OYT picture day!

WHEN: Saturday June 1st, 2024 

WHERE: On Your Toes Academy of Dance - 1014 Weiland Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

ROOM: Studio B

TIME: First time slot available at 9AM!

Please make sure to select one time slot per dancer. Ensure that your dancer is ready with hair, makeup, and attire upon arrival. In the event that your child misses their time slot, we kindly ask for your patience until the photographer becomes available. The prepayment to reserve the spot will be credited towards your purchase when photos are available. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!




I am thrilled to be your photographer for the upcoming dance recital picture day! As a photographer and a lover of dance, I am excited to capture the beauty and joy of your little ones before they go on stage. We all know how important costumes, hair, and makeup are for a successful performance, so I'll be sharing some tips and tricks to help you and your child look your best in front of the camera.

So get ready to strike a pose, and let's make some unforgettable memories together!

Get ready to relive the magic of your child's dance recital picture day! We know you're excited to see the pictures, so here's what you need to know about ordering:

Turnaround time: We want to make sure every picture is perfect, so please allow 4-6 weeks for processing and delivery of your photos. We appreciate your patience as we work our magic!

Ordering: No forms for less fuss! We're going digital! All orders will be processed online only. We'll share a link with your dance studio where you can view and order your child's photos. You can purchase digital downloads or prints directly from the online store.

Individual photos: Your child's individual photos are available in a variety of formats. Choose from prints, digital downloads, and more to find the perfect way to showcase your little star.

Gallery Duration:

Mark your calendars! Galleries will be live for 28 days after the delivery date. Once that period wraps up, there's a $10.00 fee to reactivate it if you need more time to make your selections.

More tips for picture day!

Costumes: Let's make sure your child's costume is as fabulous as they are! Make sure it's clean, ironed, and ready to go before you arrive. Don't forget to bring a garment bag to protect it on the way.

Hair and makeup: Your child should arrive with hair and makeup done according to their dance teacher's instructions. Make sure to remove any nail polish or temporary tattoos before your child's picture day. We don't want anything to distract from their cute poses and smiles! Plus, it's a great excuse for a fun pre-picture day pampering session.

Jewelry: To prevent any injuries or distractions, please make sure your dancer does not wear earrings, necklaces, bracelets, anklets, or any other form of jewelry to dress rehearsal or picture day. This also means they won't have to worry about taking anything off during costume changes or dance routines!

Parental presence: To help your child stay focused and comfortable during their photo session, we kindly ask that parents drop off their dancers and let them take pictures on their own. We know it can be tempting to sneak a peek, but having parents in the room can sometimes make dancers feel overwhelmed and distracted. Rest assured, our staff will be there to support and encourage your child every step of the way!

Photography: We want to make sure every photo is picture-perfect, so we kindly ask that no pictures be taken by parents or guardians on picture day. Our staff will be taking behind-the-scenes images of the students to capture those special moments.

Thank you for helping us create a supportive and encouraging environment for your child on picture day. We can't wait to capture their amazing talent and spirit!

We're excited to share your child's amazing pictures with you! Thank you for trusting us to capture these special moments.

FAQ for online gallery purchases

Q: What are my digital options and how do they differ?

A: We've got two digital options available for you. If you're only looking to share your photos on online platforms, Web Size is perfect for you. If you're looking to print your photos or share them online, High Resolution is your best bet! Just a friendly reminder that we won't be selling digital group images, so please make sure to only purchase individual photos.

Q: Can you touch up my child's photo if there's a blemish or the floor looks dirty?

A: Of course! We've got you covered with our touch-up option, which includes blemish removal, teeth whitening, and floor cleanup. Just add one touch-up purchase per image, and we'll make sure your little star looks picture-perfect!

Q: After I purchase my digital images, when will I receive them, and will there be a watermark?

A: We'll remove the watermark as soon as you purchase your digital images, and we'll send them to you within 1-3 business days. If you've added touch-ups, it may take up to 3 weeks for return. We'll send you two emails: one to confirm your purchase, and the second with a download link. From there, you can download your images to your phone or computer.

Q: Why aren't you selling group photos digitally? Can I pay you more for a digital copy?

A: We LOVE that you love the group images as much as we do, but we want to respect everyone's privacy, so group photos will only be available for purchase as prints. This helps prevent parents from sharing group images online or posting digital images without the consent of another parent. But don't worry, we've got you covered with plenty of print options to choose from!

Q: How can I give you credit online?

A: We're so glad you asked! We love to see your photos, so if you tag us on Instagram at @nehamashots or tag and 'like' our page on Facebook, we'll do a happy dance!

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