A very happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from my family to yours!

(photos by the ever so wonderful Bryan Rupp)

xo em

  • December 30, 2010 - 6:22 am

    Mary Helmer - okay Emily, I am totally addicted to your photos(I am still trying to decide on what to get from Katie and Charlie’s wedding). Your family is beautiful and seeing your face brings back some fun memories. Happy Holidays.


Quick look up, you see the rotating banner on this very blog? If you wait long enough there is a ridiculously cute little girl in a pink sweater against a green wall. See it? That was last October, and allot has changed since then. That very girl is now a BIG SISTER! Exciting stuff. It was my honor to capture the new little brother and family of four. Simon is just as cute as his big sister. He was such a boy for me too! I had a great time with the whole family.

Here are a few of my favorites so far:

Meet Simon, he is already such a dapper little lad.:)

And yes Claire did get cuter, as if it were possible.:)

These two were so sweet together. Miss Claire is already such a loving big sister.

The whole family was just adorable, and clearly in love with the newest addition.

Once the group shots were over we did a few of just the new guy. I love this hat that is daddy knit. So sweet.

I love me some baby bits, and Simon’s little lips and bed head was really the best.

He also woke up for a bit there. I think he was trying to tell us how great his eyes would look against this blanket his mama made for him.

Sweet boy, I love all his chub here.

He’s just smooch-able right.

While Simon took a nursing break I got a few of Claire and Daddy. These make me smile.

And back to baby cuteness. Oh that mouth so sweet.

Such a sweet boy, he was so good for me!

And a few with mama of course. I am pretty sure these arms are his favorite place to be.

And one last shot of the whole family. I love Claire’s little face here. So much love in this foursome.:)

Crissie thanks again for having me out to meet the new little guy. He was such a sweet boy, congratulations again on the addition to your sweet family. I am so looking forward to seeing them grow over the next year.:)I hope you enjoy your sneak peek. I should have the whole gallery done for you very soon.  And of course I know how you love your little brag book.  Lets get another in the words with this little guy. If you can get 30 people to comment on this post, I will throw in another set of cute little books.

xo em

  • December 23, 2010 - 8:30 pm

    Megan - Beautiful family! What great pictures of everyone. Claire looks like such a proud big sister. :)

  • December 23, 2010 - 8:40 pm

    Chad - I like the last one. Claire’s smile is so cute.

  • December 23, 2010 - 8:52 pm

    Lisa - So adorable. Claire Bear and Baby Simon are so cute!

  • December 23, 2010 - 11:57 pm

    Grama Jan - Cute, cute, cute. And is that red hair I see??? Love, Grama

  • December 24, 2010 - 12:12 am

    Anya Holcomb - What a beautiful family – precious photos!

  • December 24, 2010 - 12:20 am

    Grandpa Rod - Coooooool!!!!

  • December 24, 2010 - 12:22 am

    Grandpa Rod - Nice pictures – really cool!

  • December 24, 2010 - 8:54 am

    Nathan - The expanding family, Claire will be a great big sister. You all are so photogenic :)

  • December 24, 2010 - 10:39 am

    Julie Cavallo - what creative photos! Of course, it helps to have such a photogeninc family! You guys look so happy and the kids are adorable!

  • December 24, 2010 - 1:13 pm

    Joe & Alene - Such great pictures, what a beautiful family!

  • December 24, 2010 - 1:25 pm

    Megan - What a happy family! You all look beautiful! Especially Simon and Claire. (I love the mom and dad too!)

  • December 24, 2010 - 1:58 pm

    Great Grandma White - You would not believe all the kiss marks on my computer.
    Can hardly wait for the REAL thing.

  • December 24, 2010 - 2:01 pm

    Great Grandpa White - God’s cration

  • December 24, 2010 - 2:45 pm

    Karla Ruffin - Beautiful pics of all of you! Simon and Claire are just precious!

  • December 24, 2010 - 5:50 pm

    Larry White - Simon (also known as Peter) how innocent he looks. Claire, it seems likes the big sister role. Congrats and God bless.

  • December 24, 2010 - 8:45 pm

    Sandi Berg - Great pics! Beautiful family!

  • December 25, 2010 - 11:59 am

    Great Grandpa White - God’s creation

  • December 25, 2010 - 1:28 pm

    Grandpa - Beautiful pictures

  • December 25, 2010 - 1:34 pm

    Grandma Karen - Emilyg Photography – what a blessing! The photos are just awesome of our kids and grandkids. It’s obvious you put your heart into your passion.
    Karen Anders
    Yakima WA

  • December 27, 2010 - 4:02 pm

    Joyce - Congratulations Crissie and Daniel on the newest member of your beautiful family. He is certainly a handsome little guy and Claire is going to be the best big sister ever.

  • December 27, 2010 - 11:06 pm

    Hil - I love the hat you made, Daniel. Emily, these photos are awesome! The whole family is so adorable :)

  • December 27, 2010 - 11:30 pm

    Mona - Congratulations on such a beautiful family. You are blessed.

  • December 27, 2010 - 11:48 pm

    Cheryl (Purcell) Dummer - Congrats you guys! What a beautiful family…captures so creatively and clearly. Precious. <3

  • December 28, 2010 - 12:21 am

    Randy Purcell - You have such a beautiful family Crissie and Daniel! And Claire looks like she is so happy to have a little brother. Children grow too fast! May God continue to bless you all.

  • January 8, 2011 - 10:49 am

    Jenna - Cuteness!!

  • January 8, 2011 - 2:16 pm

    Jarod - Simon, looks like you fit right in!

  • January 10, 2011 - 3:31 am

    Joel, Lisa and kaden - Beautiful pics guys!!! Congrats!

  • January 13, 2011 - 3:07 pm

    Matt Thiessen - Very cute! He looks so much like Daniel!

  • January 14, 2011 - 7:46 pm

    Sarah - I love them all!!!!!!!! Can’t decide which is my favorite.

  • January 15, 2011 - 7:57 pm

    Kathy - Great photos! Love that you got Simon both awake and asleep. :)

  • February 10, 2011 - 11:34 pm

    Kat - I love the pictures! What a beautiful blessed family… I miss you guys. Sorry my comment is so late…. Love ya guys. Big hugs to Claire and Baby Simon!

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I am not going to pontificate much today. My entire family has been battling the flu, and I am rushing trying to get out last moment holiday print orders. Oh and there is the small matter of our own holiday cards and gifts to attend too. Either way it is nuts in the G household these days, but I just had to share a few from my session with the always adorable and sweet little Talia. You remember her baby session in corvallis a few months back right? Well she is back and even more adorable than ever.

Here are a few quick favorites so far:

So big already!

Mama made this hat, how cool is that.

This one is hands down my favorite of the day.:)

Such a sweet family.

Bonnie and Matt thanks again for trekking all the way up to Newberg and being down with all of my ideas. I have the whole gallery almost finished and will be sending you that info again shortly.:)

xo em

  • December 19, 2010 - 9:09 am

    Jamie Fellman - LOVE the hat mama! Her face is so expressive! way to capture cuteness, Em!

  • December 19, 2010 - 10:07 am

    Kip - Dude. Melt.


I am not going to lie, I kind of thought this blog post would never happen. This particular engagement session has been planned, canceled and rescheduled I think about a million times. It kind of became a running joke between us all. When the day finally came with no illness, conflicts and decent weather I think we all did a little happy dance. I had a great time running around the cute little city of Forest Grove with these two.

Here are a few of my favorites from the day:

These two are super adorable together.:)

Sarah, for real you have the best smile evah.


We started at McMinnamin’s Grand Lodge, one of my favorite spots.

We even lucked into some fall colors pretty late in the season.

Gah the cuteness.:)

After running all around the Grand Lodge we skipped on over to the Pacific University Campus. Well they skipped, as you can see here lol. Nice air Nick!

Pacific had some killer buildings, I particularly loved the Art door here.  Oh also have I mentioned how awesome Sarah’s coat was?! Girl if you ever need to get rid of it I’ve got dibs!

Ginkgo leaves for good luck!

and one last set. We took these outside the famous Maggie’s Buns It’s super rad that Sarah helped paint this wall too right!

Sarah & Nick thanks for having me out to your home town. I had a great time running around with you two. I hope you like your sneak peek, I will have the whole gallery done very soon. As new clients I would love to throw down a blog challenge for you. If you can get 30 people to comment on this little blog post, I will throw in a beautiful 11×14 on the house! SO leave some love people!

xo em

  • December 16, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    Sarah Chrusoskie - THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I’m so glad we finally got together! My favorite is Nick skipping! I’m thinking X-mas card :)

  • December 16, 2010 - 2:45 pm

    Kathy - To think, the great Emily G was in my hometown! I love these images and you managed to capture Fo Gro beautiful!!

