So you are probably wondering what dance has to do with photography – I guess for me the two go together naturally. If it wasn’t for dance I would not have met Graham.
Dance has been a part of my life since I was 4, about the same age as this little dancer in the image above, and I met Graham at a dancing school when I was eleven. As two photographers with a passion for dance it was only a matter of time before GT Studios offered the opportunity to create photo experiences for dancers.
“If you dance with your heart, your body will follow.”
After a reasonable break from dance I have recently returned. I love every minute of my contemporary class at Move Through Life Dance Studio and I hope that my renewed involvement will help when we are creating dance experiences. When I was little I always found it helpful if the teacher demonstrated the position for me. Likewise – I think it is nice if we can show our dancers the position we are asking for. I’m not suggesting I can do it as well as some of the dancers but at least I can ask for positions by name and know that we are getting it right!
When I was looking for dance quotes today I found this one form Bill Austin – it reminded me of when Graham and I would be learning dance routines and also where I am at the moment – “When you take dancing lessons, you learn steps and you learn steps and you learn steps. It can go on for a long time. And then one day, you just learn to dance, and it is so different. “
I love all our themed photo experiences but I have a secret passion for a Ballet or Dance Photo Experience and love when we are given the opportunity to help create a dream experience for a little dancer. Dance fits so beautifully with the basic beliefs that we build our business upon. We believe GT Studios is about people and the human connection. Dance also can be seen as this – we want to capture this form of expression – the hopes and dreams of each dancer and turn them into art that can be displayed on the walls of their home – reminding them what they are working towards.
It is also important for us to give back to the dance community. We recently enjoyed the Starlets SA Showtime concert and have given the Starlets families the opportunity to download their images from our website.
If you think your little dancer would like a Dance/Ballet Photo Experience give me a call on 0481 190 163 (or contact us here and I will call you). We can arrange a no obligation consultation to discuss some options. The photo experience is a beautiful gift for your dancer and the framed images make gorgeous gifts too!
On a closing note I thought I should add that “Happiness is……finding the perfect dance partner…..and a photographer that understands dance! I found my perfect dance partner – hopefully we can be your perfect photographer – hear from you soon – Karen