This one is a little bit of a stray for me from my typical portrait sessions but one that I absolutely loved and was so honored to be invited to capture.
I had the pleasure of photographing the gorgeous ladies of A & B Dance Company at the end of last summer, during one of their regular lessons, really just to see if I could do it. Low light and high speeds can be challenging for any photographer and when you add the element of timing, to capture full height and extension of every leap and turn, well, I just wasn’t sure what I’d be able to get. That day in the studio taught me so much and thanks to lots of practice since then, I was excited to see these ladies again and really see how much I had grown as a photographer.
Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago, and I was invited back to photograph the Company’s dress rehearsal. What a difference a few months can make! The routines they had only worked with a few days when I first met them had now been polished into awe-inspiring elegance and so many more had been added to their repertoire. Every piece was mesmerizing. And, what was even more remarkable and inspiring to see was the way that they all work together and encourage and support each other. This is an amazing group of girls!
It was hard to choose just a few images to share with you, there were so many and these ladies have so much talent. They have great personalities, too, which you can see here in a few of the company portraits:
Thank you so much, Ashleigh and the ladies of A & B Dance Company, for sharing your gifts and inviting me to capture them for you! I wish you all big, amazing successes and blessings in your lives – I know that each of you will go far and touch many!!