"I cannot say enough good things about our session with Emma. From the communication, to helping me coordinate outfits, to the actual session... she captured my family as we really are & I just love the results!" - Jenny H.

What to Expect for Your Outdoor Session

As a busy wife, momma & business owner myself, I know that booking, planning & preparing for a photo session can feel like a lot… but I am here to help you with every single step of the process!

A mom holding her baby boy, kissing him on his head while he looks directly at the camera | Minnesota family photographer

1. Booking

We start with my booking calendar where you can quickly & easily choose your date, session type & package level, sign your contract & pay your deposit to secure your session – easy peasy! 

After you’re booked you will receive my session guide, which goes over how to prep & what to expect for our time together, as well as my styling inspiration boards & a questionnaire so I can get to know you better!

2. Planning

As our time together approaches I’ll reach out to discuss & start planning your wardrobe. Styling plays a huge roll in the overall look & feel of your images so this step is key. I know it can be overwhelming but trust me, I am here to help you all the way through!

I have a virtual styling tool we will use to coordinate everyone, as well as a growing collection of items in my client closet that can be borrowed at no extra cost!

We’ll then talk about location ideas so, together with your curated outfits, we can create a beautiful & cohesive setting for your images.

Family of four sitting on a blanket on a beautiful green hillside | Minnesota family photographer

3. Session

On session day all you need to do is show up dressed & ready enjoy your time! 

Sessions typically last 60-90 minutes. This allows us the time & slower-pace needed to capture a complete gallery of storytelling images full of variety, real moments & all the details my clients love & have come to expect!

Presence & connection will be our priority while I guide & direct for natural movement & interaction so your images authentically reflect this unique time of your life.

Let all the nerves & pressure for perfection slip away… you’re in good hands!

4. Delivery

After I’ve had the time needed to hand-edit all of your precious memories comes everyone’s favorite part – gallery delivery! This process can take 4-6 weeks as my editing method is very detailed & all-inclusive.

I’ll email you a link to a personalized slideshow of your images set to music that I HIGHLY recommend you watch as your first viewing experience – it ensures you give each image it’s own time of observance before moving on to the next. Plus, it’s like watching a movie replay of your session (just the best parts, I promise!) so you can feel all the feels all over again!

An engaged couple sitting together in tall, green grass, snuggling & smiling with one another | Minnesota couples photographer