Rain Machine Photo Sessions Now Available!

Dancers, Gymnasts, Cheerleaders and Athletes!

This is the photo session you all have been waiting for!! The 2022 Rain Machine!

I created a custom-made rain machine that not only does it all but with heated water from a swimming pool! This is the only rain machine in Northwestern New Jersey. So, bring your outfits that are OK to get wet, costumes, swimsuits, uniforms, or anything you want to dance, jump or cheer in and let’s create some amazing images!

The sessions will take place in the evening starting at 8:30 pm. There will be sessions on August 4-7th 2022. You can book an individual session or a group! I expect the slots to get filled up fast!

NOTE: Other sessions will be added based on demand.

August 17th is FULL!!

August 18th Waiting List Started! Fill out form!

If Thursday August 18th is good for you, please fill out the form/email/text me and let me know and perhaps it will be added!

Interested but can’t make those dates? I may have more in the future. Sign up to be notified when I do. Or better yet get your own group of 4-6 together and receive a discount!

Please go here to find out more information and to sign up!


Any questions let me know.

See you in the rain!


Senior Portraits for Sarah

New Jersey and Lehigh Valley Senior Portrait Photography

Sarah Sr Portraits October 2020.

Sarah in another person that is no stranger in front of my camera. She’s a great dancer but it was also nice to see her express herself in a separate way.

Sarah Sr Portraits October 2020.

Sarah has gone on to dance at Montclair State and is a member of their Dance team.

Are you a senior or know of one that is ready for some senior portraits? Have them reach out to me to find out more information at dave@dabourphoto.com or 908.995.7273.

Senior Portraits for Maddie

New Jersey – Lehigh Valley Senior Portrait Photographer

Maddie H Sr Portraits October 2020.

Capturing a senior in High School with portrait photography is an important rite of passage. They are moving into another important phase of their life. And most will be in the best shape of their lives – before the Freshman 15 get added on! lol

Maddie H Sr Portraits October 2020.

I love to create images that show who the senior really is and what they enjoy!

Maddie H Sr Portraits October 2020.

Maddie has been in front of my camera for several years as a dancer. It was nice to see her express herself in a different environment.

Are you a senior or know of one that is ready for some senior portraits? Have them reach out to me to find out more information at dave@dabourphoto.com or 908.995.7273.

Senior Portraits for Anthony

New Jersey Senior Portrait Photography

Sr portraits for Anthony G in April 2021. © Dave Dabour

I know you see a lot of dancers and theater portraits from me – it’s what I specialize in. But I also enjoy other types of portrait photography including senior portraits! Anthony came to me from a friend of his who’s a dancer so that counts!

Anthony was a pleasure to work with and a very polite young man

Sr portraits for Anthony G in April 2021. © Dave Dabour

Anthony also plays High School lacrosse so I had a little fun creating some unique images for him. More on these with be shared in another blog post!

Ready for me to create some great memorable images for you or a senior you know? We can create the images in my studio, on location someplace special or both! Contact me at dave2dabourphoto.com or 908.995.7273 for more information

Senior Portraits and More

Summer is a popular time to capture Senior portraits for the upcoming school season. If course you don’t have to be a senior in High School to get your portraits taken over the Summer!

When was the last time you updated your portrait for LinkedIn or your website? You can’t remember? Or you don’t have a LinkedIn account? Or for your corporate directory?

Portraits can be as simple as a head shot or as thorough as capturing who you are and displaying that to others.

10 Tips on how to prepare for your session (for girls)

Dance portraits of Amy. Part of the series “Dancers in unusual locations.” Photo by Dave Dabour

Preparation Tips for Senior Girls

Now that you’ve booked your session, we have a few tips for you to help you get ready for your close up. Follow these guidelines the weeks leading up to your session and we’ll take care of the rest!

  1. Choose two to three outfits to wear during your session and lay them out so they are ready to go. Make sure they are clean and wrinkle-free.
  2. Also, don’t forget to pack any accessories you’ll want for each outfit – jewelry, scarves, headbands, etc. Bring matching socks/tights, and shoes for each outfit if one pair won’t go along with all of them.
  3. While you’re at it, if you plan on bringing any props – your ballet shoes, favorite book, softball gear, etc. – go ahead and lay that out as well. If you are going to bring your car to the session and want it to be in photos with you, be sure to wash it the night before/day of your session.
  4. Get a good night’s rest the night before so you can look well rested for your session.
  5. Get your hair cut about one to two weeks prior to your session. Don’t drastically change it from your normal style in case you don’t like it. Have the hair stylist show you some easy styles you can do during outfit changes to switch it up a bit.
  6. Practice your makeup the week leading up to your session so you can get it just right the day of. We do offer professional makeup artist services with several of our packages. This is something we strongly suggest you look into for your session.
  7. If you wake up two days prior to your session, or the morning of, and acne has appeared on your face – don’t pick at it and make it worse while trying to get rid of it. Apply some makeup over the area (not too heavy) and leave it at that. We offer basic retouching, which includes blemish removal; so don’t even worry about it.
  8. Get a manicure the day before or day of your session to ensure your nails look their best. Don’t forget that the color needs to match all of your outfits. For this reason, and to keep a clean appearance, we suggest going with the French manicure or just a clear coat of paint.
  9. Practice a nice natural smile and cute poses in a mirror or send us over some things we can talk to you about that will help you relax – your favorite movie, your boyfriend, etc.
  10. If you are doing a session with your BFF or BF, don’t forget to coordinate an outfit with them so you guys don’t clash.