Back a million years ago before kids and a certain adorably mustached husband I was rabble rousing Portland State University Student. I had a great time at college, and one of the reasons was the amazing friends I had. One of those friends was an adorable petite blonde girl named Jill. I met Jill while leading a tour of the university, and quickly talked her into a few activities and clubs on campus. She was always full of energy and good spirit. I had a great time reconnecting with Jill via facebook this year, and was honored when she hired me to capture her adorable family.

Here are a few of my favorites so far:

We met up on a beautiful Friday evening last week at Gabriel Park in SW Portland.

Her whole family is completely adorable right.

Jill’s newest addition Kylee is such a cutie!

Jill also has some seriously hansom boys right.

the ladies!

I love me some beautiful autumn leaves and cute families.

Ah baby cheeks!

Nathanael aka super awesome big brother is also a doll.

Kylee was having a moment, so we went with it lol.

She quickly came back when daddy offered a flying lesson.

Did I mentioned Big brother was adorable too, and so sweet with his sister. 

this one might be my favorite.

and one last family shot, I loved taking advantage of some perfect silhouette lighting.

Jill thanks again for having me out to meet up with your adorable baby. I had a great time seeing you again and getting to know your cuties! As a new client I would love to offer you a little blog challenge. If you can get 25 people to comment on this post I will throw in a darling little wallet brag book. Perfect for showing off  some lovely family photos. So leave some love people!

xo em

  • November 11, 2010 - 1:04 pm

    Brandi George - Love these Jill! You look great! Can’t wait to meet Kylie in person!

  • November 11, 2010 - 1:19 pm

    Christi - Those pictures are gorgeous! Silhouette shots just might be my favorites. Love to solo shots of the kids, too! You can never go wrong with family pics in the fall. Looks like ya’ll had a lot of fun!

  • November 11, 2010 - 2:00 pm

    Mary Rae - Yay! I love seeing PSU folks on here. Great job Em and Jill these are all AMAZING!

  • November 12, 2010 - 2:12 pm

    Jason - Wow. These came out good~! Great colors and the kids look great~!


  • November 12, 2010 - 2:14 pm

    Celia - Sooooooo cute.

  • November 12, 2010 - 2:21 pm

    Michele Larsen - Two words: Stuh. Ning. Absolutely stunning! I LOVE the family throwing a fit photo–so playful. And those baby cheeks just make me want to reach through the screen for a good squeeze. Beautiful, beautiful family, Jill. That’s why they’re all amazing photos. Excellent work, Emily G!

  • November 12, 2010 - 5:02 pm

    Tracy - Great pics!

  • November 12, 2010 - 6:32 pm

    Jill - I can’t express how perfect these are. We are excited to see the whole gallery. As always you rock it, Em!!! Oh and we had a blast doing them. Couldn’t of been a more perfect evening.

  • November 14, 2010 - 9:44 am

    Steve Rhodes - Great family photos! I can see that good looks runs in the family.

  • November 15, 2010 - 3:40 pm

    Denise - Jill’s family is absolutely adorable. You did a fantastic job capturing their spirit and personality.

  • November 16, 2010 - 11:40 pm

    Kristiana - Great photos! I love the baby cheeks the most and also adore the goofy faces photo. How fun!

  • November 17, 2010 - 12:55 am

    Lynda - Two great photos! Sorry my dial-up connection won’t open the rest. :( Would have loved to seen the rest of the photos. The sun was shining on a beautiful evening in the PNW and I thought it rained all the time. :)

  • November 17, 2010 - 5:08 am

    Kate - Great pictures, I especially love the goofy ones, it captures the family’s personality!

  • November 17, 2010 - 5:18 am

    Amy - I LOVE these Photos! What a beautiful family.

  • November 17, 2010 - 6:57 am

    Lu - Wow such wonderful pictures, really captured the feel of the day

  • November 17, 2010 - 7:09 am

    Chrystal - What lovely photos!

  • November 17, 2010 - 7:17 am

    Salena - These are gorgroue pics!! Bbeautiful family =]

  • November 17, 2010 - 7:22 am

    Amy - What a great family! I love the pictures.

  • November 17, 2010 - 8:56 am

    Sheri - what beautiful pictures! I really loved the silhouette. Amazing!

