This client first called me early last year wanting pictures of her daughter in the dance costumes she had worn in that year’s competitions and recitals. For some reason or other, she never booked. Fast forward several months, and the mother sees my work in her OB office and is expecting. She said it was “just meant to be”. I got to photograph 13 year old Mickayla here in my new studio. The mother requested a backdrop to be used, so we could focus on the costumes and her daughter. Mickayla is a competitive dancer with The Academy of Dance Arts in Downers Grove and pretty much lives and breathes dance, training and competing in ballet, tap, contemporary, jazz, and modern. I may have even missed a few. LOL
This session was so fun and different for me. Being in the studio, I got to finally expand my lighting techniques, and posing was totally new. I had to rely on mother and daughter for the poses, as my dance knowledge only extends to watching So You Think You Can Dance.
Can’t wait to photograph her baby sister in another month! This post is longer than normal, but it was also a longer than normal session.