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

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

HEADSHOTS

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

SENIORS

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

FAMILIES

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

SCHOOLS

WHAT CLIENTS SAY

“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.

emily@tonkacandid.com  /  Tel. 612-229-9334

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