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Your Dance Photographer

Andrew Bowen, M.Photog., CPP

As your creative partner, I am excited to explore your dance artistry while we craft photos that tell your story of your passion, talent, and vision.

My studio’s paradigm is simple: Through photography, support and empower dancers to express their art in a way their own unique way.


Why Dance Photography?

I started my business photographing families and seniors. When I had my first senior who wanted a few dance photos, I quickly learned that getting a pose to look good was not so easy. So I embarked on years of mentoring and learning to develop the skills necessary to professionally and confidently work with dancers.

Along the way, I listened to dancers share stories of successes, examples of positive mentorship, and also too many stories of feeling degraded.

Story by story, they helped shape how I work with dancers and, ultimately, focused solely on dance photography. Consequently, I place each dancer’s needs and creative voice first, respect each dancer as an artist and a person, and provide an overwhelmingly positive experience that results in exceptional photographs.

A Dance Photographer is a Specialist

Not every photographer has the right technical skills or mindset to work with dancers. As a parent and girl-dad, I experienced the importance of creating an environment that empowers you to make decisions and respects your individual artistry.

There may be challenging moments where I am coaching you to achieve your personal best, but there are also lots of laughs as we work together. At the end of the day, you’ll have exquisite photographs and that sense of pride only a dancer knows when they walk off stage from their best performance.

My Promise to You

I believe that I have a huge responsibility to every artist who comes to my studio. I respect and appreciate the vulnerability of working in front of a camera. I promise that I will support you, encourage you, guide you, coach you, laugh with you, and inspire you along your path to creating the photographs that make you proud of your accomplishments, and excited for your future.

Andrew Bowen, Master Photographer, CPP

My Credentials

At the end of the day, what matters is the experience and photography that I deliver. Like you, I’m committed to a process of continuous improvement and life-long learning.

In 2020, I earned my Master of Photography Degree (M.Photog) from Professional Photographers of America (PPA). I am a two-time bronze awardee in International Print Competition (IPC), and in 2022 I took first place in Teen Dance Photography in the Pas de Deux Photography competition, along with other accolades.


Community Involvement

The soul of a small business is a commitment to its community. Through Andrew Bowen Studios, I am privileged to work with, know, and/or support many fine organizations :

Palmetto City Ballet Logo
Palmetto City Ballet, Charleston, SC
Rockbridge Ballet Logo
Rockbridge Ballet & The Studio for Dance and the Arts
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation