Meet Twin Cities photographer, Emily Koivisto
Hi, I'm Emily, the girl behind the lens, thanks for stopping by! I am a natural light photographer specializing in family, senior, maternity, and newborn photography. While those are the most common sessions I book, I am happy to chat with you about your wedding, special events, family reunions or making your vision come to life. I am based out of the Twin Cities, and when I am not hanging out with your family, chasing the sunlight and scouting out the perfect locations, I am living my best life with my other half, Todd and my tiny humans, Charley and AJ. As challenging as mom life can be sometimes, so far has been my favorite job. I spend a lot of my time in my gardens (yes plural, I have several). During the off season when I can't play in the dirt, you'll find me sporting my favorite pair of sweats and an over sized hoodie, I literally live in them during the winter. Unless of course I actually have to go to work, in which case you'd find me in navy blue scrubs at a local hospital working as an RN in either the ICU or ER. Wherever I am, I will almost always have a diet coke in my hand!
I have a passion for people. People are interesting. Over the years, I have met some really interesting people from all walks of life. It's amazing what you can learn about someone by just taking five or ten minutes out of your day to chat. I also love kids, yes, even the naughty ones! I often get mom's that bring forth their concerns that their toddler isn't going to smile, or their attention span is too short, or their kids are super shy around strangers. Don't worry, I got this! You will have fun and so will your kids, even the "too cool for family pictures" teenagers, I promise! If I have to make a complete fool of myself, or put my big scary camera down for a few minutes to roll around in the leaves with your tiny humans, it will all be ok! My sessions are designed to be fun and laid back. There will be laughter! Because it will be fun...Or it might be because I will inevitably trip over something walking backwards trying to get the perfect shot (Every.Single.Time), but either way, there will be laughter.
People often ask how my business came to be, and to be honest, it wasn't really something that I had planned, I have loved photography for as long as I can remember. There isn't really a simple answer to that question but what I can say is it has taken a TON of dedication, investing in and upgrading equipment, practicing and perfecting my style, hours and hours and hours of reading, watching, and learning all things photography and thankfully after all of that, I still love it! Did I mention the hours and hours that I have put into this? Ok, just making sure! One thing is certain, that without the continued support of my family and my clients, I would never be where I am today and for that I am grateful!
I believe everyone should have memories of their family and the people they love the most. I would be honored to help you create those memories. If you choose me, you should know that I am a retired paramedic and anyone out there on the front lines is near and dear to my heart. I offer a 10% discount for military personnel, police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel. If any of these apply to you, please mention it at the time of booking. Any other questions? Just ask!
"A thing that you may see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people"