Dance by akaiserphoto
we are Mike and Brittany!
I, Michael Kaiser, am founder and photographer of aKaiserPhoto and Dance by aKaiserPhoto. I am an award winning wedding photographer located in Sudbury, Ontario. My love for photography led me to my full time work in capturing couples saying “I do” on their big special day. I cannot emphasize enough how good it feels to give people memories that will last them a lifetime, but it sure does feel good. My clients’ reactions and responses to seeing their photos is what I truly pride myself in, and which I have also found in working with dancers. In 2019, Dance by aKaiserPhoto was officially established, along with the help of my girlfriend and Creative Director (introduced below). Capturing dancers doing what they are passionate about was a whole new experience and art that I really wanted to explore further...
...And now look where we are!
My girlfriend, partner and Creative Director, Brittany Cashubec, has been dancing since the age of 8. She trained in most genres, but grew up really passionate about ballet. She always felt driven by the grace, strength, and dedication it required. As an adult she became a dance instructor, passing on her passion and knowledge to her students. Now (apart from being a pain in my butt sometimes haha) she assists me with dance photoshoots, both behind the scenes and during sessions. Her dance expertise has been helpful in the planning and communicating with dancers, and also in helping to ensure that the dancers’ safety, posing, and technique are always “en pointe”.
In 2016, Brittany and I met after I reached out on social media in search of a ballet dancer to work with. Mutual friends connected us (thank you to them), then we met, clicked, and arranged our first photoshoot. Even though our photoshoot ended up taking place on a day where it was -40 degrees, she didn’t hate me haha… We kept in touch chatting for a couple of months and eventually I gained the courage to ask her out on a date (cue “awww”)...
...and now here we are!
We’ve survived each other (so far haha). Now she is becoming more involved in my business and we have created future goals together. We can’t wait to work with more dancers around the world as we travel (follow us on Instagram to see where we are off to next).
With my photography skill and Brittany’s dance knowledge, we definitely make a great team! We may or may not argue sometimes about which photo is better because we both look at different things, but with our combined skills we can always get the best photo possible, and have fun while doing it!
Oh... and guess what?
We're opening a studio!!!!
What people are saying!
"If you want a professional and fun dance photoshoot, I recommend DanceByaKaiserPhoto.
Michael’s vast experience and knowledge of everything photography and Brittany’s dance expertise and eye for pose perfection make them the ideal dance photography team. Their photoshoots are fun and totally stress free. They always make the dancer feel comfortable with their sense of humour and silliness. Every photo shoot has new, creative ideas, with a huge variety of locations in and around Sudbury that I didn’t even know existed. And the best part is you always know your dance pictures will be perfect. They wouldn’t have it any other way.
Looking forward to more photoshoots with DanceByaKaiserPhoto."
-Ashley and Monique
"Michael and Brittany were able to capture exceptional memories of our girls doing what they love best! The poses, back drops, and props were ‘on-pointe’ (pun intended)! The uniqueness of each shot, the personal thought put into each snap and the ability to capture the girls doing what they love outside of the traditional dance costumes and apparel was what appealed to me.
I am grateful for the incredible shots that our family will enjoy for many years to come. Michael and Brittany ensured the experience was FUN, lighthearted and exactly what we had hoped for!!"
-Ava, Emma and Mandy
"Mike and Brittany are definitely the upcoming new duo for dance photography. Jersey and I have witnessed first hand how his amazing, professional and determined shots are always backed up by Britt's precise perfect poses thanks to her extreme obsession with perfect technique. 😜
We had an amazing experience, from picking the perfect outfits to locations to ideas all while having so much fun and laughing a lot. They both made Jersey feel super comfortable and encouraged. (Even though the cold weather didn't allow the perfect poses)
The pictures turned out amazing as all his pictures are but he also makes sure every shoot and shot is different from anybody else's which is so exciting for the dancer. Since Jersey's shoot, I still have people asking when she will do more because they were amazed how beautiful they are. I have already booked my other daughter for his next summer shoot and plan to have Jersey for some indoor shots.
I highly encourage any dancer from any studio or town to book a shoot."
-Jersey and Pam