Where will the shoot take place?
My studio is located at my farm. The address is 341 Burt Rd, St. George, Ontario. N0E1N0. Most GPS seem to work better if you enter the postal code and not just the street address.
What should I wear to the shoot?
It’s best if you wear baggy clothes to the shoot so as not to create any creases or lines in your skin that will be visible in the finished photos. Tight pants with seams are often the culprit of lines on the legs. Please come with your hair and makeup done. Minor touch ups to hair and makeup at the studio are not a problem.
How should I style my hair?
This is a matter of personal preference and we can work with almost any style. Many girls prefer to keep their hair down for the shoot as the movement of the hair in the photos adds a nice energy to the finished product. If we are photographing a pose where the line of the neck is important then we will often shift the hair to one side or put the hair in a pony tale. Some come with their hair in braids or a tight ballet bun both of which can also create beautiful results but are a little less flexible.
How much makeup should I apply?
Full stage makeup is NOT required. A natural look is perfectly acceptable. Lipstick, eyeliner and mascara or fake eyelashes do help to accent the features of the face in the photos. We are open to (and excited about) exotic makeup looks but it is not necessary to get beautiful pictures.
What should I bring to the shoot?
We suggest you bring at least 3 outfits to the shoot. THER IS NO SUCH THING AS TOO MANY OUTFITS. Practice clothes, competition costumes, tights, booty shorts, body suits, sports bras, leos, flowing dresses and skirts, tutus, leggings and even non typical dance clothes such as jeans can make for interesting photos. We may not use everything you bring but if you don’t bring it there is zero chance of us using it. Tap shoes and pointe shoes are a must if you plan to dance in either of those styles.
How long will the photo-shoot be?
I generally ask for 2 hours for dance shoots as this gives us time build some trust, be
creative and get unique and beautiful photos.
How many photos can I expect?
You can expect up to 20 edited photos from an individual 2 hour dance shoot and 30 for a
When can I expect my photos?
The usual turn around time for edits is 1 week.
How will my photos be delivered?
The full quality edited photos will be uploaded to Google drive and you will be sent a link which will allow you to download all the photos. Due to the large size of the photos it is recommended that you download the images to a computer and not your phone.
What can I do with my photos?
You are welcome to post your photos on social media such as Instagram and Facebook.
If you are posting on social media I would appreciate being tagged. My Instagram account is
@pilkingtonchad and my Facebook page is pilkingtonphotography. You are welcome to print the photos and give them as gifts. You may use the photos in your online and print portfolios. You may use them for promotion of yourself and your business. You may give them to your agent. However, you may not sell the images.
Can I bring someone with me to the shoot?
If you are a minor I require a parent or guardian to attend the shoot with you. Everyone is
encouraged to bring someone with him or her. Because of space limitations I would ask that you limit your entourage to no more then three people.
What if I cannot think of any dance poses for the pictures?
While we are always excited when dancers come with pinned boards, screen shots and lists of poses and ideas for the shoot it is not required. We have shot with hundreds of dancers and are confident we can find some poses that will give you beautiful photos no matter what your skill level. Poses are often a collaborative effort.