Hi Twin Cities Families & Professionals!
Are you ready for a fresh & modern portrait experience ?
Come visit our studio in lovely Downtown Excelsior, MN
WELCOME TO EJP
Now let’s be honest…the thought of getting photographed can be overwhelming!
It’s totally normal to feel some hesitation around stepping in front of a camera! Your mind starts immediately evaluating all your past experiences of bad photos. Or you might be thinking “who wants to see a photo of me?” Or if you are a parent maybe the thought of wrangling the kids, dog and hubby for another family photo gives you the cold sweats.
Hey, we’ve got you!
We have proven systems and strategies to make you look amazing in your photos! We work with you to style, pose, light, and retouch your images so that you aren’t left wondering what to do. Our full service experience takes all the pressure off, so you can just show up and let us do the rest. And the best news is that it’s actually a fun, enjoyable experience that you and your family will look forward to again next year!
HOW WE HELP YOU SHINE
A Relaxed and Fun Experience
Our space is warm, inviting and down to earth. We take all the pressure off of you by showing you exactly how to stand and what to do to get natural smiles and beautiful connection. We aim to create an experience that is uplifting, fun, and enjoyable for our guests, so that you look forward to next year’s photo session!
Help Styling your Image
We go beyond just giving a few tips on what to wear by making sure there is harmonization and balance in the whole image. We take time to plan out the colors, backgrounds, styles, and shooting methods that will give us images that are both artistic and natural, and will look amazing hanging on the wall of your home.
Hand Retouching that's Just Right
A carefully created portrait is already beautiful, but giving it that extra finess and elegance in photoshop really helps it shine. We use the latest techniques to ensure you look like the best version of you and every detail is in place!
Custom Designed Products for You
We want your images to live “IRL” (in real life). That’s why we have hand selected albums, wall art, portrait boxes that are custom made just for you. All product lines we carry are sourced from boutique press studios in Italy, Ireland, and right here in the USA. You offer exclusive products you can’t just buy at Ridgedale or Shutterfly that will last for decades.
“I rely on Emily John Photography for all my professional needs"
I have relied on Emily John Photography for all my professional photography needs. Emily took headshot photos and some additional promotional photos for my website, and I was very pleased with the results. She has also taken architectural photos of design projects for my portfolio, and she truly knows how to capture the essence of each space and highlight its beauty. -DEB G, First Impressions Design
Wonderful experience! We don’t frequently do family photos but are so glad that we did! We had family photos of our two kiddos— age five and four months plus a dog. You can imagine the anxiety of just how chaotic our family can be— but Emily put us all at ease and made the experience fun! Our painfully shy daughter opened up and by the end was singing a song to Emily— I would have never imagined she could trust a new adult so quickly! Photos look wonderful— capturing baby, dog and a wild five year old! So happy we captured our family before we blink and they’re grown up!
I had Emily take photos for my business when it was featured in a article in a local magazine. She did an AMAZING job and really showcased the best aspects my both my business as well as myself. I use Emily for both professional photos as well as personal / family photos as well! -STEPHANIE Y, Balance Acupuncture
Hey there, I´m Emily
I’VE WORKED WITH HUNDREDS OF PARENTS & KIDS IN THEIR QUEST FOR AUTHENTIC PORTRAITS THEY LOVE. NOW, IT’S YOUR TURN.
It is my belief that every single person who comes to me is beautiful and is worthy of being celebrated. No matter your age, size, shape, or how uncomfortable you might feel about it, I will help you shine. Each session with me is a collaborative, creative project where you will feel comfortable and confident being yourself and having fun.
As a mom of two boys, I completely understand that life gets busy. It can be hard to prioritize something like professional photography among the pickups & dropoffs, extra events and hustle to provide for our family. Unfortunately, I also know the sadness of losing a parent and digging through old boxes of prints or cell phone folders to try and find something (anything!) that comes close to a picture of us together. It’s heartbreaking.
It isn’t easy, and it definately is never perfect, but today we are creating the legacy our children will remember in the future. A family portrait isn’t intended to be some hoity-toity display that only the rich people throw money at. Quite the opposite! My kids deserve to see beautiful images of me holding & kissing them, and of our family as it is right now. Our love and connection and life I’ve worked so hard to provide for them is worthy of being seen as cherished heirlooms that decorate my home. If you feel the same way, then I can’t wait to work with you!
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For Full Portrait Sessions
Families – Seniors – Dogs – Generations – Specialty Sessions
Book an Inquiry Call Below
On this free, 20-minute call, we’ll chat about your session, answer all of your questions, and book you in!
All sessions require a deposit to book. This includes a session fee plus a credit toward your final purchase of images as wall art, albums, and other products.
The Photography Session
We’ll create beautifully personal images of you and your loved ones during our 1-2 hour photography session. If you’d like, start with professional Hair and Makeup to make your experience (and final images) truly memorable.
The Ordering Apt
Either directly after your session or within a week, we will have an ordering apt. This is where we review all the images we created, choose your favorites, and pair them within albums, folio boxes, or custom Wall Art pieces. Digital files will accompany each printed image.
Product Delivery & Install
Once your beautiful art pieces arrive, we’ll get them delivered to your home. We also offer complimentary installation of wall art if needed!
YOUR NEXT STEP
SCHEDULE AN INQUIRY CALL WITH EMILY
Please begin your booking process by scheduling a required Inquiry Call to review the process, your needs and ensure we are a great fit for one another. To book your session day/time, I’ll ask for a deposit during our call to hold your spot. For portrait sessions, we typically are booked out 3-5 weeks in advance although sometimes an opening will pop up.
If you have some quick questions I could answer over email, send those to firstname.lastname@example.org
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