As I said Friday I had the pleasure of working with a wonderful family not too long ago. Shannon emailed me from her home in New York. She was flying home soon to visit family for the holidays and wanted to capture some family photos while everyone was in town. Scheduling this many people was not easy task, but I am so glad we got it all to work. This group was great to work with, and hilarious to boot. This is part one in a 2 part peek. I want to show off the first of our sessions with Shannon’s Dad and family.

Here are a few of my favorites so far:

Like I said the whole family was fun. Lots of laughs during our session, mostly due to the families youngest member.:)

We started with the big group, and also did some smaller groupings. So much love here.

I always love the couples shots can you tell.

Oh and have I mentioned NATE the boy that stole the show. He was so stinken cute.


Ahhh love for mama.

These folks were brave! I love it. After shooting in the studio for a while we ventured out to the nearby riverfront to capture the amazing afternoon light. I have to say I love these!

The light was amazing! Thanks again guys for braving the cold for these!

And one last shot of my new BFF Nate. He was awesome.

Shannon & Family Thanks for braving the cold, traffic and post holiday maddness to come to Portland and meet up with me. I had a great time getting to know all of you. I hope you all had a great holiday and safe travels to your homes near & far.  Of course as new clients I  would love to throw down a blog challenge. How about 3o comments gets a set of wallet brag books eh? So leave some love friends.

xo em

  • January 10, 2011 - 4:01 pm

    Debbie Case - I am totally loving these – can’t wait to see part II.

  • January 10, 2011 - 8:10 pm

    Shannon - You can see the laughter, awesome!

  • January 10, 2011 - 11:37 pm

    Shannon - Emily!
    I love the photos. They are so great and natural. Everyone looks amazing. My family had such a great time getting our photos taken by you. I can’t remember the last time we’ve done that! I will totally be calling you in the future and recommending you to anyone I know! It was your use of light and texture that capture my attention and her you continue to impress. I can’t wait to see a sneak peak of our session Saturday!

    Thanks so much!
    -Shannon (the one in the photos)

  • January 11, 2011 - 12:08 am

    Mary Rae - What a gorgeous family! Great job Em :)

  • January 11, 2011 - 10:11 am

    Mel - Love It!!!!! especially the new BFF! I love the one with him and his mommy…. She doesn’t have any photos of just the two of them….lol

  • January 16, 2011 - 2:14 pm

    Portland Oregon Photographer | oregon wedding & baby photographer emily g photography - […] have been working on a series of sessions to capture her family while she is in town from New York. The first session was great, laid back and full of silliness. For our second session we went with a little more […]


Just in time for the Valentines day rush, I am holding a boudoir event January 29th! Info packets are ready to go, so if you are interested contact me asap. There will be professional hair & make up on site at the studio. It will be a fun event for sure! I will only have a few slots during the day, so it is first come first serve!

Email me today if you want the complete details! (emily at

xo em


want to give some one nice something a little naughty…

I am working on a boudoir event this January, more details to come! If you are interested email me and I will send out info packets when they are ready!

xo em

  • December 27, 2010 - 5:07 pm

    Kathy - I would LOVE to get some more information! Being able to get my husband something special when he moves out of the hospital/rehab center would be fantastic, especially since we really didn’t do Christmas this year.