I can not believe the little girl that got out of the truck for my session with the Cooper family this year. I can not believe that this girl was not too long ago the tiny baby that was so good for me in her first session, so silly as a chubby baby, and then such a charmer last year. She is HUGE, just ask, she will tell you so!  I know I say it all the time, but it really is such a joy to watch them grow, especially when they are this cute.:)Layla and her parents joined me in a little walk about Champoge Park, we played with leaves, ran around, and made some lovely images.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Check out that smile, such a cutie!

Oh and we were also joined by her beloved puppy BOBBY. That has to be the most adored puppy on earth.

The whole lovely family. We really lucked out with the weather and the beautiful fall colors.

Layla, like me enjoys crunching the leaves. It has to be an official fall past time really.

There is BOBBY again, he sure is loved.

The park was so beautiful, we had fun.

Ugh that face, and those cheeks!

and that smile, for real Layla is the cutest.

and one last shot of the whole family.

Michelle & Kyle thanks again for trekking up to see me. I am so glad we made it work again. It was great to see you all, and see how your little princes is growing. I hope you like the sneak peek, the whole gallery will be done very soon. I am also excited to see you all again this spring for  a certain belly & newborn session (woo hoo!)

xo em

  • November 26, 2010 - 3:29 pm

    Bryan Rupp - Gorgeous Session Emily, love it.

  • November 29, 2010 - 5:05 pm

    Sarah Berke - what a cutie patootie family!

  • December 1, 2010 - 9:24 pm

    Julie - Awesome work, Emily! You did a great job capturing how cute these guys are! Can’t wait to see the spring session!


The S family purchased my services last year during fundraiser auction. I had donated my services to a worthy cause, and waiting to hear from the purchasing family. Well almost a year went by and just a few weeks ago I got a phone call asking if we could set up our session, and man am I happy they called. The S family is not only wonderful for giving to that good cause, but incredibly adorable. With 5 of the cutest kids this side of Portland, and access to a stunning property, the session was fantastic! We had a great time running around a beautiful estate in Lake Oswego, enjoying some rare warm fall weather, taking about a new frozen yougart store they are opening in my little town (woo hoo!), and taking photos.

Here are some of my favorites so far:

7 people, 5 kids, and they are all ridiculously good looking and sweet. It’s kind of unreal.

Meet big sister, she is sweet and soft spoken. She also does a great silly face when the little ones need to smile.

Meet middle sister, she might have the most naturally sparkling eyes I have ever seen. And such a cutie.

And now we have middle brother, he is all wit and charm this one. You can tell he is going to rule Kindergarten.

The middle kids share a cute bond and some beautiful eyes.

and here comes trouble, the wonder twins. These two are the babies of the family, but there was clearly no shortage of character and cuteness left. These two totally cracked me up with their antics.:)

see what I mean, how can you not smile at that silly face.

I think sometimes twins have extra personality, clearly this little man has loads of it!

beautiful ladies!

and the boys looking cool.

Clearly hanging out with daddy is fun.

We even got a few of Mom & Dad on their own.

there is no shortage of love in this family, look at those smiles.

The property had some amazing scenery for sure.

Pretty girls.

I love this one, no idea what the secret was, but it reminds me of the bond only sisters can have.

Ok I have to admit this set cracks me up. On the left you have kids being kids, I think someone lost their stick sending some into a tail spin and some into tutle mode. On the right is about 30 seconds later when everyone was promised ice cream. Kids kill me.

and one last shot, possibly the best of the day. You can tell these little ones have fun together. I just adored each and every one of them.:)

Kelsey thanks for having me out to capture your beautiful family. I had a great time getting to know you all. I hope you enjoyed your sneak peek. I am super excited for the new store in my little town as well! 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 adorable family . So leave some love people!

xo em

  • November 18, 2010 - 1:49 pm

    Kathy - What a gorgeous family! So much love, for sure! And the shots are amazing.

