Thursday, June 4, 2009

Celebrating Ballerinas | Carolina Beach Photographer

The first year of dance. It's almost a rite of passage for every little girl. This session was all about celebrating that milestone for Abby. Her mom wanted more than just the studio portrait provided by the dance studio - she wanted to celebrate - and that's what I do!

I had this shot in my head before the session - Abby on the hill - backlit - holding the parasol - but what I didn't anticipate was that the wind would be off the hill making it way too difficult for her to hold the parasol herself. So, luckily, big brother was there to help! This shot might even be sweeter!
And then, although I don't have pictures to prove it - right after that picture - Abby ran down the hill, tripped, and fell right into a cactus plant! Yes, that's right - into a cactus plant. She was covered in cactus prickles. I've never seen anything quite like it. The only way we could get them all out of her was to strip her down - all the way - and pull them out one by one. It was quite a site. But if anyone knows Abby, you know that she is the most accident prone little girl - and that she is really a trooper and can typically shake most stuff off.

So, cactus prickles gone, clothes back on, tears wiped away......The Show Must Go On!




What a fun, fun session! I love it when parents think about the little things to celebrate.

12 comments:

Janice said...

She is adorable! These are great shots!! So much better than those standard studio like dance shots. I adore the first one. I agree that big brother adds that extra sweetness!! Love it!

melissa said...

Super cute, Dana! And she looks like she was just so much fun to photograph!!

Melissa K. said...

Love them! Abby looks adorable!

Keri said...

What a fun session (except for the cactus of course)!! She is beautiful & you captured her so well. I love that her mom wanted to do something special for her dance photos.

Summer said...

Such a pretty ballerina! Great job!

Lisa said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Aubrey said...

So cute, and what a trooper...my kiddos would have been done after the cactus incident. I love the first one and the ballerina shots are all just way too cute!

Ketti said...

Those are so fun! Great work!

Heather Latimer said...

Ahh, I love them all, but that last one is my fav!

Katie Mommy said...

Beautiful & fun Dana! Wonderful as always!

lindsay said...

*so* pretty, dana!

Cherron McDonald said...

Aww, my own sweet girl just completed her first year of dance.

A cactus plant accident! Oh, my! You would never be able to tell by these photos. Just an adorable ballerina!


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