Magic of photoshop to get the whole group together for a shot! We had 9 at one shoot and 11 at the other. I am sure you can imagine how hard it is to find one date for this many dancers - all with different schedules!

I want to work with the dancer that YOU are...

embracing YOUR strengths.

This is it!   Black Tutu Squad Season 5 is here!  

I am so excited about this season of the Black Tutu is no secret that I LOVE to combine my passion for photography and dance.  It feeds my soul to shoot dance sessions. I loved every minute of my time with the Black Tutu Squad this year and am so thrilled to be starting Black Tutu Squad: Season 5. 

Season 4 Recap

What can I say about Season 4?  It has been my favorite season yet.  I had 22 dancers from 8 different local studios.  All I can say is wow!  I love seeing dancers with diverse dance training and different strengths.   Highlights of the season included individual black tutu shoots with a choice of location, a fabulous parking garage shoot, large group shoots and of course the yellow shoot!  I am having a hard time picking my favorites…I love the simplicity of the yellow shoot but the lighting and shadows in the garage were amazing. Being able to work with half of the girls at the same time was joyful for me in the group shoots. Check out my Instagram feed to take a peek at Season 4.

Garage shoot 2021

Why me?

I won't lie...every photographer loves to do sessions with dancers...your ability to move and create beautiful shapes is a photographer's dream.  But just because everyone loves to doesn't mean they are the most qualified.  Why should I be YOUR dance photographer?  Not only have I been a professional photographer for 13 years, specializing in high school seniors, I was a dance teacher in the Kalamazoo area for over 10 years.  Most photographers do not know turned in from turned out or what a sickled foot is.  I do.  My passion is making you look your best as a dancer. Dancers will come to me a different levels of experience and I want to work with the dancer that YOU are...embracing YOUR strengths.

I grew up dancing competitively and was a founding member, as well as choreographer for the Frelon Dance Company at Kalamazoo College.  My time with Frelon is part of what inspires me to create this squad.  Frelon is a student-led dance company, and dancers of all levels and backgrounds participate.  The thing that brought us together as a family was our love for dance. I've recently put into words how I feel about dance and our amazing dance community in Kalamazoo.

The Details

Black Tutu Squad

A photography experience for middle and high school dancers

Opportunity to do 3 dance photo shoots throughout the year

1st session - individual black tutu session
plus 2 more sessions

BONUS: optional pop-up sessions

Opportunity to meet other dancers from the area

Black Tutu Squad tank or tee

Digital images from sessions

End of year magazine with session image favorites


Yes, you really get ALL of that for just $625!  3 amazing sessions with digital images to print and share online.  Plus an opportunity to do impromptu sessions.  Also a year of fun, new friendships and growth!

Check out my Frequently Asked Questions about Black Tutu Squad.

We have an amazing dance community in the area (Kalamazoo, Portage, Mattawan, Schoolcraft, Plainwell and more!).  Are you as excited as I am???

Registration is now closed!

Season 6 will start in 2023!