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), or up if costume requires, 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 :
3-4 QUICK COSTUME CHANGES of dancers choosing
30 MINUTE SLOTS ALLOW FOR :
1-2 QUICK COSTUME CHANGES of dancers choosing ​
 
All costumes must be to some degree dance related. 
 
EACH DANCER CAN BOOK MULTIPLE 60 MIN SLOTS SHOULD THEY CHOOSE.
 
A $75 discount is available for each additional 60 min booking.
 
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EXACT SESSION ADDRESSES AND MEET LOCATIONS WILL BE POSTED IN PDE OFFICE TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO SESSIONS.
 
WE WILL SHOOT, DRIZZLE OR SHINE. SHOULD THERE BE UNTIMELY THUNDERSTORMS AND CANCELLATION IS UNAVOIDABLE BACKUP RAIN DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED. EMORY PHOTOGRAPHY WILL MAKE EVERY REASONABLE ATTEMPT TO CREATE NEW SUITABLE SESSION DAYS + TIMES FOR THOSE RESCHEDULED.
 

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

from February 1st - April 30th.

 

There you will choose your preferred date(s)/location(s)/time(s) + make payment.    

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 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.
 
In the event a slot is missed, documentation and prior notice was received but cannot be rescheduled a non-refundable retainer of 50% applies and the additional paid will be refunded. If the slot is missed with no prior notice and no documentation, no refund will be given.  

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