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I understand how big of a deal hiring a photographer is and I treat it like one. Together, we will work to capture your true, authentic story. From the moment you inquire about gallery delivery, you will have a once-in-a-lifetime experience that is tailored directly to you!

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I live for capturing the little moments like blurry hair caught by the wind. Soft tender kisses that are shared between you and your partner. And the oh-so-beautiful golden light of a sunset that seeps through my lens. From the moment you inquire to your gallery delivery, my focus is serving you. When working with me expect a copious amount of exclamation points, lots of laughter, and wild adventures that leave you wanting more. 

Before your session, I will help you prepare by providing you with the resources and preparation guides to make you feel comfortable and confident walking into your session! From outfit suggestions, in-depth FAQs’ and more, I got you covered! If you have any questions along the way, I am always here for you!




Congratulations!! You and your partner are about to embark on a beautiful new adventure and I am so excited for you. I believe that all love stories deserve to be celebrated, no matter how big or small! As your wedding photographer, I capture your story as it happens. I capture far beyond pure joy and happiness. I capture the accidental wine spills, the sneaky lil' butt grabs, and the soft glances you and your partner share. I capture your story true to you. Whether you need someone to pin a boutonniere or hold your dress while you use the bathroom, I’m there for you!

elopements starting at $2500  & weddings starting at $3000

Upon inquiring, you will receive a welcome guide inviting you to view the experience, process, and packages. From there we will schedule a virtual consultation (or a cup of coffee for me!) to go over your wedding day vision and any questions you may have. This meeting is super laid back and truly just to get to know you and to make sure that I am the correct fit! I can’t wait to hear about your story! Emma Melin Studios is currently booking 2023 weddings in Minneapolis, New York City, and beyond!

wedding & elopement photography

These are the most important photos you've taken so far in your life and it's important that they accurately reflect your personality. Your parents will be showing these off to all their friends and you will be DYING to share these on Senior Pic Sunday! It's so important to invest in a photographer who not only makes you feel confident but perfectly captures you and your beautiful self.  

Sessions starting at $550

I know how nerve-wracking being behind the camera is. I promise you will have a blast! I will guide you through booking, outfits, locations, poses, and more! I often get told how comfortable my seniors felt and how seamless I had it for them! I always ask, "Is it as nerve-wracking as you thought it would be?" The answer is always "No, not at all!"

Senior Portraits

Having imagery that accurately reflects your brand heart, vision, and values is so important! It can even be an extension of your brand & website design, which is why it’s so important to have brand imagery that you love! Brand imagery looks different for each company. Some companies prefer a variety of portraits and some companies prefer product photography. As a brand photographer, I strive to tailor each session to each client.

Sessions starting at $550

After booking your session, we will meet virtually to discuss your visions and ideas. We will work together and review your mood board, go over preparation tips, and I will answer any questions you have! While the process may seem daunting, I promise it will be a stress-free and fun experience! *Please note: I specialize in natural light and non-traditional brand imagery.*

Brand Imagery

“Emma was so amazing from before our session even began up until we received our pictures. She scouted out picture spots for us at our location before we arrived and exceeded all of our expectations throughout the session. She was so friendly which made us feel very comfortable and caused us to shake off our nerves. We would definitely have her take our photos again and would recommend her to anyone!!”

abby & joe

“I could not be more happy with the way my senior pictures turned out! You made my session so enjoyable and fun. You knew all the perfect picture locations and best poses. Thank you for making my senior pictures so special!”

Mattisyn M.

“Emma is so wildly talented. I usually feel so awkward in front of the camera, but Emma made me feel so comfortable and made the entire photoshoot so much fun. She went above and beyond to make sure that we covered all my brand shoot needs and ideas and the results blew my mind. They leveled up my business and helped me propel it forward. I couldn't recommend Emma enough!”

Kercia M.

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Once you inquire you will receive an investment guide. From there, please select your page and fill out the corresponding questions attached to the guide. Once I receive this, a signed contract and a 30% non-refundable retainer are due within 48 hours to secure your spot. If this is not completed within 48 hours, your spot is no longer reserved and will be added back to my availability. Upon booking, you will receive a location guide and a 'Get to Know You' questionnaire!

For portrait sessions, I promise a 4-6 week turnaround time. For wedding galleries, it is 6-8 weeks. I ask that you please respect this timeframe as it ensures I can have adequate time to perfect your gallery. I promise it is worth the wait ;) 

I offer this as an add-on! It is called 'Digital Proofs.' This is not a standard feature as I find that giving me full creative control yields the best results! I have never had a client unhappy with their gallery or images are chosen! If you are interested in an add-on, let me know!

I do not offer unedited images under any circumstances. Editing is a huge part of the creative process and is something that sets me apart from others. I like to think of it as if you drew a beautiful drawing and I came in and painted all over it. It's no longer an accurate representation of your work. 

For portrait sessions, I offer professional editing and light skin retouching. I will retouch any skin that goes away (acne, bruises, etc.) An example of retouching that is not included is the removal of braces and face or body reshaping. For wedding galleries, I take a similar approach and will edit out any small blemishes in formal portraits, couples portraits, and the most important moments of your day. I typically do not skin retouch in candid images unless it is distracting!

For portraits, if your session is rained out, we will reschedule as many times as needed with no additional fees. I ask that when you are booking far in advance you do your absolute best to reserve the date. I understand life does get in the way. If something comes up, we will reschedule accordingly. For any rescheduling due to non-weather-related circumstances, there is a $50 rescheduling fee. Please note: rescheduling due to weather is up to my discretion. The process for weddings varies slightly and will be discussed either in your consultation or wedding contract.

I don’t bite! Please fill out the contact form on my contact page. I will get back to you within 1-4 business days. From there you will receive an investment guide with an attached questionnaire. Once I receive your answers we will finalize the session date and time.

the process

Once we finalize the dets, I will send you a Project Proposal with a contract and invoice. The signed contract and the 30% non-refundable retainer are due within 48 hours to secure your spot. After this is completed you will receive a Get to Know You Questionnaire and a Session Preparation guide.

Before your session, you will receive an email and/or message from me reminding you. We will solidify the meeting location and I will confirm the starting time. Now, this is the fun part! We get to hang out, make memories, and take some rad photos! This is where you get to sit back, relax, and let me work my magic! And before you ask, yes I will pose and direct you ;) Dontcha worry! PS. Within a week from your session, I will send you some sneak-peaks!

Finally! It’s time to see your final gallery! Within 4-6 from your session date, you will receive your final gallery. This time ensures adequate time for me to dedicate to editing your session. I promise the wait is worth it! You will receive your images in an online gallery link, sent straight to your email. From there you can download, share, print, and more!

are you ready to make magic?

let's freakin do this thing

Just like your story, no two sessions are alike. Let’s capture what’s important to you! Let’s explore your favorite dive bar, grab tacos, or dance on a rooftop at sunset.