As a family with two kids that have been dancing for years, we have folders packed away of past year’s group dance photos, and numerous boxes of old costumes. I have written before about upcycling costumes, and some ideas for photo shoots with costumes. Basically, as a veteran dance mom, I’ve tried every way to make dance costumes go that extra mile and create fun an interesting ways to capture some of these best years of dance on film. I am always committed to making dance the best experience that I can for my girls.
When our studio offered the option of photoshoots to our senior dancers at local studio Gemini Visuals, Isabella was ecstatic. She’s a natural in front of the camera because I have used her as a muse for lots of different shoots and makeup work over the years, and she is pretty confident as a dancer too. Adrienne, the owner of Gemini, offered photoshoot packages with fabric or flour. The flour shoots are a little messy; Isabella had paste in her hair afterward from sweating during the shoot combined with falling flour! However, the art that Adrienne created with our dancers is truly stunning. I’ve included some fabric images of another Essence dancer with her permission – and both concepts are truly beautiful!
Adrienne Thiessen is the owner of Gemini Visuals and has been doing photography for over 20 years. A graduate of the Langara College Photography program, her studio name Gemini, represents the twin sides of her photography, as with the dual personality of the star sign of the same name. She can shoot both edgy modern and sweet classic artistic photos. She does many styles of photography including headshots, newborn, maternity, families and more. Her passion is doing creative photoshoots with dancers – which is always a great way to re-use costumes.
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