Graduation & Dancer Portrait Session | NYC Portrait Photographers


A few weeks ago, we had a pleasure of working with Miss Sophia. Sophia came to us with her mom, she was celebrating her graduation from kindergarten. Her children’s portrait session included several sets. We started with formal graduation pictures.

NYC PhotographerNaturally, Sophia was shy at first, her mom encouraged her to move forward… and she did. Her smiles, her laughter and overall demeanor was contagious.

We then moved into her hobby, her dancing career.

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Have I mentioned that Sophia is a professional dancer? Well, professional on the side, first come school responsibilities πŸ™‚

Perhaps, we saved the best for last. Her formal πŸ™‚

Sophia’s mom bought her GORGEOUS dress. Interestingly though, Sophia was the one who chose it. Like a true performer, she wore it with pride and put on anΒ amazing show, like only a child-star could.

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Once in a while a client comes and triggers inspirations. For me, it was this dress. It reminded me of some wedding dresses brides wear. Naturally, as a trained wedding photographer, I started thinking how else I could utilize this dress and further enhance the session. Every pose, every lighting setup, every image that I setup, Sophia was a sport and we successfully finished a session.

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Anyone who has modeled out there, either just for a session or professionally, would agree that being in front of the camera isn’t easy. It requires ability to take and follow specific directions, its also helpful understanding what the photographer or director is doing and it is all exhausting. Within an hour time, during our full session, Sophia went from being super shy, when first entered, to being loose, outgoing, contagiously-laughing little girl and to being tired. She was a pleasure to photograph and we wish nothing but the best to her and her family as they are celebrating her graduation and advance in next milestone of her life. If you are interested in having a portrait session in the greater New York City area, contact us today!