It was my pleasure to spend most of Monday with some amazing couples from all over Oregon celebrating their newly won right to get legally married.

There were tears, there was laughter, and there was SO MUCH LOVE.

What a great day, here are a handful of my favorites…


xo em

  • June 3, 2014 - 12:54 pm

    Janie Simms-Moore - My new spouse and I would just like to Thank you for being a part of our new life together as one. May 19th was a day in history and we appreciate your support and the beautiful photos that you took of our very special day. Thanks again Mr.&Mrs. Simms-Moore


Oh man I just realized I forgot to post this one! I L.O.V.E working with this family, really these guys are awesome. So it is always special to come back year after year to watch a family grow. Last time we saw this little guy he was a chubby newborn, and how he is a huge big boy! We had a great time running around the farm, catching up with his princess big sister, sloshing around in the mud.

On to the cuteness!

Can’t wait for next year!

xo em


Crazy, just crazy, that is how it felt a few weeks ago when a representative from and Ad Agency representing Oprah (OMG yes THAT Oprah) and Starbucks (OMG my fav!) contacted me about wanting to use of of my images in a national commercial.

You can see it here: it is the image of the two lovely Moms at 0:24



Katie & Charlotte were kind enough to agree to the use and now we have the above amazing results! I am so proud of my work being involved with this project. Especially with K&C and their darling girl being the faces. These two are kind, wonderful and above all amazing Mamas! It has been my pleasure to work with them on their wedding and family photos over the years, so fun to see it used in such a lovely way.


xo em



My, Oh My what can I say about Lindsay and Nick. They are sweet, kind, darling, stylish, creative and all around amazing people. I first started working with this group years ago on the first “Divisi” sister’s wedding. Since then I have captured quite a few amazingly talented Acapella singer’s weddings, so it was a special treat to work with this couple as they are both extremely talented singers. You see these groups of singers are more than co-performers, they are like families.:)They even had one of their singer friends (my former bride Courtney!) officiate the wedding. It was such a great pleasure to work with this group again, and to be able to point my camera at Lindsay and Nick.

L&N are always easy to capture, but their day was so filled with love and emotion even I got a little teary eyed. It was also a pleasure to work in such a great venue and downtown. Even if the day had a few raindrops it was a wonderful time. It really was an amazing night with a group of amazing people.


Dress: Bridal Exclusives 

Venue: The Treasury Ballroom

Food: Vibrant Table

Flowers: Vibrant Flowers

DJ: Stumptown DJs.

His Vocal Group: On The Rocks

Her Vocal Group: Divisi




Lindsey & Nick thanks again for having me out to capture your big day. It truly was my pleasure. I hope you enjoyed your sneak peek. Your full gallery will be up very soon.

xo em


One thing I love about being a wedding photographer is watching two families combine into one. That happens in a variety of ways of course, but one of my favorite ways is when there are adorable kids in the mix. Molly & Ryan will celebrate their wedding this summer on a rooftop in downtown Portland, so instead of a traditional engagement session we did a combo family session with their whole team. Let me just say I adore these people. There was no shortage of laughter, silly jokes and crazy faces with this crew. We spent the evening exploring the hill by the Zoo and Forest Park. It was a fun night filled with smiles.

Here are a few of my favs:

M & R thanks again for meeting up with me and sharing your family. I had a great time getting to know you two and the kiddos. You guys are hilarious. I hope you enjoyed the peek. I will have the whole set done very soon.


xo em