  • November 17, 2010 - 9:04 am

    Julie - Beautiful photos. I love the expressions caught in the photos.

  • November 17, 2010 - 10:58 am

    Angela - What great pictures! Beautiful family : )

  • November 17, 2010 - 2:58 pm

    Gabrielle DeWitt - These are amazing. I really love the ones of you all outside. I hope you have them framed all over your house. Kylee is so adorable, and Nathanial is getting so grown up!

  • November 17, 2010 - 7:22 pm

    Jessica - Beautiful!!

  • November 17, 2010 - 8:05 pm

    Xiomara Vasquez - Love the pictures ;)

  • November 17, 2010 - 10:35 pm

    Keith Brown - Lovely photos, great work.

  • November 19, 2010 - 10:18 pm

    Robin - Wonderful pictures! Good looking family! No vested interest here.

  • November 28, 2010 - 4:20 pm

    Kay Evans - Great pictures and beautiful family:-)


Monday mornings are always rough right, waking up early, getting back in routines, making sure the coffee is flowing. Well lets add a little sugar to this morning shall we, I have the sweetest little lady to do that. Meet baby E, she is one of the sweetest, most beautiful newborns I have had the pleasure of working with. She was so good for me, and her family was so fun to spend time with.

Here are a few of my favorites so far:

Check out this sweet face, gah I just wanted to eat her up.

She was so sweet and sleepy for me.

Her mama has a thing for cute little flowers and headbands, so this little lady has the best accessories.

She is such a sweet little dainty thing too.

Baby E clearly gets her good looks from her beautiful mama.

There is something wonderful about a tiny baby in big strong daddy hands.

Clearly there is no shortage of love here.

And one last photo of the sweet little lady.

Michelle, thanks again for having me out to meet up with your beautiful baby. I had a great time getting to know all of you! As a new client I would love to offer you a little blog challenge. If you can get 25 people to comment on this post I will throw in a darling little wallet brag book. Perfect for showing off a certain cute baby. So leave some love people!

xo em

  • November 8, 2010 - 12:40 pm

    sydney kjono - These turned out so good!!!! I love her so much. She’s so beautiful

  • November 8, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    Michelle - Emily,
    The pictures turned out so sweet. She’s already grown so much from when these pictures were taken. Thank you for taking such precious pictures of our sweet Emily.
    Thank you,

  • November 8, 2010 - 2:11 pm

    Carrie H - The picture of the three of you is priceless. I absolutely love them

  • November 8, 2010 - 3:09 pm

    Erica Ann - Oh my gosh, these are stunning. I love the color too!

  • November 8, 2010 - 3:26 pm

    wendy - (i’m michelle’s cousin)
    you did an awesome job capturing their little angel in all of her sweetness!

  • November 8, 2010 - 3:44 pm

    Ann - These are such perfect pictures!

  • November 8, 2010 - 6:33 pm

    Dee Brenner - She is so cute!!!

  • November 8, 2010 - 6:41 pm

    debbie - You make a sweet little baby sweeter. These pictures are amazing! Wish I lived closer for when I need baby pictures!

  • November 8, 2010 - 6:42 pm

    debbie - You make a sweet baby sweeter. These pictures are amazing!

  • November 8, 2010 - 7:45 pm

    JoAnn Jones - Is she precious or what! All the pictures are favorites. I can’t wait to hold her.

  • November 8, 2010 - 7:52 pm

    Tammy Hamm - What a precious little girl. The pictures are so beautiful. Emily is so lucky to have such a loving family :)

  • November 8, 2010 - 9:06 pm

    Becky - She is beautiful! What gorgeous shots! If I could go back in time I would love to have such fabulous pictures of my babies. I love each picture and wish I was holding little Emily – Right Now!

  • November 8, 2010 - 9:58 pm

    joann - very very sweet! How hard to pick the favorite. I have to admit I am a sucka for the daddy’s arms around that sweet babies head. Truly a beautiful child, and a beautiful family!

  • November 9, 2010 - 5:36 am

    Michelle (the other one from Sandy!) - Emily is absolutely gorgeous in every way! The pictures are captivating and very sweet. We look forward to meeting her soon!
    Love you guys!

  • November 9, 2010 - 12:39 pm

    Brenda - She is so beautiful! You guys are so blessed to have her in your home! Thanks for sharing the pictures!

