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Hello!!! I’m back – blogging senior portraits and dance photography

Social Media or Blogging? Both!

With social media being everywhere and everything, I totally ditched my blog.  Keeping up with Facebook and Instagram felt like it was enough to reach my community.  Fortunately for me, I just got back from an amazing senior photography conference – Conference 12 Chicago and listened to Holli True, an Oregon senior photographer, speak about blogging.  She discussed why I should be doing it for my business and my clients.  I felt like she was talking directly to me in a room full of other photographers because I have ignored it for so long and needed someone to give me a swift kick.  Holli made it sound like something fun again – a way for me to connect with you instead of an item on my to-do list.  Thank you Holli for inspiring me to start again.  I made a promise that I would get it up and running this week – I hope you are proud!  There are so many senior portraits to share with you and stories to tell.  I also have a ton of Black Tutu Squad images (dance photography!) to share with you.  Dance and senior portraits make my creative self so happy.

In Honor of World Dance Day

Here is a recent dance photo because after all, it is World Dance Day today.   Elise is a dancer with the Ballet Arts Ensemble here in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  When we began discussing her senior portraits and how she wanted to capture her love of ballet, she immediately knew that she wanted to shoot part of her session at the stage door of Chenery Auditorium, where they have their performances.   The next one up is Princess and the Pea in November and I hope to see her dance as the little mermaid!  Stay tuned for more of Elise soon!

A long, long time ago, the studio that I grew up at also performed at Chenery Auditorium, so this shoot gave me such good feels and memories…I could almost smell the hairspray.

Gorgeous black and white dance photography of a ballerina outside the stage door at Chenery Auditorium in Kalamazoo, MI photographed by Becky Anderson Seniors

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