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Jennifer – Spring: West Potomac Park

Jennifer’s shoot was our first shoot in 2013 for Poetry of Motion. I had originally planed to shoot her with the Cherry Blossoms in bloom as is typical for the first week of April in DC, but the cold spring delayed their appearance. We shot some beautiful images nonetheless including one with the only cherry tree in bloom we found!

Jennifer is currently a ballet teacher at Ballet Petite and Youth Performing Arts School, as well as a dancer with the Classical Repertory Dance Theatre based in Washington, DC. Jennifer has extensive training in ballet, modern, and jazz dance. In addition, Jennifer is a graduate student working toward her doctorate in Pharmacy.
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
         “I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what is too deep to find words for.”
-Ruth St. Denis

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April 7, 2013 · 2:10 pm

Caroline Grace – Asaph Dance Ensemble

Our last shoot for 2012 was with a talented young dancer who we have shot before, Caroline Grace! I wanted to do some formal studio shots in black and white or at least more mono-chromatic images. Grace and the Owner of her studio, The Asaph Dance Ensemble in Manassas Va., both graciously agreed to help. It was a rainy day and I had my nephew along to learn studio lighting techniques and to carry the heavy equipment! I love these images and hope you do as well!

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

“Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with tambourine and lyre!”

~Psalm 149:3

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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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Kinikia – Nottoway Park-Vienna, VA

In the late fall of 2011 I was contacted by Kinikia of DC Hippodrome for Tropical Shows, to participate in my Poetry of Motion Art Project. She is a Polynesian and fire dancer and of course I was excited to add a different flair to this dance project. I really wanted to do a fire dance shoot with this talented performer but due to permitting and availability we were unable to schedule but we set up a Polynesian shoot at Nottoway Park in Vienna, Virginia. I love the rich vibrant colors of her costumes and enjoyed shooting these uniquely beautiful dance portraits to share with you.

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

“Dance is the song of the body.”
-Martha Graham

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Sara – Old Town Fredericksburg

Followers of this blog and art project will no doubt recognize Sara as a frequent participant in this project, Sara has been an enthusiastic model as well as a source of encouragement and inspiration! For this latest shoot with Sara I envisioned a vintage look which was accomplished both in post production and choosing to shoot in old town Fredericksburg to utilize the warm inviting architecture as well as shooting at sunset to maximize the golden light at the end of the day. Sara is featured in one more shoot in the 2011 shooting season for this project, keep an eye out for her beautiful fall mountain images!

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

“It takes an athlete to dance, but an artist to be a dancer.”
– Shanna LaFleur

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Erin – Brookside Gardens – Wheaton, MD

I really enjoyed this shoot with Erin at Brookside Gardens. We met for this shoot a few hours before sunset and captured some marvelous images that I believe capture Erin’s wonderfully positive energy as well as the beauty of dance  and motion that I strive to capture in these shoots. Erin needed almost no direction in posing as she was constantly in motion, dancing and posing as we explored these beautiful gardens in the gorgeous warm evening lighting. She deserves all the credit for these wonderfully artistic images, we have plans to shoot together again in the spring of 2012 and I look forward to working with this wonderful model and dancer again!

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

”If we seek the real source of the dance, if we go to nature,

we find that the dance of the future is the dance of the past,

the dance of eternity,

and has been and always will be the same…

The movement of waves, of winds, of the earth

is ever the same lasting harmony.”

– Isadora Duncan

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