You might remember Julie & Kris from one of my all time favorite engagement sessions. Well how do you top an engagement session at the state fair? Well you start with an amazing venue, throw in stunning flowers and details, an incredibly beautiful dress, fun people, mix with some of the best wedding food of all time and of course top it off with one of the kindest & most in love couples I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Yep, that would be Julie & Kris’s wedding in a nut shell. 100% fabulous! It was my pleasure to be there with camera in hand. I was also lucky enough to have my girl Maricar there to help capture the fun.

Check out some of my favorites from the big day so far.

More to come from this amazing event.

Julie & Kris thanks again for having me out to capture your amazing day. It was my pleasure to work with the two of you. I will have the gallery done very soon. Family & Friends please leave a comment below if you would like to be notified with the whole gallery is ready!

xo em

  • October 12, 2010 - 12:47 pm

    Li - These are lovely! What a prefect day.

    Also… The food at Zenith is incredible!!!

  • October 12, 2010 - 7:24 pm

    Keith Arterburn - the Bride's Dad - Please let me know when the entire gallery is ready to view.

  • October 13, 2010 - 6:03 am

    Natalie - Wow Emily, you have really captured the spirit of such a delightful party. I don’t know the bride & groom, but have you ever seen two people more happy? It’s contagious! I feel happier right now thanks to them! I am very much looking forward to our shoot in December. Beautiful photography and congrats to the very happy couple! :)

  • October 15, 2010 - 9:17 pm

    Lindsey Orcutt - I’d love to be notified when the whole gallery is done! It was such a lovely day and it looks like you captured it perfectly! :)

  • January 20, 2011 - 4:59 pm

    Guess who’s wedding album I am working on this week… | oregon wedding & baby photographer emily g photography - [...] Julie & Kris had one of the most amazing weddings of the summer, the details, the venue, the food! It was all killer. To see the full slideshow click here. [...]

  • January 25, 2011 - 9:35 pm

    Lynn Evensen - Great job. Beautiful day, and you captured it all.

  • February 6, 2011 - 8:54 am

    wedding photographer portland oregon | oregon wedding & baby photographer emily g photography - [...] not often I drool while working on wedding photos, but man, the food at Julie & Kris’s wedding was nothing short of [...]

  • September 27, 2012 - 10:38 am

    maternity photographer portland oregon | oregon wedding & baby photographer emily g photography - [...] little facebook message saying she & Kris were expecting this fall I was thrilled. You remember Julie & Kris’s stunning wedding just over 2 years ago right? I also posted about their album here. We also had fun the summer prior [...]

  • November 8, 2012 - 12:51 pm

    Newborn Photographer Portland Oregon | oregon wedding & baby photographer emily g photography - [...] seams like just yesterday I capturing Julie & Kris’ stunning wine country wedding, how does time go so fast. Well time has flown, and that baby belly I posted just a few weeks ago [...]


You may remember a certain little squishy faced baby last year, well baby Banks is having his first birthday! He is such an adorable big boy, I can not believe it was just last year we were doing his first session! Banks being one is not the only reason to celebrate, there is also a very important wedding of a certain Mommy & Daddy coming up next month! So to celebrate all the big events and joy going around we arranged another session this time outside in the beautiful fall weather. Erica & Mike were great sports tromping through the weeds and bugs with me. We had a great time, and Banks ran his little tush off. Here are a few of my favorites from our first year/family/engagement session.

Check out the big birthday boy!

The whole lovely family, smiles all around.:)

Erica and Mike are pretty adorable just on their own.

Banks is even cuter these days, who knew that was possible.

We had fun running around can you tell.

I can not wait to shoot their wedding next month!

I just know it is going to be a super fun event.

And one last shot of the star of the show. Gah that smile kills me!

Erica & Mike thanks for joining me out on the trail, and for the Latte! You guys are the best. I am so looking forward to your wedding next month! Of course I know how you love the blog challenges. If you can get 30 comments on the blog I will throw in your choice of an 11×14 or another set of wallet brag books.:)So leave some love people.

xo em

  • October 11, 2010 - 9:48 am

    liv - what a total cutie!

  • October 11, 2010 - 10:02 am

    Amy - Love, love, love the pictures and this family! Can’t wait to see more and the wedding photos to boot!

  • October 11, 2010 - 12:49 pm

    Candice - How sweet! Congratulations to them!

