Heather - Highland Dance Portraits

This beautiful young lady came to me for some Highland Dance portraits!  Heather is originally from Saskatchewan, but is studying kinesiology at the U of C, so she is now part of the Calgary Highland Dance community.  Heather travelled to Scotland this summer with the Wilson School of Higland Dance and had the opportunity to take part in several competitions while she was there. Not only is she a competitive premier dancer, but she also helps teach dance.  What a busy lady!!

We had a beautiful fall evening for Heather's session, and captured some gorgeous images. She especially loves her aboyne costume so we did a fun spinning sequence with her.  She was so easy to work with and what can I say about her beautiful smile!!!  Heather's Highland Dance portraits are some of my favorites and I hope you love them as much as I do!!

Lorin - Highland Dance Portraits

Well, this was one fun session!  Lorin is a super sweet highland dancer who loves the outdoors, and the mountains, so that's where we decided to do her Highland Dance session.  I really can't believe I've never done a mountain session before, considering how close Calgary is to the mountains...so I was really excited to try. Also, I've been wanting to do a mountain session to get a real Scottish higland feel. I'm really pleased with how the images turned out and I'd love to go out to the mountains again.  Any takers??

 

    

Fiona - Highland Dance Portraits

July is my favorite month for doing on-location Highland Dance Portraits!  The flowers are in full bloom, and the evenings are long and golden.   And that's exactly what the lovely Fiona wanted for her Highland Dance portraits.  

Fiona is very talented Highland dancer!  In fact, she was given this portrait session as a gift from Wendy Wilson at Wilson School of Highland Dance because last year Fiona placed 4th in the sword dance at the Canadian Highland Dancing Championship competition.  This is quite an impressive accomplishment for this 15 year old.  Not only is Fiona an amazing athlete, but she also has dreams to pursue a medical career.  And did I mention that she is absolutely beautiful too?   I think you will agree when you see these images from her session.

Congratulations on your achievements Fiona!  It was an honour to photograph you!

Calgary Highland Dance Association

Look at these little cuties who came to visit my display at the Calgary Highland Dance Association competition today! They told me my Highland Dance portraits were "sooooo prettyyy!!  I think they really liked the toffee candies I had for them too!  

I had a really nice time today and met many wonderful dancers and parents. Thanks for stopping by my display!!

For those who visited me at my display I had a draw for a portrait session plus $100 towards portraits. This prize is worth $250! I'm very pleased to announce that the winner of the draw is Codey Rathy! Congratulations Codey and thank you to everyone who entered!

I only have 4 spots left for summer Highland Dance portrait sessions so if you are interested in booking one please contact me asap!

Hannah - Highland Dance Portraits

This may be my last outdoor session of the season.  The leaves are pretty much all gone, the grass is brown, and it's getting chilly out.  But that's what we wanted for this session.  Hannah and I wanted to try a darker look this time.  The look I usually like is  warm and sundrenched, but that's not always possible, so we wanted to play with a different look.  I got some dark ones but still managed to find a few leaves and couldn't resist sneaking the sun into a few shots.