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The Erenz Family {Minneapolis, St. Paul, Twin Cities and Stillwater Minnesota} Family and Child Portrait Photographer Emily Charais Photography

When someone tells me they have never had family portraits taken, I get a little nervous and excited all at the same time.  I really feel so blessed that I have been granted the trust to be the one, and respect the responsibility I have been given a well.  I was so excited when this family was up for a studio and outdoor session in the middle of winter!  The light in January and February is my absolute favorite.  It is soft and pretty, and makes outdoor photos feel a little extra magical.  We started in my studio in northeast Minneapolis.  I can tell you there were lots of giggles and silly moments…and my goodness some really beautiful sweet moments.  This family is just a breath of fresh air, being so relaxed and natural during their entire session.  These are the times when being a family photographer really gives me the most joy!  We moved outdoors just a few minutes from my studio to catch the gorgeous golden light right before sunset.  I was so happy with how willing this family was to just enjoy our milder temps that day (a balmy Minnesota 28 degrees!), and wow, look at how beautiful it was…totally worth the wind and cold, the result is simple and organic photographs that I hope this family will cherish for a lifetime!

Please enjoy the Erenz family, leave them a comment, and then consider booking your own winter family session adventure with me (click on CONTACT above)!

Full 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, relaxed, classic, and artistic  dance, senior, maternity, 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 Portrait Photographer

Minneapolis and St. Paul Dance and Head Shot 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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