A Beautiful Dancer

I thought because it was spring, and I am craving sunshine and warmth, that I would share some of my favorite sunny day photos in Utah.

I am not a pro photographer, by any sense of the word, but I have come to realize the power of lighting in picture taking.  Sometimes I “get” it, and other times I don’t.  I am practicing.  We have some really fun and exciting things planned here on My Mommy Style, where we will show you how to utilize lighting to transform your photos.

These pictures are some that I took along side my cousin, and fantastic photographer Mandy Oliver Photography.  The beautiful girl in the pictures, is my cousin Kelsey, (Melissa’s sister *other my mommy style writer*).  She was getting married, and wanted some fun photos by herself before the big day!  She is an outstanding dancer, holding titles all over the world.


And now for a word of warning, because that’s what I do.  Always make sure the under part of the skirt can stretch if the dancer is kicking up to her ear (literally)  Her leg caught, and she fell!  I about died, and can barley look at these photos 8 months later!  She was fine, and continued with the remained or the photo shoot, but Mandy and I were not so fine.  Holy. Crap. My lighting was all off afterward, because I was so anxiety filled after!

I love you Kelsey!  Thanks for being such a champ!

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  • hahaha. Oh my goodness! I’ve never seen the falling one and I just about died. Don’t worry, no harm done. But I will check the skirt next time I try to dance in one. 🙂 Thanks for these pictures Janae! I really love your perspective in some of these. Really great! Thank you!ReplyCancel


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