It all started in NE Portland at Mississippi Studios. Boy meets girl at live music concert, and they fall in love over good music and witty banter. Years later they decide to make it official and hire witty photographer, said witty photographer drags adorable couple back to the scene of the crime and takes many, many photos.

I adore said witty couple.:)

Jeanie and Arturo have the perfect mixture of whit, charm, and style. They fit in perfect on NE Mississippi between all the great music venues, hispter taco shops, and local boutiques. We had so much fun walking the street, laughing at wedding planning silliness, and getting to know each-other.

Like I said I adore these guys.

On to the photos!

J&A thank you so much for spending the evening with me, and showing off your hood. I loved getting to know you guys better and hanging out. I can not wait for your wedding day, I just know it will be killer!

For now enjoy the peek. I will have the whole set done very soon. If you want I would love to offer you a little blog contest. If you can get 30 people to comment on this post I will throw in an 11×14 wall print on the house.

So leave some love folks!

xo em

  • March 24, 2014 - 9:50 pm

    Mother of the Bride! - Love these pics taken where you first met. Very sweet! Love you two.

  • March 25, 2014 - 8:28 am

    Tawnya Feldman - Beautiful pics that DO tell a story! I have only met the bride to be once, & I can totally see their personalities shining thru these pictures! Wow!

  • March 25, 2014 - 2:30 pm

    Annie - Love these pics! You two are adorable!

  • March 27, 2014 - 7:45 am

    Michaela Lovell - These are fun, whimsical and beautiful photographs that ooze love. Thanks for sharing!

  • March 30, 2014 - 10:16 pm

    Judith - wonderful, loving & funny

  • March 31, 2014 - 3:22 pm

    Groom's Mother - Beautiful pictures and beautiful couple! Love you guys! Can’t wait to share your special day!

  • April 3, 2014 - 9:48 pm

    Marianne - Beautiful photos! And I love the mix of black and white and color.

  • May 2, 2014 - 3:34 am

    Sarah - Beautiful photos! No idea there were so many cool parts of Portland. The couple look so fun and adorable.


After my first meeting with Roberta and Keith I knew theirs was going to be a fun wedding to watch unfold. Most couples take on a few DIY projects for their weddings, but not Roberta, she is going for the DIY queen title. I am super impressed because to date is completely pulling it off in the best way. It has been so fun hearing about the entire process. It was especially fun to meet up at their house recently to do their engagement photos. I got to see not only their lovely home, but a bunch of the wedding projects in process.

I love working in peoples homes and learning more about them. Roberta & Keith’s home was warm, inviting, and perfectly quirky. A perfect reflection of them. We had a great time talking about weddings, birds, entertain dishwashers and small towns.

Here are a handful of images from our session…

Roberta & Keith thanks again for having me into your home. I had a great time spending the morning with you two. I am SO looking forward to the big day in just a few short months. For now I would love to offer you a blog contest. If you can get 30 people to comment on this post I will throw in an 11×14 on the house.

So leave some love folks.

xo em


Oh how I love spring, and all her glory. When the days start to warm and the trees start to shoot off those little green buds. It makes me happy and reminds me the summer is just around the corner. One thing I have to look forward to this spring and summer is a slew of tiny little clients coming into the world. It is going to be a baby filled 2014!

And to start it off right  I get to capture several of the expecting Mamas! Julie and I met up last week to show off her growing tummy. We ended up with a cold rainy day so we spent time in the studio. I had such a great time hearing about plans for the new little one, and hearing all about her big sister.

I can not wait to meet the rest of the family here in just a few weeks time!

Julie thanks for coming into the studio and sharing your time with me. I will have the whole gallery done shortly.:)


xo em


You know what I love more than a good hometown wedding? I love it when people fall in love with a small town not their own, but fall in love anyway. April and Josh fell in love with Red Ridge Farms and the surrounding towns. So even while they are across the country, they will be spending part of the summer with us here in the Dundee Hills to celebrate their love. As a Dundee Hills girl I love that.:)

While they were in town a few weeks back I got to finally meet Josh, and do some engagement photos. Since the wedding photos will be up at the farm we chose to use downtown as the backdrop.  I always love showing off our cute little community, and downtown.

April & Josh are adorable too, super sweet and lovely to capture. We had so  much fun drinking coffee, talking about small towns and weddings. We even laughed at some wild travel stories. It was a great afternoon, I can not wait for the wedding!

