Tag Archive: South Florida Dance Photographer
Posted: Saturday, January 21, 2017
We show up to a quite beach location scouted earlier that week, only to see we were not the only ones that wanted to go to the beach that day, it was PACKED. And while I admit it threw me off a little, Miss K handled it with calmness and security and overall professionalism. She didn’t even hesitate when asked to leap over and over again on a crowded boardwalk. Or go up en pointe while an seemly endless line of cars drove by. She was so confident and laid back, she really made me feel we were the only ones of the beach that day.
I’d seen Miss K dance at Astrid Audet Academy of Ballet and she always caught my eye for not only being a strong, technical dancer, but one that LOVES to dance! I mean it radiates on her face every time she performs, which in turn makes her even more exquisite to watch. She is so driven and talented, all while being humble and courteous and just lovely to work with.
Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2017
The minute I met Miss A, her mom, and little sis at Starbucks, I instantly felt like family. Which made coming up with locations and the look for her session so much fun and exciting. I admit, she was my first “cupcake” pre session, and being able to capture her in the dream quinceanera ball gown was really amazing. It took a small village of family and close friends who came along to the shoot to help which made the day really really special. And the day was no joke, hours of location changes, clothes changes and Miss A up for pretty much any idea I had for her. Her quinceanera party was equally fun and full of family and friends, I had such a great night with them all. I look forward to keeping in touch with this really amazing family, and watching Miss A continue to blossom into an incredible young women.
Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016
Who would have ever known that a pane of shattered glass would open up such an unbelievable opportunity for me. I met Cassia of Ovations Productions by complete kismet one afternoon at General Provision in Fat Village. She was this unbelievable beauty, sitting on the couch with big plans in the making. After we spoke for just a bit she scribbled my information down on a piece of paper and we swore we would talk soon. We met a few weeks later, and after a great cup of coffee at my favorite hang out, Brew Urban Cafe, I realized our paths were meant to cross. Ovation Productions was getting geared up for their official launching which was going to be during Art Walk the following month, and guess what?…They needed some dance photos done!! WOO HOO!! To have my images displayed at such a cool venue has always been a dream of mine, and knowing I was going to get to collaborate with this crazy talented group of dancers just sent me over the moon!! Our session produced some amazing images that I think really showcased the versatility of all the dancers! I made a BF that day..Miss Bianca! And I saw myself as a true artist thanks to Christopher. And Cassia, well she was exquisite inside and out, and I value her artisty, and friendship, and I can’t wait to work on our next collaboration soon!
Art Walk in Fat Village had to be one of the my most memorable nights of my life. I was surrounded and supported by close friends, and to see my images on display was surreal. Thank you for the opportunity Ovation Productions! Heres to the the dancer inside us all!
Posted: Thursday, September 22, 2016
Miss M looked completely stunning as she arrived for her quince shoot. Everywhere we went that afternoon she was watched and admired. If only all the spectators knew that she was as equally fabulous on the inside as she is on the outside! I’ve had the pleasure of knowing her since she was a baby, and as she grows into a young lady I truly am in awe of everything she has accomplished. Miss M is hilarious, and focused, committed and fun, and it was such a wonderful thing to be asked to photograph yet another incredible milestone in her life. I know this is just the beginning for her, there is nothing but the best in the years to come, and I can’t wait to be there to hopefully photograph it all!
Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Miss M and watching her grow up the last few years. So it really meant a lot to me to be asked to do her First Communion portraits. It was a beautiful afternoon, and the wind made for some really gorgeous images of her. She looked like a complete angel and really shines in her photos. Miss M is a spunky, independent, brilliant little lady, and I just love knowing she has these beautiful portraits to treasure forever.
Posted: Friday, September 16, 2016
I first got to photograph these beauties while on stage during The Nutcracker at Astrid Audet Academy of Ballet. From their talent to their poise, they were magical up there. I also knew they were Seniors and had a close friendship from dancing together for years. I thought it would be fun to take them out of the studio and get some creative shots of them venturing around downtown Wilton Manors, including a nightclub and a funky barber shop. These girls are the real deal. They are extremely smart, really funny, completely driven and just a blast to be around. They have their whole life ahead of them, and they have fantastic heads on their shoulders. I loved being able to document this time of their lives together for them to look back on as they venture onto whatever they set their minds on accomplishing. I wish them nothing but wonderfulness in their futures, and I can’t wait to see how far they go in life!
Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
I first saw this amazing dancer at summer intensives while I was shooting at Artistic Dance Center. She stood out immediately. Not only the beyond adorable freckles, but her commitment and discipline really made an immediate impression on me. I HAD to work with her! I met with her and her Mom over coffee and they were ALL in! I had a fun location in mind, the driveway of a close friend and fellow photog, Clay Wieland. We planned for a great day of several costume changes and exploration of the neighborhood. It was really important for me during the session to show how fun and creative showcasing costumes in a different way could be! Miss K was fearless and unstoppable. We really had such a great time, lots of laughs, lots of fun, and some unforgettable images to always remember this day by!
Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
When I got the email, I had NO idea what to expect from these two lovlies. All I knew was that they were in town for vacation and had only one day available for a dance photo shoot before they headed back home to Canada.
We met the day before and ironed out the details of the session, which was going to be the very next day. The girls were quiet and humble, I really had no idea of the level of their talents. But when they showed up to their shoot…WOW, they were ready to WERK. During the ENTIRE session I was blown away at their artistry and unbelievable abilities. They were fun, professional and limitless. We had such a GREAT time, even getting to meet the actual artist of one of the most amazing murals in downtown Hollywood, Tatiana Suarez, who was wonderful enough to take a quick shot with the girls. I enjoyed every minute of this shoot, and we kept going litterly till the sun went down. I since, have really loved being able to watch from afar (thank you Instagram) as they grow and give it their all at competitions and intensives throughout the year. I know they will only do fantastic things in the future, and I really hope they come my way again. Go get em girls!
Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Alison Hesh, the Artistic Director at The Ballet Space at Soul Purpose Studio in Miami, Florida totally rocks my world! She is a fantastic instructor with a edgy modern outlook on teaching the next generation of dancers. I hit it off with her immediately and absolutly loved sitting in on a few classes complete with the first day of choreography for her upcoming “Nutcracker Dreams” (her original adaptation of the classic The Nutcracker production) I sooooo look forward to working with her and her dancers a lot more in the future because they are just crazy talented!
Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2016
I was instantly jealous of Miss S and her amazing locks. She also is an amazing tumbler and dancer, I think I had her do an ariel AT LEAST 20 times, which she did, with not one complaint. She was so fun to work with and an absolute stunner in front of my camera. She worked hard during our shoot, all the way to the end, in which I asked her to jump and smile, multiple times, again, with not even a grumble. Miss S worked very hard during her session, and it shows. Looking forward to shooting her again soon, and until then I will just dream of having her hair.