wedding photography for joyful couples



welcome to the


I'm Emily and I'm so happy you're here! This blog is a journal about my life and my latest work. Stay a while and say hello!

welome to my blog


The Mulder Family

A Waterworks Prairie Park Fall Family Shoot


Family & Kids

We had the most beautiful afternoon at Waterworks Prairie Park for this family session with Ben, Martha, and Stella! This was the first time meeting the Mulder family and they were a delight. Stella is in her very self-assured and opinionated 2-year-old stage, but despite her disinterest in taking photos, look at all these smiles […]

The Michels Family

A Wanatee Park Fall Extended Family Shoot


Family & Kids

The last time I saw Jack was when he was brand new and the last time I saw this extended family was at Christian & Cam’s wedding five years ago (the oldest grandkids were literal babies at that time!). It was really fun to get together with the Michels family this past weekend, where they’ve […]

The Nepola Family

A Voxman Music Hall Fall Family Shoot


Family & Kids

Ali was a bridesmaid in a wedding I photographed last year and she reached out to me a couple of weeks ago to see if there was any chance I’d have time to do a family photo session while she and her family were in Iowa over Thanksgiving. Between their schedule and mine, there was […]

Annie & Josh

A Celebration Farm Snowy Fall Wedding



I never saw what the wind chill was last Friday, but the temperature hit around 19°F and the wind was bitter on top of that. Annie definitely wanted outdoor photos and had done all the prep work for it, including getting rechargeable hand warmers (that conveniently were hidden in the pockets of her gown), fur […]

The Bloomfield Family

A Kent Park Fall Extended Family Shoot


Family & Kids

The last time I got to photograph the Bloomfield family, they were a bit smaller in number, and it is always so fun to see how time change and the kids keep growing. I first met this group at Elisabeth and Seth’s wedding. We had a bit of a last minute rescheduling since the weather […]

The Penick Family

A Kent Park Fall Family Shoot


Family & Kids

The last time I got to photograph the Penick family was when Colby was still on the inside; just weeks from her birth. It has been so much fun seeing Cortney and Christian grow their family!! I’ve been with them since their engagement! They got married in 2016 and then I got to photograph them […]

reader faves


Insider tips for planning your wedding day to genuinely reflect you as a couple.

free download

Let's make magic together.


© emily crall photography