Category Archives: Teen

Maggie – Academy of Russian Ballet – Maggie

Earlier in the year I shot two very talented young dancers at the Academy of Russian Ballet in Manassas, Va. I was very pleased with the first shoot and made arrangements to shoot another one of their wonderful dancers, I was not disappointed. The fine art image below is from that shoot and is one of my favorite from this current Art-Dance project.

I shot the base image for this art print after a two day Christmas Portrait Sitting for the Academy’s dancers. Maggie was lit with two studio lights from the sitting and worked with me for 45 minutes to capture several shots I had in mind for an eventual art print. Back in the studio, this image jumped off the screen at me, I isolated the image and replaced the background in Photoshop and this image was born! This print is for sale in our online store and has been a very popular item!

We hope you enjoy these images as much as we enjoying sharing them with you and we hope you consider supporting this project to bring the beauty of dance to a wider audience by purchasing one of our limited edition prints at our website: www.bpaydenphotography.com/store

Maggie - Clouds

Maggie – Clouds

“Think of the magic of that foot

upon which your whole weight rests.

It’s a miracle and the dance

is a celebration of that miracle.”

– Martha Graham

 

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Katie – Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

On a breezy October Day I met Katie and her Mother in Baltimore for this beautiful shoot. Katie is a beautiful young dancer and model who was truly a pleasure to work with. Her Mother saw my ad for dancers to be featured in this Poetry of Motion project and contacted me about her interest. Upon viewing her headshot I thought Katie would bring a fresh young perspective to this project and was of course very interested in working with her. It was a gorgeous late fall day in Baltimore when our busy schedules allowed us to work together, there was a nice breeze which in several of the images really impart a sense of movement to Katie’s posing. She was a true professional and we wish Katie all the best in her future endeavors and I’m sure we will work together again in this business!

We hope you enjoy these images as much as we enjoying sharing them with you and we hope you consider supporting this project to bring the beauty of dance to a wider audience by purchasing one of our limited edition prints at our website: www.bpaydenphotography.com/store

“Master technique

and then forget about it and be natural.”

– Anna Pavlova

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Kelsey – Walney Pond – Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

I shot these wonderful images of a very talented young woman from the Academy of Russian Ballet in Manassas, Va. These images were shot at Walney Pond a part of Ellanor C. Lawrence Park in Fairfax, Va. It was a beautiful warm late summer afternoon and it was a pleasure working with this talented dancer. Kelsey is a freshman in college and we wish her all the best in her future and thank her for her participation in our art project, “Poetry of Motion.”

We hope you enjoy these images as much as we enjoying sharing them with you and we hope you consider supporting this project to bring the beauty of dance to a wider audience by purchasing one of our limited edition prints at our website: www.bpaydenphotography.com/store

Dancing is the poetry of the foot. 

-John Dryden

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Caroline Grace – Nelson Park, Manassas

Following the shoot with Angelina I thought I would contact a young woman that I had worked with previously to showcase another young and talented dancer. Grace’s Mother Dana, commissioned my studio last year to shoot Grace’s Senior Ballet Solo Recital and I thought she would make a wonderful addition to my Poetry of Motion project. Grace is a beautiful young woman and a very talented and graceful dancer, she performs with the Asaph Dance Ensemble and is a student of  The Northern Virginia Dance Academy. For her shoot I chose Nelson Park in Manassas, Virginia, I shot a wedding at this park 15 years ago at the beginning of my professional career, and love the gazebo and the fountain at this beautifully quaint little park right outside of Old Town. Grace was a pleasure to work with and we shot some fantastic additions to the project.

We hope you enjoy these images as much as we enjoying sharing them with you and we hope you consider supporting this project to bring the beauty of dance to a wider audience by purchasing one of our limited edition prints at our website: www.bpaydenphotography.com/store

“Whosoever knoweth the power of the dance, dwelleth in God.”
Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi

 

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