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in 2016, our lives were forever changed by an amazing little community located here in mankato, mn. it's a safe place where all creatives are welcome. it's a place of encouragement and support. a place where be believe in the mantra: community over competition.

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We are for those who love the in between moments, who prefer mood over technically correct, who stray from the traditional and like to get a little weird and who aren't afraid to run around or get in water to get a killer shot - just to add a little drama.

We work as hard as we can to create something that evokes emotion. We want the real + the authentic. The raw + the emotion.


I'll be the first to say that we aren't for everyone.

We love exploring pockets of light surrounded by deep shadows. We even like the challenge of exploring low light situations and fully embrace the grain that comes with shooting in low light. 

A photograph that truly draws you in is one that touches the soul. When you look back at a session I've done with your in-home session or senior session, your engagement session or even maternity session.

I want it to bring you right back to that moment. I want it to stir your soul.

It still blows my mind that we get to call what we do a job, because it truly hardly ever feels like work. We love that this career allows us to constantly meet new people and explore new places.

We wholeheartedly believe this is what God created us to do and we are so grateful to be able to bless others while doing what we love!

"Intimacy, as I am using it, is sharing my reality with you."
-Keith Miller

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-Michelle

I left this session feeling better than I had about myself in YEARS! Molly made me feel instantly relaxed, comfortable and most of all confident. From time to time, I feel pretty... but this was the first time that I can remember feeling like I was sexy. This session turned into so much more for me personally than just a gift to my husband. XOXO!

"I went into this session a little excited, but mostly scared."

-Amber 

Now, having done it, and having seen the beautiful images, it is something that I believe EVERYONE should do. To see yourself and your body captured as they are, to see that yourself and your body can be BEAUTIFUL, just as they are. Not when you lose 50 pounds, not when you find the magic cure for stretch marks, but just as you are.

"THIS WAS NEVER, EVER SOMETHING I BELIEVED I COULD OR SHOULD DO."

-Rey

My experience with ELANEM was phenomenal!  They made me feel confident during the shoot. Their expertise and professionalism is next to none. I would highly recommend ELANEM to anyone who is serious about their images!

"LUKE AND MOLLY WORKED SO WELL TOGETHER AS A TEAM."

-Heidi

I've worked with Molly twice now and have been astounded each time with their professionalism and techniques. You're guaranteed to have a lot of fun and get stunning images that will make you feel gorgeous inside and out! 

"THEY ARE BOTH VERY COMFORTABLE TO BE AROUND AND EXCEPTIONALLY SKILLED IN THEIR WORK."

-Michelle

Bekah did an incredible job on my makeup and hair and Molly did a great job talking me through her vision of what she was envisioning for me and my photos. The finished product was amazing!  As a girl who has never felt confident in my body image, I can't believe how gorgeous I felt after seeing them. 

MOLLY TOOK THE THINGS I LOVED ABOUT MYSELF AND AMPLIFIED THEM.

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