Photos worthy of her dedication.  

You've put countless hours into her training.  You deserve dance photography that celebrates both of your hard work and sacrifice.  

No more snapshots that live only on your phone.  No more cattle call dance photography that looks like everyone else's.  At Emily Black Photography, every dance photoshoot is customized to your dancer and your ideas.  Every final photo is a masterpiece, showing her best form, and is available as a print or a digital image.  

It's time for dance photography that's worthy of your dancer.


How the Process Works

It's super easy to shoot with me at my studio!  Here's what you do next to get the ball rolling!

Fill out the information request form on the next page. I’ll send you some info and we’ll exchange emails or phone calls. If we're a good fit, you'll pay a $300 sitting fee to hold your appointment.  It includes three digital photos of your choice after the shoot, with an option to purchase more.


step 2.

Get inspired and tell me what you have in mind! 

What is your dance style? Classical ballet or contemporary ballet? Jazz, modern, or hip hop? Are you looking for soft and dreamy or edgy and gritty?  After you request information, check out my Look Book to help you decide.  You can send me photos of the wardrobe you've got and I'll make recommendations.  Then we’ll look for poses that you feel comfortable with and we’ll make it happen!


step 3.

Relax while I take pictures that show her amazing talent!

It's easy to shoot with me, but I'll work your dancer hard!  She will jump and twirl and kick more in two hours than she does in a week of dance class.  Get used to me saying "one more time" until we get the perfect shot.  I might sound tough, but I guarantee we’ll have fun!  After you’ve checked out the Look Book, view video of a shoot with me so you’ll know what to expect.


step 4.

Hit me with your best shot(s).

Immediately after the shoot, we'll sit down with the laptop and go through the 500 or more photos we took.  She’ll choose the ones to edit based on her form. Bent knee?  Sickle foot?  It never sees the light of day.  If she would be proud to show her instructor, we keep it. Want to see how we narrow it down? Follow the links to see how we choose the best shots.


step 5.

Choose a package or individual prints

No more sifting through hundreds of mediocre shots to find one or two decent ones. You'll come in to the studio or view online, and I'll show you around 20 perfectly edited dance photo masterpieces. You choose the ones you want to purchase as digitals or prints.  Buy only what you love.  Remember, your sitting fee comes with three digital images of your choice! 

If you're viewing prints in person, you can take them home the day of the viewing!  If you're ordering prints online or in person, allow one to two weeks for them to arrive.  Every print you purchase comes with the free digital version to be shown anywhere you like!  Keep going to see the pricing and packages.

Ready to take the first step toward your dance photoshoot?