David Monroe Dance Company Photoshoot Raffle

Solo Dancer Portrait Shoot Raffle

$349 Value

David Monroe Dance Company is pleased to announce a collaboration with Christopher Ryan Photography in which the winner will receive a one hour photo session, coaching for the session, and a selection of images.  See below for the “fine print”.   Image style will be similar to these of David Monroe Dance Company’s own Rylee.


Tickets $12 each OR 2 for $20

Drawing May 24th @ 6:00 PM CST on Facebook Live

Cash App:  $DMdanceCompany


The Package (value $349)

  • One hour photo session on location + 30 minute composite photo bonus!
  • Posing direction by David Monroe for full session to ensure the perfect image
  • Four “Looks”
    • 3 standing dance poses
    • 1 moving (flying, jumping, leaping) pose
  • Time permitting the dancer may change wardrobe one time between standing and moving poses
  • Prints – Dancer will receive professionally edited images as follows
    • One 20″ X 30″ printed image
    • One 8″ X 10″ image from each of the four looks
  • Electronic Images
    • The best images (minimum of 2 from each look) provided electronically which will be suitable for social media
    • One image cropped as a square (perfect for Instagram) will be provided from each look
  • Composite Bonus
    • Dancer can perform 3 standing poses to be composited together and provided as a single image.  This will be similar to the black and white image of Rylee shown above

9 year old ballerina

The Fine Print

  • Dancer and their parents will receive only the number of prints and electronic images described above.  They will not receive all images shot on location.  The final images will be selected by David and Chris for best results.
  • Dancer (or parent in case of minor) will be required to sign a standard model release and provide a valid state-issued ID
  • Dancer and/or parent must sign a session contract which includes a release of liability
  • Images may be used on the photographer’s website for the Youthful Ambition photo series
  • Editing is limited to basic color and exposure corrections.  This does not include skin retouching or image manipulation
  • Additional prints can be purchased in any dimension up to 24″ X 36″ for additional costs
  • Location and date must be mutually agreed upon by all parties (dancer, choreographer, and photographer) and must be within 50 miles of New Orleans
  • Weather Cancellations – In the event of inclement weather the date may be changed provided notice is given 4 hours prior to the scheduled start time
  • Conflict Postponements – In the event the dancer (or parents) request a change in the shoot time and less than 24 hours notice is given, a $100 rescheduling fee will apply
  • The winner must call to schedule the shoot within one week of being declared the winner and the shoot date must be within one month of that call
  • In the unlikely event that the photographer is unavailable a different photographer may be scheduled
  • The session cannot be exchanged for cash
  • Printed images do not include framing or mounting


About The Author

Christopher Ryan is an international photographer specializing in conceptual portraits in unique environments, such as abandoned buildings and picturesque landscapes. His work breaks the barriers of race, age, and geographic location, capturing the energy and exuberance of the human form. He was influenced by his unusual upbringing in the American South. He seeks to retain the virtues of Southern Charm while abandoning pre-conceived notions of prejudice.