2012 Ballet Series

When I was in photo school, I had an assignment to put together a book. I had to come up with some sort of series. Ballet just sort of landed in my lap.  My first session was with a co worker of my mothers. We had been wanting to do a session together for a while and we finally had time to do it. It turned out so beautiful that more and more of her friends (also dancers) wanted to do a session with me. That soon became my series.

The first girl in this post is Kara. It was the first time I got to work with her she was so graceful! Her firey red hair defiantly makes her stand out and makes all of the images 'POP'

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Michaela was even more experienced and so in touch with the way her body moves. It was easy to follow along with what she was doing. She was such a great model! _MG_1351

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Sarah, and I tried and tried to get together but it didn't happen for a while. I was feeling like I had enough dancers to complete my series but when we went to Golden Gardens I was so happy that I met with her. She was such a beautiful, smart and confident young women. I am glad we got a lot of good imagery but even if we hadn't, I would have been happy just to know her.  Thanks Sarah! _MG_3441

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When I started my series, I sent out an email to the ballet devision at Cornish and had the fortune of finding Grace. It was chilly and windy that day but we found a great location at the Water Tower Park in Seattle. The last image I was able to play with a tilt shift lens and get more of a 'Fine Art' feel. _MG_9252

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I had so much fun with Kelly. We got to go to the docks down in kenmore and I managed to get this gem of a shot. it was much different since she wore street clothes and added a little extra flair with my hat. I couldn't ask for better. _MG_9950-Edit-2

And finally, Lauren. The girl who started it all. This is the Girl who first met up with me and I learned so much about how to photograph dancers from her. Isn't she beautiful! Thanks girl!! <3 Tayler.Christine.

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