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. You’ll get a free digital magazine and price guide.

If we're a good fit, you’ll choose from one of four packages. They start at $750 for an hour of shooting and ten finished images of your choice. You'll pay half your package fee to hold your appointment.  The other half is due on shoot day.


step 2.

Get inspired and tell me what you have in mind! 

What is your dancer’s style? Classical ballet or contemporary ballet? Jazz, modern, or hip hop? Is she looking for soft and dreamy or edgy and gritty?  After you request information, take my fun style quiz to help you decide.  You can send me photos of the wardrobe she’s got and I'll make recommendations.

Then I’ll send a 10 page downloadable pose guide so she can practice her moves. Of course, I want to see her ideas as well! Look around for poses on Pinterest and Instagram and text them to me. And make sure she’s ready with her solo! I’ve gotten great shots just watching a dancer’s solo and picking out moves that would look great in a photo.

step 3.

Relax while I take pictures that show her amazing talent!

It's easy to shoot with me, but I'll work her hard!  She will jump and twirl and kick more in two hours than 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!  


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 from a gallery

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 up to 30 perfectly edited dance photo masterpieces. You choose the ones you want to fulfill your package. And of course, enlargements and extras are available too. 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.

Ready to take the first step toward your dance photoshoot?