How I Got The Shot: Paloma Garcia-Lee

Photo of dancer Paloma Garcia-Lee in a black bra and cage skirt by Photographer Rachel Neville

Happy Spring everybody!  Spring… the season of rebirth!  Spring is always such a fun and refreshing time at the studio.  We’re booked solid with super fun creative and portfolio building shoots.  One of which in particular I thought that you guys would be super stoked on! We had the absolutely stunning gorgeous angel of a … 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

Retrospection and the Year Ahead

I’ve just come through a really heavy shooting season, and like any business owner, I don’t take downtime but turn my attention to post game analysis. What could we have done better? What things need to be put in place to make systems run more smoothly next year? Is there an area of my work … Read more

Workshop for Dance Photographers at Rachel Neville Photography Studio

NYC dance photographer Rachel Neville workshop

Dance photographers from New York City and throughout the country have reached out to me requesting help with their photography work. Because I am so passionate about helping dancers create great content for their marketing and because I truly love what I do in my Long Island City photography studio every day, I am excited … Read more

My Bag of Tips & Tricks

Updated 2018 Now, I’d like to stress that we are not advertising for anyone, and we are not getting paid by anyone to push their products. This is a list of remedies and trending products that we have researched for clients, found through the dancers and vendors we’ve worked with, or have sourced as a … Read more

Creating Narrative Images: Betrayal By Rachel Neville

Narrative photography Rachel neville

The idea for the Betrayal image came to me one morning more as a video idea around a personal incident in my life.  What woman hasn’t been frustrated to the extreme by her significant other, and what fantasies we create in our heads to deal with the frustration? A few weeks later, I was shooting … Read more

Dancers Review Photo Shoot with Rachel Neville in NYC

dancer richmond ballet photo rachel neville

Recently, we did a mini-photoshoot at the Rachel Neville Photography Studio in NYC with a group of dancers from the Richmond Ballet.  After the shoot, we caught up with dancers Mara Milner, Anna Sundquist and Alexandra Lammon who shared what it was like to work with Rachel Neville, the kind of preparation needed before the dance photo … Read more

Aerial Photography – How to Get Great Aerial Shots and Meet Mara Hsiung

aerial photo Rachel Neville red leotard blue hoop

I love shooting aerial artists. When I built my NYC dance photography studio two years ago, we put in a rigging point and while I haven’t spent much time talking here about how we can accommodate you guys, the word of mouth has picked up among aerial artists all over New York.  And we have some great … Read more