Kody and Nat | Chicago Dance Photograher

Fun fact: I was born and raised in Chicago. Every time I came back to visit throughout college, I never felt truly home until I went to Millennium Park. I’m moving to Colorado tomorrow but before I moved away for good, I just had to have a photo shoot there.

Kody and I met at Jacob’s Pillow where he was a Contemporary Program participant and I was the Photography Intern. We did a little photo session with Christine while we were there, which was a lot of fun. He lives in Chicago and is a dancer with DanceWorks Chicago so we decided to do a dance photo shoot on our home turf.


He brought his boyfriend Nat, who dances in the Joffrey Studio Company and the three of us had a blast.



Some of my favorite buildings are in the background of the image below and I love how Nat and Kody became part of the skyline for this shot.


Want engaging dance portraits for you or your company? Find out more about Creative Sessions and email me at jamie@jamiekraus.com. I would love to help tell your story through dance and photography. 


The Contemporary Program

It’s always sad to see a group of students leave. I had a great time photographing many of the Contemporary Program Participants in The School at Jacob’s Pillow and I wish I was able to have a photo shoot with each one of them. Here are some of my favorites from their time here.