A Dance Performance | Stevensville, Michigan

In the beginning of 2016, I was still battling back and forth with the idea of officially starting my photography business again. I had some great reasons to go for it but also some much louder reasons not to. “What if I’m not ready?”

However, when I received a message from Sarah (a dance teacher and owner’s daughter at Dance Arts in Stevensville, where I was taking tap classes) asking me if I would be interested in shooting a collaboration performance between her dance company, Tapestry Dance Company, and another company, Soli Deo Gloria Contemporary Ballet — I nervously and happily accepted. Dance photography is something I have wanted to do more of for a very long time. I LOVE dance and I LOVE photography.

Even though I had plenty of self-doubts, I used this as momentum to start building my website (with a lot of help from my sister-in-law, Beckie) and ordered business cards to hand out at the event. I shot the dress rehearsal on April 22 and performance on the 23rd. The lighting was a major challenge but capturing images in the midst of the excitement and nervous energy that goes on behind the curtain was a dream! And these beautiful dancers were so talented! It was an absolute thrill to work with them!20160422-20160422-img_5368-edit20160422-20160422-img_5394-edit-320160422-20160422-img_6504-edit20160422-20160422-img_6676-edit20160422-20160422-img_6098-edit20160422-20160422-img_674420160422-20160422-img_685320160422-20160422-img_6837-edit20160423-20160423-img_7395-edit20160423-20160423-img_7378-edit20160423-20160423-img_7326-edit-220160423-20160423-img_7311-edit20160423-20160423-img_7213-edit20160422-20160422-img_5377-edit20160422-20160422-img_5379-edit

My new business cards. Here’s to new beginnings!

 

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