It is pouring outside, like really really pouring. I am thinking I might have to start making an Arc here soon. Remember when it was warm and sunny, ahh yes me too. I was lucky enough to capture one of those beautiful warm Autumn nights here a few weeks ago, and I would love to share a few with you all now. You never know it might just warm you up!

Check out the whole family, we even got Puppy in a few!

The B family is blessed with two seriously beautiful girls.

Pretty ladies.

The weather and fall leaves were so good for us!

We even got a few of Mom & Dad being cute.

I love her smile here, thanks to her sister making faces behind me if I remember right.

Another beautiful smile, and some killer blue eyes too.

The park had this great old wooden fence we just had to use.


We also ventured down to the river for a few photos before the sun went down.

Oh and we had to capture some fun shoes while they lasted.

Kelly, thanks again for having me out to meet up with your fun family. I had a great time getting to know all of you and tromping around the park! As a new client I would love to offer you a little blog challenge. If you can get 25 people to comment on this post I will throw in a darling little wallet brag book. Perfect for showing off a certain fun family and beautiful girls. So leave some love people!

xo em

  • November 19, 2010 - 1:02 pm

    Mary Rae - Adorable family in the perfect fall setting!


As the mother of two little ones I always love being around other families welcoming in their second child. There is something about that love between siblings, especially when they are brand new that just kills me. Just over a week ago I had the chance to hang out with just such a family. The O family was welcoming their second girl, and what a sweet girl she is. At 5 weeks old she is super sweet. Chubby cheeks and clear blue eyes, such cuteness! She joins a beautiful big sister, the whole family was just wonderful to work with. I have SO many photos from this session it is kind of ridiculous.

Here are a few of my favorites so far:

see little sister is so sweet right!

she also brought out the silly faces for me. I love this one.:)

I love the mama love here.

little sister is also adored by her daddy can you tell.

meet big sister, I have a feeling someone taught the baby about silly faces.

Ah those eyes, those curls, it just does not get much cuter.


and the whole family!

the light in the yard that day was awesome.

big sister is so good with her little sister. So gentle and sweet. I was super impressed.

After our trip outside and fun with sister the little lady tired out. I was happy to get a few shots of her sleeping like an angel.

and of course we had to capture those sweet baby bits, I just love the tiny features.

she has the sweetest little lips.

is there anything better than a chubby sleepy baby? I think not.

and one last shot of the little lady.

Marie, thanks again for having me out to meet up with your beautiful family. I had a great time getting to know all of you! As a new client I would love to offer you a little blog challenge. If you can get 25 people to comment on this post I will throw in a darling little wallet brag book. Perfect for showing off a certain cute family & new baby. So leave some love people!

xo em

  • November 16, 2010 - 11:24 am

    Marie - Thanks so much Emily. These turned out so great…I can’t wait to see the rest!

  • November 16, 2010 - 11:37 am

    Denise - What beautiful pictures of the whole family! Can’t wait to meet your newest little one!

  • November 16, 2010 - 11:37 am

    Emily P - These are beautiful pictures of a beautiful family. Thanks for sharing!

  • November 16, 2010 - 11:39 am

    Kristen - Love the pic of C with her flower headband on and the one of E with her tongue out. BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS!!!

  • November 16, 2010 - 11:42 am

    Jennifer - Marie,
    These are so cute. You guys have beautiful girls!! Some of those of Eleanor look just like you!! Great pics!!

  • November 16, 2010 - 11:45 am

    Mike Nelson - Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family.

  • November 16, 2010 - 11:47 am

    Allyson Nelson - Awesome! Awesome! Awesome pictures!! We loved all of them!! Hope these end up being Christmas presents for grandparents!!

  • November 16, 2010 - 11:52 am

    kerri kibbey - Marie, your family is beautiful!! The girls are adorable! Seriously…that is definately your daughter!! A mini marie! I miss you! Love, kerri

  • November 16, 2010 - 11:54 am

    Richard J. Nelson - The pictures are awesome. The personality of the girls was really captured. I love all the pictures. Our baby granddaughter has gotten chubby since we saw her at 2 weeks old. Our oldest granddaughter is cute as ever. Great job taking the pictures. I am sure it helped having such a handsome family to take pictures of. :-)

  • November 16, 2010 - 12:02 pm

    Lori - Beautiful photos of a beautiful family! I love Eleanor’s silly faces; she really shows off her fun personality.

  • November 16, 2010 - 12:08 pm

    erik flexner - Beautiful beautiful beautiful….beautiful girls! Love Uncle Erik

  • November 16, 2010 - 12:39 pm

    Megan - These pictures are awesome!! Those girls are adorable.

  • November 16, 2010 - 12:41 pm

    Joel - Yes! Love the curls, too! Great work Em!

  • November 16, 2010 - 1:25 pm

    Craig - She and your family are absolutely beautiful. My favorite is the second picture. Love you guys.

