This was a Dream Come True photo shoot for my daughter. Gene was patience and kind. He made her feel comfortable and they were a great team working together! The attention to detail and lighting as well as his true love of Photography definitely shows thru his work. He even gave her a beautiful book and photos of 2 of her favorite ballerinas - this she will cherish always. I truly hope we are able to work with Gene again. We drove from South Carolina to Naples, Fl - it was worth it and more.
Gene is a dream to work with! His professionalism, artistry and attention to detail is second to none. This was my daughter’s second time working with Gene and it certainly won’t be the last. He is generous with his time and works diligently to get the perfect shot. The outcome is always extraordinary!! Memories to last a lifetime. We are incredibly grateful!
This is my daughter Bridget's first professional ballet photo shoot. From start to finish, working with Gene was such a pleasure. He is friendly, accessible, and did his best to make sure that Bridget was comfortable throughout the shoot. We had real-time feedback with digital previews to ensure we captured the beauty and grace. The photos speak volumes for Gene's ability to help our dancers shine in the spotlight!
Mr. Gene Schiavone is a supreme artist who has contributed to our collective vision of 20th and 21st century ballet history. His images convey the sublime beauty, grace, athleticism and artistry of the dancers.
Working with him was an unforgettable experience: his studio is a wonderland of inspiration. His kindness, patience, and knowledge shared with the dancer helps to make the magic happen.
It is next to impossible to choose a favorite image as each of his images dramatizes a different facet of a dancer's personality, skill, and artistry.
What a brilliant experience! Thank you Mr. Schiavone!
I had a phenomenal time working with Gene! He paid exceptional attention to detail and the session was creative, fun, and professional. It was such a great and memorable experience to work with him. I loved my pictures and hope to work with Gene again sometime.
For my ballerina daughter’s birthday, we bought her a studio session with Gene. It was absolutely amazing to watch the two of them work together, true artistry! Gene is an extremely talented and professional photographer and artist, I was astonished at how he could perfectly capture a movement with one click!!!! Not only is his work amazing and affordable, he is also a very kind and polite gentleman. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed the creative process with Gene and we love the photos!!!!!! If you are looking for a professional ballet photographer I would highly recommend Gene! We are looking forward to our next session with him. Sincerely, Sheri (a very happy customer.)
I had an amazing experience. Gene is so inspirational as an artist and as a professional. The studio is lovely and the atmosphere was so welcoming. He has so many ideas that you never want to leave! The pictures were great, elegant and artistic. Looking forward to have another session in the future. Thank you Gene!
Gene is a talented, versatile artist capable of producing beautiful images of "regular" people. We first worked with him on a family / maternity photoshoot on the beach. Very happy with his work, we partnered with Gene again to capture special moments of our 1 month old newborn at home. Regardless of the location, Gene is able to put his subjects (from newborn to toddler to grownups) at ease and produce images that are natural and flattering. We feel lucky to have found a wonderful family photographer in Gene.
What a truly amazing experience getting to work side by side with such an incredible photographer and artist. Working together and collaborating till both parties are satisfied with the results. His use of lighting creates such wonderful effects. He is a wonderful person and a blessed gift to the ballet and photography world.
Every opportunity Hailey has had to work with Gene has been nothing but perfect. His attention to detail and knowledge of the art of ballet is like no other. Gene's patience and persistence always lead to the most beautiful photos! Hailey ALWAYS looks forward to her next photo opportunity with Gene!
Gene's seasoned pedigree enables him to capture beautiful images that remain mindful of the dancer's personality. His unparalleled attention to detail results in not only a beautiful display of technique and composition, but images that convey a dancer's emotion. They are a true glimpse into the dancer's passion for their art and moment in their journey. Our young daughter's session was inspiring to witness.
Naomi absolutely loved every aspect of her photo shoot with Gene. Experiencing first hand what goes into a beautiful, finished shot she was proud of was a memorable experience. She is already anxiously planning the next time she gets to meet with Gene!
Thank you so much for your amazing photos! I can't tell you how much we appreciate all those extras you sent through! That is so very generous of you and you sent through so many of the photos we were considering as options in our 7 so that is just fantastic. Having the opportunity to work with you was one of the highlights of Dayla's trip to the USA and I know she has it firmly entrenched in her agenda to work with you again into the future so I am sure we will be seeing you again.
Thank you once more for creating these beautiful memories for us and for your generosity.