In 2014 after 11 years of part time photography, Elaine decided to “take the plunge” and leave her full time career as a construction project manager to pursue the dream of operating a full time photography studio.
Elaine’s vision is to operate a studio that provides excellent customer service, straight forward pricing, along with a fun experience in a comfortable environment. She genuinely puts her entire heart into providing gorgeous images with the proper knowledge of lighting & composition coupled with excellent equipment. She also prides herself on being an excellent listener (even though she talks way too much) and her main goal is to tell the client’s story, because that’s where all the heart is.
When not this chasing this dream, Elaine is chasing her three children. She is assisted in this race with her husband, Jason. Elaine truly believes that these are the coolest humans on the planet and her main goal in life is to someday actually impress one of them. Outside of her family, Elaine is also proud of her “favorite child”, her pit bull Sylvie and Sylvie’s best friend Oliver the Cat. She also enjoys running, camping, concerts, art shows and game night with friends.
Elaine’s other passion is the “heart project”. When leaving her career to pursue her dream she promised herself that if she were to have any success, she would always give back to the community. This is what she now refers to as "the heart" of I Love Photography. This pursuit has lead Elaine into multiple community roles such as Hopkins Business & Civic Association President and currently sits on the Twin Cities Professional Photographer Association board. After years of partnering with non-profits and community leaders Elaine is more inspired every day.
Elaine Goepfert was deemed a Certified Professional Photographer by the Professional Photographer Association after years of studying & proving her expertise in art and technical aspects of photography. She is the only studio in Hopkins, Mn that carries this honor and is one of less than 18 in the entire Twin Cities metro area.
She is also a published and award winning photographer.
Erin joined the I Love Photography team in 2019 as our new Office Manager! She brings plenty of arts admin experience and creativity to the team. She works as a freelance children's book illustrator and comic artist right here in Hopkins, Minnesota, and is currently working on her fifth children's book. Erin also is full-time mom to two elementary-aged kiddos.
When she's not working in the arts sphere, Erin enjoys spending her time rollerskating, reading graphic novels, and cloud watching in her hammock. You can check out her illustration work at www.ErinBoe.com or find her rollerskating on Instagram (@the_illuskater)!
About The Studio & Our Journey
The studio is a 1500 sq. foot building with a spacious lobby, camera room, prop room, changing room/nursery and back office/viewing room located in Hopkins, MN. The studio is home to around 70 plus backgrounds and hundreds of outfits, blankets, headbands, hats and custom props so that will make your session a unique and fun experience year after year. It all is the home of a wide variety of equipment, lenses, cameras, and light modifiers to give you the highest of quality images. Our goal is to provide you with a custom, high-end gallery while providing a relaxed and fun experience.
Elaine talks on Life, Love & Business
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(& Jason, Aidan, Dylan, Ellie & Sylvie the Shop Dog)