THe Dance experience

Working with me


I LOVE DANCE! 🩰 Former dancer, part-time dance teacher, and your go-to photo maestro for all things dance. I'm committed to helping you create stunning images for your audition submissions and social media platforms.



For solo sessions, it's a 1 on 1 experience where we dive deep into your movement. We'll start with some improv and arm-prov, building on what feels fun and organic. Warning: these sessions can be a bit of a workout, so don't forget your water bottle!


If you're booking for your dance company, I'll bring the fun to you! Let me know your backdrop and lighting preferences, and have your dancers come with pose ideas. It's a fantastic way for them to experience photographing in a professional environment and walk away with show-stopping images – as Lady Gaga might say, talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, and totally unique!


And for those recital moments, I've been there – cleaned pieces, backstage, onstage, and in the audience. I'll set each dancer up with a pose tailored to their costume/genre and capture a group pose, all within a quick 15-minute session (per group, of course – I'm good, but not THAT good!. Let's dance into unforgettable images together!

CHICAGO ILLINOIS DANCE PHOTOGRAPHER

"Not only does she have amazing ideas when it comes to the shots, she is always willing to collaborate and bring her client's vision to life through her lens."

Abby M.

CHICAGO ILLINOIS DANCE PHOTOGRAPHER

solo sessions

starting at $450.00

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company sessions

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recital photography

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stage photography



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Testimonials

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Danielle S.

Nicole's vision, attention to detail, and care is simply everything you could ask for in a photographer. She has such a balance of collaboration and individual expression that makes working with her one of the most seamless processes I have ever experienced. There's no doubt that her experience as a dancer lends itself so flawlessly to her work behind the camera, capturing the essence of not just the art, or the subject but also the human. I would recommend her time and time again!

faqs

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Q: Where do you shoot solo sessions?

A: Here are some locations you can find in my portfolio!
Melody Farms - Vernon Hills
Independence Grove
Rosewood Beach
Evanston - Evanston has some great murals if you're looking for fun funky color backgrounds
Buckingham fountain
Millennium Park
Navy Pier
Milton Lee Olive Park
Chicago - ALL OVER! Seriously. A lot of my work in the Chicago is done by us exploring what the city has to offer! We generally pick some landmarks and work from there.
Delnor Woods Park
Fox River Railroad & Pedestrian Bridge
Milwaukee Art Museum
Big Bay Park-MKE
Swing Park Pedestrian Bridge-MKE
Your local downtown area!

Q: When should we book?

A: It's common for recital clients to book 12 months out! I do not hold dates. First to sign a contract along with a retainer paid will secure their preferred dates. For solo sessions and studio companies I highly suggest booking 12-6 months ahead to ensure you get your date!!

Q: Do you take action shots during the show?

I absolutely do! Send me an invite to your recital and I will be there cheering on your students while capturing their greatness!!!

Q: What comes next?

You can send me an email at nicole@nehamashots.com or fill out my contact form online with all the details of your event to get the ball rolling! We'll make sure your dates are available and I'll send you a guide with details about my collections and prices.

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