Dance Candid Portraits for Ava

New Jersey Dance Photographer

In addition to recital and action dance photography, I also enjoy candids. Capturing the dancers while in their environment is special.

I take several images and put them together in a composite like the above and make it available in many sizes. Customized for each dancer!

Have a dancer in your life that would enjoy something like this? Get in touch with me so I can create this for you! Dave@dabourphoto.com or 908.995.7273

Dance Portraits for Lucille

New Jersey – Lehigh Valley Dance Photography

Dance portraits for Lucielle at SBK in August 2020. Photo by DAVE DABOUR

Lucille was a pleasure to have in my studio for some dance portraits

Dance portraits for Lucielle in August 2020. Photo by DAVE DABOUR

At first she came out with the adorable costume so I asked her to get into character and this is what she did!

After that, she turned on the cuteness all the way!

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

Dance Portraits for Larkin

Dance Portrait Photography

I only had a brief time to create some dance portraits for Larkin but it was worth it. I had an image in my mind of her standing near a window and she did wonderful!

Dance portrait for Larkin

Her friendly demeaner and striking blue eye resulted in working with her being a pleasure

Dance portraits for Larkin

Then we ventured outside to a nearby park.

Dance portraits for Larkin

And a bridge!

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

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

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

A Chat with Ashley Bouder

For all my dancers out there I highly recommend this interview with Ashley Bouder. This was a Zoom session I participated in with on Friday. Has I known in advance how much Ashley was going to share, I would have shared the invite with all the dance school and dance teachers that are clients of mine.

Ashley Bouder is a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet and is the founder of the Ashley Bouder Project. She sat down with Pas de Deux on April 17, 2020, to talk about the Coronavirus quarantine and life as a professional dancer. She discusses dealing with injuries and what it’s like to be a principal dancer, and how to conduct yourself at auditions. The video is an hour long.