Glamorous and feminine ballet photos. Elegant ballerina portrait sessions with a dance wardrobe to highlight your grace and athleticism. In studio or outside romantic dance portraits with a focus on soft florals and feminine colors that still show off your muscle tone and skill. Years of experience working with answers allows me to understand what makes a good ballet photo. Classical posing mixed with contemporary lighting makes for modern yet timeless elegance in the resulting photos.
I'm Heather Larkin. I'm a photographer in Athens Georgia specializing in vibrant and fun photography for dancers and ballerinas.
I make sure that your dance photos are not only unique and exciting, but also as technically perfect as possible.
My style is colorful and fun. Vibrant photos are important to show off the real character of your passion for dance. I am known for being patient and taking the time to get a perfect photo that shows off all the skill you or your dancer have worked so hard to attain. The poses we pick will not only complement the dancer but the locations. The lighting and poses will also show off all that muscle tone that takes so much time and skill.
A photo session for dance, gymnastics, or aerialist photographs on the urban streets of downtown Athens GA or in my studio. Athletics aren't just sports. They require large amounts of strength, endurance, effort, and willpower. These photos are meant to show off your athleticism, grace, and beauty. With over 10 years of portrait photography experience, light, color, and form are things I understand well.
If you're a student dancer, a dancer in a company or solo, or even an instructor, stunning promotional material is essential. Maybe you're a hobbyist doing trapeze, or even a professional gymnast and you just want good photos of you doing what you've worked years on.
My prices are transparent and posted on my website for you to see at any time. You'll get downloadable digital images from me, but also the option to purchase printed items. Turning the thick pages of a leather-bound album or standing in front of a beautifully framed wall print makes the portraits so much more real than scrolling through your tiny phone screen. See my Pricing Page for full information with pictures and videos of products.
Urban, studio, or nature? You pick based on your personality and wardrobe!
As a dancer, admission into ballet summer intensives and dance companies depends on a good audition photo. Usually directors want to see a clean and technically perfect first arabesque. Ballet audition photos are best in-studio to reduce unneeded clutter around the dancer.
If you are a dance school owner or director, offering your dancers and their families spring or fall photos in their dance costumes can be part of the services your families love at your dance school. I will come and set up in your own dance studio, and families will get three poses to choose images from.
In addition to audition photos, a good dance headshot is required for many companies and summer intensives. Directors want to be able to see the dancer's face, and a clean, simple headshot is crucial.
As a dance photographer, I can also say that I also enjoy photographing ballet recitals and dance events. You can book me to photograph your next theater production.
Picking out the best clothes for your pictures is often the toughest part of any portrait prep! See my Dancers - Dancewear for a photoshoot page for more information.
Athens, Watkinsville, and into Atlanta - Available for travel to Seattle, Portland, and New Orleans