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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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Heather – Historic Occoquan

This shoot for “Poetry of Motion” was one of our last for 2012, I did not shoot as many dancers for this project in 2012 as I did in 2011 as we were very busy in the studio. This Very talented dancer danced for a local ballet theatre before moving from the area, I was very fortunate to fit a shoot with her in before she moved as I had been trying to shoot her for this project all year. I had a tight window of free time for this shoot as well as two kids with me, I told you I really wanted to shoot her for this project! I loved the way her images turned out, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

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 do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.”
-Mikhail Baryshnikov

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March 27, 2013 · 10:24 pm

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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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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