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Subject: Natalie Clatterbuck

Project: Dance Studio Shoot

Setting: Studio Session

Setup: Seamless, Off Camera Flash, Dance Coach

Weddings: Photo & Video

While we remain a premiere destination for dance and portrait photography, we are also situated at the edge of an expanse of possibilities limited only because we have not met yet. Every J-LaB project begins with collaboration and a dream that guides the creative process. This approach ensures that our time together will feel fresh and exciting. For over a decade we have served a full spectrum of multimedia creation but now we are sloughing off the excess and focusing on what makes our heart truly soar ... creating beautiful dance and portrait photography ... and story-driven design ... with you.


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Then dream of what we can create together.

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Our Services:


For The Performer

Pursuing you passion in the performing arts can be grueling. From training to rehearsing to building your own brand, the pace is grueling. Let us take one more thing off your plate. Whether you need images for an audition reel, summer intensive, your portfolio, or an updated headshot for your agent, we are ready to keep you looking your best.

For The Professional

Professional headshots, available as swift sessions, are more crucial than ever, whether in print, digital, or destined for social; and so too is top-notch service and product photography. So reach out today to discover how our professional services can highlight your great work and capture the attention of your current and future clients.

For Everyone

From weddings to events, family reunions, graduations, or just coming together, we help make memories that last ... at least until society collapses into ruin. Actually, on second thought, even amid dystopian disarray we would want to capture and celebrate life's milestones with you. For now, let's capture in peace and joy ... for life goes by in a flash (pun intended).

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For Personal Brands

The world runs at the speed of digital. Don't be left behind. Partner with J-LaB for your web, social channel, and e-mail design today. You won't build a following with key strokes alone so focus on what matters most, your audience, and leave the rest to us

For Professional Brands

The need for a clean, cohesive, comprehensive brand kit has never been more pressing than it is today. Whether you need support building design coherence from the ground up, or aligning new initiatives, we are here to support. We understand the temptation to go it alone ... but reach out to see how we can be better together.


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The J-LaB Process


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If you book directly through our site, we are off to the races immediately. After we confirm your date and time, and receive the initial investment/ deposit, we are immediately into the preparation stage.


If we are creating magic together that is not directly bookable, you’ll submit the form on our booking page. As soon as we receive your inquiry, we will reach out and discuss your needs. After a quick chat we will put together a proposal, with pricing and timeline. Once we agree on the specifics, we get to move to step 2!


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Whether you have booked a photoshoot directly through J-LaB’s website, or we have already been back and forth a few times making sure your details are ironed out, there is bound to be a mix of excitement and worry leading up to an appointment with a professional photographer or designer. Worry not, we will walk you through the details … or we will guide you to our favorite resources.


Photography: Okay, so you’re going to model with us. A solid place to start is to recognize, unequivocally, that you are enough! What does that mean for getting prepared? First off, don’t use all your SunCity coupons or drain that new Sephora gift card. Unless we have decided on a high-fashion shoot, less will always be more. So make sure you relax, get sleep, and be on the lookout for an email from us that includes our guide to preparing for a photoshoot … and feel encouraged to browse Pinterest. In fact, if booked with enough lead time, we will set up a Pinterest board to share where we can craft your inspiration together.


Design: Being prepared for a design consult is quite different than a photoshoot. For design work you’ll want to gather up as much inspiration and information as you can. Do you have a mission and vision? Have you done a market analysis? Do you know your audience? Be sure to find comparable personalities or companies, gather the design work you have, and be prepared to discuss your brand and design strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Our creative partnerships are about success as much as it is about pushing the bounds of design. 


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The wait is over, the day is upon us, and we are creating. If it’s a photoshoot, we are having a blast exploring the poses and angles and compositions that make you look your absolute best. If it’s the first day of a larger initiative, whether photography or design, we are hard at work on the path laid out in step 2. For larger projects, we will be bouncing between creation and anticipation as you receive updates and proofs. 


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Once we have collaborated to collect our initial set of inspiring images, the onus falls back on us to put them in final, fully edited, fully professional format. This will look different depending on the project. For a photoshoot, you’re likely to be seeing first-looks within a week, with your final catalog of images available within two weeks. For more complex projects, ongoing support, or intricate design work we will be in constant communication as we work through the iterations.


No matter the timeline, you will never be left in the dark, even though at heart we are suckers for dramatic reveals. 

J-LaB Studios

Inspiring Images for Aspiring Humans™

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