Family Sessions

MINNEAPOLIS FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

“You made such a positive impact on my family - the pictures were just a bonus. Your kindness, empathy & finding beauty in craziness is contagious. You made an experience that usually would have given me anxiety into a beautiful evening with my children that I get to look back on forever." - Janelle T.​

Family Session Experience

I see you, momma.

You love your family with all of your heart & you recognize that time is passing faster now than ever – those babies you’re raising truly are growing up right in front of your eyes.

This is one reason your annual family photo session means so much to you! Because you’re all in with that precious family of yours & you don’t want to miss a thing. But you know that our minds can’t always hold all the things our hearts wish they could.

That’s why we take the pictures.

As a wife & momma myself, I know that booking, planning & preparing for a photo session can feel like a lot… but take a deep breath & let that stress go because I am here to help you with every single step of the process.

I see you, momma & I’m here for you!

01. 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!
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02. 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.
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03. 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!
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04. 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!
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“EMMA IS TRULY AN AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHER

& has a talent for capturing special moments you don't even realize were happening during your shoot. We were blown away by our photos... even my husband teared up!" - Valerie C.

Family Session Pricing

These packages are all about capturing the details of the people & connections that bring meaning to your life & joy to your heart before your memory has the chance to let them quietly slip away.

ALL PACKAGE OPTIONS INCLUDE:

  • Styling assistance & resources
  • Use of items in the Client Closet
  • Professional & detailed editing of your images, each done in color as well as black & white
  • Delivery of all edited, high-resolution digital images via private online viewing gallery within 4-6 weeks
  • Access to a professional print lab offering high quality prints & products directly from your gallery
  • Granted print release allowing you to print your images endlessly


Because images take on an entirely different feel when you’re able to hold them in your hands, pass them around to your family members & friends, display them around your home & gift them, all packages also include credits to purchase beautifully crafted, printed products. 

Memoir

50+ images & $100 print credit
$ 800
+ TAX
  • No need to compromise or leave precious memories behind!

Storybook

30 images & $75 print credit
$ 650
+ TAX
  • A fuller collection that holds more of your story's unique & dynamic details!

Glimpse

15 images & $50 print credit
$ 450
+ TAX
  • A petite & sweet collection of moments to encapsulate your here & now.

Session fees include a $150 non-returnable retainer due at the time of booking.
Travel fees will apply for any session location over 50mi from 55379. Payment plans available upon request!

“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.

Family Session Portfolio

The photographs we create together are so much more than digital files. They are proof of your life, of your love, of your seasons of change or the steady, constant rhythms that shape your existence. It’s about freezing those moments you know you’ll never get back because the days can be long but those years… they are oh, so short.

Below you’ll find a small sampling of images from past family sessions. If you’d like to see an example of what a full gallery looks like, please click here.