Hands, Hands, Hands..

How to make your hands look good in photographs… let’s talk. I recently had the chance to work with Erica Cornejo of Boston Ballet and this came up.  Within the first couple of shots, her delicious, expressive hands were something I immediately noticed.   You know how people who are into football excitedly shout at…

Working with William Forsythe and the Boston Ballet

From my days of dancing in Germany back in the 90s I have always held in the highest esteem William Forsythe’s work. Indeed, we used to travel down to Frankfurt when we could, to see the company perform.  It was such an amazing group of dancers on the cutting edge at that time. So when I got…

My Bag of Tips and Tricks: The Unusual Things Every Dancer Needs

Happy holiday season! Everyone likes a little behinds the scenes peek every now and then right? Yesterday in a shoot we started talking about all the little tricks I have to solve problems that come up for dancers in our studio and we thought we’d give you a little Holiday Grab Bag of odd, unique and…

How to Capture Energy and Emotion in Dance Audition Photos

Happy Thanksgiving! As we take a break here at our studio this weekend to spend time with our families, we want to wish you all a great day off and to take a moment to be grateful for all of you, our readers, clients, friends. Love to you all. To those of you who are…

Creating Narrative Images: Betrayal By Rachel Neville

The idea for the Betrayal image came to me one morning more as a video idea around a personal incident in my life.  What woman hasn’t been frustrated to the extreme by her significant other, and what fantasies we create in our heads to deal with the frustration? A few weeks later, I was shooting…

The Audition Results Are In – Congratulations Dancers!

This is the time of year I just love, the emails start coming in from my dancers sharing their joy at finding contracts and detailing their audition experiences. I’m so lucky, yes I get to work with amazing artists, but I also work with dancers who really take their careers and marketing seriously. We see…

Love. Light. Dance.

Dancer: Courtney Lavine “Love is not consolation. It is light.” ― Simone Weil Sharing love and light with you today, dancers and friends. Find more images and inspiration here, on Instagram and on Facebook.  

It’s #TutuTuesday!

Every week on Facebook, we celebrate #TutuTuesday and show of some of our favorite dance photos featuring tutus and the dancers who rock them. Take a look at today’s tutu photo of the day. Brianna Crockett, Ellison Ballet And some other great dance photos of dancers in the iconic dance wear piece (that doesn’t have…

Answer Recap: Ask a NYC Dance Photographer

You want to know when and how to email dance companies.  You’re worried about how to look good in dance audition photos.  You’re thinking about body language and the physical factors that make for the successful audition that gets you the dance job you want to launch your dance career. I have been so impressed…

Ask a NYC Dance Photographer

I work with so many auditioning and established dancers, but no matter the level of experience, I have found that dancers come to me with smart questions. Questions that help us get the best possible images for them, but also help them understand who they are as dancers and how that translates in auditions, on…