Dance Sessions

capturing every moment
award winning photography

Based in Lichfield,

Staffordshire

Capturing Movement

My love affair with dance started early. At the age of 5, I begged my mum to take me to ballet classes, and a lifelong relationship with dance began.

I continued to dance throughout my childhood and teenage years, studying classical ballet, contemporary, modern jazz, tap, acro, character, and Irish dance.

Photographing dance and dancers is a passion of mine, and I aim to capture the sense of movement, strength and artistry of dance in my images. My fine-art photography education has trained me to create beauty through the lens using creative composition and lighting.

 

Showcasing Skill

For me, trying to photograph dance without ever having been a dancer would be like trying to bake a cake without the recipe. My eye is hardwired to see classical lines, pointed toes and straight knees, meaning I can capture images showcasing your dance skills at their best. I can also speak “dance language” which can be useful on set when trying to suggest poses and positions!

I hold myself to a very high standard of photography and aim to provide you with a priceless memory of your talent and hard work.

During the photoshoot you will be able to change into various outfits and we will work together to shoot a variety of poses and styles to showcase your dancing talent.

The editing process after the photoshoot is very important to me, as at this stage I will carefully curate the very best moments from your session. I will edit each of your images individually to ensure the very best quality.

Following the shoot and edit, you will your images digitally in high resolution for print and web resolution for internet sharing. We can also discuss printed products including wall portraits, fine-art frames and albums. I can guide you through the printing process to create a beautiful, bespoke piece of artwork for your wall.

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Photographic Studio Sessions

 Cost Breakdown: £250 Photography Session Fee // £200 Studio and Lighting Rental Fee

This photoshoot takes place in a large photographic studio in Digbeth, Birmingham. Appropriate for those age 10yrs and above who are passionate dancers, including those in high-level classical ballet and dance training. We will create a range of stunning photographs showcasing your dancing talent.

This session includes:

  • A phone consultation before the photoshoot to establish your needs

  • 1.5 hour session time at a large studio in Birmingham City Centre

  • Headshots against a white or grey background

  • Dance photography with the option to change into multiple outfits and encapsulate different styles

  • A private password-protected online gallery for viewing

  • Images delivered via digital download (No less than 50 images included)
    Cost Breakdown: £250 Photography Session Fee // £200 Studio and Lighting Rental Fee

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Dance Sessions at The Mill

 Cost Breakdown: £250 Photography Session Fee // £75 Studio and Lighting Rental Fee

This photoshoot takes place in a stunning old Mill building in Tamworth (West Midlands). Appropriate for those age 10yrs and above who are passionate dancers, including those in high-level classical ballet and dance training. Will include a variety of highly artistic and creative portraiture with a fine-art feel. Stunning photographs showcasing your dancing talent.

This session includes:

  •  A phone consultation before the photo-shoot to establish your needs

  • 1.5 hour session time at The Mill, a photographic space in Tamworth (West Midlands).

  • Portraits and headshots with an environmental background

  • Dance photography and stylistic portraiture with the option to change into multiple outfits

  • A private password-protected online gallery for viewing

  • Images delivered via digital download (No less than 50 images included)

     

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Dance Studio Sessions

 Cost Breakdown: £250 Photography Session Fee // £45 Studio and Lighting Rental Fee // Note: Your studio may charge you an additional hire fee

For this package, I travel to you and we utilise your dance studio space for the photoshoot. Appropriate for those age 10yrs and above who are passionate dancers, including those in high-level classical ballet and dance training. This photoshoot can be used for students preparing for auditons.

This session includes:

  • A phone consultation before the photoshoot to establish your needs

  • 1.5 hour session time at a large studio in Birmingham City Centre

  • Headshots against a white

  • Dance photography with the option to change into multiple outfits and encapsulate different styles

  • A private password-protected online gallery for viewing

  • Images delivered via digital download (No less than 50 images included)

FAQs

 

 Audition Photographs

During our photoshootI am able to include audition photographs appropriate for dancers who are applying for vocational dance programmes, schools, and summer schools. Following the list of specific positions supplied by the institution or school(s), we will photograph the dancer against the most appropriate background  depending on location.

Can I purchase extras outside of my package?

Bespoke framed products, wall portraits and albums are available, please discuss this with me if you are interested. These products transform your photographs into beautiful, highly personal pieces of artwork to hang proudly on your wall. They also make great gifts.

Please note that the optional extras and printed products are purchased in additional to the package fee

What should I bring to the photoshoot?

Please arrive with clean hair styled ready for your headshots. You may wish to wear some makeup, but keep this natural and simple – not stage makeup. Bring along a hair styling kit ready for your ballet bun / dance hairstyle later in the shoot. Feel free to bring several changes of outfits including a variety of leotards, skirts, tutus and accessories. Bring your dance shoes and anything you need to dance in. You will need to warm up for your photographs so please bring warm-up gear. It is important to stay warm between shots so a zip-up hoodie, warm bottoms and booties (or similar) will be useful. Please bring along a bottle of water and a snack such as an energy bar to keep you feeling fit and hydrated throughout the photoshoot.

Who owns the Copyright to the photos?

I always retain ultimate copyright of my images, however you have a license you use your images “in perpetuity”, meaning that you will forever have the right to use and print the images whenever you would like. My contract states however that the images may not be used for any commercial venture.

How will my images be delivered?

You will receive your digital files via web gallery with digital download capacity. These are delivered with two download options:

1. Web-resolution for screen viewing and internet sharing

2. Print resolution for prints up to A4

 Is there a discount for more than 1 Dancer?

Yes! When a photoshoot is booked for two  or more dancers, you will each receive £50 off your booking! Photoshoots must take place on the same day and at consecutive times. This discount is applicable to all Studio Sessions and Dance Sessions at The Mill.

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How It Works

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Chat with Emily

A friendly chat where I listen carefully to what you need and make a plan

Photoshoot Day

Your photoshoot with me in which we create outstanding images and have some giggles along the way

Personal Online Gallery

I provide you with your chosen images via digital download. This is super easy and eco-friendly.

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