  • November 16, 2010 - 1:52 pm

    Sally Olsen - Absolutely precious and adorable!!

  • November 16, 2010 - 1:54 pm

    Sally Olsen - Love’em all!

  • November 16, 2010 - 2:17 pm

    Carrie - I love the big sister/little sister photos! Too cute.

  • November 16, 2010 - 4:46 pm

    Paige - Soooo adorable I can’t even stand it! Love the one with E’s eyes closed laughing. Love the family photos, too. I can’t wait to meet C!

  • November 16, 2010 - 5:01 pm

    Grams - What wonderful photos of my daughter and her family! I had the pleasure of attending and watching the photography session. So fun and what a grand result! This Grandma can’t wait for pics to show off to friends.

  • November 16, 2010 - 5:58 pm

    Richard Nelson - Wow!! Amazing photos. Thanks for putting these together like this. What a great way to get to see my beautiful nieces!!

  • November 16, 2010 - 6:47 pm

    Sandie Cone - So adorable! The pictures are wonderful — just make me want to reach out and hug!

  • November 16, 2010 - 7:06 pm

    Amanda Tarr - Absolutely beautiful girls and the photos are amazing! I love Eleanor’s little curls! Miss you guys and hope to meet the new addition soon.

  • November 16, 2010 - 8:25 pm

    Kristin - So sweet! xoxo
    Love, Aunt Kristin

  • November 16, 2010 - 9:36 pm

    Nicole - such sweet pictures Marie, I enjoyed looking at them

  • November 16, 2010 - 10:11 pm

    Tiffany - Marie! These photos are amazing!!! You and your husband have made such a beautiful family! Thanks so much for sharing them w/ us:)

  • November 17, 2010 - 8:17 am

    Arlene Dickerson - I love, love, love all the photos of my babies!! The collage of baby bits is so unique. The one of Caroline with the sweet lips almost looks like an Anne Geddes baby photo. She caught Eleanor’s personality just right with the silly faces and sweet big sister. I want some for Christmas!

  • November 17, 2010 - 12:21 pm

    Christi - Gorgeous photos! Congrats!!! :)

  • November 17, 2010 - 2:59 pm

    Kim Bouker - What great pictures. I liked them all, but my favorite is of Caroline with her heart shaped little lips. How cute!! Of course, Ava just wanted to look at the pictures of Eleanor only.

  • November 18, 2010 - 8:27 am

    Kristin Cumings - So cute! SOOOO fun to see the family! Thanks for sharing them all.

  • November 18, 2010 - 2:12 pm

    Kate - Such a beautiful family! Thanks for sharing your pictures.

  • November 18, 2010 - 5:38 pm

    Kerry Hughes - What a beautiful family! Amazing photos! Thank you for sharing!

  • November 20, 2010 - 11:12 pm

    Jenniffer Mako - Beautiful!! I love the one of C w/her headband, smile and tongue out and the one of E laughing w/her eyes closed. Great family pictures also!

  • November 21, 2010 - 6:01 pm

    Michelle - My goodness! So very beautiful, what a gift you all have and such a great way to share the pictures! We love and miss you xoxo

  • November 26, 2010 - 10:23 am

    Tonya DeCroce - I love these photos! Your family is growing and is as lovely as you are Marie. Congratulations on the birth of Caroline. It is evident your family was ready for her and are loving those baby, precious moments! Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs, Tonya DeCroce


A few things always let me know it is officially the pre-holiday season. Stores start hanging ornaments, my mother in law starts playing festive music, and I have 2 cute blond girls on my calender. It has been my pleasure to capture the N family for the last 4 years, it has been fun two see these little ladies grow for sure. For this year’s session we headed out to downtown Washougal, WA to a new building with some fun bright colors and lines.

Here are a few of my favorites so far:

Look at those smiles!

These girls crack me up, they were dancing and singing the whole time.

We also got some good separates with pretty mama & handsome daddy.

Gah this one has to be my favorite for sure. Such cuteness!

Mara is such a big girl these days, and such a sweet  big sister.

Syd is also super sweet, and silly.

We had to do a few of just Mom & Dad.

Oh those eyes are just amazing.

and killer lashes, these girls have it made.

Tia thanks again for having me out to capture your little ladies and super cute family. I had a great time seeing you all again. I will have the whole gallery done soon!

xo em


To all who serve, may you stand strong, and come home healthy.

(just a few from a summer session I did with Maricar’s family before Jerry was deployed.)

xo em

  • November 11, 2010 - 6:13 pm

    sarah b - made me cry on this veteran’s day.


Back a million years ago before kids and a certain adorably mustached husband I was rabble rousing Portland State University Student. I had a great time at college, and one of the reasons was the amazing friends I had. One of those friends was an adorable petite blonde girl named Jill. I met Jill while leading a tour of the university, and quickly talked her into a few activities and clubs on campus. She was always full of energy and good spirit. I had a great time reconnecting with Jill via facebook this year, and was honored when she hired me to capture her adorable family.

