I love when I get to do something that is outside of my usual box. Dance portraits are so fun! I love seeing all of the costumes and the excitement of the dancers. I think we have talked about my love of sparkle before. I LOVE sparkle! And, what sparkles more than a dancer?
I have been photographing this dancer long before she put one her first pair of tap shoes, and I look forward to this session with her every year. We always have so much fun.
Coming into the studio for a custom dance portrait session is a great option if you are always unhappy with the same old standard dance pictures that you get every year. When dancers come into my studio they get a full hour just for them. I select the perfect backdrops to compliment their costumes and we start creating!
I always ask the girls to show me some of their dances so that we can take poses and moves that mean something to them.
We have fun with each element of the costumes. I take my time with your dancers. There will always be more photos in the years to come, but they won't be in these costumes, at this age, or these same moments. So instead of rushing through to get to the next costume, I make sure to get several poses in each look and even do multiple backdrops for some.
I even think it is important to get a few poses that aren't "dance" poses. I like to do this because it seems a little more relaxed, and I am able to get more genuine expressions from the kids that way.
Coming into my studio for a custom dance portrait session also give your dancer the time to get photographed doing some of their favorite tricks and moves that they have worked so hard to perfect all year in class.
I have so many backdrops at my studio that I am sure to have several that will compliment every costume that your dancer has. I like to use multiple backdrops for custom dance portrait sessions to give you something more unique than a solid grey, some more variety and sparkle too!
Another great thing about a custom dance portrait session is that you won't get the same old, boring poses either. Not just standing in front of the backdrop posing. I like to create portraits with depth and creativity. I like to capture the movement and grace of your dancer for their portraits. These are the kind of moments that you will treasure and keep forever. Give me a call today to schedule your dancer's custom portrait session today!