  • December 16, 2010 - 3:49 pm

    Cindy Fillis - Nick & Sarah do rock! Emily you have captured the joy in their glances and playfulness in their love. What a gorgeous couple! (No bias on my part as the mother of the groom). Love to you both!

  • December 16, 2010 - 3:58 pm

    Mary Rae - That wall is amazing – great photos Em!

  • December 16, 2010 - 4:18 pm

    nikiko - how cute are you two :)

  • December 16, 2010 - 4:57 pm

    Terri Domenigoni - Sarah & Nick,
    Enjoyed the engagement pics. What a fun fall day. Looking forward to the wedding!

  • December 16, 2010 - 5:04 pm

    Kirsten, Tyler, and Kayden - We love you guys and all the photos so far! You two wear happiness well:) Great photography, capturing the love that is Nick and Sarah!

  • December 16, 2010 - 7:41 pm

    Treads - Someday your kids will look at these pictures and be amazed by how young you look. Congratulations!

  • December 16, 2010 - 10:24 pm

    peggy - Love these! Great fun! just what Sarah wanted.

  • December 16, 2010 - 10:27 pm

    peggy - Great Photography

  • December 17, 2010 - 7:37 am

    Marsh - These pictures are marvelous. I love how your personalities are captured in the photos.

  • December 18, 2010 - 12:27 pm

    Lura Layden - How fortunate you are to have each other. You are very fortunate and hansome couple.
    The pictures are great.

  • December 18, 2010 - 12:34 pm

    Roberta Dulay - The pictures are lovely. Sarah looks beautiful and my grandson is quite handsome!

  • December 23, 2010 - 2:27 pm

    Russ Filllis - Emily, Thanks for the great work you did with these guys. Sarah is so beautiful and Nick so handsome.

  • December 23, 2010 - 7:13 pm

    Leslie Jones - Great pictures! Congratulations to the entire family!

  • December 23, 2010 - 9:13 pm

    Molly Fazio - Beautiful pictures! Congratulations to You!!

  • December 24, 2010 - 1:09 pm

    Lisa Just - What wonderful pics!

  • December 29, 2010 - 1:27 am

    Maureen Davis - Nick and Sarah,
    The love and happiness are captured in your pictures. They are priceless. This is the feeling that you will enjoy for years to come. Congratulations!

  • January 3, 2011 - 9:29 am

    Lili Olmos - Great pictures of Sarah and Nick. Beautiful setting and even more beautiful young people in love. Wow!

  • January 3, 2011 - 10:17 am

    michelle heffner - Loved your pictures! I especially enjoyed the black and whites. You both look so happy. Such a good looking couple! Congratulations!

  • January 4, 2011 - 9:05 am

    Melissa - Beautiful pictures! I love the animation!

  • January 5, 2011 - 9:30 am

    Michelle Blanchard - Love the pics. With the great smiles you both have your babies are going to be freakin adorable. Congrats

  • January 9, 2011 - 2:09 pm

    Cal - The photos look great. I especially like the one of just Sarah. Anyway to see less of Nick is probably the best route. Just joking. They all look fantastic!

  • January 9, 2011 - 8:44 pm

    Aaron - Great Stuff! Can’t wait to see your wedding day work!

  • January 10, 2011 - 2:47 pm

    Nick - Loved these, it was fun! Another week and a half and we will get to do it again!

  • January 13, 2011 - 8:03 am

    peggy - These pictures really capture their playful fun loving relationship. Emily you did a nice job. They are a beautiful couple so how could you go wrong, right!? :) I am so excited for the big day.

  • April 11, 2011 - 11:09 am

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When Erin contacted me a few weeks back to schedule a maternity session I know we were going to get along. She had that perfect balance of excitement and giggles. We arranged to meet up at her in law’s house and celebrate her perfectly round belly. We had a great time talking about babies, bellies, and taking some cute photos.

Here are a few of my favorites so far:

Check these two out, aren’t they the cutest!

I love this series of Terrie laughing.:)

She is so beautiful right!

I love this one, it might be my favorites so far.

These two are so lovely, no shortage of love here.

After a while of shooting inside we ventured outside.

We lucked out with some beautiful weather for these two.

And one last set of the happy couple and beautiful belly.

Erin thanks again for having me out. I had a great time with you guys, I hope you like your sneak peek. I can not wait to capture your sweet baby! I will have the whole gallery for you soon.:)

xo em