Model Portfolio

Prices & Notes


Model Portfolio shoots are done in a real, live, working studio.  The studio is equipped with a professional, sprung floor covered with gray Time-Step, and is kept at a temperature appropriate for dancers dressed in tights and leotards.  Dancer shoots are lit using studio strobes against a ten foot wide white or black backdrop. 


During my careers in professional entertainment and college teaching, I've spent considerable time around dancers.  I know what good dance photos should look like.  I understand the way a dancer should look when frozen in time in a photograph.  I have photographed many dancers, and can usually catch the exact moment in one try.  If you can do it, I can photograph it. 


Come shoot with me.  It'll be the most fun you've ever had . . .



What we'll do:


  • We'll shoot for up to 4 hours. 

    • You can change costumes as many times as you wish.

    • Remember the amount of time it takes you to change is part of the shooting time, so the more you change costumes, the less time you'll have in front of the camera. 

  • ​Well shoot against both a white and black background. 


  • We'll use high-powered, professional studio strobes to light you properly, just as you would be lit on a stage. 


What you get:


  • We'll shoot between 100 and 300 images.

    • We'll choose the very best, which will give you 50 to 150 images to choose from. 

  • Well upload the best 50-150 images to a private gallery.

    • You get to choose up to 20 images for final processing.

  • After you choose your final images:

    • We'll process them

    • We'll size them so they'll print at 8x10

    • We'll burn them to a CD or DVD. 

    • We'll include an official release allowing you to:

      • Print them

      • Use them on the web

      • Or use them in any other way you wish.



$600.00 per session. 


There is a $250.00 non-refundable deposit required to hold the date, due when you make your appointment.  The balance is due at the end of the shoot.  We accept cash and all major credit cards.  We do not accept checks. 


Please note the following important things:


1.To make sure everyone is comfortable and has a great time, ladies are encouraged to bring a friend.  Be aware that friends may be asked to hold a reflector or comb your hair, or help in other ways.


2.Black costumes will blend into the black background.  There is no way around that.  When we shoot against the black background, please wear light colored or brightly colored costumes. 


3. Wear makeup, just as you would for the stage.  It is extra important to powder your face.  Dancers perspire, and that creates a shine on the face that is unflattering and impossible to remove later. 


4.  Bring music you like to listen to.  I'll have speakers we can plug your device (phone, iPod, etc.) up to.  If you don't bring your own music to listen to, I can play what I have -- 50's & 60's rock and roll.


5.  We reserve the right to use any photograph we shoot for our advertising purposes, as we deem necessary.  This includes, but is not limited to use on our website, Facebook Artist page, Google +, or Flickr.  Prints and digital versions may be used in, but not limited to, around our studio, in brochures, posters, and/or other media.

Oklahoma Freelance Photographer

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Don Risi Photography
Oklahoma City 

Based in Oklahoma City, able to travel anywhere in the

continental United States

Using Nikon Cameras and Lenses exclusively since 1979.
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