prep + faqs

how to make this session, your best yet

During individual sessions, dancers benefit tremendously, (skill level permitting), by performing sections of their dance during their photo shoot. It helps to be prepared for this. Practice what parts of your performances you like best, so when asked you are ready to roll. Less time is spent coaching and more pictures are taken.

As an add on to the previous, the more emotionally the dancer performs, the more natural the outcome.

Weather is always variable and can border on the extreme. Please plan accordingly, make sure to apply necessary sunscreens or sprays, bring snacks if needed and keep hydrated.  ​

BE READY. 15 Minutes early, in your first costume. Have your makeup done, hair ties off your wrist, costume on properly, lipstick applied carefully, hair done naturally (typically down), remove any and all distractions ahead of time. ​ Eat and use the restroom before arriving.

FAQs

YOUR SESSION WILL BE DOUBLE THE MINUTES YOU ARE BOOKING PLUS 15 MINUTES
By booking a 60 minute individual session or a 30 minute individual session, you are actually booking double those minutes (60/120 30/60) + 15 minutes to allow for early arrival. We want to maximize each dancers session as best possible. In order to achieve this, we will be having each dancer taking turns with the next time slot dancer to allow for less lost time due to costume changes. ​
 
For example: a 10am slot is really 10am - 12pm slot.
60 minute shoot over 120 minute time period.
 
ARRIVE 15 MINUTES EARLY TO YOUR SESSIONS NO EXCEPTIONS
 
60 MINUTE SLOTS ALLOW FOR :
2-3 QUICK COSTUME CHANGES of dancers choosing /
** 2 COSTUME CHANGES if including pointe shoes **


30 MINUTE SLOTS ALLOW FOR :
1 COSTUME of dancers choosing ​

***EVERY dancer needs to bring several costume options just in case***

 
All costumes must be to some degree dance related. 
 
EACH DANCER CAN BOOK MULTIPLE SLOTS SHOULD THEY CHOOSE.


 
EXACT SESSION ADDRESSES AND MEET LOCATIONS WILL BE POSTED IN PDE OFFICE AND/OR EMAILED DIRECTLY TO YOU THE WEEK OF SESSION.
 
WE WILL SHOOT, DRIZZLE OR SHINE. SHOULD THERE BE UNTIMELY SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS AND CANCELLATION IS UNAVOIDABLE BACKUP RAIN DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED. EMORY PHOTOGRAPHY WILL MAKE EVERY REASONABLE ATTEMPT TO RESCHEDULE NEW SUITABLE SESSION DAYS + TIMES.
 

DANCERS BOOKED WITH INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS ARE AUTO-ENROLLED IN GROUP DAY AT NO CHARGE.

 

However, we do need final attendance numbers before that day, so it is necessary to rsvp to group day during online checkout.

YOU MUST RESERVE YOUR SLOT DURING OPEN REGISTRATION. TO RESERVE A SLOT YOU MUST VISIT WWW.EMORYPHOTOGRAPHY.COM/PDE

ALL PHOTOGRAPHS WILL BE POSTED IN A PRIVATE GROUP GALLERY 6-8 WEEKS AFTER THE LAST PDE SHOOT DAY HAS BEEN COMPLETED.

 

They will be available for 1 year.

MISSED SLOTS MAY BE RESCHEDULED at an additional fee of $25 IF PROPER DOCUMENTATION AND NOTICE IS SUPPLIED AND WILL BE REVIEWED ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS. MISSED SLOTS ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO BE RESCHEDULED. RESCHEDULING IS AT THE DISCRETION OF EMORY PHOTOGRAPHY. 

Slots missed due to inclement weather will be assigned a backup rain date listed ahead of time at purchase, or will be given one at the time of the cancellation.