Photography & Video

I help parents and grandparents curate a home full of portraits of themselves & their beautiful family today, before they are grown and gone. 

Helping you design your next work of art

Go beyond the sea of taken & forgotten cell phone snaps. I help parents & grandparents build a legacy collection of family photography. Wall art you see every day. Little films of authentic beauty with your child or parent as the main character. We work together to craft a session that results in magazine-quality images of yourself or your loved ones. We start with the end in mind: thinking about your design style and home, then designing the shoot to fit. Join me in this joyful creative process!  

- Emily


For your team, personal branding, or corporate headshots on location.



For Class of 2021 Senior High School graduates, what can we do that's unique?



For parents and grandparents to capture your family today and display on the wall.


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Parents deserve beautiful artistic pictures of their children. This is a smooth & simple solution. 



“I love my son's senior photos! THANK YOU THANK YOU!”​


—  Heather, Excelsior

Hi there, I'm Emily


I'm a mama of 2 boys, a piano player (former piano teacher), a gardener, a school volunteer, a wish-i-was home designer, and an avid coffee drinker. I love helping parents in the Twin Cities to incorporate family photography into your home design. When I work with you to plan a photography session, I tailor it to your style and family character. Since I'm a busy Mom too, my goal is to make photos a fun and seamless experience for everyone. From planning your wardrobe to designing and hanging your wall gallery, I will do the heavy lifting - you enjoy yourself! This should be creatively peaceful.   How can I help?

Get in Touch

Studio in Minnetonka, MN. Shooting all over the greater Twin Cities.  /  Tel. 612-229-9334

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