Just over a year ago I ran a little facebook contest. I had some new baby/newborn items i was itching to try out. I threw out a little challenge on facebook to my friends and clients saying the first person to contact me with in 2 weeks with a fresh newborn baby gets a free session. Well it paid off, I not only got to try out my new hat & blanket, but I ended up meeting one of the most adorable families in the area. I had a great time working with the whole family, and was thrilled to see them back in front of my lens this year.  With big brother starting preschool & little sister looking more like a big girl each day it was super fun to see how big they are!

Here are just a few of my favorites so far:

We started off getting a few of the whole family, aren’t they adorable.

Little sister took a little warming up, but man that smile was worth it!

Big brother on the other hand was a ham for me, just like last year! I just adore that mischievous grin.

Such a big girl already! And those eyes are just killer.

Mr Z also has some sparkly eyes to go along with that super cute smile.


The cuteness was almost too much for me.

I wanted a few of big brother and mommy, I think I asked him to put his face by mommy, but of course being a little dude he had to squish her. It cracks me up, my kids do that too!

You can tell there is no shortage of love here!

Is there any better place than Daddy’s arms? Nope not really.

And one last shot of our sweet family.

Katie thanks again for coming out to meet me. I had a great time seeing you guys and playing with the kiddos. You have some ridiculously adorable babies there.  Of course you know I love me some blog challenges. If you can get 30 people to comment on this blog post I will throw in a cute little wallet brag book on the house! So leave some love people!

xo em

  • September 9, 2010 - 2:04 pm

    Bryan Rupp - Two words…Complete Domination!

  • September 9, 2010 - 2:06 pm

    Katie Jaeger - Thank you so much Emily!!!

  • September 9, 2010 - 2:07 pm

    Sierra - Em…your photos do a remarkable job showing not only the beauty in this family, but also the love and laughter that I have witnessed first hand. Lovely as always! :-)

  • September 9, 2010 - 3:29 pm

    Susan Jaeger - That is one awesome looking family! You did a great job
    Emily with your photo taking and showing the great fun/joy in the Jaeger family!

  • September 9, 2010 - 3:31 pm

    Susan Jaeger - That is one awesome looking family! You did a great job

  • September 9, 2010 - 3:31 pm

    Leslie - You kids are so darn cute. Oh yeah you and Tim look pretty good also:)

  • September 9, 2010 - 3:32 pm

    Susan Jaeger - That is one awesome family!

  • September 9, 2010 - 3:38 pm

    Christina - Katie these are amazing! What incredible pictures and what an incredibly cute family you are!

  • September 9, 2010 - 9:38 pm

    Stacey Couturier - These pictures made me cry! You are the most adorable family on the planet! And Emily, you are a very gifted photographer to truly capture the joy and love that this family shares. Thank you for sharing them with us!

  • September 10, 2010 - 7:57 am

    Rachael Ronningen - These pictures are amazing!! What a beautiful family!!!

  • September 10, 2010 - 8:11 am

    Kelly Donovan - Really great pictures!! I love them!!! I’m sure they are already hanging around the Boise office!

  • September 10, 2010 - 10:04 am

    Connie Kelty - Fabulous pictures, Emily you definitely captured their personalities.

  • September 10, 2010 - 2:46 pm

    Jill Glass - Love, love, love the kids sitting on the bridge – too cute!

  • September 10, 2010 - 3:15 pm

    Amy - Such a cute family!

  • September 11, 2010 - 6:58 pm

    Robin Blake ('Grandma Elmo') - The little prince and princess, and their parents (:-)), are so adorable!!

  • September 13, 2010 - 12:16 am

    Jaime - Love the family! Love the pictures!! Emily great job!!

  • September 14, 2010 - 6:54 am

    carey walters - love these photos, great job!!!!

  • September 14, 2010 - 6:54 am

    Sarah Barsotti - What wonderful pictures! Your family is darling….

  • September 14, 2010 - 10:13 pm

    Diane Paddock - Such a beautiful family.

  • September 19, 2010 - 11:10 am

    Josie - So lovely!

  • September 19, 2010 - 8:49 pm

    Tim Jaeger - That is the best looking group of Jaeger’s ever!

  • September 19, 2010 - 8:55 pm

    Pop Jaeger - Great pictures, great family too!

  • September 21, 2010 - 9:20 pm

    Matt Butler - Awesome pictures.

  • September 22, 2010 - 8:47 am

    Dustin Jaeger - Excellent work!

  • September 22, 2010 - 9:33 am

    Wendy MacNaugton - Beautiful pictures

  • September 22, 2010 - 2:31 pm

    Phil Jaeger - Great photos, the kids on the bridge are great.

  • September 22, 2010 - 3:47 pm

    MehriAnna - BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!

  • September 22, 2010 - 3:47 pm

    Michelle Harris - Love the picture of the muchkins on the bridge!

  • September 22, 2010 - 3:54 pm

    Joseph DuChene - Beautiful subjects = great photos!! These are all keepers!

