Dance Portraits – JMB

Last year when the pandemic hit we needed to cancel dance portraits with the studios. Group portraits were out of the question and being able to do portraits in a venue was not possible.

Under the guidelines I was still able to open my studio up for individual families to come in and have their dance portraits taken.

I can’t express enough how grateful I am for the families who took part of the individual dance portraits, as well as those who helped support my small business during this difficult time.

For those who don’t know me personally, dance has always been close to my heart.
I grew up with the desire to learn how to dance, without the ability or chance to be able to take lessons.
I was part of a cheer squad, a competitive cheerleading group, and a dance team while in high school.
When I went to college I joined the dance team at the school and performed in a number of places within Saskatchewan and Alberta.
So to say that dance is in my blood would be an understatement.

Being able to take images like this, highlighting the dancers unique skills and abilities, is what I love.
Your kids spend hours dancing each week learning how to do jumps and kicks; it should be captured in a way that they have something to look back on when they are older and be proud of their hard work.

So today on this dance feature, I am highlighting three siblings who brought their A game to the session.

Miss B is in a few more dances than her brothers, so we tried different poses per outfit to highlight her skills. She is a natural when it comes to kicks and splits, so we tried to bring that out in some of the photos.

Mr. J is always fun in front of my camera. He has the confidence I wish I had all the time and I love it!
He brought some great ideas into his session as well as took what I instructed and made it better!

Mr. M will always be a blast to photograph as he takes direction so well. When it comes to his session–and I know that when I get him talking about things he loves–he really comes out of his shell and it makes it fun.

One thing you can be certain of when you come into the studio for your dance portraits is that I am going to push you to your limits (maybe even farther).
These photos, and what it takes to create these images, are a workout for both the dancer and myself….ok maybe more so for the dancer 😉