Tag Archive: Dance Photography

Intensives at ADC {Miami Dance Photographer}

Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2015

AWESTRUCK: adjective 1. overcome or filled with awe.

The word I would choose to sum up how I felt after spending an afternoon at Artistic Dance Center in Miami, FL.

I had planned on just sitting in on 1-2 classes that day, but ended up staying there all afternoon. The level of commitment and drive in all the girls attending the intensive classes there was just amazing. They were of all different ages and levels, but they shared one common thing…the complete love of dance!

I learned a lot that day, and I am hoping to use those tools in my upcoming dance sessions.
I want to thank everyone at ADC for being so wonderful to me, and I can’t wait to photograph there again!

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Beautiful Lil Miss B {Palm City Lifestyle Photographer}

Posted: Monday, August 10, 2015

This is what happens when a close friend invites us over for a wonderful dinner at her new home. I get to do an improptu fun photo shoot with her crazy beautiful daughter! And lil Miss B isn’t just completely adorable , she is also exceptionally smart and a blast to be around, and not a bad magician either.

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Class is in Session {Weston Dance Photographer}

Posted: Monday, August 10, 2015

When I get to photograph dancers I get the fun part. The artistic beautiful roll of capturing all their hard work into one priceless photo. But I know all their technique and talent came from hours upon hours of training and discipline! So this summer I reached out to a few studios and choreographers to see if I could sit in on the classroom/studio where all the real magic and hard work happens. And to say it mildly…I was blown away!

These girls, on a beautiful summer night, while my kids are home eating popcorn and watching their 100th movie on their vacation…CHOOSE to come to the studio to work hard, to sweat, to push their limits, to learn new and innovative choreography, all because they truly LOVE to dance. I watched and listened while I was able to document the passion that is shared in this room! I watched while their teacher, Liana Marie Alvarez, pushed and expected so much from them, because she too, LOVES to dance and LOVES these girls she gets to teach. It is a powerful thing to watch…an amazing thing to witness. And I know for a fact it made me a better dance photographer!

Thank you to Liana and all the girls at Performance Edge for allowing me to see just a morsel of all you do everyday for the love of dance!

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Cruising the Neighborhood with Lil Miss M {Cooper City Lifestyle Photographer}

Posted: Monday, July 20, 2015

I remember, not so long ago my own daughter at this age. And how much I LOVED seeing her all dressed up in her costumes. So this session brought back a lot of memories, and reminded me just how fast time flies. I am so glad this lil dancers Mom asked me to do this session, because I know from my own experience how much she will treasure them in a few years. Since she lives just down the street we were able to tootle around our neighborhood together and do some fun shots in some familiar places. Im loving watching Miss M’s love for dance grow as she gets older..she just has to promise not to grow up TOO fast!

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A Day Downtown with Miss A {Fort Lauderdale Dance Photographer}

Posted: Monday, July 20, 2015

Its always fun to explore a new location especially when you get to do it with someone with so much energy and ideas like this awesome girly! We had a great time finding new and unique spots to shoot at, including a parking lot with the coolest floor to ceiling art that felt like our own lil studio. And a HUGE shout out to her Mom for not only coming fully equipped with some fun outfits, but for also recruiting some skaters for a ‘skater punk’ shot’! Both Miss A and her Mom are a blast to work with, and I can’t wait to watch this dancer grow in the years to come!

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Sister Sister {Downtown Hollywood Dance Photographer}

Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2015

Sisters, and they BOTH dance. I barley slept the night before I was so excited! I had met the girls previously when we did photos for the Shake the Ground session, so I already knew they would be a blast to photograph, and they were up for ANYTHING, back alleys, parking garages, graphic walls the whole shebang! It was also great to have our own personal bodyguard (aka, Dad) that shadowed us the whole time! Thanks Dad! They were creative, fun and oh so talented, which made this an amazing session and really fun for lil ol me!

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My Muse, Miss M {Fort Lauderdale Dance Photographer}

Posted: Friday, April 17, 2015

Miss M is AMAZING! She’s smart, funny, and wickedly talented. Ive known her parents since I moved here to FL, and I can’t thank them enough for letting me bring their daughter to all kinds of crazy locations with a zillion ideas swirling around my head. I am always inspired by her. She pushes my limits on what I think I can create, and Im thankful to her for that! Her Mom is also an amazing choreographer, which is FANTASTIC, I learn from her too at every session. And a big shout out to her Dad, who is not only a crazy talented graphic designer, but a pretty good body guard as well! Thank you to the entire MDO family for always believing in me!

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Let’s ‘Shake The Ground’ {Miami Dance Photographer}

Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2015

When they called me from Shake The Ground to book a product shoot to announce the launch of their dance apparel, I was totally stoked! Getting to work with amazingly talented girls wearing cool clothes to boot..Oh YEAH! And when we decided to head down to Wynwood..this girl couldn’t help but get just a wee bit excited! Once we all met down there I could tell it was going to be a fun shoot! Total collaboration between us adults, and tons of inspiration from these girls that totally rocked it!

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A Night at The Nutcracker {Miami Dance Photographer}

Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A dream come true for this gal! Im a HUGE admirer of the theater and the arts, and have been taking my daughter to watch The Nutcracker religiously since she was 4yrs old. So to be invited to capture the Artistic Dance Center’s 2014 production of The Nutcracker was just pure joy for me. I think I was downright giddy as I roamed the backstage hallways watching the hustle of everyone getting ready for their big night! The russell of tulle, smell of hairspray and the energy you feel before a performance is just amazing to be part of as a photographer. Then to settle into a seat and get to enjoy the show while capturing beautiful dancing was such a inspiring afternoon for me! Thanks girls, and Im already hoping Ill be invited again for next years production!

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A Morning with Miss N {Miami Dance Photographer}

Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014

After having to reschedule last summer 2x due to nasty weather…we couldn’t have had a nicer day on this Monday morning! Overcast, slight breeze…heaven! An impromptu need to use the loo brought us into gorgeous art studio and some of my favorite shots of the day…gotta love when the unexpected produces some crazy cool images! The amazing Miss N was so fun and easy going I could have photographed her all day. Wynwood is always a candy store for my imagination..and having such a fun and bright young lady to photograph made my day pretty much perfect!

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