  • November 9, 2010 - 2:28 pm

    Kathryn - Wow! First time Aunt Kathy’s has seen her! She is a knock-out baby! What will she be by sixteen? The photography is stellar! How did you get her to be so good? My babies were always on worst behavior at photo shoots! Way to go Michelle and Corey–a beautiful addition to your great family!

  • November 9, 2010 - 4:00 pm

    Jenni - Adorable!

  • November 9, 2010 - 7:20 pm

    Pam Jones - Baby Emily is a precious gift from God. I am so very blessed to know the family and be a part of their lives. What a beautiful family and pictures. Emily is so very loved by many people.

  • November 9, 2010 - 11:21 pm

    Khanida - The pictures are so pretty, because Emily and her parents are in the pictures! I love them :)-. I can’t wait to see and hold Emily in my arms!

  • November 9, 2010 - 11:52 pm

    Aunt Pam - What darling pictures. Blessings for everyone, thanks for letting my see them. I’m sure her brothers and sisters are crazy about her, and so they should be. Congratulations! Hope to see her before she is grown. Love you.

  • November 10, 2010 - 7:01 am

    Mary Rae - What a precious little baby!

  • November 10, 2010 - 11:56 am

    jen - what a sweet face! i love the headbands!

  • November 10, 2010 - 11:13 pm

    Lexi Kjono - what a beautiful pictures! these pictures capture her pure innocence and divinity. I love, love, love these pictures! <3 <3 <3

  • November 18, 2010 - 1:44 pm

    Grampa Grant - I don’t think that I have seen sweeter pictures! Emily is truly a big blessing in a sweet little bundle. I am just glad I am the Grampa!!!!!


Kayla & Jason are great people. They are sweet, kind, funny, caring, and they know how to throw a great party. I have seen these two go through a rough year, but been honored to be there to capture some really good times too. It was my honor to capture their sweet court-house wedding this spring, and now I can not wait to share with you their super fun swanky downtown reception.  We had a great time from the getting ready bits, beer at the always rad Bridgeport Brewpub,  to running in and out of the crazy October rain. All in all it was a great event.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Kayla & Jason it has been wonderful getting to know you both. I had a great time with you two, and your whole families. I hope you enjoy the sneak peek, I will have the whole gallery done very soon!

xo em

  • November 5, 2010 - 7:17 am

    Kayla - Emily, they are wonderful! I cant thank you enough for capturing such wonderful moments over the last year, our family is so greatful! Can’t wait to see the whole gallery!

  • November 7, 2010 - 8:53 am

    Deyla Huss - Beautiful wedding Emily! Gorgeous!

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I love my job, one of the best parts of my job is meeting new people, yet the other side of that coin is reconnecting with old friends. Miklyn and I grew up together and spend most of our teenage years connected at the hip and or phone. We went our different ways for college and thanks to the technology of facebook and we reconnected. It was my pleasure to capture Miklyn and her new family at their home. They live on a great farm property outside St. Paul, OR. The country out there is so beautiful and scenic.

Here are a few of my favorites so far:

Such a beautiful family right.

I love me some rustic old barns so when I saw this one on the property I knew we had to use it.

Maicey is so darling!

Those eye lashes are killer right.

She made me work for the smiles, but they were all worth it.

Miklyn, thanks again for having me out to meet your little princess. She so darling, but I have to admit, seeing you be the wonderful mama you were always meant to be was the best part for me. Who knew a million years ago when we talked about our future kids they would turn out so cute! Thank goodness for facebook and small towns reconnecting us! I will have the whole gallery up soon, I hope you liked the peek.

xo em

  • November 3, 2010 - 11:28 am

    Mary Rae - OMG – What amazing photos! That little girl is precious.

  • November 3, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    Miklyn - Love her smiles gotta treasure those one’s because you worked hard to get them! These are fabulous….thank you for capturing some amazing shots of my family.


I got the sweetest email not tooo long ago. You might remember Aimee & Dan from one of my favorite 2009 weddings, or from their engagement/family session in the summer prior. Either way Aimee, Dan and Ethan are awesome, so when Dan emailed me to ask about a family session this year I was 100% in. You see the traditional first wedding anniversary is celebrated with a “paper” gift, so Dan wanted to give his lovely bride the gift of photos. How cute is that!