  • November 18, 2010 - 6:51 pm

    kimberlee Boshaw - Amazingly beautiful shots of such a darling family! I love how you captured all their individual personalities! Great colors too! Thanks for sharing! :)

  • November 18, 2010 - 11:21 pm

    Kelsey - Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! :) xoxoxo

  • November 19, 2010 - 1:02 pm

    Mary Rae - So coordinated, I know that Emily G was very happy :)


It is pouring outside, like really really pouring. I am thinking I might have to start making an Arc here soon. Remember when it was warm and sunny, ahh yes me too. I was lucky enough to capture one of those beautiful warm Autumn nights here a few weeks ago, and I would love to share a few with you all now. You never know it might just warm you up!

Check out the whole family, we even got Puppy in a few!

The B family is blessed with two seriously beautiful girls.

Pretty ladies.

The weather and fall leaves were so good for us!

We even got a few of Mom & Dad being cute.

I love her smile here, thanks to her sister making faces behind me if I remember right.

Another beautiful smile, and some killer blue eyes too.

The park had this great old wooden fence we just had to use.


We also ventured down to the river for a few photos before the sun went down.

Oh and we had to capture some fun shoes while they lasted.

Kelly, thanks again for having me out to meet up with your fun family. I had a great time getting to know all of you and tromping around the park! 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 fun family and beautiful girls. So leave some love people!

xo em

  • November 19, 2010 - 1:02 pm

    Mary Rae - Adorable family in the perfect fall setting!


As the mother of two little ones I always love being around other families welcoming in their second child. There is something about that love between siblings, especially when they are brand new that just kills me. Just over a week ago I had the chance to hang out with just such a family. The O family was welcoming their second girl, and what a sweet girl she is. At 5 weeks old she is super sweet. Chubby cheeks and clear blue eyes, such cuteness! She joins a beautiful big sister, the whole family was just wonderful to work with. I have SO many photos from this session it is kind of ridiculous.

Here are a few of my favorites so far:

see little sister is so sweet right!

she also brought out the silly faces for me. I love this one.:)

I love the mama love here.

little sister is also adored by her daddy can you tell.

meet big sister, I have a feeling someone taught the baby about silly faces.

Ah those eyes, those curls, it just does not get much cuter.


and the whole family!

the light in the yard that day was awesome.

big sister is so good with her little sister. So gentle and sweet. I was super impressed.

After our trip outside and fun with sister the little lady tired out. I was happy to get a few shots of her sleeping like an angel.

and of course we had to capture those sweet baby bits, I just love the tiny features.

she has the sweetest little lips.

is there anything better than a chubby sleepy baby? I think not.

and one last shot of the little lady.

Marie, thanks again for having me out to meet up with your beautiful family. 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 family & new baby. So leave some love people!

xo em

  • November 16, 2010 - 11:24 am

    Marie - Thanks so much Emily. These turned out so great…I can’t wait to see the rest!

  • November 16, 2010 - 11:37 am

    Denise - What beautiful pictures of the whole family! Can’t wait to meet your newest little one!

  • November 16, 2010 - 11:37 am

    Emily P - These are beautiful pictures of a beautiful family. Thanks for sharing!

  • November 16, 2010 - 11:39 am

    Kristen - Love the pic of C with her flower headband on and the one of E with her tongue out. BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS!!!

  • November 16, 2010 - 11:42 am

    Jennifer - Marie,
    These are so cute. You guys have beautiful girls!! Some of those of Eleanor look just like you!! Great pics!!

  • November 16, 2010 - 11:45 am

    Mike Nelson - Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family.

  • November 16, 2010 - 11:47 am

    Allyson Nelson - Awesome! Awesome! Awesome pictures!! We loved all of them!! Hope these end up being Christmas presents for grandparents!!

  • November 16, 2010 - 11:52 am

    kerri kibbey - Marie, your family is beautiful!! The girls are adorable! Seriously…that is definately your daughter!! A mini marie! I miss you! Love, kerri

  • November 16, 2010 - 11:54 am

    Richard J. Nelson - The pictures are awesome. The personality of the girls was really captured. I love all the pictures. Our baby granddaughter has gotten chubby since we saw her at 2 weeks old. Our oldest granddaughter is cute as ever. Great job taking the pictures. I am sure it helped having such a handsome family to take pictures of. :-)

  • November 16, 2010 - 12:02 pm

    Lori - Beautiful photos of a beautiful family! I love Eleanor’s silly faces; she really shows off her fun personality.

