My relationship with dance photography started long before I ever picked up a camera. My mom was a professional dancer and as a kid, I would always go to her dance class and rehearsals. My place during class was sitting on the piano bench with an old lady who played piano for the class. I remember that she smoked A LOT while she played and put her cigarettes out in one of those bean-bag style ashtrays that sat next to the keys of the piano. None of this has a thing to do with dance photography but it does explain my appreciation for the hard work and dedication it takes to become an accomplished dancer. The hours of training usually starting at a very young age, pushing their body to its limits. I consider dancers to be athletes and artists at the same time. From my place, on the piano bench, I also began to understand and see the lines that the dancers would create. I began to understand what "looked" good.
Flash forward 35 years and my daughters are in dance class and their school needed a photographer. I've spent 12 years since then creating elegant dance portraits with a distinctive style that has matured through the years. Blending editorial, fashion, and fine art with bold colors and dramatic lighting to highlight the dancers' features. From action shots to staged portraits I capture their accomplishments.
Whether you're a dance company, dance school, studio, dance brand or a freelance dancer have no fear, with me, you'll be in good hands.
The First Annual Salt Flats Photo Bomb 2021
Here are a few fun highlights and behind-the-scenes video with JH Premier Dance Academy
Enjoy the "Scooter-Cam", provided by Matt, my best friend of 42 years!
A photoshoot on the Bonneville Salt Flats had been on my photography bucket list for a few years now and I sure wasn’t disappointed! Beautiful light, sunsets, and skies were in every direction and as crazy as this may sound NOT doing photos in Glacier National Park was really very refreshing for me creatively!
Basic Dance Session
1 Hour Session - Perfect for one location and a couple of outfit changes.
Pre Session Phone consultation to discuss ideas and locations for your photos.
Unlimited Outfit Changes, Guidance for clothing selection -
Includes 6 fully edited High-Resolution Digital Negative Images for printing
Experience Dance Session
The Dance Experience is perfect for those wanting more outfit changes, poses, and more than 1 location.
- Pre Session Phone consultation to discuss ideas and locations for your photos
- Unlimited Outfit Changes, Guidance for clothing selection
- Online or In-Studio viewing
- Includes 15 fully edited High-Resolution Digital Negatives
- Your Choice of locations
Deluxe Dance Session
More time, more outfits, and more locations!
- Pre Session Phone consultation to discuss ideas and locations for your photos.
- Unlimited Outfit Changes, Guidance for clothing selection,
- Online or In-Studio viewing, Includes 25 fully edited High-Resolution Digital Negatives,
- Your Choice of locations,
- $100 PRINT CREDIT
As a dance school would you like to offer class and individual photos of your dancers to parents? I have over 12 years of experience working with dance schools and I can efficiently handle this for you at no cost to the school. Click the link below to schedule a consultation and we can talk!