I took two trips in March, which meant I spent half the month not taking pictures. (Yes, I don’t bring my camera on trips..because..well…vacation). However, I do spend a lot of travel and down time taking online training classes and daydreaming about pictures I’d like to make.
The brain is funny, it doesn’t seem to have an “out of office” mode.
When I came home I immediate started texting people about doing some creative photography. And then my friend Julie (Julie Freitas Photography), contacted me about photographing a dancer because she was itching to do some dance photography and knew I’d be down.
Because I was in ultra-creative mode when she contacted me, I jumped right on it and planned an editorial style shoot before really asking her what her vision was. Oops. Once I planned the editorial shoot with my girls at Max Charles, I realized that Julie wanted to do more traditional ballet pictures.
So..two shoots. The more dancers the merrier as far as I’m concerned.
This beautiful ballerina came up from Massachusetts on a school day (sacrificing her first lacrosse game), spent an hour with hair and makeup, and then came to the studio for pictures. (Oh, and the rainbow scarves? Those were given to me that morning as a gift by an aspiring photographer! What amazing timing?!)
That April morning we woke up to flurries and the idea for the “Spring in New England” was birthed.
After we photographed her dancing and leaping I sat her down for a portrait. I can’t tell you how much this portrait means to me. I adore it.
A few weeks later we had a second ballerina in the studio. This time my friend Julie came up to shoot, and our own Sarah joined in on the fun as well. Since they are both newborn photographers, shooting someone leaping and dancing was a new challenge!
Iona is a ballerina from NH and she was full of grace and adventure.
So much so that we tossed one of our maternity gowns on her and draped on of our crazy fake tutus around her and stood in awe of how magical she made it all come together.
Ballerinas are magical.