Being asked to photograph someone’s wedding is a big deal. It is allot of trust my clients put in me, and I and always honored to capture such an important day in someone’s life.

That said asking someone to care for your child is an even bigger trust situation. About two years ago I hired the lovely folks below to care and teach my baby boy, so I was touched and excited when they decided to hire me to photograph their wedding. I already adored them, but working with them this way takes it to a whole new level. I was touched that they trusted me, I mean let’s be honest they often see my in grungy sweats and bed head in the morning at school drop off.;)

It was so fun going out to capture engagement photos with these two. We tromped around the adorable little town of St. Paul, talked about the crazy kiddos in our lives, and made some pretty photos.

Here are a few of my favs:

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AJ & Christina, thanks again for trusting me to capture your engagement photos. I had a great time. I can not wait for the big end of summer wedding! The whole set will be ready shortly. For now I would love to throw down a blog contest. I know you can do it! If you can get 30 people to comment on this post, I will throw in an 11×14 on the house.

Leave some love folks!

xo em


Honestly, any time I have camera in my hand, people are happy, and the music is good, I am a pretty happy girl. Most of the time I point my camera at weddings, babies and the like, but every so often I am asked to capture corporate events. This weekend was that very situation. A wonderful wedding planer I adore working with (Nora with Bridal Bliss) asked if I was open to shooting an event for the company Hydro Temp. This great family & locally owned company was celebrating their 30 year mark with a big shin dig down at the Nines Hotel. It was my pleasure to capture this cast of characters in celebration mode. Even the band (5 guys named Moe) made me smile!

The mood was fun, the people were great, the food was yummy, and the music was fantastic!

Here are a few of the images I captured…


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Thanks again Nora, Valerie & Team for having me out to capture the big event. It was my pleasure!

xo em


The J family “bought me” at an auction that is near and dear to my heart. I donate to many auctions in the Metro area, but this one was specifically to raise money for my daughter’s school. I volunteer at this one, and help run the event. It is always a fun night! The only part of the night I find myself worried about really, is when people are bidding on my on services. It is awkward, watching people look at my work and write down a value. I always find my self cringing, but this particular year I was pretty excited about the family that “bought me”.

The photo package was purchased by the J family, and I was super excited to capture them.  It took us a while to work around their busy schedules, but I am so glad we finally made it happen. This family was lovely to work with, and has three of the most charming, best behaved and beautiful children I have had the pleasure to point a camera at.:)

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Amy & Family thanks for having me out to capture your family. It was lovely hanging out with you all!

xo em


I know I say it all the time, but I LOVE watching families grow.

When they come back again it is so fun to see how the little ones grow, change and learn new things. This is the third time I have photographed the W family. Each time has been lovely, but this time was extra special since it was not only them, but the whole extended family.

And they brought cute cousins! Check out all the ginger haired lovelies! It was a great morning, and fun to capture. We went back up to one of my favorite spots, Red Ridge Farms, made some silly faces, and walked the grounds, what a great morning.


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Meinda, thanks for having me out to capture your family again. I had a wonderful time! I hope you all had a wonderful visit.

The full gallery will be up and ready shortly.

xo emily


While talking about places to take engagement photos with Olivia & Andrew, the idea of the Portland Mercado came up. We were thinking of places with special meaning to the couple, and some bright colors & textures for the backdrops. I myself had not made it to the Mercado yet, but MAN I AM SO GLAD I SAID YES!

The mercado is bright, colorful, fun and above all freaking Delicious!

Olivia and Andrew started out in the typical way, kind of not comfortable with being infront of the camera, but by the end of the session we were all laughing, joking and having a good time. It was such a fun evening getting to know them, and one of their favorite Portland spots. It really speaks to how fun, loving, and family oriented this awesome couple is.

I mean really just look at Olivia’s laugh, and Andrew’s adoring smile at her, how can you not love these two.

Here are a few of my favorites:

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O&A thank you so much for sharing your special spot with me. I loved spending the evening with you all.

I really can not wait for your big day this summer. It will be an amazing event I can already tell.

The whole gallery will be ready very soon. For now let’s throw down a blog contest shall we? If you can get 30 people to comment on this post, I will throw in an 11×14 wall hanging on the house.

So leave some love folks!

xo em

  • June 9, 2015 - 10:55 am

    Sofia - Best of luck and congratulations! Why just engagement pictures? Those Mercado folks can cater your Latino-themed wedding! You can get the BEST wedding cake from Café Revolución (Tequila 3 leches). And all the food would be amazing! Much happiness! :)♥