Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Thrilled!

DD1 has been studying ballet since she was knee-high to a grasshopper. She is graduating from high school this year and has decided to go another route, career-wise. I wanted to do a professional photo shoot to mark this milestone and decided to go with a photographer she knows who has a real knack for ballet photography in outdoor settings. (She used to sometimes partner with him in pas de deux class).

I just received almost 200 pics from the shoot and couldn't be happier. This photographer is reasonably priced (at the moment) because he's still getting his business going. He also takes non-dance-themed pictures, and he's photographed weddings and the like.

If you follow my blog at all, you know I don't take money for advertisements. I only recommend something I am happy with. I couldn't be happier with Ballet Zaida. Yes, Oliver is in the Bay Area, but I'm sure you could fly him somewhere if you wanted him badly enough. :)

I'm intentionally including only pics taken from a distance, but there were plenty of close up shots as well.

Oh, I was going to sew her something to wear for the shoot, but I didn't. ;)

23 comments:

  1. That first pic is just breathtaking!

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  2. I can see why you are thrilled!

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  3. Beautiful, Shams, just beautiful!

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  4. These are amazing. What a treasure they will be for both of you in years to come.

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  5. Faabulous! Money very well spent!

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  6. gorgeous photos, Shams...you must be so proud of her!

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  7. lovely. All that hard work memorialized.

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  8. Great pix, and congrats to your daughter.

    Is she the one who sold the pies? Now my daughter is demanding pies.
    http://badmomgoodmom.blogspot.com/2011/03/happy-belated-pi-day.html

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  9. LOL, badmomgoodmom, your post is educational *and* funny! By the way, I found some pics of my kids' Pi Day lunch from 2007 and have added them to that post: http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2011/03/happy-pie-day.html

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  10. Simply gorgeous! What a wonderful way to commemorate her dance training, experience and style!

    Rose in SV

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  11. Gorgeous and ethereal. What a treasure for you.

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  12. Beautiful! Graceful poses and amazing scenery for backdrops! Photos are treasures forever.

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  13. Stunningly beautiful! What a treasure to remember, for everyone involved :) The love and passion in this project are so obvious - takes my breath away, and leaves a smile on my face :)

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  14. You must be so so proud, those photographs are completely stunning! I think my favourite backdrop is the last one. The aesthetic contrast between the rough angular scenery, and the delicate graceful lines of your ballerina daughter are lovely!

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  15. My gosh these photos are amazing!!!!! I would line my walls with them if this were my daughter! Best wishes to her in her life choices.

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  16. I love these! thanks for sharing.

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  17. Beautiful. Each photo takes my breath away. Congratulations to both of you.

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  18. kathleen o'brien - klauren designsMarch 25, 2011 at 7:21 PM

    How stunning - they are amazing and beautiful - you're the proudest mom on the planet - congratulations thanks for giving us a peek at the star!

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  19. To quote the mastercard commercial, "Priceless" Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Lovely pictures. I love ballet and I had never seen anything like those. The second one is fab.

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  21. Awesome photos. Awesome dancer! Congratulations to the both of you!

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