I double dog dare you not to smile back. More from this little lady very soon!

xo em

The Paper Mama

  • June 8, 2011 - 6:08 pm

    Uncle Chris and Auntie Robyn - What a beautiful baby!!
    Great photo!
    Love it

  • June 8, 2011 - 8:07 pm

    Tara - so adorable!!

  • June 13, 2011 - 9:32 am

    Elena - Such a sweet shot! Gotta love that smile!


I knew after doing Shawn & Paul’s engagement session that this was going to be a fun wedding. Held at the beautiful and historic Multnomah Falls the big day was fantastic. This couple did not let a little rain get them down, we had a great time trekking around outside with some help from our umbrellas.  The ceremony and reception was also wonderful and full of joy.  Shawn and Paul are sweet, funny and most amazing hosts. I know everyone in attendance had a great time, and enjoyed the amazing food. The Hawaiian theme they had planned came off so well too! Looking at these photos still make me smile:)

Here are a few of my favorites so far:

Shawn & Paul thank you again for having me out to capture your big day. You two are fantastic!  I hope you had an amazing honeymoon in the sun. I wish you two nothing but joy together! I will have the whole gallery done very soon. Friends & Family if you would like access to the whole gallery please leave a  comment below and I will send you the info as soon as it is ready to go.


xo em

  • June 6, 2011 - 5:12 pm

    liv - lovely.

  • June 6, 2011 - 7:23 pm

    Marla Mathis - Shawn’s mom here. You KNOW I want to see all the amazing pictures of the most beautiful Island Goddess in Portland!


I have known Jen for many years. We grew up going to the same summer camp and I always thought she was the sweetest little thing. She was a year younger than me, and always kind and smart. Jen was the kind of girl you always wanted on your team or in your cabin. Rob was also there at summer camp and winter retreats, he had that same sweetness and kind spirit. So years later when I heard they got married and started a family I was not shocked at all. It was a natural fit and made me smile, and my smile got bigger when they recently contacted me about setting up a maternity and newborn session for their second child due this summer. I LOVE maternity sessions. Capturing a beautiful moment in that special time always makes me happy, so working with these two and their adorable 2 year old daughter was my pleasure. We got together not long ago at the studio and had a great time chatting and talking baby. Miss A, soon to be big sister quickly stole my heart as well.

Here are a few of my favorites from our session.


Jen & Rob thanks for coming out to meet me at the studio. It was great catching up, Jen you look amazing! Your little girl is darling, I can not wait to see baby #2!  I will have your whole gallery done very soon.


xo em


Greetings from Newborn week! I have 3 fresh new little ones to capture this week and I am LOVING it. My first session of the week was with this little darling. He was SUCH an angel for me as you can see. I could have pointed my camera at this little one all day long. I knew he would be good as his parents have always been great in front of the camera for me too.:)Much more from this little guy to come, I just had to post one, I could not help my self.:)


xo em


A few months back on a rainy dark day April called me up to ask about wedding photography. I asked her a little about her self and her fiance, once she started talking I instantly knew I wanted to shoot their wedding. She was so warm, sweet and clearly in love with a wonderful man. She told me about how they met, how they fell in love and how excited she was for her July wedding. Even on a cold rainy day, she completely warmed my heart with her sweet words. When we met a few days later at a bridal fair she and her mother completely charmed me again. Clearly I am excited for this wedding!

So last week on the warmest and sunniest day of the year so far we met up for some fun engagement photos. We started at a little pub them spent their second date at, we also visited the site of a very special puddle jump. As April tells it she knew after jumping over that puddle into Brian’s arms he was the one.:)It was also the spot of their engagement so we just had to visit! Oh man I love a good romantic story! We laughed, talked about beer & Broadway musicals. In short it was a great time! Here are a few of my favorites so far:



April & Brian thanks for meeting up with me! I had a great time getting to know you two better. I hope you like the sneak peek, I will have your whole gallery very, very soon! As new clients you also know I have to throw down the blog challenge. If you can get 30 people to comment on this here blog post I will throw in an 11×14 print on the house!


xo em

  • May 31, 2011 - 4:22 pm

    Kathy - Their adorableness is just overwhelming! So cute!

  • May 31, 2011 - 4:32 pm

    April - These are GREAT! Thank you for making it so much fun!

  • May 31, 2011 - 4:35 pm

    Mirko Martinovic - These pictures are great, you guys do make a great couple, and hope nothing but the best for you both.

