Earlier in the year, I was contacted by Allyson, who regularly volunteers with the fantastic Tiny Lives Nearly New Sales which I exhibit at several times a year.
She was looking for something a bit different for her daughter’s 16th birthday, sometime to mark the occasion, get some photographs to look back on. Ellena is a very talented dancer, and her and her family were keen to get some images to keep as a snapshot of her life, without doing a typical ‘make over’ style shoot.. they wanted something real to represent who she is and what she does…
Allyson organised the shoot with the help of Newcastle Dance Centre , where Ellena regularly dances. She had also recently taken up singing lessons as well as dancing, and keen to gain natural photographs of Ellena, two short 1-2-1 lessons were arranged with the staff there. The staff were fantastic throughout the shoot. I was keen to keep it natural, and gain some lovely images but as I’m not experienced or knowledgeable on dancing, they helped to keep the genuine dance poses and moves.. so it was a win-win!
I was really pleased with the results and the family were very happy too 🙂
All photographs (C) Katie Byram Photography and must not be used with written permission.