In preparation for her ballet auditions for summer programs, Zoe was in need of some headshots and portraits! Years ago, Zoe took a tap masterclass of mine at Feijoo Ballet School, I was excited to reconnect with her take these shots for her. After we captured the traditional first arabesque and close ups, we spent the rest of the time playing around in the studio for some fun dance portraits. Zoe is a beautiful dancer with lots of spunk- excited to see where life takes her!!
If you are associated with any ballet school, you'll know that this time of year is all about summer intensive auditions! The shots that these companies and schools require are very specific and are looking for a certain technical aspects. I love offering my trained dancer eye to my clients to give them shots they can walk in confidently into the room with on the day of their audition. One of my students at Feijoo Ballet School, Amélie, needed some shots for her upcoming auditions and I was happy to be at her service. Other than some basic headshots, we also captured her in first arabesque, à la seconde, and échappé on pointe. Amelie is a beauty and I loved this quick session with her- excited to see where these shots take her this summer!
"Every great step in your life begins with a leap of faith, a step into the unknown."
Rylee and Emilee made for the sweetest little models this summer. Before their family made the move to San Antonio, we got together in Galveston for their adorable sister portrait session. Rylee has developed into a beautiful young dancer and Emilee is following in her footsteps. I loved photographing their beautiful dancing through my lens. Not to mention they left me in giggles the entire time! Hope these images adorn the walls and shelves of their new home and that its not the last time I get to spend time with these fun loving, talented sisters.
"You're Off to Great Places!
Today is Your Day!
Your Mountain is Waiting, so...
Get on Your Way!" -Dr. Seuss
What a journey it has been to watch Kennedy grow up. From a very young age, he showed such an eagerness to excel and talent to boot! I have great memories through the years of performing along side him in children's theatre, being his tap teacher, and cheering him on. One of our first shows together was Seussical, he played Jojo and I the Cat in the Hat! For the show's promotional stills we posed at Kemah Boardwalk and had a marvelous time riding rides and being silly! While planning his Senior Portaits, it seemed only fitting to return to the boardwalk. Kennedy, I wish you all the best as you continue to grow in your love and ability for the arts. The Rock is fortune to have you and I know with your hard work and determination, life will take you far.
Back at the beginning of the school year, I had the honor of directing and choreographing Feijoo Ballet School's inaugural production of Black Box on Broadway: A Musical Review. Thanks to the success of the Fall production, we were back this Spring with an extremely talented cast (which almost tripled in size!) and LOTS of great musical numbers. Throughout the rehearsal process I found myself in complete awe of each of these young performers. There was no shortage of talent in this bunch and they constantly impressed me with their hard work, enthusiasm, and tenacity. I particularly loved seeing the growth of those who participated in the Fall who were back for this production. Looking forward to watch this program continue to blossom and bloom!
Loves: my husband, golden age movie musicals, red lipstick, fall leaves, rainy mornings, dressing up, jazz music, yellow tulips, tap dancing, and taking your photos (yes YOU!)