  • May 31, 2011 - 4:42 pm

    MELODIE ROBERTSON - Absoultely beautiful pictures

  • May 31, 2011 - 4:42 pm

    Brian - We had a great time with Emily and really enjoyed how friendly and professional she was at the same time. Got lucky with a beautiful day and loved every minute of the photoshoot!

  • May 31, 2011 - 4:46 pm

    melodie robertson - absoultely beautiful…love it!!!

  • May 31, 2011 - 4:47 pm

    trevor - Brian and April are so cute I can’t stand it.

  • May 31, 2011 - 4:57 pm

    Karen - Beautiful love story told through pictures!

  • May 31, 2011 - 5:16 pm

    Dina Currado - awesome pictures of an awesome couple!

  • May 31, 2011 - 5:22 pm

    Seasons Koll - LOVE these!! You guys are so cute!!

  • May 31, 2011 - 6:43 pm

    Debra - April you guys look fabulous!! Emily you take great pictures.

  • May 31, 2011 - 7:44 pm

    Emmy - Beautiful and wonderful photos!

  • May 31, 2011 - 8:24 pm

    kobzefaj - Wow!

  • May 31, 2011 - 10:24 pm

    Marianne - April & Brian these are such wonderful pictures. You guys are so adorable!!!!

  • May 31, 2011 - 10:29 pm

    Bobbie - Beautiful couple, therefore beautiful pictures. Congrats Brian and April, you look so in love and happy!

  • June 1, 2011 - 8:04 am

    Richard Neff - these are great pics!! Very happy for both of you!

  • June 1, 2011 - 8:35 am

    Sara - Great pics!

  • June 1, 2011 - 11:58 am

    Barbara Cochran - Pictures are fantastic! The “toes on the street corner” is a MUST HAVE for you! Love it! And I particularly like the series of pictures with April wearing the brown sweater. Hope Emily is shooting the wedding too?

  • June 1, 2011 - 12:50 pm

    Susanna Volkov - What a stunning couple! :) Gorgeous pics, too….love ‘em all!

  • June 1, 2011 - 1:12 pm

    Rose - Congrats, April and Brian. Love your pics.

  • June 1, 2011 - 1:15 pm

    Alisa - Pictures tell a thousand words…..you both look very happy together! Can’t wait ’til the your big day!


  • June 1, 2011 - 2:15 pm

    Ken Robertson - The pictures captured the moments and those moments are going to last a lifetime. This un-macho guy is gonna need his own box of kleenex at the wedding……..just sayin’

  • June 1, 2011 - 2:21 pm

    Ken Robertson - OOPS, I almost forgot…..Brian, Great Shoes!!!

  • June 3, 2011 - 9:25 am

    Denise - Beautiful couple, beautiful pictures, beautiful new life starting.

  • June 10, 2011 - 4:48 pm

    Amanda Muenks - Warms our hearts to see you two together…..Great Pics!

  • June 10, 2011 - 4:49 pm

    John Muenks - Great Pics!

  • June 11, 2011 - 10:32 am

    Clayton - Great photos, I’m so happy for you ! or as we say here, “Les photos sont très bien” !

  • June 11, 2011 - 10:42 am

    Ken - Love it!

  • June 13, 2011 - 9:15 am

    Errin - These pics make me so excited for the wedding! Also, they make me think of the wonderful future you two will have together. Congratulations!

  • June 13, 2011 - 10:30 am

    Debbie Todd - Beautiful photos!! You two make such a cute couple!

  • June 13, 2011 - 12:58 pm

    cynthea - Love that the clogs made it in to the pictures! You’ll still be talking about those shoes looking at your pictures on your 25th anniversary!! Oh ya, the pics are awesome as well. ;)

  • June 13, 2011 - 1:39 pm

    Darci Brown - So thrilled for you both and what a lovely match you are! Can’t wait to participate in your special day.

  • June 13, 2011 - 1:48 pm

    Marcia Neff - We are soooo happy we chose you!! The pics are beautiful,can’t waite to see more!

  • July 7, 2011 - 8:56 am

    Deanna Flannagan - Beautiful! I’m so excited for you both!

  • August 23, 2011 - 1:39 pm

    Camas Meadows Golf Club Wedding | oregon wedding & baby photographer emily g photography - […] and Brian have always been great to work with. We had a wonderful time not too long ago doing some engagement photos. Well they are back on the blog to show off some images from their big day just a few short weeks […]