Last year about this time I met up with Alison & Erin for engagement photos. I totally fell in love with these two that day. Their dynamic is so fun, loving and awesome to capture with a camera. Erin’s silly faces, Alison’s giggle, I just adore these two. So when the big day rolled around last month I was really looking forward to it.

The wedding was held at one of my favorite venues in NE Portland. Decorated to celebrate the couple’s love of the outdoors and combined with some traditional naval flags to honor Erin’s service for our country. You will also notice a certain “stuffed family heirloom” making an appearance in some of the photos. It’s a long story, but it made the night even more fun. Seeing the mixture of both of their out of town families, and in town friends was wonderful too. Clearly everyone was overjoyed for these ladies, and their love for each-other. It was hard to not just smile the entire day.

Venue: McMenamen’s Kennedy Schoold

Planning & Floral: Your Perfect Bride’s Maid

Alison’s Dress: David’s Bridal

Erin’s  suit: United States Navy

Delicious Doughnuts: Voodoo


Erin & Alison, thanks again for having me out to capture your amazing wedding. I truly had a wonderful time with all of you. I hope you have enjoyed your sneak peek. I will have the whole gallery done very soon. Friends & family if you would like access to the entire gallery when it is ready please leave a comment below and I will send it out as soon as possible. Again it was wonderful to meet you all!

xo em

  • October 25, 2012 - 5:32 pm

    Alison O'Hara - Awesome! Thank you so much, Emily!

  • October 25, 2012 - 7:32 pm

    Shanel - OMG!! I absolutely love these photos and love everything about your wedding. So sorry we missed the celebration of your love for each other. It’s certainly a beautiful thing.

  • October 25, 2012 - 9:41 pm

    Serena - Dangit — I cried all over again. I really love these photos!

  • October 25, 2012 - 9:44 pm

    Charlotte - You two are so clearly in love and so fun…it makes me so happy to see that love captured on film. Thank you for letting me be a part of your day.

  • November 6, 2012 - 9:50 am

    Lan - Great pictures, Emily! So excited for our own wedding at the Kennedy School.


I have taken photos of my little sister many, many times. In a lot of ways she was my very first subject. 🙂

This time was special, it was not just of her, but of her family. Just a few weeks ago my baby sister became a mother. Crazy, but totally natural. Little miss Amelia Grace is a very lucky girl to have 2 amazingly wonderful, loving and kind hearted parents. It was my pleasure to capture their first family photos, and spend a little solo time with my brand new baby niece.

Kate, Silas & Amelia I love you all to bits. Congratulations on your growing family. 🙂


xo em


When I first met with Megan & Mitch we had a great time chatting over coffee about their big day. Megan told me she wanted her wedding to filled with family and fun. It was important to both of them to reflect their love for the outdoors, and their loved ones.  We had even more fun when we shot their engagement session not too long ago. When the big day came around Megan & Mitch did just what they set out to do, they had an amazing event full of loving family and adored friends. Everyone had an amazing time, and were clearly happy for this adorable couple.

Here are a few of my many, many favorites from the day…

Megan & Mitch, thanks again for having me out to capture your big day. It was a pleasure to meet all of your friends & family as well! It was an amazing day, I am sure you all enjoyed the music well into the night, I know the dance floor was rocken when I left. 😉 Again it was a wonderful day and my pleasure to capture. I hope you enjoyed your sneak peek! I will have the whole set done very soon. Friends & Family if you would like access to the whole gallery when it is ready please leave a comment below, and I will send you the info asap.




xo em


I love the Oregon coast, so when ever my job gives me a chance to get my toes in the sand I jump on it. I had been looking forward to Brianna & Jeff’s Gearheart wedding all season, and it did not disappoint! They held their ceremony & dinner at the lovely McMenamins Gearhart Hotel & Sandtrap. After dinner we moved on to Jeff’s grandparent’s beach house down the street for dessert and dancing. The whole day was the perfect mix of elegance and fun. Just like our couple, the wedding had tons of character and laughter. I had a great time capturing every thing from sunset walks on the beach to a few games of cups with the old college crews. It was seriously such a fun night.

On to the images already! I hope you are comfortable. I have a TON to share…

Brianna & Jeff thanks again for having me out to capture your big day. It was my pleasure! I had a great time with all of your friends and family too. You all know how to have a good time. I hope you enjoyed your sneak peek. I will have the full gallery done very soon for you. For now friends and family please leave a comment below if you would like to see the full gallery when it is ready.

xo em

  • October 11, 2012 - 7:52 pm

    Whitney McKinley - Thank you for all the beautiful pictures. You have a true knack for capturing the moment. I would love to see more of the gallery when it is ready.

    Whitney (Bri’s mom)

  • October 13, 2012 - 9:23 pm

    Katelyn Fisher (one of Bris Bridesmaids) - Emily these are beautiful! Great job capturing such a perfect day! I would love to see the full gallery too:)


  • October 28, 2012 - 3:25 pm

    Gilda Walters (Bri's Aunt) - I love the sneak peek! Would love to see the full gallery and the opportunity to order prints. Please let me know. Thank you.

  • November 6, 2012 - 8:17 am

    Carly - This is a little late but I’d love to see the full gallery if still possible! These are beautiful Emily!


  • May 1, 2013 - 3:38 pm

    Tiffany - Beautiful pictures! My fiancé and I are planning a wedding in Gearhart and I was wondering if there is anyway I can ask you a few questions regarding the Gearhart hotel? Thank you! Tiffany

  • September 9, 2014 - 2:57 pm

    Mary Elizabeth & Matthew are married | oregon wedding & baby photographer emily g photography - […] I have been to the charming little town of Gearhart Oregon a few times. The most recently for a wedding a few years back. It really is a lovely little town. Mary Elizabeth and Matt planned a stunning sea side wedding. […]


I know I say it all the time, but the wedding community is full of so many amazingly lovely people. Perhaps it is because our job involves working with a celebration of love? What ever it is, I love my colleagues. I especially love my colleagues when they refer me to their clients, but it is the ultimate honor when they  trust me enough to photograph their own families. I captured Katy, a local wedding planner with Bridal Bliss and her adorable belly not too long ago. It was a fun session, so when she asked me to come back and photograph her newborn daughter I was super excited. While little Aryana got settled down we had fun chatting about all things Portland wedding, mothering 2 little ones, and much more.  My job is pretty awesome. 🙂

Here are a few of my favorites from our session…

Katy thanks again for trusting me to capture your little lady. She was an absolute doll! We will get a few of the kids together once little lady gets a bit bigger. 😉 I had a great time hanging out with you, and thank your cousin again for hosting us in her beautiful home! More images soon I promise. 🙂


xo em