Almost everyone knows that I’m a photographer – but sometimes it becomes apparent to me that not everyone knows the range or the extent of what I do in my professional life. So I’d like to share some of what makes up my work life.
I actually have two studios names that I work under – Insomniac Studios and The Dancers Eye.
When I am home in St. Louis, Missouri, I do the majority of my work under the Insomniac Studios banner.
It is primarily portrait work – either in studio or on location. This work ranges from professional headshots, to cosplay, to families - and even engagements and weddings.
I tend to work with a lot of performers. My background in theater and dance gives me a good understanding of the unique needs of performers. Professional photos are a very important part of marketing yourself to get gigs, and also help to maintain the public image you desire.
I also shoot a wide variety of live performance as well – from burlesque, vaudeville, bands, to pole dancers… you name it -- I’ve probably shot it.
My other studio – which takes me on the road and away from home a lot – is The Dancers Eye.
The Dancers Eye was born out of a want to differentiate my dance photography from my other portrait work. From a very young age, dance has always been an important part of my life.
I started belly dancing almost 20 years ago, and it quickly became a passion for me. I also loved taking photos of dancers, and wanted to share my love of the dance through my lens – and to serve my dance community.
The majority of the work I do with The Dancers Eye is Belly Dance photography, but from time to time, I do also photograph other dance styles. Some of the other styles that I have photographed recently are Flamenco, Ballet, Scottish, Modern Dance, and Hip Hop.
I travel all over the country to a wide variety of dance events, offering portrait sessions either on-site, outdoors, or in-studio. Depending on the type of event, I do also offer live performance or competition photography as well.
I always have a current schedule of my dance travel commitments posted – I am about to kick off my busy summer schedule in the next two weeks: http://www.thedancerseye.com/calendar.html
All of this translates into a very busy schedule, but I love what I do so much. I’m grateful each day that I’m able to get up, put the camera in my hands, and make photos for you.
I’d love to share both sides of my body of work with you, so please check out Insomniac Studios and The Dancers Eye on Facebook, or on my webpages at: www.insomniacstudios.net or www.thedancereye.com. The slide show above has a little taste of both worlds.
And THANK YOU to all of my clients from over the course of my career. In whatever forum I have shot you in – I want you to know that you are valued and appreciated. I hope to see you again soon!