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.
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!