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Maddie and Jason {Minneapolis, St. Paul, Stillwater Minnesota} Wedding and Engagement Photographer

I don’t even know where to begin with this session.  It was cold (35 degrees), rainy, and windy…all things that are normally main ingredients in a recipe for disaster for photo sessions.  Here is the thing though, we are in Minnesota, and Minnesotans understand that our weather can be crazy, and we deal….with a smile.  Both Maddie and Jason were beyond amazingly sweet during their engagement session in Minneapolis this fall.  Not only are they both incredibly photogenic, they are honestly some of the nicest people I met…and in a state known for “Minnesota Nice,” that’s saying something.

The other wonderful thing about this couple is that their love shines through it all.  I mean…I oooo’d and awwwwwe’d like a crazy person during their session, and while editing their engagement gallery.  Love like theirs is a treasure, and I am happy they have it and can share it for the rest of their lives together.

I cannot wait to photograph their wedding next summer, and an humbled and honored to have been chosen to to be their photographer.  Please enjoy a preview of the engagement session of my new friends Maddie and Jason!


Session pricing and information can be found HERE

Emily Charais Photography is based the Twin Cities or Minneapolis and St. Paul Minnesota.  Emily Charais provides beautiful, clean, classic senior portraits, dance, engagement, family and child, and wedding photography on-location around the entire Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area including:  Minneapolis, St. Paul, Edina, Blaine,  Eden Prairie, Stillwater, Marine on St. Croix, Osseo, Jordan, Minnetonka, Oakdale, North St. Paul, Mahtomedi, Taylors Falls, Woodbury, Lake Elmo, Eagan, Maplewood, Hastings, Afton, Shoreview, Mounds View schools, Arden Hills, Roseville, Spring Lake Park, Maple Grove, White Bear Lake, and many more!

Emily Charais photography also serves select cities in Western Wisconsin such as Hudson, St. Croix Falls, New Richmond, Osceola, etc.  Emily is also available for travel worldwide for a minimal travel fee.

Emily Charais photography Specializes in:

Minneapolis and St. Paul Senior Portrait Photographer

Minneapolis and St. Paul Child and Family  Photographer

Minneapolis and St. Paul Engagement Portrait Photographer

Minneapolis and St. Paul Teen and Tween Portrait Photographer

Minneapolis and St. Paul Dance and Headshot Portrait Photographer


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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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