Photo by: Amanda Camp Photography

Photo by: Amanda Camp Photography

Hi! I'm Elyse'

A portrait & lifestyle photographer located in Rosemount, Minnesota.

I specialize in working with women — I use natural light and my aim is to capture the true essence of who you are.

In the past I've had the honor of working with health coaches, yoga teachers, studio owners and massage therapists.

I’d love to work with women in the midst of motherhood as well! Maternity, labor & delivery and mothers of small children.

I'm currently offering a Portrait & Lifestyle package -- check it out on the Work With Me page to see if it's a good fit. If you have something else in mind, feel free to contact me! I'd be happy to discuss your ideas and vision. Let's do it!


Instagram: @elysejokinen


I've always considered myself creative, it wasn't until picking up a camera though, that I really found what made my heart sing. I love everything about photography -- from studying the light, to taking classes, connecting and dreaming up ideas with the women I work with and yes, even editing! I love getting through my lens what's in my head and the best part is sending a client over their final gallery to LOVE forever! It's a feeling that can't be beat!

I'm also a wifey and mother! I have a beautiful two year old son and a newborn. Most of my blog is a photo journal of motherhood and family, but that's just life for me right now and I wouldn't change it for anything!

I grew up in Eveleth, MN -- an hour north of Duluth -- but currently find myself in Rosemount, a suburb of the Twin Cities. I left MN at 19 years old and traveled around for just over a decade! I've lived in Hawaii, Arizona, Nevada and Texas. Moving back to Minnesota this year has been the blessing as my family grows. Finally HOME.

Also, if you're up for it, here's 100 things about me!

I look forward to hearing from you!