  • September 22, 2010 - 7:22 pm

    Steve - Love the pictures of the grandkids….

  • September 23, 2010 - 7:41 am

    Jennifer DiGioia - Beautiful, love em….

  • November 25, 2010 - 9:50 am

    Julie Schwab - What a beautiful family and gorgeous photos!! Thanks for sharing!
    From your Canadian cousin Julie.


Catherine & Heather are fantastic people, it is just that simple. Through the entire process their attention to detail, creativity and honestly of emotion has been my honor to capture. Their wedding was perfect, small and intimate, and still bubbling over with joy. I had a wonderful time meeting their friends and family as well. It was an amazing event! I also have to thank the ever so lovely Maricar for being my right hand lady for the day some of the images you see below she captured.

Here are a few (ha ha, I know, a few is an understatement) of my favorites from the day:

I will have the whole gallery done here shortly! If you are a friend or family member leave a comment below and I will send you the link when it is ready!

xo em

  • September 7, 2010 - 8:29 pm

    Kip - So, so, so, so good. You are firing on extra cylinders and on some other kind of wavelength.


  • September 8, 2010 - 8:50 am

    liv - lovely, em!

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Just a few short weeks ago I had the pleasure of hanging out with the super adorable Jenny & Matt on their wedding day. I know I say it all the time, but really I have the best job in the world. Jenny & Matt are originally from the Midwest, so they wanted to throw a wedding that would show off the best parts of their new home of Portland. They also wanted to have their wedding be lots of Fun with a capital F. In my humble opinion, mission successful. Their friends and families came from near and far, and each and every one was a pleasure to meet. Everyone was so full of joy not only for the happy couple but to see the melding of the families. My right hand woman for the day Miss Darcie was also super wonderful to work with.  All in all it was a great day, Thank you to Jenny & Matt for having me along for the ride.

Here are a few of my favorites so far, I will have the whole gallery up very soon!

(Click on an image to start the light-box slide show)

Friends & Family members, if you would like access to the whole set please leave me a comment below and I will send you information when it is ready!

xo em

  • September 3, 2010 - 1:27 pm

    Kacy Kizer - I believe “a few of my favorites” is an understatement lady, haha! Awesome work as usual :)

  • September 3, 2010 - 3:10 pm

    Mari Laubach - Love em! What a great job you did Emily! We’d love to see them all! Jenny and Matt-You are so great!

  • September 3, 2010 - 7:04 pm

    Nan Delaney - Yes indeed, we would love to see all the photos when you have them ready! Thanks.

  • September 3, 2010 - 10:02 pm

    Annie - The photography is beautiful. Given the subjects and the event how could it not be! I would love to see the rest. Thank you Matthew,Jenny and Emily.

  • September 4, 2010 - 7:12 am

    Jenny - We are having a great time reliving the fun, thanks Emily!

  • September 4, 2010 - 8:46 pm

    Betty Sisk - Great pictures!! I would love to see all of them also when available. It was a wonderful wedding!

  • September 5, 2010 - 4:57 am

    tracy schleck - we loved these pictures! brought back great memories! Looking forward to seeing all of them. Thanks

  • September 7, 2010 - 4:43 am

    Bethany - Thank you for the pictures Emily they are great. I would love to get a notice when the rest are available.

  • September 10, 2010 - 10:23 am

    Anna - Awesome photos Emily!! It would be great to see them all when they become available.

  • November 18, 2010 - 11:33 am

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  • January 11, 2011 - 12:30 pm

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  • February 5, 2011 - 2:21 pm

    Shelbi - Hi, Do you know who the florist was for this wedding?


If you are a blog reader of mine you might remember a certain adorable baby this time last year, and then a charming little dude this past winter. Well the S man is back, and literally more adorable than before, if that is possible. I met up with the Mr. S and his adorable family at a beautiful park in Lake Oswego for portraits and ended up having a great time laughing about a certain some-one’s obsession with airplanes and puppies.

Here are a few of my favorites from our day:

Such a big boy already!

Getting a little love from Mama. You can see where he got his beautiful smile.

Don’t be fooled he is not posing for me, he is checking out the “PUPPY!” behind me.

Gah that smile is killer!

And those sparkly eyes.

We even got Gran into the mix.

Clearly Grandma is well loved.:)

The park we used for the session had a beautiful little outlook over the river. Such a great spot.

We also got to do some fun reflection shots using the wading pool. Perfect on a hot night.

Is there anything better than a full on belly laugh?

And one more smile, gah he kills me.

Jessica and family, thanks again for meeting up with me and sharing your darling boy. He is still quite the charmer, I have just loved watching him grow! I hope you have enjoyed your sneak peek, I will have the whole gallery up very soon for you. Until then shall we have a little blog challenge? If you can get 30 people to comment on this blog post, I will throw in a darling little brag book on the house. So leave some love folks!

xo em

  • September 1, 2010 - 9:23 am

    Mary Rae - Adorable!

  • September 11, 2010 - 10:17 am

    Bonnie - Beautiful photos! Captures the joy of being little and loved.