simple modern

photographs that become timeless pieces of art

join me at my studio in

downtown excelsior, mn

Families & Local Biz Owners come to me when they want to go beyond the sea of taken-and-forgotten cell phone snaps that live on old hard drives. They want an experience of service and quality. They want stunning images of their beautiful children, grandparents, and families. They want artwork on the walls that remind those people that they are loved and valued. 


Come on over to my studio in downtown Excelsior. I will work with you to craft a collection of timeless images that you will enjoy for years to come, lovingly displayed in your home and office. The process is easy, the shoot itself is a blast, and the images you walk away with will be absolutely priceless in the years to come. Trust me, you'll wish you had done it 5 years ago!

have a project in mind?

Image by Annie Spratt






the person behind the lens

A former piano teacher, mom to 2 rowdy boys in the Minnetonka schools, hopelessly creative, and totally in love with telling the powerful stories of those I work with. Every human is beautiful, period. We all have something to contribute and I love learning about yours.

Emily is so easy to work with. She made our session really fun and was able to get "real" smiles out of our kids! Emily has an excellent creative eye, so our pictures ended up beautiful and also really showcasing the personalities and relationships within our family. I would highly recommend Emily and can't wait for our next session with her!


Mom in Mound MN


Emily's architectural photography is fresh and does a great job of capturing/enhancing the essence of the space.


Magney Architecturre

I can't believe how beautiful these images are! I love the wall gallery you helped me put together, I've gotten so many compliments on it. When people see it they can't believe that's my family! Thank you thank you Emily!


Mom in Minnetonka MN

2020.09.20 Moodie Family.emilyjohnphotog
Let's Connect

Ready to start your EJP experience? Complete the form below to begin designing your custom portrait session.


Have a question that can't wait? You can also give me a call to chat on the phone or text if that is more your thing 612-229-9334. Chat soon!


the studio

Studio Location:

Upper Level Studio B

35 Water Street

Excelsior, MN 55331

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