Deena Rocks Both Inside and Out – In the Snow | Erie PA Portrait Photography

Today I had an AMAZING shoot with an AMAZING dancer, Deena Baumgart.  I originally had this whole “Ballerina” idea MONTHS ago, but the idea I had in my head was for fall… Well, fall got pretty busy for me and then the holidays hit.  SO, I contacted Deena a few weeks ago and asked her if she would still be willing to do a shoot, in the snow.

We started off in my studio, and from Deena’s moves I knew these pictures were going to be awesome.

Here’s a little behind the scenes action for you:

THEN, we went out to give my original idea a shot.  Deena was a CHAMP in the snow.  I kept asking her if she was cold and she kept saying “No, I’m ok!”  Which I don’t believe at all because I had about 18 layers on and was still freezing, but I definitely appreciated her sticking in it. And holy crap.  She ROCKED it!!!

  Unfortunately we had to cut the outdoor session a little short and didn’t get in all of the locations / outfits that we wanted because it started snowing SO hard I couldn’t keep my lens dry and my focus was going all boggy because it wanted to focus on the snow instead of Deena. It was so thick you could barely even see her face, and I was literally standing 2 feet in front of her.

This is a shot of Deena and her bff, Vanessa smylie, when we decided to call it quits. Vanessa is also a dancer and came along to help with posing / stylings, and was a HUGE help because I don’t know the first thing about “form” when it comes to dancing.

Although I was kinda disappointed that I didn’t get as many pictures outside as I would have liked, we headed back to the studio and Deena rocked it some more.  I actually think the last set may be my favorite pictures of the day.

THANK YOU Deena and Vanessa!!! I can’t wait to see you girls again SOON!

XoX – Nikki




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4 Comments on “Deena Rocks Both Inside and Out – In the Snow | Erie PA Portrait Photography”

  1. Vanessa Smylie
    January 16, 2012 at 9:54 pm #

    Hey Nikki, I had a blast at the winter ballerina photo shoot! I love to do dance posing for others with dance styling, and with your creative genius photography mixed with Deena’s BEAUTIFUL lines and strength, I’d say it all came together fabulously!! The photographs are amazing. Erie is lucky to have you back!

    Vanessa Smylie

  2. January 26, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

    LOVE these!!!

  3. January 28, 2012 at 2:25 am #

    Wow, love the right one in the freezing snow (008.jpg). Great work! Both you and the model (and the snow).


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