I did not think it was possible, but 6 months later baby W is even more adorable. You may remember him from his newborn session here. It was my pleasure to point my camera at him and his family again this fall. We stayed in the studio this time as the weather was kind of yucky, but made it fun. Big brother was super impressed with the train that went by half way through our session, did I mention how adorable he is too? Ok enough of my gushing, on to the sneak peek!


Danielle & family thanks for meeting up again. Your little guys are super adorable, it really is my pleasure to capture them. I will have the whole gallery done very soon!

xo em




I met Jen & Jason last year at one of my favorite fall 2010 weddings. I immediately noticed Jen with her cute punk rock hair and super cute little “bean”. Any baby girl that can rock skull and cross bone booties at a wedding is a girl after my own heart.ย  So when she called me this fall to say she and Jason were planning an intimate elopement at a local park I jumped at the chance to work with them. It was a sweet little wedding with just the closest of family & friends. It was my pleasure to capture the sweet and emotion filled event. Here are a few of my favorite images from the event:


every year they meet me someplace beautiful

dressed adorably

with super cute smiles

every year they get bigger, bolder, and have even more giggles

every year they steal my heart.


Thanks again guys for hanging out with me and showing me that great trail! I will have your whole gallery shortly!

xo em


I just adore the Bard family. Due to some crazy circumstances we had to sessions. And by crazy I mean hay trucks on fire, illness and random cold weather in August. So after re-grouping we tried our session again catching one of the last warm days of the fall. And man I so happy we did! Smiling kids and the last of truck fires made it all worth the wait. ๐Ÿ™‚ It was my pleasure to meet the whole family grandparents included, but really the most fun was rolling around with Lucy in the fresh cut grass of Sellwood park. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are a few more of my favorites:

Karen and family thanks so much for all your patience and laughter during our sessions together. Your kiddos are truly adorable, I hope you like your extended sneak peek. I am working up on uploading the whole gallery right now! As a new client I would of course love to offer you a blog challenge. If you can get 30 people to comment on this post I will trow in a cute little set of mini brag books on the house. ๐Ÿ™‚


xo em


  • November 1, 2011 - 1:36 pm

    Mary Rae - Love, Love, Love these!

  • November 1, 2011 - 1:42 pm

    Katharine - So beautiful! Amazing Photos and beautiful family. ……. Flaming haytrucks? Wow.

  • November 1, 2011 - 1:47 pm

    Sylvia - Lovely family and beautiful setting!

  • November 1, 2011 - 1:50 pm

    Raena - These photos are so cute! Truman has grown up so much!

  • November 1, 2011 - 2:03 pm

    Rod Johnson - Gotta love the Bard clan! Those kids are tooooo cute!

  • November 1, 2011 - 2:10 pm

    Kari - My favorite is the last one, by the river! So darling.

  • November 1, 2011 - 2:13 pm

    Lindsay Christensen - How sweet are these photos- oh my!

  • November 1, 2011 - 2:33 pm

    Tabatha - Y’all adorbs.

  • November 1, 2011 - 2:41 pm

    Crystal Misner - Love the last one as well. Swing!

  • November 1, 2011 - 2:51 pm

    sara reed - Great pictures. And I like the settings too. I especially the groups by gender with all the girls and then all the boys. so nice to have a balance…

  • November 1, 2011 - 3:36 pm

    Alysia - What a great job of capturing the smiles! You look fantastic Karen!

  • November 1, 2011 - 3:52 pm

    Rachel - I second Sara. I love the 3 generation women and gender pics. What an awesome setting.

  • November 1, 2011 - 4:20 pm

    Karen H - These are the super sweet and rad! A bunch of lookers!

  • November 1, 2011 - 4:31 pm

    Bill - WOW. Great shots. Favorite is the black and white of Alex and Lucy. Wait, where am I?

  • November 1, 2011 - 4:34 pm

    Kevin C - Nice family pictures! Luckily, it didn’t rain!

  • November 1, 2011 - 5:31 pm

    caryn u - i love the settings and the play of the depth of field. lucy is so photogenic amd tru is not bad either. the last shot is also my fav. we’ll have to keep you in mind for future photo sessions!

  • November 1, 2011 - 5:35 pm

    john - Wow! These are amazing. I love the b/w ones of the daddy and the little ones (but maybe it’s because I am also a daddy). And, you’ve inspired us. We’ll need to take family photos in the future and will contact you.

  • November 1, 2011 - 10:10 pm

    Daniel Misner - These are great. I like how you caught the kids smiles, that can sometimes be a challenge with little one.

  • November 1, 2011 - 10:12 pm

    Parker Misner - So cute!

  • November 1, 2011 - 10:44 pm

    Sara - Gorgeous! T and L are just precious, joyful children!

  • November 2, 2011 - 9:50 am

    Trask - Wow, these are great you guys. Love the Vespa on Tru’s outfit.

  • November 2, 2011 - 10:51 am

    Cate Drinan - How cute are these kids!!?? Look like their mom and dad!!

  • November 2, 2011 - 10:52 am

    Cate Drinan - How cute are these kids?? Look like their mom and dad!

  • November 2, 2011 - 1:19 pm

    Archie R. - I am in love with Lucy! No cuter little one around.

  • November 2, 2011 - 8:09 pm

    Prost to the Host - Squeee! What a fun photoshoot. How lucky to have no rain on this picture perfect parade!

  • November 2, 2011 - 8:18 pm

    Hannah - I adore the Bard family too. Look @ those sweetheart babies! Hugs! Hannah

  • November 2, 2011 - 9:46 pm

    Alexis - These are amazing! Truman is getting so big!
    Emily, you took photos of our friends Alan and Amanda, and their daughter, Eva. Those were stunning too! Great work.

  • November 2, 2011 - 11:36 pm

    Christy - Love these! So beautiful! Love the one of Lucy and Alex as well…these will be a treasure for your family for years to come. Love the 3 generation pics as well. Heartwarming!

  • November 2, 2011 - 11:38 pm

    Shane - Our family loves Sellwood Park…my wife and I got married at the little church near there and had our wedding reception in that park..so many good memories. Love the shots…makes me want to go back with our family and take some family pics with all the kids. Will definitely save Emily Photography info.

  • November 3, 2011 - 6:29 am

    judianne klimchak - Just Love all of the pics as we were there when some of them were taken and she truly got really great shots of your beautiful family!
    Mom Klimchak

  • November 3, 2011 - 8:02 am

    Stacy - These are great! Loved the colors that you chose and so fun to see the other half of Lucy and Truman!

  • November 3, 2011 - 11:54 am

    Nancy J Klimchak - Beautiful pictures, settings, smiles and facial expressions. The children are getting so big and Karen and Alex look great too. Good to see Judie and Ed included.
    Memories for a lifetime.
    Thank you for sharing this with our family,
    Love, Aunt Nancy and Uncle Joe

  • November 3, 2011 - 3:13 pm

    Ann - I love these. What a beautiful family!

  • November 4, 2011 - 4:46 pm

    Ms. Marion - Karen & Alex – What a beautiful family! I’m glad you had some photos taken with the proud grandparents. Everyone looks great. Keep the photos coming – I love to see them.