I had only met one Calder before this little guy. He was also charming, and had a great smile, but this little guy officially wins for cutest Calder. Sorry Lilly, but come on look at this little guy. He was sweet, funny and let me into his little world for our photo playdate. Calder’s entire family was wonderful to work with, and let me into their home like we were old friends. I had a great time with them all. From checking out the garden to walking down to the local store for a snack. It was a lovely morning.

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

Laura thanks again for having me into your home to capture your little guy and family. You all were wonderful to work with. I hope you have enjoyed your sneak peek. I will have the whole set done shortly. For now I would love to offer you all a blog challenge. If you can get 30 people to comment on this little blog post I will throw in a set of those darling little brag books. So leave some love people.


xo em


  • December 5, 2011 - 1:11 am

    Laura Cary - You’re amazing Emily! Thank you!!!

  • December 5, 2011 - 6:01 am

    Man y bernard - Loved the pictures and settings.

  • December 5, 2011 - 7:00 am

    amanda - What a lovely happy family! Its going to be hard to pick from all the great shots. \

  • December 5, 2011 - 7:00 am

    amanda - What a lovely happy family! Its going to be hard to pick from all the great shots.

  • December 5, 2011 - 7:23 am

    Shonna - Beautiful pictures! It was also nice to see the garden, you’re so lucky Laura!! Looks like a charming little guy.

  • December 5, 2011 - 8:03 am

    Jen - Laura he’s so gorgeous~

  • December 5, 2011 - 8:17 am

    Dicie - Wonderful! Beautiful!

  • December 5, 2011 - 8:56 am

    Steph - Oh so stinkin’ cute!! Love ’em.

  • December 5, 2011 - 9:21 am

    Ellee - AAAAAA dorable!!

  • December 5, 2011 - 11:37 am

    carrie white - great pictures. love the garden shots!

  • December 5, 2011 - 1:47 pm

    Chelsea - Lovely!!

  • December 5, 2011 - 4:25 pm

    Jeri - Calder is so stinkin cute. Great job Emily, I will keep your website bookmarked for future photography needs.

  • December 5, 2011 - 6:08 pm

    tanya buettner - Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family! Calder is a lucky guy

  • December 5, 2011 - 9:03 pm

    Mark - These are awesome. I think we’ll be contacting you for the same kind of Session.

  • December 5, 2011 - 9:07 pm

    Tamar - Beautiful pictures Laura!

  • December 6, 2011 - 6:38 am

    grandma gene - Every single shot is great! Such a talented photographer, and of course, such a great family! xog

  • December 6, 2011 - 1:49 pm

    great aunt edna - Berg? Cary? A young Hathaway on Inspector Lewis? NO:just the apple of many eyes. Photos are wonderful.

  • December 6, 2011 - 3:31 pm

    Elly Cary - Love all of them especially the one of the 3 of you and the one of Calder leaning against the house Love Grandma Elly

  • December 6, 2011 - 4:56 pm

    Erin - I have to agree- fantastic photos of a beautiful family. Photos in April of the cousins? Thanks for sharing.

  • December 6, 2011 - 5:19 pm

    Granpa Charlie - Wow, it’s only been a week and he’s even cuter! The wide color photo of the three of you is my favorite, but they are all great.

  • December 8, 2011 - 10:25 am

    Nate - They all really are wonderful, but the one where Calder is leaning against he house is probably my favorite.

  • December 8, 2011 - 10:33 am

    Ann - I love the one where Calder is eating the tomato…and the color family picture in the leaves.

  • December 9, 2011 - 2:19 pm

    grandpa Art - Great pictures of all of you

  • December 9, 2011 - 2:20 pm

    chris - good looking family you got there. awesome photos.
    i have that song “happy together” stuck in my head now.

  • December 9, 2011 - 2:21 pm

    Meaghen - love them all!!

  • December 9, 2011 - 2:43 pm

    Lucy - I love these photos! Beautiful.

  • December 9, 2011 - 2:45 pm

    dani - totally adorable. you guys look great!

  • December 9, 2011 - 2:54 pm

    Emily - what a beautiful family!! love that your house and garden 9and the dogs) were part of the shoot!

  • December 9, 2011 - 2:55 pm

    Eric - What a little man! The chair shot is fantastic!

  • December 9, 2011 - 3:15 pm

    Kris Choy - Lovely depiction of a beautiful family!

  • December 9, 2011 - 3:34 pm

    Laura - Beautiful shots – you all look fantastic!
    How the heck did you get Digby to sit still πŸ™‚

  • December 9, 2011 - 3:39 pm

    Shannon - These pictures are just amazing… And all three of you look happy and relaxed.

  • December 9, 2011 - 3:48 pm

    Sonja Williams - These are so awesome and capture your family perfectly! Love that they’re all taken at your house too πŸ™‚

  • December 9, 2011 - 7:59 pm

    Barb - These photos look like they should be in Martha Stewart’s LIVING.

