I LOVE DANCE! I'm a former dancer myself so I pinky promise you we will work together to create some bomb images for your audition submissions and social media platforms. I only work on location for solo sessions, but if you're looking to book a date for your dance company I can bring my backdrop set up to you!
Solo sessions are a 1 on 1 experience where we explore your movement to the fullest. We'll start out with some improv, arm-prov, and once I see something that feels fun and organic we'll keep growing from there. Honestly- these sessions can be kind of a work out so don't forget to bring your water bottle!
For dance companies, I'll bring the fun to you! Let me know what you're thinking as far as backdrop & lighting and we will go from there. Have the dancers come in with an idea of poses and I'll take care of the rest. This is a great way to allow your dancers to have the experience of working in a professional environment and dance away with some, as Lady Gaga might describe, talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before, images!
Of course, you can't be a part of the dance world without having been to a few dance recitals. I've cleaned recital pieces, been backstage, onstage, and in the audience- so I DEFINITELY know the ins & outs of recital season. I'll set each dancer up with a pose tailored to their costume/genre and photograph a group pose, all within 15minutes. (per group of course, I'm not THAT good)
Looking to book a date for solo sessions, company captures, or recital days? Click BOOK ME below to get to my online form.
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"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!"
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"Nicole was an absolute joy to work with! As a photographer she is extremely personable and works to make her clients feel comfortable in their own skin. She is very encouraging when giving directions and truly works with the client to create stunning shots. I would definitely work with her again and highly recommend her, especially to dancers and other movement artists!"
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"I have worked with Nehamashots several times, and I am always blown away by her raw talent behind the camera. She is extremely gifted when it comes to dance photography. She excels at capturing difficult dance shots, and sometimes unbelievably captures the perfect image in just one shot! I am so honored to have collaborated with such a talented photographer, and I have the most beautiful dance pics to show for it!"
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"I've worked with Nicole many times, and I can honestly say that she is one of the best photographers I've ever worked with. I am a dancer, and we have done all kinds of shoots together ranging from action shots to senior photos. 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. Her editing skills are phenomenal as well, which truly makes the subject of the photo look absolutely stunning."
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"Working with Nicole was such a fantastic experience. She truly captured the essence of my choreography through her photography. I worked with Nicole years ago and still use the photos to this day. Can’t wait to hopefully work with Nicole again in the future."
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Q: Where do you shoot solo sessions?
A.A: Here are some locations you can find in my portfolio!
Melody Farms - Vernon Hills
Evanston - Evanston has some great murals if you're looking for fun funky color backgrounds
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.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?
A.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?
A.You can send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.