April & Josh thanks again for coming out and hanging with me. It was a pleasure to get to know you two. I had so much fun, I can not wait for your wedding in the hills!

For now I would love to offer you a little blog contest. If you can get 30 people to comment on this post I will throw in an 11×14 on the house! So leave some love folks.


xo em

  • March 11, 2014 - 1:38 pm

    Josh - Emily, the photos look great! A little lens flair to boot! It looks like you didn’t even have to photoshop out the spot on my jeans!


  • March 21, 2014 - 6:07 am

    Cindy Spiker - The pictures are absolutely beautiful!!!!

  • March 21, 2014 - 6:08 am

    Michele Stephens - Beautiful pictures – Best wishes for your wedding.

  • March 21, 2014 - 6:26 am

    Joyce Sigler - BEAUTIFUL !

  • March 21, 2014 - 7:26 am

    Karen Valentine - Love the photos! The creativity and backdrops are great! Josh and April, you are such a cute pair. I wish for you the same smiles and happiness for many, many, many, many years to come!

  • March 21, 2014 - 7:47 am

    Pat Alexander - Beautiful couple. Great pictures.

  • March 21, 2014 - 8:15 am

    Esther Schertz - Just wanted you to know how much I enjoyed the pictures. I don’t know either of you, but enjoy Joyce’s posts of spending time with the both of you. Have a wonderful wedding and life together!

  • March 21, 2014 - 8:40 am

    Lorraine - What a fantastic set of shots. This is one of the best engagement photo shoots I’ve seen! Congrats to April and Josh!

  • March 21, 2014 - 9:09 am

    Nellie - SO ADORABLE!!! Josh, i see so much of your mom in you – and April is such a beautiful girl (i’d kill for those dimples :)).


  • March 21, 2014 - 9:28 am

    Ronnie - Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple! Congrats April & Josh!

  • March 21, 2014 - 9:50 am

    Karen - cutest!

  • March 21, 2014 - 11:43 am

    Tonya - Amazing photos!

  • March 21, 2014 - 1:17 pm

    Jen - Hooray!! What a beautiful couple! Congrats and I can’t wait to see you soon.

  • March 22, 2014 - 6:18 am

    Eileen ramsay - Congrats to you both!

  • March 22, 2014 - 8:41 am

    Russ - Wow, awesome pictures! Congrats to both of you.

  • March 22, 2014 - 6:18 pm

    Esther Hershberger - Beautiful! – Congratulations – Love the pink shoes!

  • June 15, 2014 - 4:46 pm

    Lisa Azouz - Every single one of these photos are exquisite! April and josh, all I can say is wow. You two are so great together I could not have asked for a better addition to our already close family. And these photos capture everything wonderful about you two. I love you guys and I can’t wait to watch you become husband & wife.


More.. More… More…

I just posted many of the images below on facebook but I could not wait to share even more here.

Jordan & Jordan’s winter wonderland wedding was simply stunning! It was elegant, intimate, emotion filled and stylish, perfect for this couple. I have know our lovely bride and her family for many years so it was doubly fun for me to capture these images. I can not begin to say how happy for these two I am.

We all weathered “Snowpocolyps” together and made the best of the ice & snow. I am not going to lie I was a little worried about the drive home, but it was all just wonderful. The whole day was filled with family, love and perfect little snowflakes. J&J were up for anything and totally delt with the cold and snow for photos. I could not have asked for a better couple to capture!

So on to the photos yes?!

Dress: Charlotte’s Bridal

Her Fur: Family Heirloom

Her Coat: Velour Newberg

Florals & Decor: Bella Bloom Sherwood

Ceremony Venue:Champoeg State Park (Pioneer Building)

Reception Venue: Newell House Tea Room

Cake: Custom Cakes Newberg

Food: Ebners Custom Meats Canby, OR

Jordan & Jordon thank you two again for being up for anything, rolling with the weather, and making my job so dang fun. I adore you both, and wish you two nothing but joy in your lives together. I am so thrilled for you guys! It really was my pleasure to capture your big day.

I hope you enjoyed the blog peek and facebook peek. The entire gallery will be up very soon!


xo em

  • March 6, 2014 - 5:35 pm

    Jordan - Emily these are so wonderful!!! I couldn’t ask for a more awesome family friend and talented photographer!! Thank you for capturing these memories for us.

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