about tiger lily photography

Celebrating authenticity and joyful abandon through wedding, boudoir, Family & branding photography in Minneapolis, MN, and Phoenix, AZ.

I've always cherished my family - they are everything to me. Now, as a parent with a child of my own, I value my family time even more. The photos I've taken of my daughter (and the photos we've taken together) are my most cherished possessions. She changes daily  and her photos all around my home are my constant reminder that life is short, time is always moving forward, and our relationships are the most precious thing we have in this life.

I even named my business, Tiger Lily Photography, after my grandmother. Gifted with a natural green thumb, she lit up every moment she spent in her garden, especially tending the tiger lilies in front of her home. Even when dementia her memories and the hobby she treasured so much, her tiger lilies still faithfully returned year after year, becoming a symbol of the good times we had and her love for us. 

That’s why I’ve made it my mission to preserve moments and memories through weddings, portraits, and branding sessions in Minneapolis, MN and Phoenix, AZ.

I want to give you canvases that cover the walls of your first home as a married couple and make you smile even in the middle of your first fight. I want to give you the headshot of your dreams that gives you the confidence to send your ideal client to your website knowing you’re about to close the deal. I want to give you a boudoir album filled cover-to-cover with photos that, even on your worst day, make you say, “Daaaamn I'm fine!” because we all deserve to have images that lift us up and highlight all the qualities (both inside and out) that make us unique and beautiful.

Most days you can find me at my treadmill desk, in a ponytail/crew neck sweatshirt/leggings combo while answering emails, editing galleries, or chatting with a new client on the phone. When I’m not working, I'm usually playing with my daughter, going to the gym, spending time with my family or friends, or planning my next trip!

xo,  Emily

My family is truly the “why” behind who I am and what I do. 

my grandma, sister & me (in the pink) in her garden 

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I live for bright eyes and wrinkled noses, laugh lines and happy tears and I can’t wait to deliver a gallery filled with photos that make your soul dance. 

Packing my bags and planning adventures

lavender or lilac-scented anything

Listening to true crime podcasts


Snuggling my daughter

Dogs..all the dogs.

macarons and prosecco

Watching Stand-up Comedians

Relaxing by the lake or the ocean

a few of my favorite things

- Lauren

This photography team is the BEST! Not only did they work with making my fiance and I comfortable for our photos, but their photographs were so much more than we imagined when we saw the final product! Highly recommended. Affordable, courteous, friendly, and VERY fun to work with.

- Chelsea

Incredible team of photographers that genuinely care about their clients! Emily was there to answer any questions and figure out details since the day we booked her for our wedding to the day of our wedding. Her shooters Jo and Isaac did an incredible job and captured the most beautiful photos on our big day! And, we just had so much fun with them and so did our whole wedding party and friends, it was the best experience we could've asked for! 

- Ashley

Not only did they listen to our wants and needs, but they made everything so seamless and comfortable. I never had an ounce of worry that something was getting missed. And the proof was in the final product - our pictures turned out absolutely amazing! Emily, Andrew, and their growing company are professional, easy-going, creative people. I would highly recommend them to anyone



kind words from past clients


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