Emily Dobson Photography

Has anyone seen my earmuffs? {Macon, MO Professional Photographer} February 25, 2010

Filed under: Personal — edobson86 @ 6:00 AM

Every time I leave the house, I bundle up in my winter coat (off which I just lost a button) and my new snuggly warm gloves and scarf from Wal-Mart. This Missouri weather has taken some adjusting to after being in Memphis for a year and a half. Not only has it been bitterly cold, but the SNOW – the ridiculous amount of snow that just keeps on falling…every Sunday. Now, I can’t complain because I have thoroughly enjoyed 3 and 4 day work weeks and the additional photography workday it has provided me. But every time I leave the house, I must bundle up, start my car 15 minutes early, find something to hold on to as I attempt not to slip and fall down our icy steps and pathway through the grass, and cringe all the way to the car when the wind hits my ears. I hate being cold, and about 3 weeks ago, I lost my earmuffs! I wore those things when it was 40 degrees outside! Yet, I have somehow misplaced them. Where oh where did my earmuffs go? If you find them, will you please return them so my ears won’t suffer any longer?



Until then, I decided to find something enjoyable about the snow. I took one photo and edited it two different ways. I really love both edits, but I decided to go with this one simply because its different from my typical edit…and I need to start stepping out of my comfort zone every now and then.



Doesn’t it look gorgeous when you’re not outside suffering in it?!







We ♥ Hands on Fun – I ♥ Faces {Macon, MO Professional Photographer} February 23, 2010

Filed under: Children,Portraits — edobson86 @ 7:48 AM

This week I Faces is focusing on hands. More specifically, “hands-on fun!” The picture I chose for this week’s contest makes me smile for two reasons:



1) Micara is ridiculously cute!


2) Only 12 more weeks until my first baby is due. Only 12 more weeks until there is a new life in our home. A child who will soon discover life on earth. Micara seems to be discovering her hands in this picture, and it sparks an excitement within me for the day my baby will discover his/her little hands and fingers.
















Favorite Engagement Photo – {Macon, MO Engagement Photographer} February 22, 2010

Filed under: Engagement,Wedding — edobson86 @ 5:07 PM

Hey friends! I’m trying to decide which of the following images is my absolute favorite. I can only order one in a large print, and I want your input! This will be a very short poll as voting will end at midnight tonight. Get your votes in quick, and let me know…



Which engagement photo is YOUR favorite (vote on both creativity and execution)?! Click on the link BELOW to vote!


Which image is your favorite?!(answers)






Image #1





Image #2






Image #3




Image #4




Image #5


Alone Time – {Macon, MO Photographer} February 19, 2010

Filed under: Children,Portraits — edobson86 @ 8:56 PM

Tonight, Wade is away at a conference, and I am home alone. Originally, I planned to host a high school girls’ sleepover and have a fun girls’ night watching movies, eating snacks, and popping popcorn. Unfortunately, I overlooked the minor detail of Courtwarming – hello! I must admit, I would’ve chosen the dance back in my high school days too.



I just finished watching Edward… I mean Twilight! I ate a big bowl of shells mac and cheese, and fully intend on baking a couple of chocolate chip cookies and accompanything them with a delicious bowl of vanilla ice cream. I swear… it IS the baby causing the weight gain!!!!! I mean, he/she is already showing its excitement about the cookies. The baby hasn’t stopped moving in two hours!



While relaxing at home this evening, I came across this PRECIOUS picture of Micara at her one year birthday party. If only we could all demonstrate this kind of happiness…









Wedding Photography Packages – Custom Designed Wedding Album February 12, 2010

Filed under: Portraits,Wedding — edobson86 @ 3:56 PM

When creating Wedding Packages for prospective clients, I created, erased, recreated, adjusted, erased, and recreated some more. I’d done research and looked in to what other photographers offered, but the one thing most had in common was complexity. Every time I developed a package I liked, I’d look away, then look back and think “It looks so confusing!” I wanted to offer my brides something simple, but full of quality.



When designing my wedding packages, I knew one thing for sure: custom designed wedding albums would be included. I love the high-end quality of a professionally designed and printed wedding album. As a former bride, I also love knowing that my personal wedding photos are safe in a timeless album – an album I can look through whenever I want, and someday share with my kids and grandkids. The timeless aspect of a wedding album is exactly what I want my brides to have. Most girls dream of their wedding day for years (or was that just me?)! But after all of the planning is complete and the wedding day is over, I want couples to be able to cherish their memories and remember the details for years and years to come.



Over the past couple of weeks, I found some time to custom design a wedding album for Brad and Cari Gaunt. I chose Forbeyon as my album printing company, and let me just say, that decision was a seriously good decision. I love it! Below you will find a few snapshots of the finished prodcut: a 12×12 leather cover, flush mount album with linen pages that have been uv coated for added protection.  Enjoy!




































We ♥ Kisses – I ♥ Faces {Macon, MO Professional Photographer} February 8, 2010

Filed under: Children — edobson86 @ 8:48 PM

It has been MONTHS since I last entered an I Faces contest. So needless to say, I’m a bit excited to get back to announce my newest entry! This week’s competition is “We Heart Kisses.” When I read the description for this week’s photo challenge, I immediately thought of one photo – a photo I took last spring when I was just getting started. The session with Parker and Reese was so much fun as we walked around Shelby Farms (in Memphis), talked about kid stuff, and just spent time playing and hanging out…yes, hanging out with the kids!



For this picture, I set Parker and Reese on the bridge below and told them to watch the ducks (I think they were ducks!) swim for awhile. I placed myself approximately 15 feet away and let them play. Of course, mommy and I thought it would be super cute if Reese gave that big brother a little smooch… and of course it turned out to be one of my 2009 favorites! Isn’t it precious?!















Snow Day – {Macon, Missouri Wedding Photographer}

Filed under: Personal,Wedding — edobson86 @ 11:03 AM

With the exception of the good ole college days, this is the first school year I’ve truly been able to enjoy snow days. As a student I typically always enjoyed a break, but in the back of my mind I knew I had to make those days up. We rarely had more than a three day weekend for Easter, and most of the time we added a day or two on to the end of the year too. Last year, in Memphis we only had one…maaaaybe two snow days – nothing much. Now that I’m back in MO, the snow days are quickly adding up. Fortunately, Baby Dobson is due May 22nd, and since all of Macon’s holidays are guaranteed, I won’t be making up any at the end of this year! My apologies to the lucky ones who do get to make them up…



The Caramel-Pecan Cheesecake Pie turned out to be quite spectacular! I tried a small piece last night, and gave Wade a bite that turned into another small piece. Oops! Looks like we’ll be taking a chocolate pie to the staff luncheon today. By special request, here is the Cheesecake Pie recipe compliments of Michele Sadler.



Caramel-Pecan Cheesecake Pie

1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup sugar

4 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 9″ unbaked pastry shell

1-1/4 cup chopped pecans

1 cup caramel ice cream topping


-In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, 1 egg, and vanilla until smooth. Spread into unbaked pastry shell. Sprinkle with pecans.


-In a separate small bowl, whisk remaining eggs. Then, gradually whisk in caramel topping until blended. Pour over pecans. Bake at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until lighty browned. Loosely cover with foil after 20 minutes IF pie browns too quickly. Cool for one hour. Refrigerate for at least four hours before slicing.


-Wade and I thought adding chocolate to the mix would be splendiferous! Next time, I think we’ll try to pour hot fudge over the pecans before the caramel topping. Let me know if you try it out!



Recently, I’ve been prepping several wedding photos. I came across these two beauties over the weekend. What do you think?!