Beauty and the Beast

I’m back in NY this week, and lucky for me, Brittany was here yesterday.  She got up crazy early to make it…and then we did…this.  I was iffy about asking, but she’s fearless in her modeling.  She’s a trooper.DSC_8297

Um.  And here’s the “behind the scenes” shot from right after….oops.




Black and White Ballet


Brittany Cavaco in Central Park…

Seattle is slowly blooming, which I’m always happy to see.  A splash of color appearing on the mostly gray background is definitely invigorating.  I should have some new work coming out in the next couple of weeks…Seattleites, contact me if you’d like to shoot!

Leaping Forward


I’m slowly learning Seattle, taking it one step at a time.  In the pauses between rain, the sky opens up into beautiful cloud formations.  It takes me some time to get my bearings in a new place, so I’m posting Veronica here as a reminder to keep leaping forward.  I’m excited to shoot here…the bright, yet cloudy sky will function as perfect outdoor lighting.

Ballet and Audrey

My mission this past Monday: get out the camera and celebrate the end of winter with the lush green of Central Park.  Brittany and I got up early to take advantage of the soft gray, slightly foggy sky.  FYI: cloudy is better for outdoor shoots when you’re just bringing a camera with no extra lighting gear!  It’s funny, normally the gray weather doesn’t put me in the best of moods, but when I have a project like this, I’m all too happy to run around in the mist.

I’m going to show you these in more than one post.  This is the first look we did…inspired by the movie “Funny Face” with Audrey Hepburn.  I wasn’t allowed to watch TV as a child (a good thing in my opinion), but I did get to watch a lot of musicals…my mother got me hooked at a young age.  “Funny Face” is one of my favorites…of course it is, it has a photographer in it 😉

Side note:  I learned that dancers go through their pointe shoes in 2 weeks, sometimes even 2 days!



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