This shoot was one of the happiest accidents from the end of 2020! We had a senior sessions scheduled with a member of our Influencer Team, but the day before the session she informed us that she had tested positive for Covid and had to reschedule. Obviously the safety of of our crew and clients comes first, so of course we rescheduled, but now we had an opening in our schedule. We had some GORGEOUS dresses on hand, location picked out, permits, and even a babysitter. We were not going to waste a chance to shoot.
Brandy and I looked at each other and said, let's see if we can find a dancer. It's been a long time since we've been able to shoot a dancer who could go en pointe and had a dress we REALLY wanted to a photograph a ballerina in, so Brandy put out a post on our social media asking if anyone know of a teen ballet dancer who could go en pointe. A friend of a friend reached out and tagged Emily and her mom. We talked to them and found out Emily was an amazing dancer who is a part of Expressenz Dance Studio. If you don't know, Expressenz is the TOP dance studio in central Indiana as far as we know. Emily's mom was super excited to work with us so we booked it!
Luckily the day of the shoot it was actually fairly warm and only partly cloudy (which we actually prefer most times to give the sky some contrast). We started out in some casual clothes and got some super cool shots. Something about watching a ballerina do her thing in jeans is just so cool! Then was the fun part! We had this AMAZING designer Sheri Hill, high low, gown that we knew, as soon as we got it from Ivry Lane Formal in Brownsburg, that we HAD to have a ballerina in! It actually had a LOT of fabric in it so it took a few arabesques before Emily knew how much power she needed to get the skirt of that dress all the way up and as soon as I clicked the shutter I KNEW that was gonna be the absolute shot of the night!
We love how much our clients completely transform as soon as they put on one of our designer dresses! Emily was really getting into out now and it showed in each shot and each location we moved to. We had another dress for her to change into for in front of the historic mansion at Cox Hall Gardens. We were happy we also got to take some pictures in the homecoming dress she didn't get to wear because homecoming was cancelled. And then ended the night in some of her dance wear.
It actually got pretty cold after the sun set, but Emily was an absolute professional and didn't want to stop shooting! We had an absolute blast and were so happy that Emily had a great time shooting and got some of our favorite images of the whole year! What an AMAZING way to end 2020 for us!
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