  • October 13, 2010 - 12:48 pm

    Erica - Oh Emily! Love the photos as usual and seriously CANNOT WAIT for you to shoot our wedding. You do amazing work and we are just thrilled to have you as part of our day. Our little man will be the star of the show and you capture him so well! Love it! Thank you!

  • October 13, 2010 - 1:39 pm

    Daphne - What a delicious family – the pictures are beautiful!

  • October 13, 2010 - 1:44 pm

    Suzie - SOOOO CUTE!!! Banks looks so big!

  • October 13, 2010 - 1:51 pm

    Jeanie B - The cutest, most photogenic, kindest, happiest, beautiful, smart, intellectually curious, strongest, BEST trio on the planet. Thanks, Emily, for capturing them! ~J

  • October 13, 2010 - 1:55 pm

    Megan P. - Lovin’ these people. These are gorgeous pics that really capture how amazing this family is!! Love you, Erica, Mike, and Banks!

  • October 13, 2010 - 2:38 pm

    Tracy Candela - Great pictures! Such a sweet family! Handsome boys and a pretty Mama! :)

  • October 13, 2010 - 4:04 pm

    Pat Babjak - Love all the pictures! Can’t wait to get copies. See you at the wedding.

  • October 13, 2010 - 5:31 pm

    Lynn - I get a great big grin on my face when I look at these pictures!
    Banks will make a great grandson in law with Addy or Elly, the other 2/3 of the cutest trio in the world.

  • October 13, 2010 - 7:19 pm

    Kristie - Love,Love,Love the pics!!!!!!!!!!! Mike and Erica you look great and Banks is a super cutie:)

  • October 13, 2010 - 11:42 pm

    Katie - Wow. wow. wowwww! Beautiful. That’s all I have to say. :)

  • October 14, 2010 - 2:34 am

    Evynne - Such a beautiful family! Banks has the be the most handsome little man on the planet! Can’t wait for the wedding! Love you guys!

  • October 14, 2010 - 11:26 am

    jill (sister of the groom) - gorgeous family and great memories…gotta love it!!!
    you should use the family photo for your christmas cards so we can all have a copy :)

  • October 14, 2010 - 6:30 pm

    Joanne - SO SWEET! The one of Mike kissing Erica’s forehead is my favorite! :)

  • October 17, 2010 - 4:23 pm

    Aunt Lorrie - What a beautiful family. Banks is absolutely adorable. Great pictures.

  • October 17, 2010 - 7:19 pm

    Holly Edwards - What great family photos! Banks is sooo adorable and I love the outdoor setting!

  • October 18, 2010 - 7:54 am

    Sherry Payne - What a beautifull familly! Best of luck to all of you and congratulations. Beautiful pics!

  • October 18, 2010 - 12:58 pm

    Amy (daughter of Lynn, mom to Addy & Elly) - You can see where I inherited my great math skills ;)

  • October 18, 2010 - 1:51 pm

    Bonnie - You are all toooo cute. Love the pictures.

  • October 19, 2010 - 10:45 am

    Donna M. - what a nice looking family glad to see you all soooo happy.

  • October 19, 2010 - 3:56 pm

    Lisa - OH MY GOODNESS!! These photos are amazing!! Seriously, such a gorgeous family. Can’t wait for the wedding!!

  • October 19, 2010 - 6:29 pm

    Keeley George - What a beautiful family! So happy for you guys!

  • October 19, 2010 - 8:00 pm

    Paul Candela - Great pix!

  • October 20, 2010 - 8:56 am

    'lil Lizzie - These pictures are just amazing! What a beautiful family. Love you!

  • October 20, 2010 - 9:58 am

    Jo Forkish - These are fabulous pictures! Banks is adorable, as always! But he sure has gorgeous and very loving parents — so beautifully captured in the photos! Congratulations to all three of you! I can’t to hear about the wedding and see some more photos!

  • October 26, 2010 - 9:38 am

    Kay - What an absolutely gorgeous family! Banks couldn’t be cuter. Thanks Erica for sharing such a wonderful event with us all. Can’t wait to see the wedding photos!

  • October 27, 2010 - 9:48 am

    Michelle - Very nice photos! You captured their personalities perfectly! See you at the wedding – Michelle, Erica’s second cousin on her dad’s side

  • October 29, 2010 - 1:38 am

    Mike - I can see where Banks gets his great looks! Erica is one Lucky Lady!


I don’t normally do senior/grad photos, but for Miss Jordan I made an exception.

Isn’t she gorgeous!

