Join Season 3 of the Black Tutu Squad here.
This is it! Black Tutu Squad Season 3 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 and am so thrilled to be starting Black Tutu Squad: Season 3. We started off last year with individual Black Tutu Sessions in collaboration with the Station in downtown Kalamazoo. Emma, Kami, Kendalyn, Khloe, Annabelle, Kenison, Ali and Hannah embraced their inner ballerinas as well as tapping into their love of modern, hip hop and jazz…with a little acro thrown in. Our second shoot gave us the opportunity to model dance wear and accessories for the Station in various businesses downtown – including Teel Jewelers, Spirit of Kalamazoo, Bookbug/This is a Bookstore, Rocket Fizz and Tudor Tea House. For our third shoot, we embraced the season and our love of the Nutcracker. The Black Tutu Squad headed over to Wind + James in Schoolcraft armed with Nutcracker costumes from Excel Dance Centre and Patti Herm School of Dance. Take a peek into our shoots below!
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 10 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.
I know you are waiting for the details…so without further delay!
Black Tutu Squad Details
Opportunity to do 3 dance photo shoots throughout the year
1st session – individual black tutu session in collaboration with the Station
BONUS: 2 optional pop-up sessions
Opportunity to meet other dancers from the area
Awesome Swag bag
Black Tutu Squad tank or tee
Digital images from sessions
End of year magazine with session images
Check out my Frequently Asked Questions about Black Tutu Squad.
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!
We have an amazing dance community in the area (Kalamazoo, Portage, Mattawan, Schoolcraft, Plainwell and more!). Are you as excited as I am???
I also offer a payment plan – see link above for details!