia Craigberry - Great photos! So excited to meet him!

  • April 14, 2012 - 10:14 pm

    Miyuki - He is gorgeous!!!!! Happy parents, love the photos.

  • April 14, 2012 - 10:18 pm

    Allan - He is cutie!! lovely family photo.

  • April 15, 2012 - 1:48 am

    Vics - Was just wondering how he was! So so so cute! Lovely pics xx

  • April 15, 2012 - 12:53 pm

    Suzie - Very beautiful pics of the new family!

  • April 15, 2012 - 1:34 pm

    Libby - These pictures are great! Beautiful family! I love the vivid outdoors shots with the gorgeous trees!

  • April 15, 2012 - 1:37 pm

    Libby - Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family! I love the vivid outdoors ones with the trees!

  • April 15, 2012 - 4:21 pm

    Nicole Pontes - Wonderful pictures, very cute baby and gorgeous family!

  • April 15, 2012 - 5:34 pm

    sarah - He’s just beautiful Ben! You and Mama look great as well. So many congratulations.

  • April 15, 2012 - 6:08 pm

    Dyani - Beautiful! Congratulations! These are lovely pictures of a happy, great family!

  • April 15, 2012 - 6:49 pm

    Jessica Felix - Congrats!! Such a beautiful baby- so happy for you! :o)

  • April 18, 2012 - 8:41 am

    Jen - Such an amazing little guy and a sweet little album. Look at those eyes! You both are so blessed ๐Ÿ™‚ can’t wait to meet him.

  • November 20, 2014 - 2:01 pm

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Being a farm girl at heart event venues with lush green growing things are always my favorite. There are some amazing ones here in Oregon of course, but when I heard Cornell Farms was getting into weddings I was thrilled. I was double thrilled when the owner & staff invited me to come out and do a mini shoot for them in hopes of promoting their new event space. The owners have done an amazing job of renovating the historic farm house on the property, and making big plans for an outdoor event space. Just taking a little tour and talking to the staff got me all kind of excited about the possibilities. We did a mini bridal shoot to show off the renovation, and give the venue some images for their upcoming website.

It was a fun day. It was my pleasure to work with the great onsite staff, Emily Warner a fantastic local event planner & all around creative diva, and of course Kirstie Wight a wonderful make up artist.

Here are a few of my favorites…

(last image of our fun, hard working team!)

A big thanks to the wonderful staff, Emily & Kirstie for making the whole day a fun one. I have SO MANY more photos to show off.

xo em


I am sure it is the same in any profession, being asked to photograph a colleagues family is one of the highest kind of compliment. I have captured other photographers families quite a few times. It is always fun yet nerve wracking. This shoot was originally planned as a maternity session. The sweet & talented Kelly of June Lion was due in the spring with her first baby. I had big plans for her belly. As you know I am partial to capturing beautiful mamas, and redheads, so the combo had my brain spinning.

Then plans changed, in a drastic way. Baby girl decided to come early, very early. It got scary there for a bit, but Miss Neko is a fighter. Quite a mighty little thing. After a few months in the NICU and lots of love & prayers by many, many of us who know this family she came home. It was my pleasure to see this sweet family complete, at home, and loving every second of it.

Here are a few images from our little session at home…

Kelly thanks again for having me into your home to capture your family. Neko is an absolute doll. I hope you like the sneak peek. I will have the whole set done very soon.


xo em


  • April 11, 2012 - 10:39 am

    Jamie - adorable. i love the one with the mommy kiss.

  • April 11, 2012 - 7:05 pm

    Grandma Terri - Thanks for the great pictures of our granddaughter Neko and her parents!!


My first meeting with Michael & Megan consisted of 3 things: laughing, smart ass jokes & talking about love. In that order. It was quite possibly my favorite skype chat of all time.

Needless to say I adore these two. They are smart, funny, endlessly creative, highly musical and most importantly down to earth. These are my kind of people. Being that they live a bit south in California right now for their respective musical education programs I was eager to meet this wonderful couple in person. Finally just a few short weeks ago we were able to put together a time to chat, have coffee & take some fun engagement photos. We hadย  a great time strolling around the tiny town of St. Paul Oregon. We talked about music, weddings, practical jokes & love. I got to hear about their frozen but magical engagement. How they both grew up, and about plans for the big day.

Here are a few of my many favorites from our time together.

Blue Steele/Magnum!

Michael & Megan thanks again for making the trip north. It was wonderful to get to know you guys. I am so looking forward to capturing your big day for you. As always new clients are subject to blog challenges. If you can get 30 people to comment on this post I will throw in an 11×14 on the house. SO leave some love people!


xo em

  • April 10, 2012 - 12:17 pm

    Verena - These photos are amazing!! Love them all! The barn one is one of my favourites! But so is the one that looks like it was taken under a cherry blossom tree! BEAUTIFUL!!!

  • April 10, 2012 - 12:17 pm

    Kerry - Beautiful photos!!! I love the use of colour and the fact that Emily captured the relationship so well. There is no doubt that they love each other and share lots of happy secrets.