Here are a few of my favorites so far:

We met up on a beautiful Friday evening last week at Gabriel Park in SW Portland.

Her whole family is completely adorable right.

Jill’s newest addition Kylee is such a cutie!

Jill also has some seriously hansom boys right.

the ladies!

I love me some beautiful autumn leaves and cute families.

Ah baby cheeks!

Nathanael aka super awesome big brother is also a doll.

Kylee was having a moment, so we went with it lol.

She quickly came back when daddy offered a flying lesson.

Did I mentioned Big brother was adorable too, and so sweet with his sister. 

this one might be my favorite.

and one last family shot, I loved taking advantage of some perfect silhouette lighting.

Jill thanks again for having me out to meet up with your adorable baby. I had a great time seeing you again and getting to know your cuties! As a new client I would love to offer you a little blog challenge. If you can get 25 people to comment on this post I will throw in a darling little wallet brag book. Perfect for showing off  some lovely family photos. So leave some love people!

xo em

  • November 11, 2010 - 1:04 pm

    Brandi George - Love these Jill! You look great! Can’t wait to meet Kylie in person!

  • November 11, 2010 - 1:19 pm

    Christi - Those pictures are gorgeous! Silhouette shots just might be my favorites. Love to solo shots of the kids, too! You can never go wrong with family pics in the fall. Looks like ya’ll had a lot of fun!

  • November 11, 2010 - 2:00 pm

    Mary Rae - Yay! I love seeing PSU folks on here. Great job Em and Jill these are all AMAZING!

  • November 12, 2010 - 2:12 pm

    Jason - Wow. These came out good~! Great colors and the kids look great~!


  • November 12, 2010 - 2:14 pm

    Celia - Sooooooo cute.

  • November 12, 2010 - 2:21 pm

    Michele Larsen - Two words: Stuh. Ning. Absolutely stunning! I LOVE the family throwing a fit photo–so playful. And those baby cheeks just make me want to reach through the screen for a good squeeze. Beautiful, beautiful family, Jill. That’s why they’re all amazing photos. Excellent work, Emily G!

  • November 12, 2010 - 5:02 pm

    Tracy - Great pics!

  • November 12, 2010 - 6:32 pm

    Jill - I can’t express how perfect these are. We are excited to see the whole gallery. As always you rock it, Em!!! Oh and we had a blast doing them. Couldn’t of been a more perfect evening.

  • November 14, 2010 - 9:44 am

    Steve Rhodes - Great family photos! I can see that good looks runs in the family.

  • November 15, 2010 - 3:40 pm

    Denise - Jill’s family is absolutely adorable. You did a fantastic job capturing their spirit and personality.

  • November 16, 2010 - 11:40 pm

    Kristiana - Great photos! I love the baby cheeks the most and also adore the goofy faces photo. How fun!

  • November 17, 2010 - 12:55 am

    Lynda - Two great photos! Sorry my dial-up connection won’t open the rest. :( Would have loved to seen the rest of the photos. The sun was shining on a beautiful evening in the PNW and I thought it rained all the time. :)

  • November 17, 2010 - 5:08 am

    Kate - Great pictures, I especially love the goofy ones, it captures the family’s personality!

  • November 17, 2010 - 5:18 am

    Amy - I LOVE these Photos! What a beautiful family.

  • November 17, 2010 - 6:57 am

    Lu - Wow such wonderful pictures, really captured the feel of the day

  • November 17, 2010 - 7:09 am

    Chrystal - What lovely photos!

  • November 17, 2010 - 7:17 am

    Salena - These are gorgroue pics!! Bbeautiful family =]

  • November 17, 2010 - 7:22 am

    Amy - What a great family! I love the pictures.

  • November 17, 2010 - 8:56 am

    Sheri - what beautiful pictures! I really loved the silhouette. Amazing!

  • November 17, 2010 - 9:04 am

    Julie - Beautiful photos. I love the expressions caught in the photos.

  • November 17, 2010 - 10:58 am

    Angela - What great pictures! Beautiful family : )

  • November 17, 2010 - 2:58 pm

    Gabrielle DeWitt - These are amazing. I really love the ones of you all outside. I hope you have them framed all over your house. Kylee is so adorable, and Nathanial is getting so grown up!

  • November 17, 2010 - 7:22 pm

    Jessica - Beautiful!!

  • November 17, 2010 - 8:05 pm

    Xiomara Vasquez - Love the pictures ;)

  • November 17, 2010 - 10:35 pm

    Keith Brown - Lovely photos, great work.

  • November 19, 2010 - 10:18 pm

    Robin - Wonderful pictures! Good looking family! No vested interest here.

  • November 28, 2010 - 4:20 pm

    Kay Evans - Great pictures and beautiful family:-)