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Maura {Twin Cities, Minneapolis, St. Paul Minnesota} Senior Portrait Photographer Emily Charais Photography


She is a kind, genuine, smart girl with a great sense of humor.  Maura is a soccer player for Anoka Senior High.  We had a really fun session recently at my studio in North Loop downtown Minneapolis.  It’s really special for me when I get a senior in my studio that is just so natural and comfortable with herself.  The portraits I get are just so serene when that happens, and I couldn’t be happier with this entire session because Maura was such a gem.  Please enjoy Maura’s senior pictures!  I do have session availability for this fall still, so book your own senior or family session soon!

I absolutely love working with teens and dancers.  I am a kid at heart and understand this age group so much, and that makes our sessions so much fun and relaxed.  I respect their individuality, and am so passionate about creating senior, teen, and dance portraits that really highlight who they really are.  I spend a lot of time during their session getting to know them, and gearing their session toward their specific personalities.  My clients tend to be the smartest, driven, most talented teens in the Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area (no, I am not biased).  I have photographed concert violinists, artists, actors, scholars, ballerina’s, and pianists.  My clients like to travel the world.  My clients seek me out to have senior and teen portraits that not only highlight their talents, but are classic and cerebral like they are.  I really *get* who these teens are, and want to show the world how amazing they are!  I am so proud of my unique client base, and enjoy getting to know each one of them personally, and seeing them grow into really amazing people!

Emily Charais Photography is a leading portrait art photography studio based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul Minnesota, with a satellite location in Marine on St. Croix, just ten minutes north of Stillwater Minnesota.  Emily provides on-location photography sessions for senior portraits, as well as family, child, maternity, and engagement sessions throughout the entire twin cities metro.  Emily also has a professional studio conveniently located in the North Loop neighborhood in Minneapolis that features natural light and studio lighting, and ample street parking.  Emily’s studio is a perfect place to provide hair and make up services for clients before their sessions, a warm relaxed environment for head shots, family sessions, and dance photography.  Whether you choose an on-location session, a studio session, or a mix of the two, Emily will provide you with a session that represents who you are.  Emily approaches her sessions organically, with light posing, minimal props, and an editorial feel.  Emily’s clients note that they love the artistic qualities, with a classic look, and real relaxed expressions.

Emily Charais is also available for travel worldwide and commercial photography work, particularly child clothing and accessories, including styling.  Please contact me for specific travel and commercial photography fees.

Pricing information can be found HERE

Senior portrait photography portfolio can be found HERE

Family, child, and maternity photography portfolio 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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