More soon,

xo em


A few weeks back I had the pleasure of meeting a new family. They found me through friend of theirs who’s photos I did last year. You might remember these two adorable blond girls.  I knew we were going to have fun if they were friends with the P family, what I did not know was how amazingly beautiful these little blond girls would be. There must be something in the water in Washougal Washington, because wow, they make some beautiful kiddos up there! We lucked into some great weather and a fun time at the local beach. Even the family dog (a cute blond lab of course) got in the mix.

Take a look at a few of my favorites so far.

What did I say, beautiful girls and beautiful family!

We had some fun can you tell.

Meet little sister, her eyes kill me.

Meet big sister, her smile melts me heart.

We even snuck a few in of Mom & Dad being cute.:)

Like I said beautiful light, and a lovely family. The beach was amazing that night!

Check her out, girlie knows how to have fun.


And one last image of the whole family.

Lynn thanks for meeting me and sharing your family for the evening. I had a blast, your girls are so wonderful! I hope you enjoy your sneak peek. I have so much more to show you very soon! Of course as new clients I would love to throw in a blog challenge. How about this, if you can get 25 people to comment on this blog post I will throw in a darling little mini wallet brag book. Perfect for showing off 2 adorable little girls.:)SO leave some love people!

xo em

  • October 4, 2010 - 3:50 pm

    Lynn Parnell - Emily, these are amazing- we can’t wait to see more!

  • October 4, 2010 - 3:50 pm

    Karen Amato - Wow…such amazing photos! Lynn, these turned out great! Can’t wait to see more:)

  • October 4, 2010 - 4:14 pm

    Judie Hedrick - Oh my gosh, beautiful pictures of a beautiful family……….and I’d say that even if we weren’t related!!

  • October 4, 2010 - 4:37 pm

    lisa - Such a beautiful family!!

  • October 4, 2010 - 4:58 pm

    Lisa Schlunegger - WOW is all I can say…you really captured the spirit of this beautiful family!!

  • October 4, 2010 - 7:31 pm

    Caitlin Howard - Those pictures are amazing! Such a beautiful family! I love the candid ones. So great!! Tell your girls Miss Caitlin misses them!

  • October 4, 2010 - 7:32 pm

    Vickie - Lynn, your family is beautiful and the pictures are gorgeous! Love it. :)

  • October 4, 2010 - 7:37 pm

    Marlene Slagle - The pictures are amazing. The girls are adorable!

  • October 4, 2010 - 8:00 pm

    Dana Schmidt - WOW…absolutely amazing and beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing! I want family pictures done now!

  • October 4, 2010 - 8:30 pm

    Kristin Tatyrek - Gorgeous photos! Lynn is spreading the word so I hope she qualifies for the free brag-book! :)

  • October 4, 2010 - 8:40 pm

    Kari Tyler - Beautiful pictures! Your girls are the cutest!

  • October 4, 2010 - 8:46 pm

    Kristi Nelson - You did an amazing job capturing this adorable family!! Beautiful!!

  • October 4, 2010 - 9:04 pm

    Tracey Pratt - Fantastic pictures Lynn! What beautiful girls and a gorgeous family!

  • October 4, 2010 - 9:45 pm

    lisa - simply sweet!

  • October 5, 2010 - 12:10 am

    Billie Hargrave - Wonderful pictures!

  • October 5, 2010 - 10:57 am

    Tija Medina - I just knew they would turn out amazing. Beautiful, just beautiful.

  • October 11, 2010 - 9:49 am

    liv - love the colors in this one! gorgeous!!

  • October 16, 2010 - 10:05 am

    Robyn - The girls are so gorgeous! I love these pictures!

  • March 14, 2011 - 11:34 am

    Ginger Mack - Wow, Lynn, Gorgeous pics and I cant believe you got Scott to do that:) The girls have grown soooo Much!

  • March 25, 2011 - 7:13 pm

    Tasia - These are beautiful! Shaye and Mia are two beautiful young ladies and I can’t wait to see therm again.

  • May 26, 2011 - 12:30 pm

    Halley Parnell - Such a beautiful family! cant wait to see all of you!

  • September 2, 2011 - 9:16 am

    Tasia - Those pictures are amazing Shaye and Mia look so pretty


From my engagement session with the super fabulous Mike & Jody. I will be shooting their wedding tomorrow actually! Up from San Francisco I had not had a chance to get the two of them in front of my camera before this week. We had  a great time getting to know each other and acting like goofballs in downtown Lake Oswego. I am sure the wedding will be fantastic!

xo em