October Photoshoot Theme : Dark Art

It’s no secret, Halloween is one of my FAVORITE holidays of the year. So to celebrate, I decided it’s time to make some art, and YOU can get in on the fun! These dark art sessions are geared towards ANYONE wanting to celebrate in style this year, but if you are a dancer or mover feel free to incorporate that into your photo session too!


Session Details


  • October 21st 4:00-6:00 PM at Aradia Fitness Cary

  • OR book privately any day in October!


How It Works:

1) Send me your dark concept ideas by email to EMJPHOTOG@GMAIL.COM - A fantasy creature. A movie character. A weird shape. Something from a nightmare you had as a kid that made you afraid to turn off the lights at night. It doesn’t have to be creepy or complex, you can still be a beautiful dark Fae, or capture images using dark shadows and interesting light without putting on a character!

2) We’ll work out a loose plan ahead of time to make your concept happen and discuss your options, with you as the art subject. I’m happy to offer my own ideas for a concept if you’re not sure what you’d like, or you can come to the group sessions and work something out there without much pre-planning. Just bring a few interesting outfit options to work with! (This is not a dance/movement session specifically, but IT CAN BE! Just let me know ahead of time that you’d like to utilize a specific apparatus so I can have it prepared for your session)

3) Share with your friends! Your 2 edited images will be made available to you BEFORE October 31st so you can share in the Halloween fun**. Any other edits will take generally 14-20 days from the date they are selected, depending on the quantity.

Scheduling and pricing - TWO OPTIONS: **

  • Open Session Time from 4:00-6:00PM at Aradia Fitness Cary -

    • Anyone can register for this group session and get photos taken at any time between 4PM and 6PM (must sign up beforehand - limited to 6 clients) Each client is responsible for getting time in front of the camera, so please be mindful of others attending. Pricing will be a fixed cost and includes 2 edited images per client with additionals available for purchase after that.

  • Private Session Time -

    • Customize the day, time, and location for your October session depending on your concept and availability. This is one-on-one time with me and my photo equipment and skills, which allows us to collaborate and create something far more refined and intricate that you can show off for years to come. Sessions will be booked with a minimum of 40 minutes working time in order to achieve the results we’re looking for from our collaboration. Pricing varies depending on the concept, and will include 2 edited digital images per 40 minutes with additionals available for purchase after that.


- - - - BONUS: - - - -

I’m doing 1 FREE DARK PHOTO SESSION this month, which includes up to 40 minutes of working time and 2 edited images! Here’s how you enter to win:

  • Post an image or video of your creepiest shape or movement flow (dance experience is not necessary, just move in a way that gets that dark vibe across!)

  • Tag @emjphotoart AND #emjdarkartshapes in your post

  • Get an additional entry after that for every one of the following: **

    • liking @EMJPhotoArt on Instagram

    • liking @EMJPhotoArt on Facebook

    • Subscribing to the EMJ Photo Art Blog (HERE!)

Entries will be open until 11:59PM on October 10th

Let’s get some dark beauty going this month!

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** All sessions require a $50 nonrefundable deposit to secure your time, which must be made within 48 hours of receiving your invoice to avoid forfeiting that time to the next inquiry.
** Selections must be made at least 4 days before October 31st to ensure timely delivery
** You must make a shape post to get any of the additional entries. If you post your shapes and are already following any social media pages, those will still count as extra entries!