Head Shots for SKIT’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’

New Jersey Head Shot Photographer

ShowKids Invitational Theater (SKIT) will be presenting ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in May 2023. I’ve been the official photographer of this wonderful group for over 20 years.

Above are some head shots of most (but not all) of the cast.

If you would like to purchase tickets to the show, please go here.

Publicity Photos for “Grease”

New Jersey – Lehigh Valley Theater Photography

I’ve had the pleasure of photographing ShowKids Invitation Theatre (SKIT) for over 25 years! They’re a wonderful community theatre group that features youth actors.

I had an absolute blast creating these publicity photos. All three of these actors are great and this will be a must-see show!

The show runs from January 21-28, 2022. All performances will be at Voorhees High School. For tickets or more information please go here.

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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!


Freddy Awards 2021

New Jersey – Lehigh Valley PA Theater Photography

Photo of the 2021 Freddy Awards dress rehearsal at the State Theatre in Easton on May 19, 2021. © Dave Dabour

I’ve been an official photography for the Freddy Awards held at the beautiful State Theatre in Easton, PA for nearly 10 years.

Photo of the 2021 Freddy Awards dress rehearsal at the State Theatre in Easton on May 19, 2021. © Dave Dabour

Last year was unlike any other previous years for them as well as many theaters. They were able to have an abbreviated performance outdoors to keep the tradition alive after having to cancel in 2020.

This required a lot of rehearsals outdoor on the parking deck of the theater often in the heat and sun.

In the end it was all worth it and everyone had a great time!

Interested in purchasing some images from past performances of the Freddy Awards? Please visit my collection of images at https://www.dabourphotography.com/Freddy-Awards

SKIT presents the “Sound of Music”

New Jersey – Lehigh Valley PA Theater Photography

Photo of the Friday Tech rehearsal of SKIT”s “Sound of Music” © Dave Dabour

I’ve been capturing moments in theater photography for over 20 years. Last year was a tough time for Showkids Invitational Theatre as was the case for many in the arts.

Their first weekend was supposed to be outdoors on a stage in the parking lot of Church of the Holy Spirit. Unfortunately mother nature had other plans with rain and unseasonable cold temperatures.

They were fortunate to be able to find an indoor venue that permitted them to perform!

The second weekend did take place outdoors on their rented stage. Above is a very small example of some of the images captured.

Are you involved in a theater program or know someone that is that could use some professional portraits/ I provide the following services for theaters:

  • head shots or cast and crew
  • publicity photos for the show
  • performance photographs
  • performance video

Please contact me at dave@dabourphoto.com or 908.995.7273 for learn more!

Sound of Music Publicity Photography

New Jersey Theatre Photographer

SKIT’s “Sound of Music”

I created some publicity portraits for Showkids Invitational Theater’s show “Sound of Music.”

Theater like many of the Arts, was deeply impacted in the past 18 months by COVID-19. As you can see in the photograph above, some members of the cast who were too young to be vaccinated wore masks at times.

The above photographs were used to promote the show to local media outlets. The show was scheduled to take place on an outdoor stage at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Lebanon, NJ. Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate the first weekend. Fortunately someone in the cast had a connection with the South Ridge Community Church in Clinton. They are blessed with a large indoor gathering place. The opening weekend shows where held there.

The above photographs are some of the seniors who, for them, was their last SKIT show!

Look for an upcoming posting of actual show photographs.

Are you involved with a theater that can use some good photography? I specialize in dance and theatrical photography. I’m also the official photographer for the Freddy Awards at the State Theatre in Easton, PA. I can offer:

  • head shots for actors
  • rehearsal photographs
  • show photographs
  • publicity photographs
  • video recording of production

Please reach out to me at dave@dabourphoto.com or 908.995.7273 to see how I can help your theater!

Composites Available In Multiple Sizes

Composite from past SKIT show “Pinocchio”

Composites are a wonderful option if you are in love with several photographs. I can take several and blend them together to make a single treasured memory. The number of photographs that look good in a composite depends on the size of the composite. Generally up to 5 looks good on 8×10 and 11×14. Up to 7 or more can work for 16 x 20 and larger

Composite from SKIT’s “Mary Poppins”

I create all of my composites on either single weight matboard or in the case of 5×30’s, double weight. These make the final product more durable and strong. In fact you could even display them as is or they fit perfectly in a frame.

These composites can have a show name on the top (as pictured) or for dance, a popular dance quote. I have several to choose from or we can use your own! On the bottom can have the name – year, just the name or nothing at all. It’s customized just for you!

5 x 30 composite from SKIT’s “Frozen Jr”

Here is an example of a 5×30 composite. These are individual prints printed on a double-weight mat board. These can contain 5, 6 or 7 photos. This product can be horizontal (as pictured) or even vertical. These are great for unique spaces in a room like above a doorway or on top of other pictures. It’s durable enough to be displayed as-is. If you prefer a frame, they are available on Amazon. If you can’t find them, let me know and I’ll send you the link.

I have the ability to show you an online proof of what your composite will look like before it’s created.

Frozen Jr Theater Photography

Dabour Photography Show Photography from SKIT’s “Frozen Jr”

Theatrical show photographs of SKIT’s current production of “Frozen Jr.” Shows run weekends thru February 1, 2020. More details and tickets at http://www.showkids.org

Additional show photographs are available for viewing and purchase at:


Beauty and the Beast Opens Tonight in Clinton

Photo from CAST’s 2019 production of “Beauty and the Beast” Monday. Photo by DAVE DABOUR © 2019 Dave Dabour

Above is a small sampling of photos from the upcoming performance of “Beauty and the Beast” which opens tonight. The production is put on by the Clinton Area Stage Troupe (CAST) at the North Hunterdon High School.

Tonight, Wednesday July 24th is opening night with performances at 7:30 pm nightly ending with a matinee this Saturday the 27th at 2 pm. Tickets are available at the door. More information please see https://www.clintonareastagetroupe.com/

To see additional photographs of the performance please go to: http://www.dabourphotography.com/event/CAST-Beauty-and-the-Beast

Photos are available to purchase prints and digital downloads.

Publicity Photos for SKIT’s “Newsies”

Publicity Photos for SKIT’s “Newsies”

New Jersey Event photography

I had the pleasure to once again create some publicity photographs for SKIT next production, “Newsies.”

These photographs have appeared in media advertisements and will also be on display in the lobby of the theater

More publicity photographs, along with photographs from the show will be on my website: http://skit.dabourphotography.com. Prints and digital downloads are available for purchase.

For cast and crew a DVD will also be available to order from my online Dabour Photography store

In addition to theatrical photography I also provide:

  • Head shots
  • Dance photography
  • Sports photography
  • Family portraits
  • Weddings

and also have a PHOTO BOOTH!