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Life is about enjoying the little things. Like dancing in the kitchen with your partner or breakfast in bed on a Sunday. My job is as your photographer to show you how these seemingly minuscule moments are something truly beautiful. Emma Melin Studios exists to preserve your most precious and beautiful moments, no matter how big or small.

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documenting moments





emma melin, founder

Hey there, I'm Emma! I am an outgoing and free-spirited photographer living in the Midwest. My heart longs for creating art and telling remarkable stories. I love a good trip to the farmers market, a wine night with my friends, and spending time with my loved ones.

Serving Minneapolis & beyond

I am blessed to have one of the coolest jobs out there, capturing your unique beauty! I enjoy working with intimate couples, outgoing seniors, and bold brands. Together we will bring your vision to life and tell your unique story through images. I can't wait to meet you!

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My goal as your photographer is to create a warm and welcoming environment no matter who you are or where you come from. I pride myself on being an inclusive and safe space for all humans. All stories are celebrated here.

Storytelling is at the foundation of my brand. The in-between moments are what I strive to capture -- the ones where nobody is watching or the ones where nothing else truly matters at that moment. I capture the real and raw candidness that makes you, you!

I get it, intentionality is a big deal these days. This is why I have devoted my brand to capturing real stories. With every shot and every angle, I am intentionally capturing you to reflect the real truth that allows you to relive this moment in your lifetime and time again.

Being in front of the camera can feel scary and difficult. I create a safe and non-judgemental space for you to express your true self. I comfort and support you through tough moments and invite you to feel at peace with your vulnerability.

“I just have to say Emma is beyond talented, warm, fun, and incredible. It was such a pleasure to work with her, we felt comfortable and enjoyed our entire hour with her. Upon receiving the pictures back I am in awe of her talent and how she was able to capture the subtleties in our relationship that make it so special. We will forever cherish these photos and will continue having her take our photos for years to come! Thank you Emma!"

- The Willson’s

“Emma was such a delight! Her positivity was infectious. My daughter doesn't really enjoy getting photos taken of herself, so I was dreading getting her senior photos done. I had no reason to worry! From the moment Emma met my daughter, she put her at ease and made her feel comfortable in the situation. She explained the process and made it fun. She made sure to really try to get to know Ava, and that helped so much in getting the positive results. The pictures are PHENOMENAL. Thank you Emma!”

- gwen s.

"Both of us were nervous going into our engagement shoot because neither of us are super comfortable in front of a camera. Emma made the whole experience a DREAM! She made us feel so comfortable. From being our hype woman to the Christmas music we danced to - our session was so much fun! We’re in love with our preview! We cannot wait to see the rest of the gallery and work with Emma on our big day!!"

- mara & alec

where authenticity meets artistry

At Emma Melin Studios, we are here to serve you. We are here to document your most precious moments, your greatest accomplishments, and the start of new adventures. Upon inquiring you will receive an email in addition to my investment guide. From there we will work together to plan your session to fit your exact needs. Together we will make magic!

I love getting to connect with new souls. Whether you’re looking to book a session, chat about photography, or just grab some coffee -- I am here!

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