If you give me 5 minutes to talk about how much I love photographing dancers, I'll take 10. Seriously, I am completely and totally fascinated by movement and capturing it with beautiful light. When Sarah contacted me about creating a unique portfolio of images to promote her amazing skills as both a dance instructor and a yoga teacher, I was both honored and a little nervous. I knew she was going to be amazing (having shot her dance company before) and I really wanted it stand up to her talent and have a beautiful, ethereal feel.
Similarly, I wanted to be able to show her impressive strength and concentration in her yoga poses. We chose the grounds of St. John's College to shoot where we would have wide open spaces and structure to play with on location. I think we made a great choice.
I am so mesmerized by some of these images - in how this beautiful artist of movement is literally coaxing the light to grace her. I was impressed by Sarah in so many ways, but most of all how easy it was to photograph her. She is so graceful and elegant at the same time so remarkably strong (read: badass).
If you are in the field of dance or yoga and would like to explore a personal concept with me please contact my studio. Our team can help design a custom shoot that will be tailored to your style and specialty. Whether for a project in personal expression or for self-promotion, there is so much beauty to be captured within these types of sessions.
Sarah thank you for choosing me to create this portfolio for you and for reminding me how much I adore working with creative people!
Location: St. John's College, Annapolis
Make up: Nancy Degen