If you are a blog reader of mine you might remember a certain adorable baby this time last year, and then a charming little dude this past winter. Well the S man is back, and literally more adorable than before, if that is possible. I met up with the Mr. S and his adorable family at a beautiful park in Lake Oswego for portraits and ended up having a great time laughing about a certain some-one’s obsession with airplanes and puppies.

Here are a few of my favorites from our day:

Such a big boy already!

Getting a little love from Mama. You can see where he got his beautiful smile.

Don’t be fooled he is not posing for me, he is checking out the “PUPPY!” behind me.

Gah that smile is killer!

And those sparkly eyes.

We even got Gran into the mix.

Clearly Grandma is well loved.:)

The park we used for the session had a beautiful little outlook over the river. Such a great spot.

We also got to do some fun reflection shots using the wading pool. Perfect on a hot night.

Is there anything better than a full on belly laugh?

And one more smile, gah he kills me.

Jessica and family, thanks again for meeting up with me and sharing your darling boy. He is still quite the charmer, I have just loved watching him grow! I hope you have enjoyed your sneak peek, I will have the whole gallery up very soon for you. Until then shall we have a little blog challenge? If you can get 30 people to comment on this blog post, I will throw in a darling little brag book on the house. So leave some love folks!

xo em

  • September 1, 2010 - 9:23 am

    Mary Rae - Adorable!

  • September 11, 2010 - 10:17 am

    Bonnie - Beautiful photos! Captures the joy of being little and loved.


I took these a few weeks back when I got the chance to visit Jamie & Will at the hospital shortly after the birth of the ever so adorable Liam. I shot his Newborn session earlier last week and want to share those very soon, but there is something about these that just make me smile. Thoes first few days in the hospital, when everything is so fresh and new. The reality has not hit, and this tiny little person is wham, the center of your universe. It is a magical feeling.

Here are a few shots from my quick visit.

Proper newborn photos to follow very soon.

xo em

  • August 31, 2010 - 10:29 pm

    Jamie Fellman - Thanks Em, truly captured the best moments of my life. Love ya!

  • September 2, 2010 - 5:58 am

    Katharine Hix - What a gift.
    Your depth and insight into lifes most magical moments is captured.
    I’m speachless again!


It was my honor to witness & capture the birth of Wellington Rupp, very lucky son to the amazing Bryan & Leah Rupp.

I will do a whole post and slide show about the birth and what I captured sometime soon. I am still completely emotional and moved that I got to be a part of this amazing experience. Welcome to the world Welly, you are oh so loved.

xo em

  • August 26, 2010 - 11:42 am

    Erin - Wahoo! Oh, that is so amazing, Emily. Can’t wait to hear from Leah about the experience. Thanks for posting!

  • August 26, 2010 - 2:06 pm

    Kim - You litteraly brought me to tears. great pictures! I’m so happy for them. Their amazing journey begins!

  • August 27, 2010 - 6:43 pm

    Angie - What treasures! They gave me goosebumps . . .

  • August 31, 2010 - 9:37 am

    Jennifer - Breathtaking! Is there anything more amazing than the start of life!

  • August 31, 2010 - 10:25 pm

    Jamie Fellman - Wow, the most incredible feeling in the world! What a beautiful moment! This image will be with me for a while

  • September 2, 2010 - 9:23 pm

    Katie - These are amazing, Emily! They made me all teary.

  • October 13, 2010 - 10:32 am

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You might remember the ever so lovely Kristin & Andrew from their super fun engagement session not too long ago. Well they are back on the blog this time to show off the wedding photos! These two were married the end of July at the beautiful Academy Chapel in Vancouver, WA. I am so excited to share these. The couple has been patiently waiting, so here is a big huge sneak peek just for them!

Kristin & Andrew thank you again for having me out to capture your special day. I had a lovely time meeting all of your friends and family. I will have the whole gallery for you very soon!

xo em


The week before last I had the chance to meet up with one of my lovely September wedding couples. Mary & Sara wanted to get some engagement photos in some of their favorite Portland spots before the big day. We had  great time tromping through the trees in Mt. Tabor park and then on the busy streets of Hawthorne Blvd. These two were sweet, funny and an all around treat to point my camera at. I am really looking forward to the wedding next month at the Portland Rose Gardens and the Zoo! Yes that is right the Zoo! Super excited for that part, yes I am a big kid I know.:)

Here are a few of my favorites so far:

Mt Tabor has these beautiful stands of old trees just perfect with a little sunset light and happy couple.

See I told you they were adorable.


After our time at the park we headed down to the busy streets of Hawthorne Blvd, I love Hawthorne, lots of art, murals and bright colors.

I just had to use this mural with the heart on top it was too perfect not too.

Clearly there is no shortage of love between these two.

Purple for Sara!

Orange for Mary!

Mary & Sara thanks again for your flexibility and for tromping around Portland with me. I have a lovely time getting to know you two better. I am really looking forward to your wedding just a few short weeks away! As usually I would love to throw down a blog challenge for new clients. If you can get 30 people to comment on this post there is an 11×14 in it for you.:)

xo em

  • August 24, 2010 - 2:18 pm

    Ruthie - AMAZING! Wonderful job and what a cute couple! :-)
    (Hope you guys get the 11X14)

  • August 24, 2010 - 2:31 pm

    liv - love!

