Resources for Dancers from Rachel Neville Photography

Part of what makes the Rachel Neville Photography experience different from working with any other dance photographer in New York City, is our commitment to providing resources and information that help dancers achieve success throughout the audition process and the life of their dance careers. In keeping with our commitment to provide the best resources…

Movement and Dance Photo Shoots in San Francisco

I am thrilled to announce that I will be making a trip out to the West Coast in August to work with dancers and movement professionals on audition photos and photos for dance and fitness marketing. Andrea Madison Wesleigh Dancer Photo Rachel Neville San Francisco, CA Photo Shoot with Rachel Neville August 25th to 29th There…

Advice on Transitioning from Dancer to Trainer: Spotlight on Katie Dettling

We recently had the pleasure of working with Katie and Grant Dettling, co-founders of Fit-Arts, a Pilates and wellness studio on the Upper West Side.  In addition to being a successful entrepreneur in the health and fitness field, Katie and her husband Grant, are former dancers. Katie spoke with us about navigating the dancer to…

Yoga Photo Shoot with Rachel Neville in NYC this Weekend

We’re here in the studio gearing up for the yoga mini photo shoot session coming up this Saturday, April 23 in Long Island City. Mini photo shoots are great for yoga professionals who need to kick off their marketing with strong, powerful images that show them at their best and give their clients a preview…

Discounted Mini Photo Shoot in NYC with Rachel Neville

Nothing makes us happier than to create killer images for fitness professionals that help them get clients so we are hosting a mini photo shoot day for fitness professionals here at Rachel Neville Photography Studio in LIC Saturday, April 23rd. What is a Rachel Neville mini photo shoot? A mini shoot is really a short version of a…

How to Prepare Your Studio for a Fitness Photo Shoot

It’s that time of year when we start doing a lot of yoga, Pilates and gyro tonic studio shoots.  I just love working with these types of clients… call it the endorphins, call it the lifestyle, but you guys are some of the nicest and most positive people on our planet. We talk about marketing quite…

‘The Art of War’ and Dance.. Food for Thought

Can you believe it’s the end of August already?!  We have been super busy this summer with a variety of photo shoots at the  studio and on location,  working with dance companies, doing commercial work, shooting dance audition photos and live dance performances.  The audition and marketing workshops for dancers were huge successes, and I have just…

Meet Varvara Kalinin of Perfect Posture Pilates

Varvara Kalinin is the owner of Perfect Posture Pilates, a pilates studio in Astoria Queens, near our photography studio in Long Island City, NYC. Varvara’s studio is “a contemporary Pilates studio offering private and group Pilates instruction for both body conditioning and rehabilitative needs.” With this brand identity in mind, Varvara came to Rachel Neville…

3 Ways to Make Social Media Work for Your Brand

Guest post by Elizabeth Eames If you have been following Rachel’s smart marketing advice for dancers, dance companies and fitness professionals, you know how important it is to identify and maintain a commitment to your brand.  Engaging in consistent, clear and effective marketing enables you to keep that brand commitment and to see results.  For dancers,…

Dance Photos and Fitness Photos: Working with Props

Working with props in a dance photo shoot or fitness photo shoot can be really effective or really cheesy… It takes quite a bit of finessing to make props work well in dance and fitness photos.  Working with props is a fun choice for outdoor shoots as the weather gets warmer here in NYC, but they are…

How to Prepare for a Photoshoot

I had a really fun dance and fitness photo shoot this past weekend with Elizabeth Thuvanuti of Dance Cardio Plus. Elizabeth is a former dancer who is combining hip hop and dance for a cardio workout with toning exercises in a club-like environment.. sounds like fun right! She’ll be on Class Pass starting next week and will…

How to Keep Fitness Trainer Clients When the Gym Empties Out

We all know the story, whether we are fitness trainers or not.  Even people with the best intentions break their resolutions by the time February rolls around.  And while it’s not unexpected, it can leave trainers, yoga instructors and other fitness professionals scrambling to meet goals and to keep their own momentum going through the…