Dance & Performing Arts

School Photo Services

~ Since 1989 ~ Maryland Family

Dance Photography Services . . . .

Digital & Traditional Print Products.

On-Location Preview & Proofing Systems

to Ensure Customer Satisfaction.


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Dance & Performing Arts

- Creating Dynamic Portraits which Capture the Performer's Vibrant Personalities and Unique Talents.

- Experienced professional staff, custom lighting & background systems to accent the performer's talent.

- On-Location Previews for Parents & Performers to identify concerns & ensure satisfaction.

- Flexible packages, client image selection/choice, contemporary digital & traditional print products.

- A collaborative process with professional tips, advice and assistance to create outstanding portraits.

- A personalized approach; during & after the photo sessions to ensure customer satisfaction; since 1989.

School/Club Photo Services, Since 1989

- Custom photography systems/services organized & designed to be flexible, fault tolerant & stress free. 

- Flexible Portrait Packages: Parents select & identify images from previews to build their packages.

- All images are reviewed, corrected & retouched as needed to optimize image quality.

- Group photos are edited together (combined) to best display the dancer's talents & avoid closed eyes.

- Systems are designed to optimize the value & balance of photo services from both business & client perspectives.

- Our custom dance: lighting, photography & proofing systems; developed & refined over the last 25 years.

Individual Dance Portraits

- A series portraits are created to capture a dancer's vibrant personality and unique talents.

- Hair lights to highlight the dancers form and foot lights to accentuate the eyes creating a natural 3D effect.

- Normally 2 poses ( 3 variations per-pose) are created & provided as previews to maximize client satisfaction.

- Portrait previews are provided during the photo session to ensure everyone's expectations are met.

- We often collaborate with dance teachers to define poses which reveal the dancers skills & talents.

- Dance performance/action photos, an option for all dancers & encouraged for the more experienced dancers.

Outstanding Group Portrait

- Wide area custom lighting systems to highlight the dancers form creating a natural 3D effect.

- A 24 foot wide background to accommodate large groups, neutral tone floor covering are provides as needed.

- All images are reviewed, color & brightness corrected & retouched as necessary to enhance image quality.

- A series of group photos are created edited together (combined), for best posing & expressions.

- Posing simultaneously with great expressions for class photos is especially difficult for younger children.

- Group photos require special attention. No one wants to look bad in the class photo.


Viewing Stations - Previews - Orders

- Parents/dancers/teachers view images following the photo sessions to ensure satisfaction.

- Our photographic systems are designed to easily accommodate the occasional reshoot or make-up photo.

- Parents select & identify images from previews to build their packages.

- Black & White laser printed previews are provided for a reference & those parents unable to attend.

- Flexible packages for both traditional print & contemporary digital portrait packages.

- Portrait selections & orders may be placed durning the photo session, by phone, mail or e-mail.

- We pride ourselves in the personalized service we offer

Portrait Sets & Backgrounds

- Neutral/Soft - Mid-Tone Backgrounds are Ideal.
( White = Risk of Floating Subjects. )

- Backgrounds to avoid: costume color clash/mismatch & color contamination in hair & skin tones.

- These backdrops works well with light and dark outfits & provides consistency in photo collections.

- Digitally rendered backgrounds (green screens) diminish the photographic experience of students.

- The end result is often lacking authenticity compared to real backgrounds, props & sets.

- We provide real backgrounds, simple props to enhance & add variety to dance portraits.

- Real background & props/portrait sets create a real & memorable photographic experience.

Flexible Packages

- Flexible packages may include multiple, poses, costumes & group photos.

- A variety of costumes, poses & class/group photos may be used to build your package.

- Flexible packages provide a discount for volume purchase.

- We use archival inks/papers, printing for best quality.

- Fair & affordable prices, a high quality product, good value for dollars spent.

- We make a sincere effort to provide, reliable, friendly & high value services.


- Local means affordable prices, better customer service & quicker response times!

- Supporting a local economy through locally owned businesses your tax dollars STAY in Maryland to help our communities.

Studio Access

- Our local studio provides options/opportunities for those unable to attend scheduled photo sessions.

- We offer specialized sessions at our studio, dance resume, marketing, staff & nutcracker publicity photos.

- Long term clients/business relationships are like minded folks who appreciate true customer service.


Dance ~ Dynamic Talent ~ Portraits


Dance ~ Dynamic Talent ~ Portraits


Nutcracker ~ Performance Promo Photos


Dance Portraits ~ Tap Dance


Dance ~ Dymnamic Action Portraits


Modern Dance ~ Portraits


Dance ~ Ballet Portraits


Childrens Dance ~ Portraits


Tap Dance ~ Portraits


Lyrical Dance ~ Portraits


Lyrical Dance ~ Portraits


Lyrical Dance ~ Portraits


Classic Ballet ~ Portraits


Dance ~ Ballet ~ Portraits


Dance ~ Hip-Hop ~ Photos


Dance Class, School, Group Portraits


Classic Ballet ~ School - Class ~ Portrait

Star-Light Studios . . .

Creative, Innovative and Dynamic Photography.

Portraits to Reflect Your Style and Personality.

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8375 Old Columbia Road, Laurel, MD. 20723

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