  • April 10, 2012 - 12:20 pm

    Chris - Looking great!!!!!!!!!

  • April 10, 2012 - 12:22 pm

    Scotty Ireson - Gorgeous couple!
    I particularly like the black and white shot.

  • April 10, 2012 - 1:07 pm

    Jess McIntyre - These are so fun, and so you!

  • April 10, 2012 - 1:08 pm

    Diana - LOVE the blue steele/magnum. LOVE this couple. LOVE their love <3 These are two of my most favoritist persons in the universe and definitely have to have free stuff given to them ๐Ÿ™‚

  • April 10, 2012 - 1:19 pm

    Ryan Cho - Sad panda for having to miss. You guys look beautiful!

  • April 10, 2012 - 1:24 pm

    JennyB - They look like a fun couple. Great pics!

  • April 10, 2012 - 1:36 pm

    Sarah - So beautiful!

  • April 10, 2012 - 2:48 pm

    Bria Long - Great photos! Especially love the blue steel shot, and the last one. Captures megan and michael so well….xoxo

  • April 10, 2012 - 3:03 pm

    Simon - Very nice! I like the one with the tubes.

  • April 10, 2012 - 3:05 pm

    KiraW - I particularly like the first photo. Also you guys look like you made it easy for awesome pictures to be taken!

  • April 10, 2012 - 4:16 pm

    Allene! - You guys look amazing!! Can’t wait until the big day! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • April 10, 2012 - 4:51 pm

    Rich - Like the mono image. Lower contrast background lets the figures pop out.

  • April 10, 2012 - 4:58 pm

    Sarah - Beautiful photos!!

  • April 10, 2012 - 5:14 pm

    Veronica - Great compositions and lighting. You both are beautiful!

  • April 10, 2012 - 5:17 pm

    Leask - Absolutely lovely!

  • April 10, 2012 - 7:37 pm

    Heather - Oh *sniff* these are such great pictures – you totally captured their joyful-serious unpretentious style!

  • April 10, 2012 - 8:35 pm

    Julie Rice - These photos are beautiful!!!

  • April 10, 2012 - 9:33 pm

    Amara Miller - Oh so cute!! I can’t wait until July ๐Ÿ™‚

  • April 10, 2012 - 9:38 pm

    carie - so great! and i love michael’s silly face in the blue pipes shot – but really all of these so capture their personalities! adorable!

  • April 10, 2012 - 9:39 pm

    Sarah - Love the blue steel! You two are too cute.

  • April 10, 2012 - 11:10 pm

    Leah - Beautiful photos!

  • April 10, 2012 - 11:31 pm

    Juan - Cool pictures! The blue steel picture with in front of the blue pipes is my favorite.

  • April 10, 2012 - 11:41 pm

    Lindsay - Looking great, you guys! Awesome photos ๐Ÿ™‚

  • April 11, 2012 - 12:08 am

    Wendy Wright - All of these photos are great. You both looks so happy and that makes me happy.

  • April 11, 2012 - 2:16 am

    Julia - Congrats!

  • April 11, 2012 - 2:52 am

    Sarah B - I love the way you are looking at each other in the black and white photo! They are all amazing!

  • April 11, 2012 - 11:26 am

    Lisa - Great photos. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • April 11, 2012 - 12:54 pm

    Victor - Nice pics! I love the first in front of the barn door and the one with the pipes. As general the photographer’s eye has catches the emotion from the two of you! ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats!

  • April 11, 2012 - 7:06 pm

    Mom - Emily, these are terrific! I am so glad Meg and Michael found you and i see there are 30 comments so, since I’m the mom (well, Megan’s mom), I’m glad you want to give them some free stuff, but I’m excited to meet you too and looking forward to more beautiful photos. Love the backdrops and the composition!

  • April 12, 2012 - 3:26 pm

    emily K - Super awesome photos! Wish my engagement photos had turned out like this! Very beautiful!

  • August 9, 2012 - 12:56 pm

    Megan & Michael: the wedding! | oregon wedding & baby photographer emily g photography - […] times clients become friends, it just happens. After Skypeing, many joke filled emails, a super fun engagement session & a few phone calls I showed up at Megan & Michael’s wedding. I came to work, but […]


What can I say about Rachel & David? They are kind, funny, stylish, and incredibly adorable. When I first met with Rachel I knew it would be a fun wedding & couple to work with, but working with them on the engagement session hit it home. They wanted to start the shoot at their building in downtown Portland.We had a great time running around the building, checking out the neighborhood & then hopping down to the waterfront. I had so much fun getting to know these too, and I am even more excited to capture their August wedding!

Here are a few of my favorites from our session:

Rachel & David thanks again for welcoming me into your home. It was so fun to capture you guys in your element, and get to know you better. I can not wait to capture your big day this summer. I am sure it will be an amazing event. I hope you liked your sneak peek. For now I would love to offer you a little blog challenge. If you can get 30 people to comment on this little post I will throw in an 11×14 on the house.ย  I will have the whole set done for you very soon!

xo em