Urban Ballerina – Becky

Before & After Professional Hair & Makeup

Urban Ballerina

By Johnathon Denney

 Urban Ballerina At Her Best

We first met Becky years ago when we were photographing a ballet by Connecticut Concert Ballet. She stole our hearts. Her beauty, strength and control makes her a star on the stage. So when the opportunity came up for us to photograph her off stage, we jumped on it! Working with this sweet, urban ballerina made our day. So humble. So amazing.

Hair & makeup by Elise O’Mara of Top Level Salon. Locations: West Hartford Center, West Hartford, CT and The Riverfront in downtown Hartford, CT.

Studios! Dance Portraits of Your Best Dancers

Dance photography is one of our specialties, ranging from costume portraits to audition and performance photos. We are dancers ourselves! So we love finding that perfect combination of two arts – dance and photography. Many of our bigger schools will book a photo shoot for their ensemble or company dancers and we’ve had some amazing results! These customized, fashion styled photo shoots really show off your students’ talent and are great for marketing and branding your studio. Give us a call to discuss what we can do for you! 860-295-8444

City Ballerina Portraits – Sadie

City Ballerina

By Johnathon Denney

Sadie

Sadie dances at a ballet school we work with, CT Concert Ballet. She was ecstatic when she recently got her first pair of pointe shoes! Meanwhile, Mom wanted a great work of art of her beautiful daughter for their holiday cards. So she gave us a call and we started designing her city ballerina portraits. She opted in on natural professional hair and makeup by Top Level Salon and Elise did a great job keeping it age-appropriate.

before and after

by Heidi Denney

 

City Ballerina Portraits

Fantasy Ballet Photo Shoot With Tess

There’s a little bug that runs through a dancer’s soul, crying out for artistic expression. Little Tess was no different. Tess is a beautiful, disciplined dancer who smiles from barr to center floor to performance. Her sweet personality and amazing grace combine to create a the most adorable little thing ever. We created this fantasy ballet photo shoot with Tess in mind – whimsical yet stunning. We hope you like the result as much as we do!

We asked Tess’s parents what they would tell others about their fantasy ballet photo shoot experience…

“Heidi & Johnathon were a delight to work with and created beautiful, artistic and elegant photos. They captured the true essence of our daughter. Thank you for taking gorgeous photos!”

~Michelle & Matt R.

Tess studies dance at Connecticut Concert Ballet.

We love dancers! Dance Portraits Done Right

Dance photography is one of our specialties, ranging from costume portraits to audition and performance photos. We are dancers ourselves! So we love finding that perfect combination of two arts – dance and photography. Many of our bigger schools will book a photo shoot for their ensemble or company dancers and we’ve had some amazing results! These customized, fashion styled photo shoots really show off your students’ talent and are great for marketing and branding your studio. Give us a call to discuss what we can do for you! 860-295-8444

High School Senior Portraits – Fashion-Styled – Marissa

high school senior portrait before and after

Hair & makeup by Elise O’Mara at Top Level Salon

High School senior, Marissa, is a ballet dancer at Connecticut Concert Ballet, whom we work with often. So we weren’t surprised when she came to us, looking for high end fashion styled high school senior portraits. We were anxious to get her in the city to show off her stuff. Wow! How amazing she looks! Mom & Dad definitely had a hard time choosing their favorites.

Hair and makeup by Top Level Salon.

Crazy Beauty and Waterfalls

Another beautiful dancer from Connecticut Concert Ballet. Emily came prepared for fun and we made the most of the beginning of that crazy heatwave that hit Connecticut. Close to 100 degree weather and no breeze, despite being on the shore. But you wouldn’t be able to tell from the images we got. We played around at the grounds of Seaside Sanitorium, then moved to Wadsworth Falls.

Lovely.

Indie Dance Fashion Shoot

We met one of our favorite dancers, Samantha Howe, formerly of Connecticut Concert Ballet, a few days before she left for her dance academy in Mass. Where most might have found the overcast and wet discouraging, we found it gave us a really great, believable backdrop.

Enjoy!

Fashion Styled Dance Portraits of Elite Dancers

We love, love, love working with dancers! And this crew from Connecticut Concert Ballet is top on our list. They’re amazing dancers, beautiful girls and fun-loving people. Each year, we meet with the directors, Wendy and David Lawrence, to design a photo shoot around their style and current performance theme. This year their theme was From Stage to Screen, highlighting the glamour and Hollywood atmosphere of the dance scene. We knew right away we’d be playing with some high fashion lighting and soon came up with the idea of running a red carpet straight into the ocean. In between sets, the ballerina bunch huddled by the fire inside the beach house. Yes, it was freezing! These girls were troupers though. We’re so happy with the results!