Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2014
”Most people think of ballet as children in little tutus.
They don’t know it is sweat, blood and tears as well!”
– Nan Keating
There is something so humbling when photographing young girls that dance. Their commitment, passion and complete dedication to the art is something I never had for anything when I was that age. It’s so much more then the costumes, which are gorgeous… oh how I love tulle and sequins… and they look like living dolls with their stage make-up…
But it’s the grace and poise that these girls possess that rocks me to my core.
Miss M has been dancing for as long as I can remember, and I’ve known her since she was born. I’ve had these images in my head for the last few years since her mother, also a former dancer, told me she was going to start on pointe. They were both SO patient with me while I “tried” to explain, and to their amusement “show” them some poses that had been swirling around in my head. Miss M executed every single one with such ease, and didn’t even laugh at me during my attempts…although I know her Mom got a kick out of it. I cant wait to see where this beauty’s life leads her..I just hope she allows me to capture it along the way…
And extra kudos to her brother who was so understanding the whole afternoon and even gave us some amazing shots at the end of our day!