Here locally we are lucky to have such a talented group of teachers and dancers located at the studio over on Brambleton Ave. at Divine Dance Studio. Amazing, amazing dancers who work hard, have a lot of heart and are great kids!
This year Riley contacted us to shoot the studio portraits of all of their groups (48 that we photographed) as well as individuals for those who scheduled a time during the week leading up to Recital. We met with Riley and discussed how everything should work, how to make it flow better and when everything would take place.
We got everything setup and waited for our first dancer to arrive, we joke around some with them to loosen up a little and then get down to helping find a few poses that worked out well for them in that particular costume and the magic started happening. A collaboration between dancer and photographer took place that showed off their capabilities and beauty in a still image…
Ballet… Christina rocked her sessions! Little bears! Dancers from all time periods! Adorable little kitties!
Attitude, they has it! Sisters!
Dorothy showed up! Attitude, oh yeah! See, I told you! So graceful… Talented… you remember Jessi right? Starr was able to hold some amazing poses way longer than should be humanly possible!
Someone mentioned working with little ones was like herding cats, well here is a well-behaved bunch of kittens! Divine + Attitude = Hip-Hop! Annie! Broadway here they come!
Rodeo! A big group that would NOT fit on the backdrop! An amazing dance, beautiful but sad… The Wizard of Oz, so cute! Coffee Break! I’m totally not a tap dance fan, but when the kids performed this routine to the White Stripes song Seven Nation Army I got a little emotional… Awesome routine, great make-up!
The staff at Divine (from left to right) Elyse, Riley, Sammi, and Tamarah!
Thanks for having me!!
Here was the setup! AB800 in a 30×60 softbox for main, AB800 with a grid for hair, and ABR800 with umbrella for fill!