"Nicola is a superb dance photographer. She takes care to prepare well to ensure not to waste time on the shoot and encourages the dancer to storyboard what they want too ensuring both photographer and subject are on the same page. During the shoot Nicola is quick to put the dancer at ease, understands their needs in regards of warming up etc and demonstrates flexibility and creativity to get the shots the dancer wants. The resultant images are stunning! I would not hesitate to recommend Nicola if you need good quality dance images for your portfolio".
"Nicola is a very good dance photographer. Not only does she produce excellent photographs but she is also very helpful during the process of the shoot. She helped me choose positions that she thought would look good on me and on camera. She was extremely helpful in directing me by instructing me on minute adjustments of my body so that it looks the best it can on camera. I would definitely recommend Nicola for any one looking to get quality dance photographs. "
BA (Hons) Ballet Education, RAD RTS, DDE Imperial Ballet
Nicola is a very experienced photographer. She has a great eye when working with dancers, but is also very open to the dancer's own ideas making the experience of working together very fun and creative. She has great attention to detail and you can guarantee she will make your pictures look fantastic.
I always find it really lovely and comfortable to shoot with you, directions etc are always great.
I really love your photography, the quality of the photos are fantastic. I love the time and passion you put into each photo.
Semaphore Ballet Company
Nicola at Young Images Photography is such a friendly, warm and organised person to work with. She instantly makes you feel comfortable and works incredibly hard to get exactly what you want. Nicola is also extremely creative and produces very natural, elegant photos. We were thrilled with the quality of our photos, the level of professionalism and the service. Young Images Photography is definitely a company we have and will continue to recommend. Thank you from all at Semaphore Ballet Company.
'Nicola has taken wonderful photographs of Laird Academy students and knows exactly what is required in capturing 'the moment'.
Ashtead Ballet School
Nicola has produced some wonderful images of our students during class, rehearsal and performance. She understands dance and how to take the shot at just the right moment. Her commitment to a shoot is amazing - she turns up to several classes or rehearsals to get as many photo opportunities as possible but is always unobtrusive. She is a lovely lady who is a pleasure to work with!
CAVAT THEATRE ARTS
Nicola kindly took photos of students taking part in our show at are dress run taking Live Photo’s & also she came into the student’s classes and took portrait shots too All my teachers found Nicola very easy to work with & all sessions had a very relaxed vibe to them I would highly recommend Nicola to work with
Feetbeats - Dance School
Nicola stepped in last minute to take photos of my 10th Year Anniversary dance school show at the Harlequin Theatre, Redhill. Nicola was friendly and professional and offered me a bit of lighting advice! She was able to take beautiful photographs unobtrusively of all of our dancers, including when I presented her with the challenge of taking the photos during the performance (as we don’t have a main dress rehearsal). I have no hesitation in recommending Nicola to other potential clients. Thank you Nicola! :o)
My work is split between working with dancers and dance schools. For the former we work to build a portfolio of images which are an essential part of self-presentation for an artist to increase visibility suitable for audition submission. Secondly, for the dance schools, we produce a series of product images which are used for publicity purposes prior to the show opening and for social media coverage. We also cover theatre shots of the dress rehearsal and/or the live show performances.
The processes to achieve the above will differ between the genre of the shoot. From a home or studio location for newborn, portrait or portfolio to a theatre for the dress rehearsal or live performance of a dance show. However in every instance I will sit down with you before any photographs are taken to agree exactly what your requirements are and to walk through how your shoot will take place.
Only the best images are selected for presentation to the client. These will be edited for clarity and colour and cleaned up before being made available for review.
The images are then displayed online and password protected for extra security. There they can be viewed, favouites selected and purchased, then delivered direct to the client.
All images are handled with extreme care. I have sourced one of the best professional photographic laboratories in the country to process the chosen images. They always deliver to the very highest standards of processing and finishing, however as a secondary control I then personally check all prints before packaging up and sending out to the client.
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I can help you maximize your social branding by taking images of you which you can then share on Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest, post to your blog or upload