With Erica Johanna Photography


Family is the cornerstone of life, relationships, and also is a great source of joy! Life unfolds fast and things can change in a blink of an eye. Your family is the most important thing to you and we’ll make sure we capture this moment in time. After all, we’re all this age only once and kiddos are only this young once.

Why we love families



The Family Experience

After you submit a contact form, we'll set up a free consultation to get to know you, talk over your visions, and make sure we're a great match to shoot your family portraits! We'll talk over what you'd like to have in the background of your photos, optimal locations to make that happen, and other details for the session!

step one:
the consultation

You've decided you want to work with us - Whoohoo!! You'll choose which type of session is best for you, sign a contract, and pay your retainer fee to officially book with us and schedule your session! Quick tip: Our weekends fill up fast! If only weekends work for you, we recommend you schedule us a couple months ahead of the date or time of year you are looking for.

step TWO:
Scheduling your SESSION

Oh, but what do we all wear? Don't worry! We've got you covered! You'll receive a guide from us for what to wear, how to coordinate colors with your family, what to bring with, and much more! We'll help you along with every stage in planning for your session.

step THREE:
preparing for your session

At the start of your session, we'll take the first 5 minutes to get to know you, but most importantly, to let kiddos get to know us and get familiar with us. Then we'll direct you through the whole process, tell you where to put your feet, hands, and head so you don't have to worry about a thing! We also love to do active posing so you feel natural and love the way you look! 

step FOUR:
your session

Within a few days after your session, we'll send you a couple sneak peek pictures. Then within two weeks of your session, you'll receive all of your fully edited images in your online gallery with unlimited downloads and the ability to purchase prints. Print options include photo prints, holiday cards, framed prints, and wall art printed on canvas or metal.

step FIVE:

To officially book with us, you will sign a contract and pay a retainer fee of $100 with the remaining balance due the date of your session. Payments can be made via credit card, secure bank transfer, PayPal, or check by mail. After your session, you will receive the fully edited digital images in an online gallery with unlimited downloads and the ability order various sizes of prints of cards, canvas, metal, or framed prints. The print credit listed in the sessions below is to be used to order prints through the online gallery.


Up to 1 hour in session length
Ideal for 1 location and one outfit change
Travel is included in the Twin Cities metro area 
One photographer - Erica
At least 30 images delivered
$75 print credit

immediate family  $315

Up to 2 hours in session length
We'll focus on capturing the entire group, individual families, individual shots, and other groupings such as grandparents and grandchildren
Travel is included in the Twin Cities metro area
Two photographers - Erica + Neil
$175 total print credit to be split evenly between immediate families

extended family  $675 

30 minute session at our preferred location in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area
One photographer - Erica
At least 15 images delivered
$50 print credit

Simple Session  $215


First, think about what type of season you love, whether it's spring with early flower and tree blooms, summer with greenery and flower blooms, fall with trees turning color, or in the wintry snow. Next, think about whether you want to use the photos in a holiday card or a pregnancy announcement. Be sure to schedule your session at least a month prior to when you want to send those out. 

When Should we do our family session?

We recommend you contact us as soon as possible to check our availability. Our weekends fill up fast, so if only weekends work for you, we recommend booking us at least 2 months prior to your ideal date. If weekdays work, we recommend booking us at least a month in advance.

When Should you book us?

Your full gallery will be delivered via an online gallery within 2 weeks of your session.


You will receive your fully edited digital images in an online gallery. From the online gallery, you have unlimited downloads and you can also choose to order various sizes of canvas, metal, or mounted wall prints.


The print credit included in our packages is for you to order prints through your personalized online gallery. You will receive a code to use when ordering prints through your online gallery for the amount included in your package. This allows you to have the flexibility to order exactly what you want, and then the products are shipped directly you! 


Got questions? We've got answers!


"Erica and Neil were full of positive energy and so laid back. They made it easy for our family to relax and be ourselves in front of the camera. We had never done family photos so I had no idea what we should wear or how to prepare...Erica sent directions with SO MUCH detail and I felt like we showed up ready to go because of it. We had fun and we love our pictures!"

Osterhaus Family

"Erica & Neil are super easy to work with and our photos are amazing. I had a specific outdoor location near our home in mind for the photoshoot and they took the time to scope it out ahead of picture day and had great recommendations. Ordering prints was simple, affordable, and timely. I could not have asked for anything better and would absolutely recommend them to everyone!"

Wheelock Family

"We loved working with Erica & Neil! They were very patient with us while our littlest one was crying during the shoot. She suggested a beautiful location for the photos, showed up early, and we loved how they turned out!"

Paul Family

"Excellent photos! They were very proactive in discussing location and props and gave great suggestions. I would definitely recommend them to anyone!"

Saranya Family