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Testimonials

One of the most rewarding aspects of working with dancers is hearing back from them, their parents, or their school. Knowing how their photoshoot elevated their self esteem and performance. Here are some kind words from past dancers, parents, and teachers.

One of the most rewarding aspects of working with dancers is hearing back from them, their parents, or their school. Knowing how their photoshoot elevated their self esteem and performance. Here are some kind words from past dancers, parents, and teachers.

four dancers wearing black feathers around their neck in black leotards crouching and posing for a group picture

I love working with Chris on photos for my dancers! Honestly THE best dance photographer I’ve ever worked with. Professional, timely, organized, and has a great sense of humor! Always goes above and beyond to collect images that truly capture the heart of my program.

Caroline Brady

Director of Apex High School Dance Program

I have been shooting with Chris for a little over 5 years now. I was asked to model for him through my dance studio, and there is a reason that I have continued working with him for so long. Chris sees something special in everyone, captures it, and brings it out in his photography. I have had the opportunity to work with many other photographers, some located in NYC. Chris’s creativity and care does not compare. He is constantly thinking of new images to bring to life. He puts his all into each project and always does his best to make the model comfortable in front of the camera (even in a river). I support him completely and I hope you choose to do the same!

Mia Crider

Dancer with Montclair state University Dance Program

dance in green shirt and black shorts with clown make up posing for a portrait on a black background
close up image of Nutcracker Cavalier and sugar plum fairy dancing together

I can’t say enough wonderful things about Raleigh Dance Photography. It has been a pleasure working with them on photography needs for Cary Ballet Company. They are professional and capture great moments of our dancers and performances. Their work is fantastic!

Amy Gardinier

President of CAry Ballet Company -2022-2023

5 STARS!

 

Kate Lundy

Dancer with Springs Dance Company - HSSOD

Dancer dressed in black Jumping in the air with a black cloth and red cloth
black and white image of woman posing looking away from camera with a pink bruising of paint across her face

Chris Nieto is an excellent dance photographer. We’ve had the pleasure of working with him for  multiple photoshoots with our daughter, and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Chris has a keen eye for capturing the beauty and grace of dancers in motion, and he was able to perfectly capture her movements and expressions. He was professional and easy to work with throughout the shoots, and was so creative in the pictures he captured. We would highly recommend Chris to anyone in need of a talented dance photographer.

Sean Coleman

Dance Parent

Raleigh Dance Photography is amazing!

Chris has photographed both my daughters and we are so pleased with the pictures.  His creativity is unending, he knows so much about dance photography and is able to capture the technical details for auditions.  His assistants are great and most of them dancers and that makes the shoots 

even smoother.  I especially  love to look back at years past and see how much they have grown as dancers – thanks to Raleigh Dance Photography capturing these memories!

Theresa Jatko

Dance Parent

Two sisters posing in a metal structure at a park
ballerina dressed in a tall white wig with heavy white make up looking at a cake

We continued to be wowed by Chris’ work with our daughter over the years. Whether it be on pointe, jumps, or arabesques, we are amazed my his ability to capture her essence and passion for dance.

Jenni Cockerham

Dance Parent

Chris has such a creative mind and vision and manages to capture the most unique images. He is very easy to work with and is patient and kind. His pictures are one of a kind.

Jenny Arnold

Dance Parent

Chris does a such a beautiful job on lighting and is so creative with the poses and different sets. I love how he captures the movement and emotion in dancers!

Naomi Lothor

Makeup and Hairstylist

5 STARS!

Dylan Bauer

Dancer - NCDI

Dancer twirling around wrapped in pink and black fabric posing for a dance portrait