So we headed out to the streets of lovely Downtown Sherwood, OR to see what we could find, have some laughs and take some photos. Here are a few of my favorites so far:

It’s been a whole year, and clearly everyone has had a good one. Check them out, even more adorable then ever.

Ethan is a seriously handsome kid, and sweet to boot.

I love the bond between mother and son, especially with these two.

Our love birds, cute as ever.

The whole family.

We also had some silliness you see.

Aimee & Dan thanks again for meeting  up with me and strolling around downtown Sherwood with me. I had a great time hanging out with you all and catching up. You all are the best. And of course you know how I love my comment challenges right, so lets have another one shall we? If you can get 30 people to comment on this little post I will throw in a cute little wallet brag book on the house. That should cover part of the “paper” right.:)

xo em

  • November 2, 2010 - 9:09 am

    Pam - Gorgeous photos! I especially love the juxtaposition of the family against the tall windows. You have captured the essence of this loving family unit perfectly.

  • November 2, 2010 - 10:07 am

    Dan - Emily… These look so good! Love them!

  • November 2, 2010 - 10:11 am

    Deanna - Such a beautiful family!! I’m guessing you have little-to-no wall-space left, these are all amazing shots!

  • November 2, 2010 - 10:20 am

    Kip - I love these guys.

  • November 2, 2010 - 12:52 pm

    Michael Daniels - Excellent photo quality. Some of best I have seen.

  • November 2, 2010 - 12:52 pm

    Susie Walsh - I like the photo where you are swinging Ethan. You two make a great team! Congratulations on making it through the first year – it only gets easier! Susie

  • November 2, 2010 - 12:53 pm

    Michael Daniels - Some of the best quality pictures I have yet to see. Of course the subject matter is beautiful, handsome, and cute.

  • November 2, 2010 - 12:55 pm

    Monica Gaustad - Great pictures and what a beautiful family!!

  • November 2, 2010 - 12:58 pm

    Sandy - Love you all, love the pictures too.

    You are a wonderful family and I am happy to be part of it.

    Gram ma & Gram pa

  • November 2, 2010 - 1:33 pm

    Jade - So good to see your love is growing stronger with time! Wish you all the best!

  • November 2, 2010 - 3:17 pm

    Annie - The photos of Ethan make my heart happy. Talented work. Emily: Curious if you teach photography classes? Aimee and Dan: Congratulations!

  • November 2, 2010 - 4:21 pm

    Brenda "Mimi" Weinberg - These photos are wonderful of my daughter, husband and grandson. What a wonderous idea Dan as a one year gift,.so thoughtful!!! Great job Emily, your work must be easy with a beautiful family like this one. Congratulations Aimee and Dan. Love Brenda

  • November 2, 2010 - 5:02 pm

    Meagan - I just love these photos! Emily, you were amazing yet again!!!

    P.S. Aimee, I love your boots! :):):)

  • November 2, 2010 - 7:16 pm

    mary passadore - Hi Emily, you did it again! Terrific pictures. If I ever need a photographer it will be you. Great location, great ideas, more than great pictures. Thanks..Mom (Mary) Passadore

  • November 2, 2010 - 8:22 pm

    Karen Gill - Every single one of these is awesome! Emily, I sure wish you were in Indy, because my fiance and I would want to use you for our wedding. You’re the best photographer I’ve seen. Great job!

  • November 2, 2010 - 9:20 pm

    lenore - Emily, I was at Amy and Dan’s wedding and the pictures were fantasist. You really got some great shots of the whole family. Love the black and white idea……

  • November 2, 2010 - 10:53 pm

    k.noel - love the pics all of them, but the ones of ethan turned out sooooo great!!! He’s getting so big… Miss you all….

  • November 3, 2010 - 3:52 pm

    Rita Walsh - Emily, you did it again — captured the LOOK of LOVE! So happy for you Aimee and Dan and Ethan.

  • November 9, 2010 - 5:38 pm

    Michael Daniels - Excellent, quality photographs. You really know how to capture the moment.

  • November 11, 2010 - 8:59 pm

    Danna Smith - WOW! Awesome… “you guys are so darn cute.” Thank you for sharing these photographs with me. I LOVE them!! And, I LOVE you, too!! MUAH! xxxx auntie

  • November 14, 2010 - 6:54 pm

    Ashley - Super cute family, beautiful photos!