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Minnesota Orchestra Family Photoshoot

A family photoshoot in celebration of a couples 10-Year wedding anniversary at the place they had heir first date, the Minnesota Orchestra, and now accompanied by their 3 year old daughter.

Minnesota Orchestra Hall, Minnesota Wedding: Luke, Sarah and Liv | Minnesota Wedding Photographer - Emily's Photography.

Minnesota Orchestra Hall, Minnesota Wedding: Luke, Sarah and Liv | Minnesota Wedding Photographer - Emily's Photography.

Initial Inquiry

I received an email in July with an opportunity to capture a photoshoot commemorating a couples 10 year wedding anniversary. Sarah and Luke wanted to recreate their original wedding portrait from 2013, at the same exact location, the stage of the Grammy Award-winning Minnesota Orchestra. I asked Sarah to share a little bit about the locations significance below.

How did you two meet? Tell me a little more about the significance of the orchestra hall and how it relates to your love story.

Luke and I met at St. Olaf College in 2006. He took me on our first date to the Melting Pot and Mahler’s 6th Symphony at Orchestra Hall, and we’ve been together ever since! I ended up working for the Minnesota Orchestra after I graduated in 2010. The Hall was being renovated during that time. For our 6th anniversary, I surprised him with the chairs we sat in during our first date! We have the set of chairs in our home and plan on keeping them forever. We got married in 2013 in downtown Minneapolis and I arranged to have our first look and photos at Orchestra - where it all began!

Minnesota Orchestra Hall, Minnesota Wedding: (left image) photographed by Natalie Finazzo Fox, (right image) photographed by Emily's Photography.

Photographed by Natalie Finazzo Fox.

Photograph by Emily's Photography.

Photograph by Emily's Photography.


Lets plan your family photoshoot, heres some tips.

Perfect Location.

There are so many options to choose from when it comes to deciding on your family photoshoot location, but the best advice I can give is to pick a location that resonates with your family on a personal level; you’ll be so much happier with your session if you do. Your annual family photos should reflect the time in your lives you are in. Ask yourself, “Would our family spend time here?”. Luke and Sarah chose a meaningful location thats perfect for their family.

Looking your best.

Practice in the mirror before the shoot! Yes, seriously. You will discover poses and faces you love….and some you hate. But at least then you’ll know. Let me know what angles and shots you don't want before we start shooting. I’m here to make you look and feel your best, so by all means, tell me what you want and what you don’t want. Tilt your head down a tiny bit to avoid a double chin. I always try to shoot from straight on or from above, as those angles look flattering on everyone. If all this seems like too much to remember, don’t worry. I’ll be there every step of the way to guide you. Above all else, Be yourselves, show emotion, and be affectionate. Laugh, hug, kiss, play, and have fun!



Hi, I'm Emily, and I document people (and their dogs) at weddings! I live alongside my five amazing, crazy and energetic pups, Nessie, Peach, Sammi, Vinny, and Bobbi. They chew everything they see, take up the whole bed, but most importantly - they give the best hugs.

I became a professional photographer in 2019 and since then have had the opportunity to share incredible moments with numerous couples that will be cherished forever. My goal is to tell the story not only of your wedding day, but of your love. I believe to the core that who we are matters. The imagery we create together is dependent on our connection with each other + being the right fit for each other. Let’s get to know one another, I’ll start.

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