Photography by

A photographic study of youth and the desire to dance
Register For Ballet Photography
Elias Photography: 562-696-6868
Ballet Photography   __________________

Little girls want to be ballerinas.  They face the ultimate challenge
of dexterity, balance and concentration often before they've even
mastered walking with grace. And still the desire to dance increases
with every challenging practice that lies ahead.  For the parent, time
flies by so fast; the next thing you realize your precious little child is
growing up with the gracefulness of a ballerina.   ~ Rick Elias

The photographic images by Rick Elias are about the dancer’s desire to be a
ballerina. An impressionist with a camera he captures the ballerina in a way
that is sensitive, graceful and full of life.  Every image has masterful qualities
of light, composition, perspective, color and realism.  He  believes the ballerina
must show movement, creative style and emotion in the still photographic image.
The ballerina is captured in preparation, interaction and ultimately  in dance.
 _______________________       About the Photo Session
The ballet photo session will be at one of our special locations in LA or
Orange County selected for its beautiful windows, hardwood floors and soft,
natural light.  To maintain the highest standard of quality, each photo session
is limited from 8 -14 ballerinas. There is a ballerina dress code that is
enforced for an authentic look. Ballerina’s will be captured in 100 - 200
individual or group images in a 6-7 hour photo session. The photo session
is easy and fun; many ballerinas describe it to be their most enjoyable
experience. Requests with friends, personal outfits or costumes  are
encouraged. To register for a photo session you will be required to fill out
a Ballet Portrait Sitting Agreement and sign a Model Release. Additional
details for the sitting will be given  to you when you register.

Call for details.

How to Register
You can register by calling us at 562-696-6868, to discuss details for the next available
Ballet Photography Session. You can also visit in person At  Elias Photography.
Fresh flowers, location rental, tutu’s, film expenses, props, a dance instructor and the
photographer's time are all included with the Photo Session Fee.
Get your dance friends together.  Get a special group rate.
Ordering Photographs  When you come in, Rick Elias will take whatever time is needed to consult you on choosing the best images. 
A 30% discount on all Retail Portrait Prices will be offered for 30 days after the photo session. Thereafter, print orders may be charged regular retail prices.
Don't forget to ask about our layaway plan.