I got my first fancy SLR digital camera when Sylvia was about six months old. I so wanted to capture the fleeting moments of her infant-hood, and needed more creative control of the imagery I was creating.
I wanted to get professional pictures taken of my kids, but truth be told, I just wanted to take those pictures myself.
Sitting here at Sylvia’s last tap class on June 6, I was so glad that I have my camera as an extension of my hand. It really doesn’t get much better than photographing a group of adorable 3-5 year olds dancing at the YMCA.
Can you tell that she’s having a good time?
Learning to grapevine. That’s a skill everyone should have.
And the shuffle step! Very important for tap.
That curl coming down in front of her eye just slays me.
- oh, the shoes -
My beautiful girl’s curly locks. Maybe my favorite picture.
Oh that marching tutu. You know, she’s wearing my tutu. I got it for the Mud Run last fall. She has me pin it for her so it fits her waist:)
The concentration showing in the way she’s holding her hands; the various activities of the other girls; the beauty of all those cute bodies. Ahh, it’s just too much.
I love the way she’s watching amidst the activity.
Dance with abandon, my daughter!
Make that crazy skirt dance!
I love these next two:)
Here she is with her fantastic teacher, Ari. Thanks for a great session, Ari. Next stop – ballet. We’ll hit tap again soon:)
I’ll close with a little video I took with my phone of the girls doing their thing.