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Celebrate the season by creating memories with your loved ones. There are lots of ways to get involved!


  1. PHOTOGRAPHY GIFT CARDS make great gifts and keep giving with a future session and images they'll keep forever

  2. HOLIDAY MINI SESSIONS help you stay in front of the season with beautiful photos of your family

  3. MOMS NIGHT OUT PHOTO CLASS in Jan, Feb, or March makes a wonderful stocking stuffer gift for Mom

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Photography Gift Cards


Gift giving is easy this year with a truly unique gift of a full service experience at my lovely boutique studio in downtown Excelsior! This gift card covers the session fee only. Prints, digital files, and products are purchased separately.



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mini sessions


Welcome Families!


My name is Emily John, and I have worked with hundreds of families over the past five years to create timeless images of their loved ones.


Get your annual updated holiday photos just in time for those cards to drop! Register below for a 25 minute session in my studio with your family. Within 3 days you'll receive an email that connects you with an online gallery of 15+ images from your session. From the gallery you can purchase digital files, prints, and various premium quality wall art offerings. Pricing starts at $250 for 8 digital files and includes 3 collections priced between $350-600.


Location: 35 Water St. Excelsior MN


What to Expect: The great advantage to an In Studio portrait session is that we don't have to contend with the weather, everyone is contained in one room, we can turn up the music and create a fun laid back experience for Mom & Dad! My studio is located in the heart of beautiful Downtown Excelsior, which offers wonderful restaurants and shopping if you'd like to make a day out of this visit.


Holiday Setup: For any Mini Session booked in Nov & Dec - I'll have a special Holiday setup we can use as well as my signature "modern white" background! I'm partnering with Tonkadale Greenhouse to create a beautiful wreath backdrop that will make your Holiday Cards stand out! Check out my Insta stories in mid-October for sneak peaks!


Photo Delivery: You will receive an online gallery 3-5 days after your session. Digital images can be downloaded immediately, and additional prints and products can be ordered within 1 week of gallery delivery.


Covid Safe: Please know there are a set of stairs up to the second floor of the studio. Covid safe practices of wearing face masks until photo time, sanitizing, and keeping a 6 ft. distance will be practiced.


Find Me: online at or on Instagram/Facebook @emilyjohnphotography


Well behaved dogs are welcome to join in the photo session as well!

To view a sample gallery of Holiday Mini Sessions, click below! View Store to see our heirloom quality products and pricing.

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moms night out photography class




This class is for Moms that need a break from life for a few hours and can come to a welcoming space where they can relax, learn, and laugh with friends.


Together in this class we'll learn how to be more creative, confident, and organized in how we take photos of our family. No matter what phone/camera/app you currently use, we'll tease apart the building blocks of a good photo and learn quick & easy ways to take your photography skills to that next level. We also will troubleshoot our worst photos to see what could be fixed in the next round! It will be fun, funny, and we'll meet some new mama friends along the way.


There are 6 spots per class. Light refreshments and beer/wine will be offered.


Covid-safe practices of wearing face masks and staying 6 ft apart will be practiced. If you'd like an online option, please contact Emily at

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the studio

Studio Location:

Upper Level Studio B

35 Water Street

Excelsior, MN 55331


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