You Be You, 
and I’ll Do the Rest. 

Modern studio portrait photography for adults and kids in a relaxed, stress-free environment.


Photographer. Wife. Mother. Former teacher. Photography is my therapeutic form of self-expression. Any free moment I have you will find me studying my latest online course, listening to a photography podcast or researching the best editing techniques. I can’t get enough.

I am particularly passionate about studio photography because of the relaxed atmosphere I've created in my controlled home environment – I can set you at ease and capture the true essence of you

Hi, I’m Emily!

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behind the lens

Modern Studio Photography

Forget the days of stuffy formal headshots and portraits. It is my mission to provide you with genuine images that capture your personality while exhibiting confidence, trust and approachability.

I understand that being photographed makes people feel vulnerable. That's why I've created a relaxing home studio where I make the entire process easy and fun, with good music and no distractions. By the time we're done you'll be saying “I actually enjoyed that!”  

You get the benefit of a relaxing, low-pressure environment, plus controlled lighting meticulously designed to make you look your best. And, every session comes with wardrobe advice, and an online downloadable gallery.

KIDs portraits

Professional Headshots

Professional Headshots

Whether you're a professional who needs a set of headshots you love for your website, social media or speaking engagements, or a company that needs headshots for your whole team, I'll bring a consistent aesthetic while letting individuality shine through.



Kids Portraits

Capture your child's essence – simple and pure. No overdone hair and makeup. No outdoor distractions. I make my sessions feel like we are simply playing. I am constantly amazed by the individuality and innate spirits of kids and I love capturing images that highlight their uniquenesses.


Ingrid Christensen
President, INGCO International

"In one word, Emily is awesome. She has done several photo shoots for the INGCO executive team and they have all been so incredible. She has an energy that she brings to every shoot that really brings out each person’s personality. She is quick to offer suggestions when someone is unsure of an outfit or accessory, and truly brings the best out of each person. Plus, she’s super responsive and fast." 

Sarah Polovitz

"We hired Emily Witt Photography to shoot our real estate headshots. We wanted a different look from traditional 'corporate' headshots. Emily was able to capture our personalities in a very sharp, cutting edge way. We love the photos she took, and are using them on billboards, magazine advertisements, hockey rink ads, and all of our marketing materials. We would highly recommend Emily Witt Photography to anyone looking to elevate their brand."

Anne Gustin

"Emily is professional, engaging and works magic with her camera skills. I’ve never been very photogenic but you would never know that from Emily’s work. I’m so happy with my photos. She knows how to capture the best angles and light to bring out natural beauty!" 

The Mackey Team

“Emily was so great to work with! She made the whole process super comfortable and fun. The direction she gives you makes it easy for that perfect shot. We are thrilled with the results!”

Chad Benning
Vice President, Project Operations

"Emily is awesome to work with! She has provided headshots for about 50 people on our team. Her style is efficient and has a personal touch that captures the real character of each person. I appreciate Emily’s genuine approach to the process and will continue to work together in the future." 

Emily Mathiason
Ads Marketing Capability Manager, BEST BUY 

"We have worked with Emily Witt for over a year now for our team's company headshots. As a photographer she is professional, flexible, creative, and—most importantly—she produces amazing photos! Our company continues to get compliments on how our team members' individual personalities come through in Emily's photos. She has a way of making people feel relaxed and confident as she captures their authentic selves."

Jenn Mahlik
Founder + Chief Consultant, Millie: Marketing & Community

"From the minute you meet Emily, you will feel at ease and like you've known her forever. I am not one who loves being photographed and Emily made me feel extremely comfortable the minute she opened her door. She listens and graciously coaches you to ensure she's getting the best version of you. I loved the headshots so much, I took my girls back for their own. She has a way of capturing everyone in their truest form and is someone I will continue to recommend to everyone in my life looking for headshots of all ages. She's truly amazing!"

Please reach out so we can chat. I’d love to work with you!

My home studio is located
near Hwy 7 & County Road 44
in Excelsior, Minnesota.


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