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My Holiday Family {Minneapolis, St. Paul, Twin Cities, Stillwater Minnesota} Family and Child Portrait Photographer Emily Charais

We had the most incredible fall.  2014 will go down as one of the weirdest weather years for portrait photographers with snow well into spring, a coldish summer, and the most beautiful and well deserved fall in the history of all man kind, amen.  This session was a short one.  It lasted only 45 minutes, but it resulted in some of my favorite photos of my own girls ever.  My approach as a family photographer is to let the session flow organically to allow my clients (especially the younger set) to relax and truly enjoy their time with me and each other.  I want authentic smiles, relaxed poses, and simplicity.  I styled these two nuggets with a handful of new items from Target, and some old faithful pieces from Crewcuts and Mini Boden.  We headed out for an adventure.  We hiked, we stopped to appreciate the nature all around us (including a praying mantis!), and really had a wonderful time together making and capturing memories…and that is the whole point of having photographs taken, right?

As a photographer it is easy to get caught up in the perfection of a photo…the pose, the light, the composition, etc…but I wanted to look at these photos and get the same feeling my clients do.  I wanted to look at our photos this year and just feel…and I have to say, these make me laugh, cry, and swoon a bit, I am absolutely in love with these monkeys.  I am so happy they were captured as they really really are.  So…here they are, my Professor, and my Poet.

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Emily Charais Photography is based the Twin Cities or Minneapolis and St. Paul Minnesota.  Emily Charais provides beautiful, relaxed, classic, and artistic  family and child portraits both in her studio located in Northeast Minneapolis, and 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

Contact me for travel and commercial/editorial rates.

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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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