hey there class of ’25!


Ready to freeze-frame senior year? Let’s make magic happen with a fun, laid-back senior photography session that shows your authentic style and personality!

Based in lovely downtown Excelsior MN and serving up smiles in the Twin Cities area, I’m all about capturing your vibe, your style, your YOU-ness! From classic looks to offbeat ideas, we’ll craft pics that scream “YOU!”

Let’s turn summer of 2024 into beautiful memories you will look back on with a smile. Sound like a blast? Let’s chat and snap!



Celebrate Your Journey

Professional Senior Photography Sessions in the Lake Minnetonka area and around the Twin Cities


I get it. Standing in front of a camera lens is scary and uncomfortable. Which is why I take great care to make sure I get to know you. What you love, what you don’t. What you are looking forward this year and what you are passionate about. I’m a goofball, so  it’s important to me that you can be yourself around me too. I do my best to create a safe space to play around and have fun during your session.


We don’t want your images to look like everyone else, which is why we take time to plan your session weeks beforehand. We make sure everything from what to wear to the location to the style is true to you. I ensure the overall look of your senior photos represents who you are inside and out.


I want you to love your Senior 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.


“ So glad I went with Emily!”

I looked at about six different photographers, but after talking with Emily I knew she would be amazing. I was a little nervous about figuring out what to wear and where to go, but Emily had some really great ideas that turned out to look awesome. She listened to my ideas and made recommendations that were solid. She was so much fun, and super positive. I am so glad I went with Emily for my Senior Pictures!


"I still tear up when I see the photos!"

My twins had their session in late August with Emily, and they had such a great time! Even my son, who wasn’t really into the idea of getting photographed, said it was better than expected (and that’s saying a lot!). Emily was really kind and upbeat, and took the time to make sure the details were right. We saw our photos about a week later and I couldn’t believe how beautifully they turned out. I got the iPhone app, and open it just about every day to look at my beautiful family!


"My friends couldn't believe it"

When I posted the first pic on Insta, I got so many comments! I’m in sweats most of the time, but I love to dress up at times too. It was so fun to get my hair and makeup done, I felt like I was being totally pampered! The photos turned out really well too!







  • Online registration opens May 1 2024 for the class of 2025 sessions
  • During online registration you will schedule your session date, pay a $150 session fee, and start the onboarding process with Emily!
  • After completing your online registration you’ll recieve a few emails to schedule your planning phone/zoom call along with a questionairre so I can help build a creative and personalized session experience for you!

*the session fee simply covers the session itself and you will choose from the Signature or Classic Session package to fulfill your order




  • 3+ Hour Session
  • Unlimited outfits
  • Up to 3 Locations
  • 35 Digital Images all Hand Retouched to your specification
  • Option to include a “Signature” set of 5 images using cinematic lighting & compositing
  • Online Gallery and phone app of images
  • Option to purchase additional images, prints, wall art, and albums



  • 2 Hour Session
  • Up to 3 Outfits
  • Up to 2 Locations
  • 25 Digital Images all Hand Retouched to your specification
  • Choose your final 25 from an Online Gallery of images
  • Option to purchase additional images, prints, wall art and albums on top of this package!


Hair & Makeup $175

Family Photos during/before/after the session $250 (Includes 5 images)

Arboretum Location $50 (Includes admission for up to 4 people)


let’s answer your questions!



Don’t worry, I will give you plenty of tips, tricks and ideas about what you should and should NOT wear for your senior photos! I’ve even created a style guide you’ll get when you sign up that gives practical examples of what works and what doesn’t. We will schedule a planning call several weeks before your session to help decide what to wear!

The good news is that you probably already have some really great options in your closet. But also – if you (like me) are a shopper then this is a wonderful excuse to purchase a few “bucket list” items for your session too!



We are pretty lucky to live in the Twin Cities, where there are so many wonderful locations for senior pictures! My studio in Excelsior is a great place to start or end our session because it’s literally right in the middle of downtown. We are steps from the lake, the Commons, hundreds of cute doorways and brick walls, and just a quick 15 minute drive to at least a dozen parks. But if you’d prefer something different I’m game!

If you have a specific style or location in mind, let’s make it happen. I’ve gone everywhere from Downtown Minneapolis to client’s homes to school tennis courts to the back of a Dairy Queen. That’s the beauty of booking a custom session with me – the world is our oyster!



Every photographer operates a little differently. I’m sure you have questions about how to book, what the cost is, what the timeline looks like, and how soon you’ll recieve your images. 


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 confident being yourself and having fun.

The pic of me here is with my baby, Tillie. She’s a 4 year old golden retriever and we love her to pieces. I love dogs and if you want to be photographed with yours, the answer is always YES. I’m also a mom to two boys Wally (13) & Arthur (11). They go to school 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!


We love to travel, and always have new ideas cooking up for our next trip. In 2021 our family lived in Munich, Germany for over a month that summer. We’ve roadtripped to many national parks including Glacier, the Black Hills, the Smokey Mountains, and lots of Midwest towns.

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…