Black Tutu Squad

This is it!   Black Tutu Squad Season 4 is here!  

I am so excited about this season of the Black Tutu Squad…it 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 (11 dancers from 4 different studios) and am so thrilled to be starting Black Tutu Squad: Season 4. 

Season 3 Recap

We started off Black Tutu Squad Season 3 at our favorite location – Studio 1 at the Station. It always feels like coming home. We also snuck in a quick snow shoot last winter! This year, like everything, Black Tutu Squad had to adapt and change. When we couldn’t get together for shoots during quarantine, we did an group improv video that was amazing.

Our first shoot after quarantine was a red, white and blue themed shoot in time for the 4th of July – such fun to coordinate the costumes and outfits! After some discussion with my returning BTS dancers, we decided to shoot at the lavender fields again because Shades of Lavender is a gorgeous location and was a favorite from the previous year! Our final pop up shoot was the Pink Improv shoot – little known fact, we did this in time blocks with social distancing and masks for parents and me! Where there is a will, there is a way! Take a peek into our shoots below!

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 12 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.  I am very passionate about making you look your best as a dancer.  I realize that dancers will come to me a different levels 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.

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The Details

Black Tutu Squad

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 images


Yes, you really get ALL of that for just $595!  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???

Click here to join Season 4!

I also offer a payment plan – please inquire!