What a lovely dance photo shoot this was. A very keen and talented young dancer (Beccy), dreaming of being the next Darcy Bussell and a wonderful setting in the middle of the Surrey countryside. The house itself is set in amongst of 100 acres of farmland and the views surrounding this beautiful house were truly breathtaking.
The brief from Beccy’s parents was to get some photographs for the upcoming auditions for the Royal Ballet School and the Royal Ballet Summer course. There were strict poses that they needed for their application which we achieved very quickly and then were able to have a little fun with some more challenging steps and movements to give Beccy a vast portfolio moving forward.
It is always very difficult to find a photographer who understands how to take a good dance photograph that will help the applicant stand out in the stack of applications a director of a school or company will be looking through. This is something that after 10 years as a professional ballet dancer I can understand and really help to get you noticed for the right reasons. I have been fortunate enough to have won awards for my dance photography but it is always down to the person in the photograph as they make the picture that I capture. I love working with up and coming dancers and so if you are looking at auditioning for school’s or companies please visit my dance school page and get in touch to check on my availability. It would be lovely to hear from you.