Archive for December, 2014

Rejoice | Family Photography








Christmas Extravaganza | School Photography


For the past few years we have had the pleasure of photographing Valley Christian High School’s Christmas Extravaganza, a performance collaboration of choir, orchestra, drama, and dance. After having all of Valley’s seniors in our studio over the summer for senior pictures, it is fun for us to see them perform and showcase their talents. As a photographer, it is always exciting to play a part in documenting these events. These students, who have spent weeks preparing and practicing for one night’s show, will have these photographs as evidence of their hard work. Years from now they can look back and remember the relationships they built, the abilities they grew, and the audience they pleased.





Talent Captured | Senior Photography


“Ballet is an incredibly difficult, beautiful art form that takes a lot of training, a lot of time, and a lot of hard work.”~ Sutton Foster

You don’t need to be a successful Broadway performer such as Sutton Foster to experience the amount of dedication required in becoming a dancer.  Many little girls dream of becoming a ballet dancer but only some spend their entire childhood in training; missing social time with friends to practice and balancing after school classes with homework. At a very young age the dancer has to live out the values of patience necessary to rehearse the same movements over and over until their body can perform them as naturally as it breathes. This requires mental determination, to perform when the body wants to quit; sometimes resulting in temporary injury. Such valuable lessons are learned at such a young age.

When a high school senior asks us to document this talent in a photograph, it is an important request. A few photos will display an entire chapter of this person’s life. While some cute outfits may be bought at the mall a few days prior and the morning may be spent curling hair and applying make-up, the talent has been gained many years prior.

The elongated legs and elegant arms of the girl in arabesque are not only a beautiful art form but also a reflection of character and dedication. As she performs her various positions, leaps, and twirls, her smile takes on a very genuine quality. Her mother, sitting in the sidelines watching, tears up. The time spent driving her daughter to practices, purchasing costumes, and applauding at every performance reflects in her eyes. The spark speaks her pride in her daughter loudly. As a photographer, I love capturing these unique moments.



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