Let’s capture your family today, before they are grown and away

The Lake Minnetonka area’s top Family Photography Studio

Hi Parents & Grandparents,

I get it. The thought of pulling the family together for a group photo can be tough. What should we wear? Where should we go? Is this even going to turn out?!

Let me calm your nerves and say that YES your family is worth photographing just as you are today, and it will be amazing!


Building Trust

I take great care to make sure I get to know you. How your family is connected and what makes you love them most. I want you to have beautiful legacy images and artwork that you’ll cherish more and more every year. In order to really get those beautiful expressions and sparkling personalities, your kids have to feel safe and comfortable….and willing to have fun and get silly!

Capturing Authenticity

We don’t want your images to look like everyone else. We want your photography to truly reflect your style, your relationships, and your special character. Together we brainstorm a location, styling, and overall look that represents who you are. When we are together, we’ll goof around, play games, tell jokes, and create a joyful experience that opens them up and gets to the real stuff.

Ensuring Quality

I want you to love your Family Photos. Which is why I use top of the line professional equipment, lighting, posing teqhniques, and retouching on every image you purchase. Your images are created with care, retouched by hand, printed and mounted on luxury materials, and stored securely so you can rest assured that your investment meets the highest professional standard.

Wall Gallery of Family Photography

“ Wonderful Experience!”

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

– Amy N

"Eeek, I love them!"

Eeeek! I love them:) Thank you so much. You were so easy to work with and made this girl who doesn’t like having her picture taken feel at ease.


"Such Great Images"

Emily is awesome to work with. She’s super creative and has a great eye. We’ve been doing family pictures with her for years and she manages to get such great images that capture our family so well!

– Shelby

Interested in Learning More?

Book a quick 15 minute phone call with Emily! It’s a great way to say hello, ask questions, look at dates, and get your family photography session on the calendar.






For a session during the week, we secure your spot with a $500 deposit. You are able to use $350 toward your order, or add in hair and makeup for $100/person which will be deducted from your order credit. The remainder will be directly applied toward your order of products and prints!




For sessions on Fri evening or Sat/Sun, we require a $900 deposit to secure your spot. If you’d like to add hair and makeup it’s just $100/person which will be deducted from your order credit. The remainder of the deposit will be applied directly toward your order of products and prints!


We want to be extra clear that the deposit secures your spot and gives you some credit toward your order. All Images & Products will be ordered during your Ordering Session after your Photo Session. Most families spend between $500-2,500 on thier orders, it all depends on what you’d like! To get a more detailed pricing list and start planning your session, please schedule a phone chat with Emily by clicking the button below!

Hi, I’m Emily!

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 in the Minnetonka district, I am experiencing how quickly their childhood is racing by. I can’t believe that in a few short years, we will be right where you are standing today!


Music Major

In high school I never practiced my piano until I took a music theory class my junior year and LOVED it. I was a Music Major at Luther College in Decorah, IA and went on to get a Master’s Degree in Piano Pedagogy (the art of teaching) from Bowling Green State. Before I picked up a camera in 2017, I taught piano lessons for almost 15 years before I picked up a camera!

Dog Lover

My “third child” is our golden retriever Tillie. She is my baby girl and she’s spoiled rotten. I absolutely love dogs, especially when they get to come along and be in a part of the photos too. If you were thinking of asking, the answer will always be “YES, bring the doggie!”

The Tall Lady

Yep, I’m 6 ft tall. Although I have grown to not mind typcially being the tallest lady in the room, trust me it was not fun when I was in high school! This was back in the 90’s before clothing stores had the novel idea of including long inseams in the jean lineup! And Long Tall Sally was NOT a cool store to shop at…