It was a lovely summer evening when Cassidy met me in the Manchester NH mill yard for her urban teen ballet session. I was absolutely honored for the chance to work with this talented dancer – not only because we’d been planning this session for a number months, but also because dance is also one of my passions. I started learning to dance from the age of three. Coincidentally enough, I was trained in Scotland in the same ballet method as Cassidy currently trains. One of our local Londonderry dance schools, where Cassidy attends, teaches the Royal Academy of Dance method.

As I am also a ballet dancer, I am able to ensure that the poses in her urban teen ballet session are technically accurate. In addition, I was able to communicate with and direct her using terminology of directions and positions she understands. The end result, I think you will agree, is pure magic!

The location we chose for the session offered so much variety. We were able to use everything from the Merrimack River, the historic red brick mill buildings, old metal machinery and the street. There were so many fantastic and varied images from which to choose their print products; Cassidy and her mom decided upon a triptych of images and a beautiful Italian heirloom album. I can’t wait for delivery day to see their eyes light up as they unwrap their prints.

If you have a dancer in your life, I would love the honor of capturing amazing images to feature their fantastic talent. I mean – have you tried to balance your weight on a 2 x 2″ square area? Ballet dancers are not only beautifully graceful, but incredibly strong! They suffer with so much pain for their art – and it is beautiful art indeed!

You can view more of my dance portfolio on my site here. If you would like to book your dancer’s session, get in touch today!

Here’s just a selection of images from the session:

New Hampshire Teen Urban Ballet Dancer Bridges

Red Container Urban Ballet Dance Photos NH

Manchester NH Riverside Ballet Backbend photos

Teen ballet dancer sun flare

Southern NH Ballet Photos Red Brick

Manchester NH Urban Ballet Walkway

Manchester NH Riverwalk Ballet Photos Metal Bench

Londonderry Dance Photo Session Pointe Shoes

Manchester NH Dancer Photos Fire Escape

Londonderry NH Teen Ballet Pointe Photos

Manchester Riverside Ballet Dancer Photos

Manchester NH Ballet Dancer Granite Steps

Manchestery NH Millyard Ballet Dancer Photos

Southern NH Ballet Photographer Street