Saturday June 12 during Bella Ballet's dress rehearsals at Mary of Nazereth field.


Erica will be at Mary of Nazereth field during Bella Ballet's recital weekend. Traditional individual portraits will be captured in the photography tent on Saturday June 12! Your dancer can participate by registering in advance no later than June 8, 2021. Same-day registration can not be guaranteed. Group photos will be captured on stage this year during recital performances. All purchases will be shipped to your home or picked up at Bella Ballet studio 4-6 weeks after recital weekend. For more info please see the FAQs or reach out to Erica directly at:
 [email protected] or 301-325-6862

If you would like to purchase a portrait package, please stop by the photography tent on Saturday to see if we have availability.
Can you do it on a phone? Yes.
Is it easier on a desktop/laptop? Yes. 

**All sample images below were captured in Erica's mobile studio!**



Who is Erica? 
Erica is the owner and primary photographer at erica b. tappis photography. She is licensed, insured and has been in business for almost 10 years here in Montgomery County including 6 years at Bella Ballet. Erica has a wide range of specialties but her forte is capturing children. She is very quick to make her kid-clients feel comfortable in front of the camera and letting their personalities shine in her photos!

What can I expect?
In addition to capturing timeless, gorgeous portraits, we strive to make the experience fun for your dancers and stress-free for you!

  • Online registration and ordering system… a link will be sent out in advance of picture day so you can register and pay online. 
  • Multi-class options… for those dancers who are in two or more classes, there is an option to sign up for multiple portraits at the same time. 
  • Multi-class packages... Packages D, L & M can be used for more than one class/costume. 
  • Candid vs. formal poses… YOU will get to decide between a traditional or candid portrait! 
  • Digital download options… there are three digital packages available for all dancers that include multiple classes and a discount towards recital image purchases.   

Can I purchase a daddy-daughter portrait?  
Yes, absolutely! Daddy-daughter is an option in the class list, just answer "YES" when asked if your daughter attends more than one class.

When will I receive my purchases?
Your prints and products will be ready 4-6 weeks after recital weekend. Your purchase will mailed to your home or available for pick up at the Ballet Ballet studio. You will be notified when your items are ready. 

Can I see my child's photo before I purchase it? 
While you won't be able to see your child's image until you receive your purchased prints, you will be able to see samples of Erica's work. Rest assured, if you are not satisfied with your portrait, Erica will gladly offer a full refund or a  re-shoot for a minimal fee. 

Will I still be able to view and purchase photos of my dancer on stage like I did last year?
Yes, of course! Erica will capture all 4 recitals and will get as many individual shots of your superstars on stage as possible! Image galleries will be posted and emailed 4-6 weeks after the recital. 

Any other questions? 
Don't hesitate to email, text or call. Erica's team is happy to answer your questions!

[email protected] OR 301-325-6862