Ok so you know I love to photograph children and families, and dancing to music in fields at festivals is my happy place. So when Jema messaged me to ask if we could do an outdoor dance photo shoot of her daughter, Tayia at Burnham Beeches near Farnham you can imagine my excitement. An opportunity to combine my two favourite things. My dreams of becoming a dance photographer were coming true!
And then lockdown hit. We had to put our plans on hold and hope Tayia didn’t grow out of her beautiful dance costumes. Yep we’re talking sequins, tassels and fairy wings – enough to give Strictly Come Dancing a run for its money. But the extra time gave me the opportunity to research dance photography poses and talk to some of the pros in the industry – thank you Anne-Sophie Photography for all the hints and tips!
Back to the star of the show, Tayia. She’s an incredibly talented dancer perfecting her talents with Orchard Dance Academy and even during lockdown has been dancing every day. It was such a privilege to watch her dance through the lens of my camera. I have to admit I forgot to hit the shutter button a few times as I got so captivated watching her dance.
“From the first Facebook enquiry to the actual shoot day, Anna kept in touch with me and kept us fully informed. Unfortunately we had to cancel due to lockdown but Anna was back in touch once it was safe to do so and even offered to wear a mask. She kept her safe distance throughout the shoot. My daughter and I had the best day all thanks to Anna who made my daughter feel so comfortable. Anna is so professional and I am already thinking of booking another shoot for the rest of my family. Thank you for helping us make truly amazing memories.”
Oh and did I mention we nearly got stampeded by wild horses? Check out the best of my dance photo shoot outtakes at the end!
Best of the DANCE PHOTOGRAPHY outtakes
Jumping out of the way of wild horses and piggyback rides over bogs, all for that perfect shot. This is what my dream client looks like!
If you’re looking for a dance photographer for an outdoor shoot then contact me today and we can discuss your dream session!
If you’ve enjoyed everything you’ve seen here (and I do hope you have!) then don’t be timid, drop me a line and book in your outdoor dance photo shoot with me now. Right this second. No time like the present.