It was just a few short weeks ago I was out on a sunny afternoon capturing a darling family of three.

And now this darling family is back, but with one special addition, a baby brother!

These boys were SO, so lovely for me. Baby brother was chubby and sleepy. Big brother was sweet, gentle and oh so patient. It really was quite ideal.

I could go on and on, but I won’t let’s just skip to the photos!



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C & C thanks again for having me into your home to capture your family. Your boys are just so lovely. I am so happy for you all, and look forward to watching your little ones grow.

I hope you enjoyed your peek. The whole gallery will be up very soon! For now I would love to offer you a bit of a blog contest. If you can get 30 people to post a comment on this page, I will throw in a set of darling brag books on the house.:)

So leave some love folks!

xo em


  • April 15, 2015 - 9:56 am

    Laura - These photos are so adorable! You did such a great job.

  • April 15, 2015 - 10:38 am

    Emilie - Beautiful family pics! Welcome baby A!

  • April 15, 2015 - 10:51 am

    Mary - Beautiful photos of a beautiful family!

  • April 15, 2015 - 10:53 am

    Viviane - Beautiful pictures and wonderful family!

  • April 15, 2015 - 11:14 am

    Candice - This is a gorgeous family!!! Love seeing your new wee one Catherine!

  • April 15, 2015 - 11:17 am

    Daniel - Congrats on your new addition. He’s adorable!

  • April 15, 2015 - 11:42 am

    Ande - What an adorable family! These photos are just darling.

  • April 15, 2015 - 1:20 pm

    Rick - Adorable photos!

  • April 15, 2015 - 1:21 pm

    Simone - Just gorgeous! Lovely photos to treasure.

  • April 15, 2015 - 1:25 pm

    Amy - Look at those sweet boys!! Can’t wait to meet baby!!

  • April 15, 2015 - 1:36 pm

    Andrea - Such beautiful shots!! The boys are so adorable, and we can’t wait to meet Baby A!

  • April 15, 2015 - 2:00 pm

    Karine - Gorgeous family! You captured them well! Welcome to the world little one! Go Douglas family!

  • April 15, 2015 - 3:08 pm

    Margeaux - What a beautiful family. Just when I thought you couldn’t get any cuter, there you are!

  • April 15, 2015 - 3:14 pm

    Andrea - Super cute pictures. What neat memories captured.

  • April 15, 2015 - 4:48 pm

    Ruth Ann - So adorable so happy their mine

  • April 15, 2015 - 7:48 pm

    Sarah - Beautiful boys!

  • April 15, 2015 - 9:09 pm

    Patrick - Super cute kids! Awesome pictures!

  • April 15, 2015 - 9:40 pm

    LOUISE - A new superstar in a beautiful family. Welcome Aidan.

  • April 15, 2015 - 10:49 pm

    Elissa - Such a beautiful family, the photos of all are great!

  • April 16, 2015 - 2:37 am

    Sherron drews - beautiful family

  • April 16, 2015 - 4:23 am

    Amy - Love!!

  • April 16, 2015 - 2:47 pm

    Allison - Too sweet!! Congratulations!

  • April 16, 2015 - 10:20 pm

    Julia - Beautiful family, beautiful photos!

  • April 17, 2015 - 9:58 am

    Catherine - These are so great! Thank you for capturing our family at this special time.

  • April 17, 2015 - 10:37 am

    MaryKay MacIver - Adorable photos Cat! Hope to meet your family in person someday!

  • April 17, 2015 - 3:36 pm

    Nancy Kanack - very beautiful photos of a beautiful family.

  • April 17, 2015 - 3:49 pm

    Kyla - Gorgeous photos! Congratulations on the new addition.

  • April 17, 2015 - 5:51 pm

    Wendy Obenauf - Absolutely adorable!

  • April 17, 2015 - 6:22 pm

    Kate - What gorgeous photos! Congratulations on Aidan’s arrival, look forward to meeting him at our next family reunion…! Kate x

  • April 17, 2015 - 6:46 pm

    Josh - Such cute kids! Congrats on the new addition!

  • April 17, 2015 - 7:40 pm

    Ashley - Lookin’ good, Douglas family!

  • April 17, 2015 - 7:48 pm

    Gretchen Kau - The gorgeous Mrs Douglas and her 3 boys beautiful photos

  • April 17, 2015 - 7:56 pm

    Ruenell - Beautiful photos you guys, congratulations!

  • April 30, 2015 - 5:38 pm

    Megan - These are some beautiful photos. Cheers to you and your family.


There are many things I love about my home town, one is the Camellia Festival.

The Chehalem Cultural Center does an amazing job every year of celebrating the city of Newberg’s heritage, along with lots of pacific rim related arts, crafts, food, music, and performances. I worked for the center a few years ago, and was so pleased to be asked back to photograph the event.

It was an AMAZING day, filled with so much beauty and detail.

Check out a few of my favorites from the day.



If you are a local community member that attended, or vendor that took part in the day and want photos from the event please email me or leave a comment below. I am happy to share images of the day.:)

xo em

  • May 28, 2015 - 6:45 pm

    Bryan Stewart - Very Nice!!
    Thank You


Just catching up with my “kind words” page and raided my thank you card box. I did not realize how many sweet words I had received from clients over the last few months. I feel like I am tooting my own horn, but it always makes me so happy to hear from clients. Photography is kind of a solitary thing Monday through Friday so it is always nice to hear from real live people!

Here are a few of the love notes I have gotten lately.:)


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Cooper and Jordana make me smile…

They also make me crazy hungry….

Recently we spent a beautiful spring night on a very cool NE Portland street, talking weddings, jobs and FOOD. So much food talk people, and all of it good. These two have both worked in the portland food scene for a while, and have lots of great opinions. It was elightining, even for a wanna be foodie like me.:)

They are also sweet, kind, and crazy smart. I had so much fun with these guys.

Here are a few of my favs:

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J&C thanks for meeting me out and being so fun to work with! I had a great time with you two. I will have the full set done shortly.

For now I am happy to throw down a blog challenge. If you can get 30 people to comment on this post i will throw in an 11×14 print on the house. So please leave some love folks.


xo em

  • April 9, 2015 - 2:15 pm

    Christina H - love these! Jordana you need some of these in your new house!!! :)

  • April 9, 2015 - 2:17 pm

    Tyson H - where’s dumpling?

  • April 9, 2015 - 2:18 pm

    Paige - Such great pictures of a lovely couple!! It looks like a fun time.

  • April 9, 2015 - 6:04 pm

    johnny grey - Too cute!!


In the past I have talked about what to wear during sessions… so far I have covered engagement sessions and family sessions. Today I am back to cover one of my favorite kids of sessions to capture, maternity! PortlandMaternityPhotographer

Maternity is very similar to both family and engagements. We are usually outdoors, working with natural light and a variety of backdrops. The session is less about what you are wearing, and more about interactions between the people.:)That said a well put together outfit can really add to a session.  PortlandMaternityPhoto9

As always families or couples should coordinate but not be too “matchy matchy”.  I love color and patterns, just be mindful of your surroundings. If we are shooting at a super green park, don’t wear neon green, that is far too close to cammo.


Wear colors and outfits that pop, but do not get too distracting.


Also enhance the belly! Tight tops to show off the bump are great! Please no huge sweaters that hide the bump!

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Also if you would like a more intimate session showing more skin you are comfortable showing in public, we can arrange time in the studio, or shoot at home. A woman’s body while pregnant is a beautiful thing, I would be happy to capture it for you!


And of course I am constantly pinning ideas on my pinterest board here!


I hope that helps, of course as always let me know if you have any questions at all!


xo em