I want to work with the dancer that YOU are...
embracing YOUR strengths.

This is it!   Black Tutu Squad Season 7 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 7. 

Season 6 Recap

We had so much fun this season with Black Tutu Squad. There were 35 dancers, representing 7 area dance studios or companies, including Excel Dance CentrePatti Herm School of DanceWest Michigan Dance Center, Ballet KalamazooThe Space Dance Company, BSD Dance Studio and Young Dancer's Initiative. We did individual Black Tutu shoots downtown Kalamazoo or in nature, an amazing Chair rooftop shoot, a Neutral shoot and a large group shoot! Check out the variety of images from the season 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 15 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.

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

$625+tax

Yes, you really get ALL of that for just $625!  3 amazing session opportunities with digital images to print and share online.  Plus a chance to do impromptu sessions.  Also a year of fun, new friendships and growth! There are also some options for a payment plan if that works better for your family!

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 8 will begin 2025!