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My baby. Every year I give each of my girls a session all to themselves on their birthday to record how they are growing through the years. It’s kind of like the mark on the wall or a line of framed school photos, except she is homeschooled and I am a professional photographer…so we make it our own tradition. This year she wanted something city based, and wanted to pick out her own wardrobe and hairstyle. I let her, because this is such a fun age! I wish I could work with more pre teens. They are so much fun in front of the camera, and the confidence boost is hard to describe fully that they get seeing themselves look so polished.

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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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