Photographers: Let me let you in on one of my top shooting secrets

I had an amazing time a couple of weeks ago at our Paris workshop…from the wonderful location and talented photographers to the patient and easy-to-work-with dancers, I think a great time was had by all! I wanted to take a quick moment to talk about something I feel could benefit a lot of photographers who … Read more

Common Types of Backgrounds

A couple of years ago I was having lunch with a fellow photographer and friend who asked, “How do you get your images to look so clean?”  That was the start of what has turned out to be so many questions regarding backgrounds: how big they are, where to get them, storage, handling, lighting, post … Read more

Being a Whole Dancer

As dancers, we all know how easy it is to sink into negative patterns of eating or thinking. It can be a challenge to confidently practice healthy habits. When we think wellness, we tend to think about the physical aspects: eating right, sleeping, cross training etc. but what about our conscious and subconscious habits? A … Read more

Signing on the Dotted Line

I’m always excited for April and May – this is the time of year we start getting texts and emails from our clients about the contracts they are being offered and news about where they have landed for the following year! Nothing makes us more happy than to hear our dancers having success. So let’s … Read more

Rachel’s Law of Expansion and Contraction for Photographers

This is the time of year when I work on creative shoots and really focus on expanding the scope of my shooting. I’m experimenting with new ideas, new subjects, different lights and lighting patterns, as well as new ways of working and so on. As I am challenging myself to push my own boundaries, I … Read more

Checking In: February Frenzy to March Madness

Hey all! February always seems to spiral out of control. We lose track of new year’s resolutions, schedules kick back into gear after being holiday mode for so long, and with audition season in full swing, a sense of stability gets lost in the shuffle. But this time of year is when I get to … Read more

Prepare Yourself for Tax Season

Spring is slowly (very slowly) approaching, but one of the dreaded moments for all of us is that little pain in our butts called tax season. Doing your taxes is tedious, confusing, and can vary wildly depending on if you are dancing on contract, freelancing, teaching. Once you get to that point in your career … Read more

Working With Props

So. Props. The added element that can add a lot or totally distract from a great shot. I’m frequently asked how we manage to not only make the dancers look their best but also effectively use props. I’m in creative mode at the moment, so this is something that I am currently playing around with. Since … Read more