Are you looking for a professional photographer to capture the graceful movements and powerful athleticism of dance? From headshots to full photoshoots, experienced dance photographers will help you bring your dancing visions to life and create stunning images that can be treasured forever. Find your perfect fit among the best dance photographers near you and book a session today!


Identify Local Photographers.

Keepsake Portraits does travel if there is not a dance photographer near you. You can begin your search for the best dance photographer near you by asking friends, family, and fellow dancers for leads (but honestly we are likely going to google it). Once you’ve picked a few, do further research by looking up their portfolios online, reading reviews, and getting quotes. It is also beneficial to look at customer testimonials and past work to understand the style and quality of the photographer’s work.

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Keepsake Portraits won a national award and a magazine cover with images from this session

Research Photographer Portfolios.

Every photographer’s style is unique, so it is important to do your research before booking a session. If I was going to describe Keepsake Portraits’ style I would say it was “artistically classical.” Take the time to research each photographer’s portfolio to get an idea of their experience and skills in the field of dance photography. We know there are different kinds of dance and you should absolutely look for that kind on the site. Lyrical? Hip Hop? Ballet? You can also contact photographers with questions or request a meeting or consultation prior to the photo session. This will give you a clearer idea of who will be best suited to capture your desired look in the photographs.


Check Client Reviews.

Reading reviews of photographers is essential before you hire. Here is a tip when looking for a dance photographer near you – look at the 4 and 5-star ratings. Sure reading a negative review is important but too often it is the customer and not the business. Reviews give you an insight into a photographer’s previous experiences and their commitment to the client. If you see someone post something online on social media that you like – be sure to ask them who did it so you can reference that in the future.

Image was taken at Ohio Reformatory

Be willing to travel

You would be surprised how going even a little distance can produce great results. For example, we are located only about an hour and a half from Cincinnati, Columbus, OH, and Detroit. And we will be the best option for those looking for our style. (We are also willing to travel a lot for a good story as well. We have been up to the lake near Cedar Point doing photography as well as Charleston, SC).