Dancers in Unusual Locations

Dance Photography

I started a personal project several years titled “photographing dancers in unusual locations.”

Dance portraits for Rebecca and Nata in Chicago Summer 2021

We’re all familiar with dance portraits in a studio or stage. There’s something about dance portraits where you don’t expect them

A busy street bridge in downtown Chicago certainly qualifies. The dancers were never in harms way…

Or how about an early morning with the Chicago skyline as your backdrop…

Speaking of mornings, how about sunrise before the sun rises?

And them once the sun rises, let’s have a little fun with it 🙂

Dance Portraits for Nata

Dance Photography

Dance portraits for Nata in Chicago Summer 2021

Nata is another example of a talented dancer that is very comfortable in front of a camera

I really wish I had more time with her for creating great dance portraits

Nata is also exploring modeling.

A fearless dancer making a location her own. Above seen on top of a bridge in downtown Chicago

Ready for me to create some great dance portraits for you or someone you know?

I provide the following dance photography services:

  • dance portraits (recital or personal/groups)
  • action photos of dance rehearsals or recitals
  • candid portraits of dancers at rehearsal
  • video recording of events and recitals

In need of any of the above or want to find out more information? Please contact me at dave at dabourphoto.com or 908.995.7273

Head Shot for Addie

Addie came to me needing an updated business head shot. She loved it so much I’m going back to photograph her entire staff this Fall!

When was the last time you updated your head shot? Or how about some business portraits? I’m happy to offer these services in either my studio or at your business location.

Contact me at dave @ dabourphoto.com or 908.995.7273 for more information

Dance Portraits for Rebecca

Dance Photography

Dance portraits for Rebecca in Chicago Summer 2021

As a photographer of dance and theater, I can tell pretty fast who is comfortable in front of a camera. Rebecca is one of those dancers.

I had the opportunity to create some dance portraits for Rebecca this Summer

She is experienced beyond her years and was a pleasure to have in front of my camera

Dance portraits for Rebecca in Chicago Summer 2021

One of the many things I love about her is her speed and confidence in making a location her own. The above photograph was on a bridge in downtown Chicago! She made it her own with no hesitation.

Here’s another example of her and Nata on top of a bridge with at least one fan noticing.

Dance portraits for Rebecca in Chicago Summer 2021

I love the leading lines of the trees in this one at a park in downtown Chicago

I have many more great one of Rebecca but I’ll leave you with these.

I love photographing dance. It’s the main type of photography that I do. Do you know of a dancer or a dance studio in need of some great dance portraits?

I provide the following dance photography services:

  • dance portraits (recital or personal/groups)
  • action photos of dance rehearsals or recitals
  • candid portraits of dancers at rehearsal
  • video recording of events and recitals

In need of any of the above or want to find out more information? Please contact me at dave at dabourphoto.com or 908.995.7273

Mackenzie Turns 2

New Jersey Portrait Photographer

Mackenzie turns 2! Donuts for all!

Don’t you just love it when a client does exactly what you want? Especially when they’re 2!! Mackenzie’s 2nd birthday party theme was donuts – my favorite!

This is another type of photography you don’t see me advertising too often. This is for an existing client that asked if I would do this for them. I’m more than happy to do this type of photography for clients!

Mackenzie turns 2! Donuts for all!

I think I make the same face when I first see a donut!

I used to have these couches in my studio (no longer there). Since Mackenzie had a tutu on, I thought it would be cute to create a photo of her looking up at the dancers on the wall. Mom quickly put her on the couch for the first photo. What I didn’t realize at the time, she had a donut in her hand the entire time! This is NOT the reason why I don’t have the couch there anymore!! The couch was fine (never seen a neater 2 year old!)

Have a special milestone you would like me to capture for you and your family? Let me know! dave@dabourphoto.com or 908.995.7273

Dance Family Portraits

New Jersey Dance Portrait Photographer

Dance portraits for Showbiz Kidz dance studio for 2021 © Dave Dabour

I love dance photography and the people who live it day in and out. During a recent recital dance portrait session, I had the opportunity to create some dance “family” portraits. While everyone here may not be related, they probably know each other better than if they were.

