Sunday, October 2, 2011

I wish I was a ballerina


Ballet has always been a love of mine. My childhood dream was to dance in the Nutcracker, but alas music not dance was my intended path. I like to pretend that I am a dancer though. People tell me that I have a dancer's figure. Does that count for anything? :) Even though I don't dance, my heart still has a soft place for the elegance of ballet. The graceful movements of a ballerina coupled with dramatic classical music will always move me to the core.

Photographing Kathryn was a pleasure. She certainly has a natural grace and ease of movement. Nothing about her movements were awkward, but perfectly poised instead. She was just the first of a whole class I did portraits for last week! More ballerina cuteness is coming! I promise. :)



Did you ever dream of being a ballerina?


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34 comments:

Susan said...

These are beautiful! I actually was a ballerina for 10 years. I started in 1st grade, and then continued 4th -12th grades. Sometimes I dance around the house just for fun. :) I have often thought about taking an adult class, maybe someday! :)

a girl with a smile said...

She's adorable! Makes me remember my ballet days....that are long gone and OVER! haha... I like to think I made them a favor

Allison said...

Wow these are beautiful! Great photo shoot! And yes...I too wish I had the poise to be a ballerina! :)

Rachel said...

i've danced my entire life. ballet when i was little turned into swing, ballroom, and hip-hop as i grew older.

i still dance. i still look back on those days with wonder. <3

beautiful photographs.

Purposely at Home said...

my sis and i took ballet when we were smaller...i guess we lost interest...;P love the pictures.

M. said...

these are so precious. I always wish I had had time to do more dance- I think it's such a good form of expression and a deep form of worship!

Brooke said...

This is beautiful! She is gorgeous and I love her tutu!

meredith lockhart said...

I took ballet when I was about 8. But I quit because I didn't like wearing lipstick for the recitals. Oh what was I thinking? This girl is rockin' those red lips!

Erin said...

Ballet is so elegant and graceful! I really wish I had taken it growing up! :) Beautiful pictures!

Autumn said...

I took ballet for four years. I have no grace and I am short and stocky haha. It was not a good fit. However, what I always wanted to be was a gymnast.

These photos are beautiful!

Jessea Knight said...

oh my goodness so grown-up :')

Jessica said...

Stunning shots of a beautiful girl!

Mia Helen said...

These are beautiful Jennifer! I Danced when I was younger and am going to be taking it up again in a few years hopefully.

Liesl said...

How darling is she...love it! Such pretty pictures and I can't wait to see more! I remember being in ballet when I was little, but alas it wasn't for me either in the long run!

Liesl :)

Christianna said...

These are brilliant shots!

Honestly I always preferred Hip Hop to Ballet. Call me crazy!

Vivian said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!! You are SO TALENTED!!

JRuud said...

Beautiful. You are amazing my friend!

Love the blog.

Jessi @ Life: The Epic Journey said...

I love the last picture, what a beautiful young lady!

Laura Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous! Can't wait to see the rest of the pics. This girl looks adorable, she looks kind of tomboyish with her fierce stare and then she's in this cute little tutu, it's a great juxtaposition! In the photo where she's dancing, her face is glowing!! I love dancing so much :)

Rachel said...

Beautiful photos.

Ballet is one of those things that just makes me wish I had made more effort as a kid. I am so inflexible now it's ridiculous!

Ashley Slater said...

these are great jennifer!

Stephanie said...

Our three year old has been begging to do ballet. I was a basketball, softball, soccer, track kind of girl. But if she wants to do ballet, I'd LOVE it!

Breeanna @ a brilliant melody said...

Lovely pictures!
I wanted to be a ballerina after I saw the Nutcracker ballet.

Thanks so much for following my blog! I'm your newest follower :)

heartland farmhouse said...

as long as we're wishing here....i wish you lived closer! i have a 6 month old baby that needs baby portraits in a 'bad' way!

beautiful pictures! glad to see you sound busy! Yayyy for your small business success!!!!! :)

Nicole said...

yeeeessssss!!!!!

does one semester of ballet at 4 years old count?!

and can i just say that completely and utterly adore her freckles?!

ahhh....

xoxo

Amylou said...

I just love the first one Jennifer! Her face is angelic! Gorgeous pose!

Lucy said...

These photos are stunning. I actually started ballet recently but i wish i had stuck at it when i was younger!
xoxo
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Luisa Rodríguez said...

Great shots!



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Emily w/Amazing Grapes said...

I took ballet classes when I was little but the teacher cared more for her nephew or niece (I don't remember, now) than teaching the class, so I didn't want to go anymore.

Never has ANYONE said I have a dancers body. haha

Emily w/Amazing Grapes

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

this post is so adorable! i loved being a little ballerina growing up! too cute!
xo TJ

el.vi. said...

absolutely adorable...the girl..pictures and especially the props!!

Kristy said...

Fantastic Photos Jen! Each set you post is better than the next :)

I tried ballet as a child but I was never any good at it. I mostly did it to improve my figure skating and in that aspect it did help! :)


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Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

Little Miss Kathryn is GORGEOUS! :)

I definitely think that every girl dreams of being a dancer. :) I am the farthest thing from graceful, though. Booo.

Katie said...

once again, triangles in the background= love it!

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