Do you know how to put your best face forward?

Dancer headshots model face testing

In my last post about headshots we talked about whether you should choose a smile or not.  While a toothy grin may not be appropriate for all audition photos, we do know that a genuine smile is always better than a fake smile. So I know this probably had many of you thinking: but I don’t like the … Read more

Dancers: Don't Lose the Forest for the Trees

We had a really lovely pair of girls in the studio a couple of weekends ago, friends who were very different dancers but who supported each other and were thick as thieves.  I had done dance photo shoot with both dancers previously, so they understood the process you have to go through to create powerful … Read more

Dancers: Don’t Lose the Forest for the Trees

Kaeli Ware dancer audition photo Rachel Neville

We had a really lovely pair of girls in the studio a couple of weekends ago, friends who were very different dancers but who supported each other and were thick as thieves.  I had done dance photo shoot with both dancers previously, so they understood the process you have to go through to create powerful … Read more

We are Adding Another Day to the San Francisco Shoots

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Our slots filled up so fast when we announced that Rachel Neville Photography is coming to San Francisco in August that we have decided to add another day! Sign up now to schedule your photo shoot with Rachel Neville for Tuesday, August 29. [contact-form][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Website’ type=’url’/][contact-field label=’Comment’ type=’textarea’ required=’1’/][/contact-form] … Read more

Start Sharing – Rachel Neville Marketing Series Pt 4

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So, in the previous posts we talked about who you are as a dancer, artist, teacher, cupcake eater… and then we looked into who you might like to serve with your content, who you want to connect with.  This group is your target audience. What are their interests? What do they like to do for fun, … Read more

Photographer Rachel Neville is Coming to San Francisco this Summer

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We are excited to announce that we are heading back to San Francisco this summer… and we’re bringing our studio with us! You heard that right, friends, we will be making the trip across the country with props, fabrics, outfits, outfits and more. Dancers left to right: Lauren Aureus, Kaeli Ware, Emilia Sandoval, Noelle Lee This adventure is … Read more

Creating Images for Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Complexions Contemporary Ballet Rachel Neville marketing campaign

We have been so busy in the studio and want to take a few moments to share some of the work we have been doing in the past few months for dancers, dance companies and more. Today, we are taking a look back at the marketing campaign that we helped to create for Complexions Contemporary … Read more

Hands, Hands, Hands..

How to make your hands look good in photographs… let’s talk. I recently had the chance to work with Erica Cornejo of Boston Ballet and this came up.  Within the first couple of shots, her delicious, expressive hands were something I immediately noticed.   You know how people who are into football excitedly shout at … Read more

Working with the Heart Chakra to Create Energy and Lines in Dance Audition Photos

So it’s the season of dance audition photos and I’m working with a lot of individual pre-professional dancers at the moment.  I just love building up their confidence and getting these young dancers ready to put their best feet forward and launch into the careers they have been working so hard for. When I work … Read more