Ben & Bella Photography is a professional photography studio with a specialization in creating group and individual heirloom images for Dancers.
We travel to your studio with our professional equipment for all photography sessions.
We have invested in the very best cameras, accessories and lighting to ensure (along with our techniques) the exquisite quality of our images.
Along with group shots, images of individuals in their costumes are our primary and most beautiful images. We custom design images for each and every subject which often become treasured heirlooms for the dancers and their families.
We have standard packages which have been very popular, although all of our packages can be completely custom designed for each individual business. The number of prints, sizes, poses, backgrounds and overall look are some of the specifics that we would like to discuss with you in person. This method allows us to make “heirloom” images that are both affordable and beautiful for everyone.
We work individually (and effortlessly) with directors to get an efficient and achievable schedule for photo day(s). We strive on timeliness and believe that this is the key to happy dancers, families and instructors. We offer weekday/night and weekend shooting options. Our calendar is laid out in early December and finalized by Feb. 01, so book early!
Not only do we use top of the line equipment and world-class printers to supply high-quality prints and products, we also rely on the most amazing set of photographers and assistants to capture these moments. We strive for pointed toes, turned out legs and beautiful technique whenever possible! We connect with dancers… so we know technique, unlike any other photography option around!
By providing Individual Handouts and online instructions for each dancer, Print/Product Examples and Post Picture Day Emails we reduce the confusion by keeping everyone in the loop. We also LOVE being in direct contact with our dancer families, in fact we ask that any feedback and questions come directly to us so we can provide the best answers/options quickly. This also eliminates A LOT of unnecessary in-between work for the director(s), allowing them to concentrate on the other 900 things on their ‘to-do’ list.
Just check out any image on this site to see! We use a crisp, white background that makes the subjects and colors pop, it is clean and incredibly elegant. We use special lighting and background set up to create flawless final images! While we stress dance technique and highlight our attention to detail, we also strive for a memorable expression from each dancer. Whether it’s that beautiful smile or sweet shyness, we want the dancer’s personality to shine. We offer more than just one or two shots of each dancer (could be between five and 15) including at least two different poses with varying crops (full-body, mid and close-up). Our group shots are always clean and well-thought out, offering options so families can find the best one of their child. And we must mention, one of our SIGNATURE items: the unforgettable ‘CRAZY SHOT’ that we encourage every group to take. We offer fun ways to display your images with prints of various finishes and sizes and unique, yet useful products like statuettes, mousepads, keychains, and more.
We cater to all….Whether you choose to Pre-order your package and products, Order on your Picture Day(s) or wait a little bit you will get to see the photos BEFORE they sent to the printers. Photos all go up online, in a password-protected gallery, within 7-10 days of taking photos. You can then go in and create the perfect order, adding different prints or products in different sizes and make your final purchases all from your computer in the comfort of your home. Photo orders are shipped to your studio which adds an extra group discount which we pass along to the families.
We think our system allows directors the most efficient and relaxing process for photo day(s) around by not only having efficient processes in place but feeling relaxed knowing you have experts at the helm. With experienced professionals behind the lens, it is a lot easier for photo day(s) to be a little bit of a break for director. We still LOVE input to make sure every pose/class is perfect but we have the basics down therefore minimizing pressure! We stress to dancers and families that we love them being in touch with us by directly contacting us with feedback/questions… we will keep directors in the loop when necessary, but don’t feel like you should be overwhelmed with photography questions you may not know the answer… we gladly take that work off your hands! Also, your marketing images are taken care of for the year or year to come, we LOVE when studios use our work to show off their dancers and talent… we know we create a product that will attract people and share it with you to build your studio’s success!
We like to reward you for your successes! We offer a commission to your studio based on profits that are partly due to your success as a dance educational facility, as well as, your marketing push for our photos. Also, as dance supporters we want to be a part of your studio year-long by contributing time & talent to your fundraising efforts, fun Facebook marketing or participating in other studio events. We provide files for marketing your studio to the masses and generous discounts on products/prints for in-studio displays.
So that is reasonably priced for directors, but what about dance families? We offer INCREDIBLY reasonable prices for the product we produce starting as low as $10 there is something for everyone. As always there is No-Obligation nor ANY pressure to make a purchase….Our Images are simply beautiful and sell themselves.