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Dance Photography and Boutique Volume photography for Dance Academies


Shining Stars Photo caters to the Virginia Dance Community’s niche photography needs.

Recognizing the scarcity of photographers with formal dance photography training, many dance school owners have to partner with photographers who specialize in weddings or baby pictures.

With over 35 years of full-time portrait photography experience and specialized training in dance photography, we present a compelling alternative. We prioritize consistency, efficiency on picture days, extraordinary quality, and meticulous attention to detail in every image.   Our exquisite photography boosts dancer confidence, attracts talent, and supports recruitment and retention goals for your studio.

Elevate Your Dance Photography

Great images fuel effective marketing. We celebrate dancers’ artistry and progress while boosting your school’s brand. Showcase your mastery and transform your story with us!

Dance Photography

Ballet portraits by Franklin Knox

Enjoy a photo day with a Dance Photographer who listens to you and cares about the details. Capture Your Dance Journey with Shining Stars Photo! Let Us Paint Your Moves in Pixels. Book Now!

Franklin Knox

A Certified Professional Photographer —and the most cheerful perfectionist you’ll ever meet. After more than 35 years as a full-time photographer, I know how to create a relaxed yet efficient experience that leads to better images and a more enjoyable photographic session.