On this page, you’ll find information about our dance photography sessions, including images from previous sessions and resources to help you prepare for your photoshoot. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me!
We begin with a consultation in which we learn a bit about the dancer(s). It's important for us to know whether you are a ballerina, contemporary dancer, specialize in some regional or ethnic style, or something else. We factor that into our plan for the session.
While we do capture some poses, we are most interested in having our dancers dance. We ask that you create a Spotify playlist and share that with us. When we begin the session we put on your chosen music and you dance. The session is collaborative and co-creative.
You - the dancer - will choose the images. Because of the nature of this work there are typically hundreds of images for you to review.
This was my first dance photoshoot experience, and even though I was nervous, he put me at ease and was able to take great headshots and action photos. – Catherine
Doc does so well at capturing his models at their best! It was a joy to work with him and a pleasure to see the images of myself in a way I haven’t seen before! I’m grateful for this experience and I hope to work with him again! – Sasha
In addition to prints of various sizes and types, custom framing, digital products, and other physical products, we also offer digitally painted portraits. This process, done on the computer, takes your photographs and turns them into portraits that look like they were hand-painted. We only provide this option for prints and canvases that are 20″ x 24″ and larger.
Prints might be something to put on your coffee table or hang on your wall. When we talk about prints we include photographic prints on professional photographic paper or specialty surface (wood, metal, acrylic, for instance).
Because dance is so expressive of the individual we ask that you bring 3 – 6 outfits that you feel comfortable in and/or you feel represent you and your style. This might include anything from a simple leotard and tights to an elaborate costume to streetwear. We ask that ballerinas who dance en pointe bring their pointe shoes and a tutu or skirt.
You will receive up to 20 social media images of your choice. Each image will be processed to create the best overall look and impression.
Because each person or family has different goals, we don’t package products. Rather we get together with you after the session and after we’ve had a chance to go through the images. At that viewing session, you will decide what images you want and what products.