Seattle Ballet Photography – Queen Anne, Seattle & Experience Music Project

This year, we’ve started a new project at Alante Photography.  It’s Seattle Ballet Photography.  Now, I grew up in ballet classes.  Lots and lots of them and I have tons of photos from that time {the late 80’s – mid 90’s} and they all have one thing in common… they are soooooo boring.  Here I am in front of a backdrop, here I am in front of another backdrop.  Here’s my fake smile face… blah.

If you’ve been reading the blog for awhile, you may remember that I started taking adult ballet classes at Olympic Ballet School. {photography demands a certain level of fitness and agility to be sure}  Being around all of the dancers, I was so inspired to create ballet portraits that *I* would have wanted when I was dancing.  Also, there’s something really magical about the first year or so when a ballerina has *just* received her first pair of pointe shoes.

So we began creating ballerina portraits that are unlike anything we’ve seen out there before.  Below is a collection from our photoshoot with Grace A. – also an Olympic Ballet School dancer.  Grace was a joy to photograph and is clearly so passionate and talented about her future as a ballerina.  For these photos, we visited the top of Queen Anne Hill at Parsons Gardens and Highland Drive.  For a dynamic background and a kick at the end of the shoot, we used the Experience Music Project and probably brightened a few tourists’ day.  At the end of the shoot, with our big bunch of balloons and a ballerina, we had more than a few little girls watching us, so Grace and I gave balloons to them and it may have been the cutest thing ever.

For information on having your own ballet portrait session, please email kimberly@alantephotography.com

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Carrie LaMarr - August 11, 2011 - 5:09 pm

Love, Love, Love these stunning photos of the talented and very beautiful Grace A of Olympic Ballet. I also love the photos you and the team at Alante have taken of Olympic Ballet students, both for Coppelia and for their individual portraits. I also did ballet for many years as a child, and the photos of that era are pretty pedestrian and frankly boring. Stilted, over posed grainy shots in front of a limp canvas or worse still, folk wandering in the background of the shot! Over ten years of ballet and nothing to show for it save some very out of focus performance photos taken by my eager parents. I think this is such a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing. Beautiful.

Johanna - September 29, 2011 - 9:31 pm

I love these photos! I’ve just began ballet photography myself and have to agree that it really is fun shooting a ballerina :)

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