I love to create ballet dance photos! Ballet dancers have an intriguing combination of grace and grit, romance and athleticism. If you’re a Pasadena ballet dancer and you need photos, let’s talk.
Say no to traditional ballet dance portraits!
I prefer to photograph dancers against hand-painted canvas backdrops, like this gold one I chose for Michelle. Or outside in nature among the field and flowers. I don’t have a white seamless backdrop like you see in traditional ballet dance studio portraits, as I think those are visually uninteresting and bland. Why look like everyone else?
Wardrobe for ballet dance photos
Ballet dancers have no problem with wardrobe. They usually arrive at my studio with bags and bags of leotards and tights and shoes. That’s perfect! I always tell my clients they can’t bring too many clothes. May I also suggest that you bring a couple of your favorite dresses and stylish outfits? Anything in your closet that’s a blast to wear.
My studio wardrobe is perfect for dancers
My extensive studio wardrobe includes a variety of tulle skirts in numerous colors. We have blouses that are beaded, form-fitting, sheer, romantic, edgy and couture-inspired. We have long peignoirs and stiff tulle under-skirts, and yards and yards of fabric to wrap and create unique looks. Dancers have so much fun trying on different outfits and mixing and matching with their own pieces.
A variety of portraits, from romantic to edgy
Whether you want ballet portraits in warm-up clothes and leg warmers, or a romantic photos with tulle blowing in the breeze, or gritty athletic photos that show off your ballet form and hard work, I’m the photographer for you. We can be creative and find the perfect location or we can stay in the studio.
If you’re a Pasadena ballet dancer, contact me using the contact form in the upper right corner, or scroll to the bottom for contact info.
My photo studio is in Pasadena, near Lake Ave.