Empowering dancers through collaborative artistry.
WHAT IT MEANS TO YOU
Getting in front of the camera is a big deal and I appreciate the vulnerability and trust that is required. You always have the majority vote on anything about a photo. My success comes from creating a photo that shows you and your artistry in the way you want. My studio is a safe space for you to try something that you’ve always wanted to do. My commitment to you is that only images that you approve of ever leave the studio.
My studio is your creative playground. Want to do some classical ballet, contemporary dance, and maybe even a little yoga-inspired floor work? Absolutely!
Dance Photography is what I do. Your art is not a side-hustle or a sub-menu item; it is the whole reason for my studio. Your unique story deserves a photographer who is willing to listen to you, respect your vision, and create exceptional images.
Let’s create art that represents who we are today, the journey we have undertaken, and who we may become.
It takes two to create an incredible photo, and communication and respect are critical for success. Collaboration is the core value that drives the studio. Listening, respecting, and challenging each other as peers make us both better artists. The resulting dance photography experience nurtures your artistic voice and enhances awareness of your personal creativity in a supportive environment.
We are both artists, and every photograph we create will your artistry portrayed in a beautiful way. The lighting is part of that artistic story, and I’ll craft the light to accentuate your form and set the mood that you want to convey. We have plenty of time to try alternatives if something isn’t feeling quite right. Improvisation is a key dynamic during your photoshoot. We often start with one idea and then change things until we end up at something that truly speaks your artistry.
Contemporary Dance or Classical Ballet (or both), we can create so much more than a photo… We can create art.
Award-Winning Dance Photography
OUR DANCERS SPEAK
OUR PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO
As a dance photographer based in the Triad region of North Carolina, Andrew Bowen Studios serves dancers across the Mid-Atlantic. My studio is situated on a beautiful 2+ acre property with ample wooded, rustic, and manicured spaces for outdoor dance photography (and senior photos) as well as the newly-expanded indoor studio.
Indoor Studio Photography
The indoor photography studio allows us to fully craft the light anyway we want and provides a clean space to create and keep the focus on your form. With nearly 1000 sqft of shooting space, 12-foot ceilings, and over a dozen light heads, there is little we can’t create in this space. The high ceilings provide ample space for jumps and even some lifts.
Most of my dance clients desire the controlled lighting, soft floors, and endless possibilities afforded by indoor studio photography. The uncluttered backgrounds keep the focus on your shape and the fine control of the lighting allows me to shape the image in fine detail.
Outdoor Studio Photography
I use the phrase “Outdoor Studio Photography” very specifically. Even when shooting outside, we use strobes to accent the light mother nature has provided, when necessary. A similar approach to light is applied outdoors, to best show your form and create the mood you are looking for.
The outdoor photography studio encompasses over two acres. The back acre is wooded with a stage, shack, custom mural by Jesca Jaymes (a local artist), swing, fence, bridge, and custom ironwork. The front acre has lawns, pine straw, brick paths, hardscaping, and plenty of textured spaces. While some dance clients utilize this space for outdoor dance photography, it gets more use with my high school senior photography and some professional headshots.