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2017/2018 Dance Portfolio Sessions Are Now Open For Booking | Minneapolis, St. Paul, Twin Cities Minnesota | Dance and Ballet Intensive Audition Portrait Photographer Emily Charais Photography


I am so excited to announce my dance portfolio sessions for the 2017/2018 summer intensive audition season.  My dance portfolio sessions offer a good choice for dancers to get those shots they either need for summer intensive auditions, or to document their growth as a dancer year to year.  These sessions make a great Birthday or Christmas gift.

During these sessions, I use my extensive dance and technique knowledge to guide each dancer through their poses to get the best results possible.  From turn out to sickling, I know how to spot those little technique issues that can make or break your portraits.  I am the only dance photographer in the twin cities that works with dancers like your dance teacher would.  I am picky, and your portraits show it!

For years, dancers have been flocking to these sessions, and I am so happy to offer two types of sessions again:

Basic Dance Portfolio Session – $195

15-20 minute session, 3-5 full resolution digital files with print release, retouching. This sessions is perfect to get those required summer intensive audition poses, including a head shot.  If you are proficient in your required poses, it is possible that some additional shots can be taken.

Deluxe Dance Portfolio Session – $375

Session includes a 45-60 minute session, a head shot, and a minimum of 5-10 dance portraits, all images will be available in digital form (delivered electronically) with a print release. No prints or physical products will be included.  Head shots will be professionally retouched.  This sessions is great to get more than just required poses, and to show off a little bit of what you’ve accomplished in the past dance seasons.

I only offer these sessions one time a year!  These sessions are ready very quickly to give you plenty of time to print the portraits you need for your auditions.  My open dates are:

December 27 – 9am
January 2 – 9am, 10:30am, 2pm



Contact me asap to book as these sessions sell out every year, and sell out very quickly.  These sessions are only available on the dates listed above.  All other dance sessions can be booked as regular sessions.  These sessions are not appropriate for senior portraits and are for one dancer only.  Info for regular sessions for the dancers that would like a full session can be found HERE.





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Emily Charais is a professional portrait artist available for booking worldwide, but based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul Minnesota. She specializes in organic and relaxed Family and senior portraits. She also brings decades of ballet technique knowledge to her dance sessions, making her a unique asset to the Minneapolis dance community.

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