Dance Photography

Philadelphia Dance Photographer

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul” – Martha Graham

You turn hard work into grace.  You transform sweat into beauty.  You learn control and technique to look effortless and free.  All because you dance.  Because you have to dance.  Now is the time to celebrate the work that you’ve done, the sacrifices you’ve made and all that you’ve achieved.  I am passionate about dance photography and have extensive experience in showing off all the angles, curves and planes of a dancer’s body in motion.  Let me help you show off your attitudes and arabesques to the world with a session in the studio or on location.

For the individual dancer, you can choose to have a studio session where we will use precise lighting and a neutral backdrop to highlight just you and your craft.  I'll arrange for us to use a large, indoor space at one of the Main Line organizations I partner with.  Or you could opt for a more dramatic setting – a stately mansion, a park lush with all the hallmarks of the season. The dance studio where you spend so much of your time is another possibility.  There are lots of possible locations in the greater Philadelphia area. Ahead of the session, we will discuss the details of what you want – the mood, the style, the types of images you are looking for.  We'll consider your budget and talk about the products and art that will be best for you. We’ll walk through the specific dance moves that you want to capture and talk about your hair, makeup and wardrobe options. 

During the session, it will be my job to provide an atmosphere that allows your mastery of movement to be on display. Depending on your needs, we’ll plan to spend between 1-4 hours taking photos. Together, we will review the portraits at the end of your session for you to choose your favorite images and products to order. Your purchased prints and digital photos will be ready within 4 weeks. With your portraits you’ll be able to share and enjoy this moment of your journey as a dancer that you’ve earned through hours of practice, determination and joy.

Session fees for dance portraits start at $250. All digital photos and fine art prints are purchased a la carte, in addition to the session fee. We can discuss your budget and pricing of products and art in which you are interested.

If you have a group of friends, a company or school and you’d like photos for everyone, please just let me know and we’ll create a session that suits your group.