Part of the reason why this opportunity existed is something was planned. Once of the dancers needed to be distracted while something was setup.. You can see how this unfolded above. Good news: she said yes! (they are good friends). Being there to capture this special moment was priceless!

I was also able to capture some great portraits at the same time!

Ready for me to capture some amazing moments for you and your dance family? I offer the following types of dance phtography:

  • Dance Portraits (recital or personal/group sessions)
  • Action photos of dance rehearsals or recitals
  • Candid portraits
  • Video recording

Feel free to reach out to me for more information dave@dabourphoto.com or 908.995.7273

Maternity Portraits

Maternity portraits for Autumn and Derek

There are certain types of photography you won’t see advertised on my website but I’m happy to do for certain people. Autumn and Derek are one of those great couples I was honored to capture this special time for them.

I got to know them when I photographed their wedding. Both are in the health care field. The smiles you see on their faces are genuine and they are a pleasure to be around.

One of the many things I love about them is Derek’s sense of humor as demonstrated above. I have to admit I was teaching him all about “Dad jokes” he was going to have to master as a soon to be Dad.

Ready to have me create some portraits for you and your family? Feel free to reach out to me at dave@dabourphoto.com or 908.995.7273

Dance Portraits for Showbiz Kidz Dance Studio

New Jersey Dance Photographer

Dance portraits for Showbiz Kidz dance studio for 2021 © Dave Dabour

I’ve been working with Showbiz Kidz Dance Studio for many years. In fact both of my daughters attended there as dancers long ago!

Last year like many dance studios was different becasue of Covid. There were no formal dance portraits last year. In fact there was no recital for this dance studio last year!

I’m very happy with how the dance portraits turned out this year! Above is only a small sample of some of the many portraits I was able to create for all the fantastic dancers. These are the older dancers. In another post, I’ll highlight some of the younger ones!

Dance portraits for Showbiz Kidz dance studio for 2021 © Dave Dabour

I love photographing dance. It’s the main type of photography that I do. Do you know of a dancer or a dance studio in need of some great dance portraits?

I provide the following dance photography services:

  • dance portraits (recital or personal/groups)
  • action photos of dance rehearsals or recitals
  • candid portraits of dancers at rehearsal
  • video recording of events and recitals

In need of any of the above or want to find out more information? Please contact me at dave at dabourphoto.com or 908.995.7273

Business Portraits for Bob

New Jersey Business Portrait Photographer

Business portraits for Rob Fonte June 2021

Bob came to me for some business portraits. Sometimes business portraits are more than just head shots. This was the case with Bob. He hosts a popular podcast and his media team wanted some updated looks for him.

The requirement was a white or off-white background, waist up and a variety of looks. Bob sent some examples along from the publicist but I could tell he was more comfortable in front of a microphone instead of a camera. This is ironic since his son was a lead in a middle school theater production that I also photographed and my wife directed!

As time went on I could see he was getting into the role and everyone was happy with the results.

This is the final photo the publicist went with for their main publicity line. I recommend you lookup the podcast and give it a listen!

When was the last time you updated your head shot? Or how about some business portraits like Bob needed? I’m happy to offer these services in either my studio or at your business location.

Contact me at dave @ dabourphoto.com or 908.995.7273 for more information

Pennsylvania Youth Ballet

Lehigh Valley Dance Photography

Photo of the PYB – Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley rehearsing for their 2021 recital. © Dave Dabour

I had the unexpected pleasure of photographing the Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. They are part of the Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley.

Photo of the PYB – Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley rehearsing for their 2021 recital. © Dave Dabour

Like many dance studios, they were deeply impacted by the pandemic. They didn’t perform a traditional recital this year but still wanted to capture the extreme talents of all the dancers

I normally don’t have the pleasure of photographing them. They’re regular photographer took ill and I was glad they reached out to me and I was available!

They are all extremely talented dancers and I was honored to be able to photograph them. It would have been nice to photograph them with studio lights but given the pandemic, they requested only dance studio images.

Know someone who can benefit from dance photography? I offer the following types of dance photography:

  • Formal dance portraits (recital or personal/groups)
  • Action photos of dance rehearsals or recitals
  • Candid portraits of dancers at rehearsal
  • Video recording of recitals and events

For more information please contact me at dave at dabourphoto.com or http://www.dabourphoto.com