I love doing engagement sessions, they are always fun and boarder on the silly side. Well some boarder, and some leap head first. A few weeks back I had the pleasure of taking photos of the super adorable Mike & Jodi. Planning their wedding from San Fransisco this was my first opportunity to meet Mike and only my second to meet with Jodi. I wanted some time with these two to get them comfortable with me and my camera before the big day. Especially when that big day was just two days after our session.:)Well clearly we got along just fine, and I got to learn first hand what a goof ball our groom was. Just check out how we started the session…

See, goofball, I love it! We had a great time wandering around downtown Lake Oswego and taking some photos. Here are are a few of my favorites so far:

Mike & Jodi thanks for taking time out of your wedding planning buz to meet with me. I am glad we did. I will have wedding photos up here shortly for you to check out!

xo em

  • October 24, 2010 - 6:11 am

    Barbara Vosburgh - I am Michael Tighe’s mom. Emily, these photos are the best!

    It was wonderful meeting you and can’t wait to see the wedding photos.

    Thanks again



Katie & Charlie are the cutest right?!

more very soon,


  • October 20, 2010 - 6:00 am

    Mary Helmer - Emily, you have made my day! So beautiful. And, today is Katie’s birthday. I have to say it again, it was such a pleasure to meet you. You are a gift.

  • October 20, 2010 - 7:26 am

    Liz - OMG!!! They are gorgeous. Can’t wait to see more Emily!!!

  • October 20, 2010 - 7:02 pm

    katey b - OOOh… so good! Excited to see the rest <3


While I always love meeting new people, one of the other  best parts of my job is being able to capture special times in friends & loved ones lives. I have know Jaime for a long, long time. It was my honor to capture her wedding not too long ago, then her beautiful belly, then visit her in the hospital when a certain little one arrived. Well of course Mr. Liam the king of cute got his own special photo session. Gah I love the newborns, even if the make me work for it. All of the shushing and rocking paid off, I am really pleased with the photos we came out with.

Here are a few of my favorites:

such a beautiful boy!

those little feet get me every time.

Such an alert boy for only 1 week old too.

His beautiful mama.

Such a smoochable face too.


I love the way Will talks to him too, you can tell these two are going to be close.

The whole family.

Clearly there is no shortage of love here.

Liam welcome to the world, I can not wait to see you grow up. Pretty soon I am sure you and my Giffin will be wrestling and running around the house. I can’t wait!

xo em


I have to admit I have been looking forward to Monica & Jordon’s wedding for quite some time now. The Bride & Groom are two of the most hilarious people I know, the venue was amazing, the Uber Talented wedding coordinator Misty is always on her game, the DJ of the evening is always fantastic, one of Oregon’s best video companies would be there, and to top if all off the best caterer in town would be there.  Paige from Vibrant Table also did the amazing flowers. I knew this event was going to be killer, and I was not disappointed. Monica & Jordon put on an amazing event, it was my pleasure to capture it all with my camera.

Here are a few of my favorites so far:

Monica & Jordon thanks again for having me out to capture your big day. You two are fantastic! I loved meeting all of your friends and family. Everyone was wonderful. I hope you like the sneak peek. I will have the whole gallery done very soon. If you are a friend or family member reading this, please leave a comment below if you would like access to the whole gallery when it is ready.

xo em


Good morning blog readers! Is there any better way to start your day than with a cute little baby? Yeah I think not. You might remember precious Wellington from my post about my experience with Birth Photography here and here. You might also know his super sweet and talented parents. For real, they are two of the kindest people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Well little Mr. Welly is just as sweet and adorable. I had the pleasure of doing some newborn photos for the family and am finaly getting around to sharing them.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Welly is just so perfect in every way.

I might have gotten him this hat for a baby shower gift, it was too cute to pass up!

Ahh baby smiles, there is nothing better.

Brian and Leah love orange and bright colors so I picked up this super soft blanket just to use with Welly. Clearly he liked it too.

We also used a piece of Leah’s Grandma’s quilt. it was so pretty.

The bond between mother and child is always my favorite to capture.

:)The whole family.

And this one is probably my favorite of the 3 of them. Such love here.

Bryan & Leah thanks again for letting me come play with Welly, he really is perfection. I can not wait to see our boys grow up together and I am sure start playing soon!

xo em

  • October 13, 2010 - 10:31 am

    liv - so sweet!

  • October 14, 2010 - 1:31 pm

    erica ann - Oh my gosh love that little knit hat. What a beautiful baby and loving family. Great work Emily!