  • August 24, 2010 - 2:36 pm

    Jessica - Oh MAN! I love these photos! Congratulations to my old Murray buddies. :)

  • August 24, 2010 - 2:47 pm

    allison - great photos, great couple!

  • August 24, 2010 - 2:54 pm

    Rebecc - The pictures are awesome. Hope the wedding is amazing and I’m so excited for you both!

  • August 24, 2010 - 2:57 pm

    Nikkie Coetzee - Great pictures miss mary!!! Best wishes!

  • August 24, 2010 - 3:03 pm

    Armanda Ortega-Gordon - Cute pictures :) how exciting Congrats you two <3

  • August 24, 2010 - 3:04 pm

    Mandi Foor - Stunning! I love them! Congratulations to you both!

  • August 24, 2010 - 3:34 pm

    Tracy Bauer - Beautiful pictures Mary and Sara!

  • August 24, 2010 - 3:35 pm

    Tracy - Beautiful pictures!

  • August 24, 2010 - 3:44 pm

    Heather - Love the black & white! I really like the colorful urban backgrounds. Congrats ladies!!!

  • August 24, 2010 - 4:04 pm

    Becky - Great pics – love the triptych in the park! Congrats Mary & Sara!

  • August 24, 2010 - 4:13 pm

    Jenn - Ahh…so sweet. Pics look great!

  • August 24, 2010 - 4:50 pm

    Schelle Madden - These pics are very good… Sara I am so happy for you, you look so happy. The photographer did a wonderful job of ‘catching’ your ‘essence’… hahah lol

  • August 24, 2010 - 4:51 pm

    Schelle Madden - These pics are so good! Sara, you two look beautiful!!! Congrats again and good luck!!

  • August 24, 2010 - 5:02 pm

    Jenna - Beautiful pics! Congrats Mary!!

  • August 24, 2010 - 5:04 pm

    Camille Baker - Congratulations Mary! Love the pictures, they make me want to move to Portland. Wish you both all the best.

  • August 24, 2010 - 5:11 pm

    Karlei - Yay! What wonderful photos. You all look so happy and we can’t wait to celebrate with you both.

  • August 24, 2010 - 5:17 pm

    Brian Rutti - Ben has been trying to kiss all of your pictures on the computer screen. We’ll see you soon!

  • August 24, 2010 - 6:32 pm

    Scott and Rexton - We knew you when you were just babies! You’re all grown up now, and you look so happy! Congratulations on the upcoming celebrations. Your photos look great…we especially like the Mt. Tabor shots! Fantastic!

  • August 24, 2010 - 6:32 pm

    Lisa Smith - Gorgeous photos! Congrats, Sara & Mary!

  • August 24, 2010 - 6:50 pm

    Bob & Brenda Rosebrough - We are SO happy for these two right now! We love that we got a sneak peek at these wonderful photos – they really capture the beautiful people they are!! We are very blessed to be able to share in such a special time for them and we LOVE THEM SO MUCH!!!!!

  • August 24, 2010 - 7:05 pm

    Nikki - beautiful pictures! They really capture your love for each other.

  • August 24, 2010 - 7:07 pm

    Nikki Gibson - Breath taking!

  • August 24, 2010 - 8:20 pm

    Karla - Beautiful as always, Mar!! Congrats again!! xxxKarla

  • August 24, 2010 - 8:44 pm

    Heather - What wonderful photos! Well done e.

  • August 24, 2010 - 9:54 pm

    Stacy - Can’t wait to see you two!

  • August 25, 2010 - 6:14 am

    Nathan Morgan - Wow! What beautiful pictures! Kudos to Emily G. for capturing the beauty the two of you share together! I cried.

  • August 25, 2010 - 6:16 am

    Nathan Morgan - What beautiful pictures! Kudos to Emily G. for capturing the beauty of a lasting relationship! I cried.

  • August 25, 2010 - 9:49 am

    Julie Baker Moll - Great photos Sarah! Best wishes!

  • August 25, 2010 - 10:56 am

    Lizzie - Woo thirty!!! you guys look great!

  • August 25, 2010 - 11:01 am

    Kristin - Cute photos, Em! I can’t wait to see the wedding post on this one. : )

  • August 25, 2010 - 11:09 am

    Aleisha - The pictures turned out gorgeous! Very artistic and romantic all in one!

  • August 25, 2010 - 12:00 pm

    Jesse Doerr - I love the one with the two of you in front of the red background. Stunning.

  • August 26, 2010 - 3:46 am

    Lisa Kaylor - Sorry I got in on this late but just wanted to say that the pictures are truly lovely and capture our personalities perfectly! Mom

  • August 29, 2010 - 1:03 pm

    Tracy Bauer - great pics! Congratulations to you both!

  • September 12, 2010 - 2:24 pm

    Tamara Woods - Beautiful photos! Such a lovely, wonderful couple. Many continued happy years together!