dance photographer

Desiree specializes in dance photography that is both creative and unique. 


As a former dancer, Desiree has a passion for the art and works to infuse her love of dance into her work.

Desiree is located outside of Baltimore, MD.  While she prefers creating works of art in unexpected places, she has a small studio space in Bel Air, MD that is perfect for headshots and more.




like no one is

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Maryland Dance Photographer

By its very nature, photographing dancers is an art form.  Since 2018, Desiree has worked with dancers of all ages and skill levels to create stunning pieces of art. 


She is the staff photographer at The Rage Box Studio in Bel Air, MD and at CRAZE: A New Dance Experiment. 


Desiree offers a variety of services for dancers, whether it's a creative shoot to showcase a dancer's talents in a fun way, or a traditional shoot to build a dancer's audition portfolio, Desiree is committed to delivering captivating images that allow every dancer to shine.

Desiree also has a small studio space and does professional headshots for dancers, performers, actors and musicians.

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Maker of Magic

Desiree made me feel comfortable in front of the camera and could really capture my personality and character in each photo.  With her personality and creativity she is able to explore so many ways to make each photo and session special and unique.
- Kaiyla R.
Desiree was knowledgeable when it came to poses and technique and made sure my daughter was comfortable and confident from beginning to end.  The images she produced were absolutely breathtaking and captured my daughter's strongest features. We couldn't have asked for a better experience!
-Toddyana N.
Desiree's photography breathes with love and life making you feel the energy in each photo.  She is a joy to work with and her energy and willingness and to "get dirty" in order to get the perfect shot is amazing.  We love her!
- Karen M.

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Desiree Ortman Photography