Meet Natalie, she is a dancer at the ballet school with Amanda and after her mom saw Amanda’s ballet session she booked me to do the same thing for Natalie. I loved so many images that it was almost impossible to whittle it down for the blog. I wanted to post them all!
I stared at this image for a while. The backlight is just so soft and the shape of her leg… so pretty.
Love the colors in the art and her dress.
I have fun looking for artistic graffiti. It’s highly requested in my sessions.
Natalie was a natural in front of the camera and had a ton of fun. Amanda came along to help me and keep her company and Natalie’s mom, Shelly, the sweetest lady! She carried the wardrobe bag around the entire time. I think she had just as much fun as we did.
Here it is again, that classic black and white head shot that everyone needs.
As soon as the rain died down we headed outside… I just love downtown Tacoma. The picture possibilities are endless! Who needs a studio when you have a whole city!
Her vintage looking ballet dress was simply beautiful and I loved it so much we used it for much of the shoot!
Since it was still a little misty we decided to use an umbrella in some of the images and they ended up being some of my favorites.
Pointe shoes can be tricky to master on the ground, but even more tricky up on a pedestal high above the ground! This was Amanda’s idea and she helped her get her pointe shoes on, so Natalie didn’t lose her balance.
In my top 5 favorite images…
I have always admired the Spanish Stairs next to the old Elk’s building. I have watched them deteriorate over the years and it is sad. Many of the small stone columns are no longer standing, but the stairs are still grand to me. I love how they change with the season. In the Fall they have leaves littering the ground, but in the winter and early spring there is moss. It is a popular place for local photographers.
After taking this shot and seeing it at home on the computer, Joe said to me, hey that is the exact spot we used in our band photo (back in the best era of all times, the 80′s)… I think he is actually standing on the same step that Natalie is sitting on.
I have more… so many more to show you…
This is Amanda’s favorite…
I didn’t plan on using my ice cream chair in this shoot, but it came in handy with such a wet ground.
We headed down to a nearby parking lot to get a few more… can you say 80′s!!!
In fact, it oddly reminds me of someone else in the 80′s!Gotta love it! Sorry Joe, I know I will be sorry for this… be kind.
This is one of Joe’s favorites.
What a great day!