Dance Session Preparation

Thank you for booking your session

I look forward to seeing you at your session. Please read the information below in preparation for your session. 

Setting Expectations:  This is your shoot but I can’t read minds so I want to make sure that I understand what you are looking for in terms of finished photos. Please email me 5 -10 examples of images of the look and feel that you are hoping to get. Be specific about what you like about the images, especially the background, light, and color. This isn’t about the poses per se but rather about the overall aesthetic. If you have a solid idea of something you would like to try or play with, let me know because I am always up for experimenting.

If you need some help, we can hop on a call and talk about the session. And if you have any questions please feel free to email me.

What is included

2 Person Session
Once you book, you will receive some automated emails and a text reminder the day before the shoot. 

  • Up to 3.5 hours of shooting
  • A personal password-protected area on our site where we put proofs and final edited images. I delete rejects, soft images and misfires. 
  • 10 hand retouched high resolution images per person
  • Additional retouched edited images are available at a cost of $50 each


How do I pay for the session?
You will receive a link to pay your $50 deposit to hold your spot. Your deposit is applied to the total which is due at the end of the session. I take all forms of payment but prefer checks. If you want to pay with a credit card, I will send you a link in a followup email after the shoot.

Do I get prints with this package?
No. You get high-resolution edited digital files. If you would like to order prints through our service please let me know and I will make certain that the pricing is set to our cost.

What happens to all the proofs after I select my top picks?
They remain online in case you want to order any additional shots at a later time. 

Can I share my proofs on social media?
No. I would kindly request that you only share the edited files. 

What happens if I am late for my session?
Please arrive about 30 minutes before your scheduled time to warm up. Because I rent the studio, any time that is missed will come out of the 3.5 hours.

Can I get my deposit back if I have to cancel?
Your deposit is non refundable, however, it can be applied to a future shoot within a 1 year from the date of payment.


Prepare: One of the best ways to prepare for your dance session is to get a good night’s sleep. Secondly, make sure you have a clear idea of the poses that you want to do. Having 8×10 b/w printouts is an excellent way to quickly go through those poses without having to rely on grabbing your phone, which can slow down the process. So I strongly recommend that you bring printouts, one per pose or if there are variations of a pose you can put multiple on one page. 

Shooting: Regardless how long a session is, the time flies by. So the better prepared we are the smoother the session will run and the more shots you will get. To help, I shoot to an iPad so you can review images as we go and make any necessary changes. Based on our emails and discussions about the look you are going for, you understand that the lighting in the images you see on the iPad is very close to what the finished images will look like. If you want brighter, darker, or more dramatic light you need to speak up. 

Payment: A non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot and will be applied to the final balance. After your session, you will get an automated email reminder to pay the balance.

Proofs + Review: Proofs will be uploaded to my website within 3 days following your session. I delete rejects, and post your proofs online in a private, password-protected folder and gallery that is always available to you. This is where I will also post your high-resolution edited image, so once I send you the link, please bookmark it. 

Choose: After you have reviewed your proofs, email or text me me your favorite image numbers for editing. Edits can take up to a week before they are done depending on my current work load. If you require images sooner please get your selects to us quickly and let us know that you need them ASAP. Please note that substitutions after submitting image numbers for editing may count as one image in the package. Additionally, if the images have already been edited, substitutions or additional edits will incur a cost of $50.00 each. So, kindly review your images thoroughly before submitting them for editing. Of course, if I make the mistake, then you get an extra image.

Editing: I have been using Adobe Photoshop for almost 30 years and have seen some incredible changes over that time. Unless previously discussed, I will deliver all images simply color-corrected, enhanced, and cleaned up, which includes scuff marks on the seamless. If I am inspired, I may do a creative edit and include that alongside the regular edit. 

Social Media: Please credit any social media posts to @tracymartinphotography – Tracy Martin Photography