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Finding the Right Dance Photographer

Ballerina in Romantic Tutu from Copellia
UNCSA Ballet Student, Bridget in her YAGP Costume from Coppelia.

Finding the Right Dance Photographer

Things to Consider When Looking for a Dance Photographer

What makes great dance photography? It is the joint effort of the dancer and the right dance photographer. What makes someone the right dance photographer for you?

More than anything, it is TRUST.

There are some very specific skills required by the photographer, but trust makes all the difference in the world. Does the photographer listen to w?

Understand the Photographer’s Goals

A photographer can have all of the best equipment and lighting, but if their style and goals don’t align with yours, you’re less likely to create photos that you’ll be proud to share. Try to meet ahead of time and ask questions!

The right dance photographer for you can support you, encourage you, and correct you when you need it. They help you make adjustments. Find out if you are going to be on a tight schedule or will you have time to make adjustments or try a different line?

A great dance photographer can be trusted to not post photos that you don’t love. They value your portfolio over their own. They allow you to be yourself.

Great dance photography doesn’t just show the beauty of dance; it tells a story about you. When you find the right dance photographer, the photos of your dreams are going to happen.

Not all Photographers Are Dance Photographers

A dance photographer is one part dance coach, one part portrait photographer, one part sports photographer, one part product photographer, and one part your biggest fan. The best dance photographers aren’t just trained to work with dancers; they’re passionate about the art form and respect you as an artist.

My goal is to create an environment of trust that allows you to explore your artistry and express yourself freely.

Check Out Their Website and Instagram Profile

As you’re preparing to book your dance photoshoot, take a few minutes to browse each photographer’s website and Instagram profile. Get a sense of their style. Ask yourself these questions.

  • Does each photograph look like the same person or pose?
  • Are the photos consistently high quality and unique?
  • What do their reviews say?

A little research can go a long way!

Let’s Make Exquisite Dance Photography Together

Choosing a photographer to create your photographs is one of many important decisions. Your pictures say as much about you as an artist as it does about your dance technique. If you want images that showcase all of your talent, artistry, and personality, choosing the right photographer is a must.

If you’re ready for a retreat-like experience with a photographer who treats you like a peer, click below, and let’s create those get-you-noticed photos you’ve dreamed of. I limit my appointments to give each dancer the time and experience they deserve. So, get in touch today to schedule your shoot.

Contemporary dancer in bridge position but only one hand touching. Black jeans and loose blue top exposing his chest.
Commerical dancer in fishnets and LaDuca shoes in a fourth with backward look
Contemporary dancers in folded passe-ish shape in white skirt and victorian collar against blackness
Dancer in deep pressed fourth with strong arm lines and backward gaze.
Bright attitude on pointe with big yellow skirt and purple leotard.