Mini Dance sessions

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Price: $500

Regular sessions start at $1200

1 hour sessions

These photo shoots are for those dancers who need great pictures for themselves or for upcoming auditions. Dancers will also get great creative shots for their portfolios.

Please read the details below and if you still have any questions please email me

Location: Melodic Remedy Dance Studios – 507 Quarry Rd, San Carlos
Please note the address above because Melodic Remedy has multiple studio locations. 

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What's Included

Mini dance day sessions is a way to make quality dance images affordable to people who may not be interested in a full session or may only need to update their portfolio

Each 60 minute session is scheduled with a 30 minute buffer to allow for warm up and any possible overflow of a session.

Once you book you will receive some automated emails and a text remind the day before the shoot. Payment options will be in those emails so please take a look at them.

  • A 60 minute shoot split between 2 different setups. 30 minutes with Tracy and 30 minutes with Mark. We will have up to 2 people for each session and swap studios half way through
  • A personal password-protected area on our site where we put proofs and final edited images. We delete rejects and soft images. Approximately 40-100 proofs.
  • 10 retouched high resolution images of your choosing. 
  • Additional retouched edited images are available at a cost of $50 each

As professional dance photographers, we will guide you to make sure that you feel comfortable and look your best. However, the person that knows your dancing the best is YOU. Our expertise is in lighting, direction and emotion, we can guide you but not tell you how to dance. We can’t stress enough that preparation for a dance shoot is key to getting great photos.


How do I pay for the session?
You will receive a link to pay your $50 deposit to hold your spot. If the payment isn’t made within 2 days then your spot will be revoked. On the day of the shoot, if you want to pay the balance with a check, please have it made out to Tracy Martin Design & Photography. If you would prefer to pay with a credit card then 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 cost.

What happens to all the proofs after I select my top 10?
They remain online in case you want to order any additional shots at a later time. They will have a watermark on them.

Can I share my proofs on social media?
No. We would kindly request that you only share the edited files. All the proofs will have watermarks to deter anyone from sharing them online.

What happens if I am late for my session?
If you are late then that cuts into your time in front of us. If there happens to be extra time after, then we can possibly shoot into that time but it is no guarantee. Please arrive 15-30 minutes before your scheduled time to warm up and perfect your poses.

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 a 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 print outs is an excellent way to quickly go through those poses without having to rely on grabbing your phone which can slow down the process. 

Session Shoot: This is a short session so it is even more important to be well prepared, 60 minutes flies by in a blink. There won’t be time for multiple changes so come ready to be photographed. You can arrive 30 minutes before your session is due to begin and warm up. We may still be shooting the previous session but we have allotted 30 minutes in between each session as a buffer. If you have printouts, we will help you build variations based on your ideas and as we shoot, you will be able to review the images on the iPad and we can make any adjustments you want. You can do the same poses for each of the 30 minute sessions or you can have different ones for the dark and light backgrounds. It is entirely up to you and how prepared you are.

We kindly request that parents stay out of the studios while we are shooting. If a dancer has a coach that they would like to be present please inform us in advance otherwise we only want the dancer in the room. Parents can come in and look at the images on our iPad’s after the shoot each session is done.

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 our Mark & Tracy website up to 3 days following your session. We delete rejects, and post your proofs online in a private, password-protected folder and gallery that is always available to you. This is where we 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 our current work load. If you require images sooner please get your selects to us quickly and let us know that you need them ASAP.

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

Audition Shots

Audition shots requirements: plain-color leotard (not white, simple-style: no skirt, no frills, lace, high fancy neckline or multi-straps), pink tights, or a color to match skin tone if preferred, soft shoes and pointe shoes. Hair neatly groomed. Subtle/natural make-up only, if worn.

Please prepare accordingly – Audition shots won’t be taken unless these guidelines are followed. Contact the school/program you are applying to for their requirements.