It’s not often that I get to take the time for a project that is mainly for myself. Using new ideas and trying them out. I finally got to and this post is the result of that. I know it’s not wedding related, but I have often felt inspired by the movement of dance. I think it’s a beautiful art form and the closest I get to photographing it are people dancing at weddings. It’s always fascinating to me. So, for a long time I have wanted to photograph a true dancer. I wanted it to be natural and raw, not in a studio with mirrors all around. I wanted it to be joyous and in the beautiful sunlight. So I thought, who better to use than my amazingly talented little cousin. She is an amazing dancer and is going to be going to school for it here very soon. I’m very proud of her. Not only did I get to take the photos I have dreamed of taking, but she got the photos of her doing what she loves.
This post is sectioned by the different types of photos I took. Some of the things are pretty random that I just felt like trying out on her (ie: lace shadows, flour, fog). We were very limited in time (45 minutes for the whole shoot!) but we were able to get it all done. She was super excited about my ideas and I think they turned out pretty neat. Some of you may wonder WHAT is the white stuff all over her in some of the photos? Well, one idea I had was to cover her in flour and have her dance it off creating what looks like a big cloud puffing up around her. It looked really neat. I should have probably separated this blog post into a few so it wasn’t so long, but I want to get to blogging some engagement sessions before my wedding season hits (next weekend!) I have a super busy year coming up with weddings all around Iowa and even in Jamaica next month. So pretty soon here the blog will be full of all of the amazing weddings again!
I need to give some credit and thanks where it is due!
Hair and Makeup was done by the amazingly talented Allison Kidney (makeup) and Jenny Raasch (hair) of Estilo Salon & Day Spa. (They also do wedding hair/makeup!)
I also want to thank Kaytie for allowing me to use her as my guinea pig and dump flour all over her! Also our other cousin Anthony who helped me out with the shoot and had the pleasure of actually dumping the flour all over her. Something I’m sure he has been contemplating doing since we were kids!