So it’s pretty true that I can embrace my hippy side to the max, I am going there with this post when I tell you that I definitely think that movement can heal your soul. There’s something about the physical manifestation of dance that really speaks to me in regards to your inner self. (And this is coming from a woman who can’t dance at all… I mean I do it… in my kitchen with my babies but not many other places). I loved, loved, loved collaborating on this shoot with Ira White of the Richmond Ballet. We had a chance to explore Scott’s Addition and to use the lovely studio space at Paisley and Jade. It was fun for me to abandon my typical role of wedding photographer or family photographer (not that I don’t love those things too but it’s always nice to spread your wings). I hope that you enjoy looking at these images and that they speak to you like they do to me. I find it so amazing how dancer’s make ART with their bodies. If you haven’t had a chance to check out a Richmond Ballet performance yet, please do so. Their performances often move me to tears and their dance school is a place my daughter loves dearly. I really appreciate Ira’s gravity defying abilities and his amazing happy smile!

“The dancer’s body is simply the luminous manifestation of the soul.” Isadora Duncan0021_ira_proofs

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