  • November 16, 2010 - 12:08 pm

    erik flexner - Beautiful beautiful beautiful….beautiful girls! Love Uncle Erik

  • November 16, 2010 - 12:39 pm

    Megan - These pictures are awesome!! Those girls are adorable.

  • November 16, 2010 - 12:41 pm

    Joel - Yes! Love the curls, too! Great work Em!

  • November 16, 2010 - 1:25 pm

    Craig - She and your family are absolutely beautiful. My favorite is the second picture. Love you guys.

  • November 16, 2010 - 1:52 pm

    Sally Olsen - Absolutely precious and adorable!!

  • November 16, 2010 - 1:54 pm

    Sally Olsen - Love’em all!

  • November 16, 2010 - 2:17 pm

    Carrie - I love the big sister/little sister photos! Too cute.

  • November 16, 2010 - 4:46 pm

    Paige - Soooo adorable I can’t even stand it! Love the one with E’s eyes closed laughing. Love the family photos, too. I can’t wait to meet C!

  • November 16, 2010 - 5:01 pm

    Grams - What wonderful photos of my daughter and her family! I had the pleasure of attending and watching the photography session. So fun and what a grand result! This Grandma can’t wait for pics to show off to friends.

  • November 16, 2010 - 5:58 pm

    Richard Nelson - Wow!! Amazing photos. Thanks for putting these together like this. What a great way to get to see my beautiful nieces!!

  • November 16, 2010 - 6:47 pm

    Sandie Cone - So adorable! The pictures are wonderful — just make me want to reach out and hug!

  • November 16, 2010 - 7:06 pm

    Amanda Tarr - Absolutely beautiful girls and the photos are amazing! I love Eleanor’s little curls! Miss you guys and hope to meet the new addition soon.

  • November 16, 2010 - 8:25 pm

    Kristin - So sweet! xoxo
    Love, Aunt Kristin

  • November 16, 2010 - 9:36 pm

    Nicole - such sweet pictures Marie, I enjoyed looking at them

  • November 16, 2010 - 10:11 pm

    Tiffany - Marie! These photos are amazing!!! You and your husband have made such a beautiful family! Thanks so much for sharing them w/ us:)

  • November 17, 2010 - 8:17 am

    Arlene Dickerson - I love, love, love all the photos of my babies!! The collage of baby bits is so unique. The one of Caroline with the sweet lips almost looks like an Anne Geddes baby photo. She caught Eleanor’s personality just right with the silly faces and sweet big sister. I want some for Christmas!

  • November 17, 2010 - 12:21 pm

    Christi - Gorgeous photos! Congrats!!! :)

  • November 17, 2010 - 2:59 pm

    Kim Bouker - What great pictures. I liked them all, but my favorite is of Caroline with her heart shaped little lips. How cute!! Of course, Ava just wanted to look at the pictures of Eleanor only.

  • November 18, 2010 - 8:27 am

    Kristin Cumings - So cute! SOOOO fun to see the family! Thanks for sharing them all.

  • November 18, 2010 - 2:12 pm

    Kate - Such a beautiful family! Thanks for sharing your pictures.

  • November 18, 2010 - 5:38 pm

    Kerry Hughes - What a beautiful family! Amazing photos! Thank you for sharing!

  • November 20, 2010 - 11:12 pm

    Jenniffer Mako - Beautiful!! I love the one of C w/her headband, smile and tongue out and the one of E laughing w/her eyes closed. Great family pictures also!

  • November 21, 2010 - 6:01 pm

    Michelle - My goodness! So very beautiful, what a gift you all have and such a great way to share the pictures! We love and miss you xoxo

  • November 26, 2010 - 10:23 am

    Tonya DeCroce - I love these photos! Your family is growing and is as lovely as you are Marie. Congratulations on the birth of Caroline. It is evident your family was ready for her and are loving those baby, precious moments! Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs, Tonya DeCroce