When my clients book a Photoshoot, I always ask them in our pre-consultation, “Is there anything special you’ve always wanted to be photographed in?” To my surprise and delight, Miss K answered, “My pointe shoes.” She’s been a ballet dancer for years and never had the opportunity to be photographed dancing (other than photos of her on stage) until now.
I was so excited to work with her because I used to assist a dance photographer when I lived in New York. I remember getting paid in studio hours so after the photoshoot, I’d have the studio and dancers to myself and we would experiment to our hearts’ content. As any dance photographer will tell you, it can be a challenge to capture just the right movement. Miss K twirled on pointe until we were able to capture an entire dance series.
Here’s a preview of that series.