dance + fun + photos = awesome


Book your child in for a fun dance photoshoot
on May 19th
Mariposa Studios and Rebecca Holmes Photography have again joined forces to bring the students of Mariposa a wonderful opportunity to capture some beautiful dance photographs… 

This year the theme is black and white beauty!
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What are we doing and how does it work?

This year, we're embracing a timeless aesthetic with our black-and-white photography theme. Picture this: a deep, dark background, attire in shades of black or white, and striking lighting that casts dramatic shadows—all culminating in a series of classic, monochromatic dance portraits.

Upon arrival, students will be welcomed and asked to check-in. They'll wait briefly before it's their time to shine. Entering the studio, they'll notice the setup is a bit different than usual, but it's all part of creating the perfect ambience.

Our teachers will be there to help each student strike 2 to 3 elegant poses that highlight their individuality and play to their strengths. These may be still poses or ones that capture the beauty of motion—we aim for a variety that showcases each student's unique flair.

We'll carefully photograph each pose, reviewing each shot to ensure we've captured something truly special before the student leaves the studio.

Afterwards, each photo will be meticulously hand-retouched and uploaded to an online gallery. Here, you'll have the pleasure of viewing and selecting your favourites from the comfort of your home.
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delighted with them all
Rebecca understands children and what makes a good photo. She has fun, puts everyone at ease and then gets amazing shots! We have had family, dance and school shoots and have been delighted with them all.
Zoe Gordon


Following the photo session, Rebecca will select and meticulously edit the best shots. These polished photographs will then be uploaded to a private online gallery, where you can choose your preferred images.

This year, we're pleased to offer a specially curated package. It includes your child's session, two high-resolution digital images, and a pair of professional 9 x 6-inch prints. For Mariposa students, the prints will be delivered directly to the school; for all others, they'll arrive at your doorstep.

You will be able to view the gallery online and make your selections for the included digital images and prints.

You can expect to access your online gallery within two weeks of the session, ready for you to choose your favourites.
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All The info

DATE: Sunday 19th May
VENUE: Mariposa Studios, West Lodge, Bridgend Farm, 2 Champfleurie Mews, Linlithgow EH49 6NJ
Bookings are placed five minutes apart, but you can expect to be at the studio for about ten minutes including preparation and photographing time. 
Teachers will guide the children in how to pose to create the absolute best photographs.
Poses/moves will be kept within the child's capability - there are options for younger children as well as those who are advanced dancers.
The costume requirement is BLACK AND WHITE. This could be leggings, trousers, jeans, t-shirts, leotards, tutus... Anything you have that is black or white! Please avoid logos and typeface as these will ruin the photographs. We encourage borrowing over buying!
Full preparation and information guide provided after booking.
£20 fixed fee package, which includes participation, two full-resolution digital images, and two 9 x 6-inch professional prints.
For those bringing siblings, there will be the option of getting a photograph of them together.
For Mariposa students - photographs will be placed in a ‘year group’ collage in the Mariposa Studios hall of fame!

The Photographer - Rebecca Holmes

I’m Rebecca Holmes, an award winning people and dance photographer with over two decades of experience taking photographs professionally. I also have a background in musical theatre and dance.

When I'm not photographing, I’m a dance-mum of three, a sometimes costume maker and part-time vocal coach.

I love working with dancers of all abilities, capturing beautiful images of them doing what they love. I have fond memories of the feeling of freedom, exhilaration and fun when I danced – and it’s that essence I aim to capture in all my dance photographs.

I am thrilled to be working with Eilidh again to bring you this fantastic event!

The Dance Teacher - Eilidh McCall

I grew up in Linlithgow dancing and went on to study performing arts and arts education at the Young Americans College of Performing Arts in California, USA. I was lucky enough to then tour America, Europe, Japan and the UK with the Company performing and teaching both children and adults from all walks of life, an experience I will never be able to put into words but changed and shaped the person I am today. 

After 5 years with the YA’s I chose to move on and looked to cruising as I had caught the travel bug! I’ve spent the last 3 years working onboard Princess Cruise Lines as a dancer and Assistant Manager. I’ve been so lucky to perform such incredibly diverse shows that pushed every style of my dance. Working beside such talented wonderful performers from all over the world has been a dream.

I am so thankful for the career I have had as a Professional Dancer, but my heart has always been in teaching and choreography. I have for a long time wanted to merge the experience I have gained from working all round the world and my wish to bring it back to the community i’ve grown up in.

I have created Mariposa Studios not as a dance school, but as a dance and creative space. The aim is simple ….. take a class, and enjoy. The classes on offer are open classes, available to anyone who wants to attend and just dance! 

I had the best time!
Rebecca made my shoot fun, she listened to me and helped me with ideas. I had the best time! She’s such a kind and fun person to be around and of course my photos are AMAZING! If any dancers out there are thinking about this, do it, you will have the best time!
Katy Murray

How to Book

To book your child into a session, please click on the appropriate button below.

You’ll then be taken to a booking page where you can choose a time slot, provide yours and your child's details, agree to the the terms and conditions, and then pay the fee.

Once complete, you'll be taken to a webpage with all the finer details and you'll also receive an email to confirm. 

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you soon! 

PS. If you have more than three children please get in touch to book. 

unique ability to relax everyone
Rebecca is an incredible photographer but much more than that, she is such a lovely person. When having your photograph taken, it’s great to get that perfect snap but if you’re not comfortable then it shows. Rebecca has a very unique ability to relax everyone in the family. She makes you laugh and directs you in such a way that the end result is way better than a photographer who just knows how to work a camera well.
Debra Brogan