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Laura | Minneapolis, St. Paul, Twin Cities Minnesota | Ballet and Dance Portrait Art Photographer Emily Charais Photography


This session was one of those sessions that was so fulfilling for me artistically. I have worked with Laura before in studio, and we decided to go for something different on location this time. The beautiful thing is that Laura trusts my artistic process so much and was willing to just try anything I asked of her. These types of sessions are the best. We get to intertwine our arts so collectively and beautifully. It’s pure magic. I love supplying my dancers with frame worthy portrait art, and am so happy with the results of this one in particular. Not only is Laura a stunning dancer, but she is equally lovely as a person. Please enjoy Laura’s ballet session and contact me to book a session for your dancer, senior, or family.

Emily Charais is a professional boutique photographer serving the Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area of the Twin Cities in Minnesota. She specializes in ballet, with a vast amount of knowledge about technique and the physiology of the body. She uses that knowledge to push her clients to go further that they thought they could go. The result is cleaner technical photos and photos that the dancer didn’t know they could produce. Emily knows how to correct dancers to get these results in a friendly, fun way. As a former dancers, Emily also knows how to get the shot in very few tries. She can feel when to click the shutter, which allows for a wider variety of photos in the session.

Emily’s style is artistic and beautiful. Although technically clean photos are the goal, artistry is the driving force behind her dance sessions. Emily doesn’t just want to highlight the athleticism of dancers, she wants to provide you with art!

Emily has a studio space in North Loop Minneapolis, and also provides on location dance and ballet photography anywhere in the Twin Cities Metro, and also provides travel sessions all over the world. Although she specializes in ballet photography, Emily works with all sorts of movement and photographs contemporary and competition dancers, hip hop dancers, and Irish dancers. If you dance, she is a perfect fit!

Emily Also specializes in relaxed family and head shot sessions for professionals and senior portraits. She serves the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, and beyond for on-locations session

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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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