  • December 9, 2011 - 8:24 pm

    chris - Great shots. Looks like a magazine shoot.
    Can’t wait to see you guys soon.

  • December 12, 2011 - 3:33 am

    Kristin - I absolutely love the color shot of Calder in the chair! So adorable. What a fantastic sweater too!

  • December 19, 2011 - 6:18 pm

    Auntie Wanda - Great family photos! They really radiate all of your love! So beautifully done!


Jodi and Kent have been a joy to work with from our very first email. When they booked me Jodi was living in Oklahoma for work and Kent was living in Portland. We did all of our talking, details and contracting via calls, email and post, but I still really got to know these two in all of the planning. I loved that Jodi made extra effort to share their story, and lots of details about them. When we finally got together this fall for their engagement session & wedding it was hanging out with old friends.

The love these two share is so warm and sweet, it really was my pleasure to have them in front of my camera. I had a wonderful time capturing their wedding day especially. The big event was really all about their love and celebrating family & friends. The wedding was held at the beautiful University of Portland campus. I have only been to the campus a few times, so Kent guided us to some beautiful spots on site. All in all it was an amazing day. I should thanks my wonderful second shooter as well. Elisha took some of the photos you see below. I especially love the external shots of the grounds at night she captured.

Here are a few (yeah right many!) of my favorites from the big day. Sit back and enjoy!


Jodi & Kent thanks again so much for trusting me to capture your big day. It really was a pleasure to meet you two. I am sad you are still down south, you know I am going to have to beg you to come back north one day when babies arrive so I can capture them too! I am almost done with the entire gallery. I should have a link for you shortly.

Friends and family please leave a comment below if you would like a link to the gallery when it is all ready for viewing.


xo em

  • November 28, 2011 - 11:39 pm

    Bryan Rupp - Beautiful work as always Em!

  • November 29, 2011 - 7:08 am

    jodi - Emily – These look great. We can’t wait to see the rest of the photographs! We really enjoyed working with you too. Thank you!!! xxxo, j + k

  • November 29, 2011 - 11:14 am

    Susan Kaszubski - Hello Emily,
    Love the photos you’ve posted so far. I thought your way of eliciting cooperation from the children was particularly endearing.
    Thank you.
    Susan Kaszubski MOB

  • November 29, 2011 - 4:50 pm

    Paul Kaszubski - I never said hello at wedding – you were always busy shooting. Great job. I was very impressed with your organization, patience, and people skills during the wedding.
    Now, after seeing a sample, I know why Jodi and Kent picked you.


I am thankful for:

my silly, crazy, early waking, lego loving family

my loving, always listening and always witty friends

my kind, not crazy competitive, always sharing colleagues

my amazing, lovely, patient and enthusiastic clients

my creative, sharing, wonderful community


thank you all for your part in letting me live my dream, and making emily g photography so successful this year.

photo by my amazingly talented friend Bryan Rupp

From my home to yours, Happy Thanksgiving! πŸ™‚


xo em


I met the Kennedy family a little while back while shooting an amazing wedding. They are cute, kind and hilariousness. I loved working with them that winter on family photos last year. When Nicole called again this year to schedule a shoot with just the kids I jumped at the chance.

We caught some pretty autumn weather and leaves this year for our backdrop. I am not sure how it is possible but the kids were even cuter, sweeter and even more fun this year. We are still getting used to the whole sibling thing in our house, so I love seeing siblings have fun and be so kind to each-other.

Here are a few of my favorites:


Nicole & Gabe thanks for bringing the kids up to Newberg this year. It was great seeing you all again! Your kids are adorable, and were so good for me. Please tell them to keep getting cuter and I will gladly tease them with my dumb jokes any time. πŸ™‚ I will have the whole gallery up here shortly. I hope you enjoyed your sneak peek.




I love maternity photography.

One big regret I have in my life is I did not have maternity photos done with my first kiddo.Β  it was such an amazing time, so many big changes, and so much joy. The few snapshots I do have just do not capture it, oh well. So when I had my son almost 2 years ago (wow where did the time go!) I ended up having one of the most photographed bellies of all time. And I love each and every image. Knowing I will never be doing it again, I am so glad I captured it. πŸ™‚

So when I get a chance to capture this special time for another soon to be mama and couple I just love it. Becca andΒ  Ian were great to work with. They love the outdoors and wanted to celebrate this important time in the beautiful fall leaves. We lucked into some great weather a few weeks, and made some great images.

Here are a few favs from our session.


Becca & Ian thanks again for being suck good sports, and up for all my wacky ideas. I really loved working with you two. I can not wait to meet your little one here soon! The whole gallery will be up here shortly as well.