Dancers: Don’t Lose the Forest for the Trees

We had a really lovely pair of girls in the studio a couple of weekends ago, friends who were very different dancers but who supported each other and were thick as thieves.  I had done dance photo shoot with both dancers previously, so they understood the process you have to go through to create powerful…

We are Adding Another Day to the San Francisco Shoots

Our slots filled up so fast when we announced that Rachel Neville Photography is coming to San Francisco in August that we have decided to add another day! Sign up now to schedule your photo shoot with Rachel Neville for Tuesday, August 29. It’s going to be a fabulous trip.  We are packing up some…

Start Sharing – Rachel Neville Marketing Series Pt 4

So, in the previous posts we talked about who you are as a dancer, artist, teacher, cupcake eater… and then we looked into who you might like to serve with your content, who you want to connect with.  This group is your target audience. What are their interests? What do they like to do for fun,…

Photographer Rachel Neville is Coming to San Francisco this Summer

We are excited to announce that we are heading back to San Francisco this summer… and we’re bringing our studio with us! You heard that right, friends, we will be making the trip across the country with props, fabrics, outfits, outfits and more. Dancers left to right: Lauren Aureus, Kaeli Ware, Emilia Sandoval, Noelle Lee This adventure is…

Creating Images for Complexions Contemporary Ballet

We have been so busy in the studio and want to take a few moments to share some of the work we have been doing in the past few months for dancers, dance companies and more. Today, we are taking a look back at the marketing campaign that we helped to create for Complexions Contemporary…

Love

Sometimes we all need a little inspiration to do what we love, to live in love, and to spread love through our work and through our art. Here is hoping that today is a day full of love, light, and inspiration for each and every one of you. Dancers Yui Sugawara and Jun Xia of…

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…

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…

The Gallery: Creating Stories from Emotional Landscapes

I often am asked how I come up with some of my narrative work, where the ideas come from.  To be honest, I imagine it’s a similar process to writers: you write what you know… I shoot themes and images that come to me through personal experiences combined with inspiration shots I am continually gathering. But…

Time Traveler

Time Traveler is inspired by my love of magic and Steampunk style.  I grew up reading and loving all things magic and extra-sensory in addition to anything period piece, convinced I lived in the 1700s and then again in the 1800s. I wanted to create a piece that would read dance but also tell the…

Concept Photography of Dancers: Meet The Bird, by Rachel Neville

I love dance photography.  I have been a dancer, a teacher, and then a dance photographer for most of my life.  I grew up watching for the next cover of Dance Magazine.  I stared at the pictures in the programs of the companies I longed to dance for.  The shapes and emotions always connected my soul…