Emerald Rue

The Daum Family || Sunset Session at Bea Hive Farm

A dream of any photographer is to have their own space to photograph. For some, it’s a studio. Others prefer a room in their home, dedicated to portraits. Tracie, of Tracie Bea Photographie, bought a farmstead. 

Taking the leap and moving from the urban hustle to the wide open quiet of rural Minnesota required bravery and a little blind hope. Tracie, her husband and their three kids have since welcomed two horses, a pig, several ducks, geese & chickens, cats,…

Sunset Session | Courtney & Lyla | Bea Hive Farm

Throughout life, milestones flag our existence, one of much importance being the transition to school as a child. Lyla’s first year of school, kindergarten to be exact, started in September. Transitions can be exciting but also scary and sometimes difficult. Courtney, Lyla’s mom, is amazing. She knows the importance that individual attention plays in the life of a child and makes it a priority. With the big kindergarten transition, Courtney recognized an opportunity to get some QT with…

Portrait Session Style | 5 Tips for Outfit Planning

You are amazing and your life is worth documenting as is. I passionately believe this.
But you also want to look and feel great in photos, which can be stressful, especially if you’re the one getting the entire family ready.  My goal for photos is to capture personalities, expressions, interactions  and relationships.  Clothing can have a positive effect on the final outcome and I’m here to help you plan!


Baeten Family | Plymouth, MN, Sunset Family Session

What’s cuter than an almost one year old and two dachshund dogs? Pretty much nothing. Cue, the Baeten family, who partook in Sunset Sessions last fall.

What can you expect from a Sunset Session? Forty-five minutes of playful, fun time with family, less anxiety since we’re focused on play with a few smiles thrown in and images to remember this season for all time.

PLUS, you’ll receive a 30 second moving portrait and I know you’ll love it! Think snippets of…

Sunset Sessions | Fall 2019

September: COMPLETE!
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October 27
Don’t see a date you can make work? Contact me at jen@emeraldrue.com or call 218-686-1854.

Sunset Session Includes:
Location of choice (park or home)*
45 minute session
30 fully edited, hi-res images
30 second moving portrait
*within 25 miles of St. Louis Park is travel fee free; admission fees and permits responsibility of…

3 Tips to Less Stress in Family Photos & Films

The Experience
You are amazing and your life if worth documenting. I passionately believe this.
The quick answer to having less stress during your photos or film is to have fun and be yourself. But, easier said than done. It can feel like a huge burden!

You pick outfits for all (including your husband if you want to coordinate) on top of getting yourself ready. Also, you make sure the kids look polished, prep the family, have bribes ready to pay out…