As a dancer, others dancers are perhaps my all-time favorite subject to photograph (aside from kids, that is). Maybe it’s that I know what a step/position/move is supposed to look like. Maybe it’s just the joy I see on the face of other dancers as I photograph them doing what they love as much as I do. I don’t know, but I do know that I really look forward to those sessions.
While visiting some friends in Northern Utah their amazingly talented daughter asked me if I would be willing to do “some dance pictures” for her after we did their family session. I think I was almost more excited than her! This young lady is incredibly dedicated, talented and I see her going pretty far in the dance world. The sky’s the limit for her. And for those of you wondering… she’s only nine years old.
Recently I had the opportunity to display and sell my wares and talents at the Belly Swap Sale and Hafla. Every year Shifting Sands hosts a belly swap where vendors and members can bring in their wares, their costumes they no longer use, jewelry and many other items having to do with belly dancing and not having to do with it. The amazing ladies in my troupe, Seraphina Fire, are not only talented in their dancing, but we’re all pretty crafty as well.
Seraphine Fire purchased vendor space, and set up shop.
My little contribution
Some of my owls
The rest of the girls’ stuff… and my computer, lol.
It wouldn’t be Seraphina Fire if there weren’t a few… shenanigans.
And this year, I actually left with more money than I spent… though not much, lol.
While not the most flattering picture of me… I’ve got to love the fact that my hubby doesn’t care. To him, this is me doing what I love! While I’m usually much more put together than this, some days I’m better off with more durable clothing for wading through nature (even if it’s nature where least expected). Last night was no exception as I wandered through Lake Las Vegas finding new spots for sessions.
I think of all my endeavors, the photography tickles my family the most as I’m an incredibly girly girl who isn’t too fond of dirt, getting dirty, or hiking of any kind… give me a dance studio any day and I’m ecstatic. But my sensibilities don’t really matter when it comes to this. Hopefully, that means great moments on film. 😀
What do you do that may be outside what would be considered “normal” for you?