I love maternity photography.

One big regret I have in my life is I did not have maternity photos done with my first kiddo.Β  it was such an amazing time, so many big changes, and so much joy. The few snapshots I do have just do not capture it, oh well. So when I had my son almost 2 years ago (wow where did the time go!) I ended up having one of the most photographed bellies of all time. And I love each and every image. Knowing I will never be doing it again, I am so glad I captured it. πŸ™‚

So when I get a chance to capture this special time for another soon to be mama and couple I just love it. Becca andΒ  Ian were great to work with. They love the outdoors and wanted to celebrate this important time in the beautiful fall leaves. We lucked into some great weather a few weeks, and made some great images.

Here are a few favs from our session.


Becca & Ian thanks again for being suck good sports, and up for all my wacky ideas. I really loved working with you two. I can not wait to meet your little one here soon! The whole gallery will be up here shortly as well.




Sometimes it just clicks.

A beautiful baby

A loving & sweet family

A stunning home with great light

And decor & textiles that make you swoon.

Sometimes it just clicks, and this was one of those times.


I met up with the F family to capture baby Arlo in his newborn stage. Being slightly older than my average newborn I did not know how the session would go, but man he was good for me! He is sweet, gentle and over the top adorable. The was also lucky enough to be born into a stunning Portland home filled with good art and fun textures. His room alone made me swoon. πŸ™‚ I am SO looking forward to watching Arlo grow over this year and getting to know his whole family more.

Here are some of my favorite images from our time together.

Meaghan & Ben thanks again for having me into your home. Your precious little boy was a pleasure to capture. I had a great time chatting with you two as well. I am so looking forward to working with you all over the next year. This time next year lion coat! I hope you have enjoyed your sneak peek. I will have the whole set for you very soon. As new clients I would be happy to offer you a fun little blog challenge. If you can get 30 people to comment on this blog post I will throw in a darling set of little brag books on the house. πŸ™‚


xo em


Allison and Erin are so fun to work with. We met a few weeks back on a cold misty morning for their engagement session. We picked the train station due to it’s significance to the couple and had a great time. Erin is in the Navy and spends lots of time communing back and forth to Portland via train to visit a certain pretty lady. The train station is significant because it means welcome home and travel safe in so many ways. These two are starting a beautiful life together, and it only seemed fitting we captured a big part of that journey with the train station as our backdrop. πŸ™‚

Like I said these two were so fun to work with. Erin’s eye brows have some truly amazing character no doubt, but beyond that their love is so clear and honest it was really my honor to capture it. I am SO looking forward to capturing their wedding this next September.

On to the photos right?!


Allison & Erin thanks again for braving the cold to come out and meet me. I just loved spending time with the two of you, and getting to know you both better. I am so looking forward to pointing my big camera at your wedding. πŸ™‚ As new clients I would of course love to offer you a blog challenge. If you can get 30 people to comment on this blog post I will throw in an 11×14 on the house! So leave some love people.


xo em

  • November 16, 2011 - 5:30 pm

    Erin O'Hara - I’m stoked to see the set! Thanks for braving the cold with us!

  • November 16, 2011 - 8:16 pm

    Katie - SO CUTE. I love those coordinating outfits!

  • November 16, 2011 - 8:35 pm

    elyse - I love these photos! They come off extremely charming and happy! πŸ˜€

  • November 16, 2011 - 9:14 pm

    Alison - I’m so happy with our photos! Thank you, Emily!

  • November 16, 2011 - 9:39 pm

    Katie Laws - I am so excited for you two!!!! Your pictures are wonderful. Yeah for being engaged!

  • November 16, 2011 - 9:49 pm

    Charlotte - I love that you took your pictures at the train station! Too cute. Can’t wait to see the wedding pics.

  • November 16, 2011 - 9:53 pm

    cindy - still think the bridge ones are my fav.
    ya’ll are good looking!

  • November 17, 2011 - 2:04 am

    Judith - Love the pictures! They are beautiful. I can’t wait till September πŸ™‚

  • November 17, 2011 - 3:59 am

    Shanel - Absolutely love these photos! Perfect setting for you two. Can’t wait for the wedding and to see those photos as well.

  • November 17, 2011 - 8:29 am

    January - Great pix – hard to pick a favorite
    Hope to see you soon

  • November 17, 2011 - 11:00 am

    Anna - Such cute pictures!
    Love the train station location!

  • November 17, 2011 - 11:05 am

    Serena - This is the most romantic photo shoot of all time! Very nice work, emily g! Alison and Erin, I love you both, and it is clear that you are going to be so happy — it helps that you are both so incredibly good looking! xoxo

  • November 17, 2011 - 12:30 pm

    Rachel Aitchison - Very cute pictures of you two!

  • November 17, 2011 - 3:40 pm

    James - Lovely! And we were visiting when these were taken !

  • November 17, 2011 - 9:49 pm

    Valerie - I love these photos, they show the character that Alison and Erin have in ABUNDANCE!!! Congratulations on your engagement and the beginning of your lives together!

  • November 19, 2011 - 7:52 am

    Tabitha - Allison, these are so beautiful of you and Erin…you are all aglow!Happy LIFE!

  • November 19, 2011 - 8:23 pm

    Vennessa - Erin, these are fantastic photos! I love the first one on the bridge πŸ™‚

  • November 21, 2011 - 5:27 pm

    Erica - These photographs are great! I am so happy for Alison & Erin.

  • November 23, 2011 - 10:18 am

    Ellen - Gorgeous pictures! You guys look amazing. Alison, I’m stealing that pink and purple jacket. Deal with it.

  • November 26, 2011 - 2:13 pm

    kristy - Can’t wait to help you celebrate next year!

  • November 26, 2011 - 2:18 pm

    Baby J - *Insert Happy Comment*, awkward pause…slow clap starts…open bar on the horizon! let’s party.

  • November 26, 2011 - 4:44 pm

    Alexa - A door bell!

  • November 26, 2011 - 5:32 pm

    Phil R - So Erin, THIS is how I find out you’re breaking up with me? Way harsh.

  • November 26, 2011 - 7:00 pm

    Tina - These are waaaay better then the funky afghan photo I took of you two back in September.

  • November 26, 2011 - 8:38 pm

    Heather - Alison IS a 10! 9 ain’t bad Erin…movin’on up;) So happy for you xooxoxoxoxCAPITALXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

  • November 28, 2011 - 2:02 am

    Kevin Chesley - Awesome awesome amazing.
    Especially love the “9 10 Doors” one and
    the one in front of the really big wall. Outtasight!

    I wish you both a beautiful life of grossing everybody out
    at how grossly cute and sappy gross you both are. Gross.

  • November 28, 2011 - 10:44 pm

    Zach - I love you both!!! Awesome pictures too BTW!!! It was great seeing you guys and I hope I get the chance to make it out there next year!!!

  • November 30, 2011 - 10:15 pm

    Pat h. - Like the close-ups best, but I’m sure you’ll pick the “right” one! All of them are great!

  • December 1, 2011 - 5:44 am

    heather - These are beautiful! I love them. You are both super, super cute.

  • December 5, 2011 - 7:54 pm

    Richard - Nice photos. (Are you sure it is a train station? Where are the, uh, ……trains? I am sure there is a story behind that.) In any case, the photos of the two of you are superb. I look forward to seeing more.

  • October 25, 2012 - 1:04 pm

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xo em