Preparing For Your Shoot
How To Prepare
- Arrive at least 15 minutes early if possible.
- Start warming up as soon as you get there
- Your dancer needs to stretch the moment you get there. It helps with nerves and gets them ready to take pictures.
- Have the first outfit already on when you arrive at the location
- It just saves time.
- Remind your dancer to only do the moves they are best at.
- I will direct most posing, but your dancer should be honesit if they are not confident doing something
- While I will do most posing, please have them prepared with 3-5 of their favorite poses!.
- This will also help prevent any injuries.
- Have a playlist
- Creating a playlist to dance to while photographing helps ease nerves and can help create a beat for them to dance to.
- Songs they have solos to are best!
- Make sure to settle up the bill
- You won't be able to see or receive any photos until your balance is paid..
- If there are any problems with billing, please contact Dinelia.
- Please be prepared to sit back and watch.
- I kindly ask parents to sit back and let me and your dancer do the work. It is hard when parents interuppt the shoot with critiques or to fix something.
- I will ask you if I need something fixed, but for the most part, I am able to handle it!
- When kids are most comfortable, they perform best. It is stressful when they hear direction from both of us, and the shots may not turn out best under pressure.
- Final images will be ready 2 weeks from shoot date.
What To Pack
- Bring multiple outfits
- Your dancer has unlimited outfit changes, but no additional time will be given for changing.
- Brings clothing that they will feel confident and comfortable in.
Pack a mix of leos and street clothes they can dance in.
Remember to keep the weather in mind.
Don't forget shoes. Bring at least one pair of dance shoes.
I will send outfit recommandations 1 week before your shoot based on our location and your dancers age and ability.
Please inform me if your dancer will be on pointe or in tap shoes. Per policy, your dancer must be trained in pointe before shooting with pointe shoes.
Bring a blanket or towel to change under
Bathrooms are not always available and they take more time away from your shoot.
- Bring accessories, hairbrushes, makeup, and baby wipes for dirty feet
- Basically anything would need at competition.
- Bring a portable speaker (if you have one)
- It will be more fun that way!
- Also grab some water and snacks
- Your dancer will be doing tough work, make sure they are hydrated and properly fueled.