She’s graceful. Light on her toes, even being several months pregnant. Erica was in her fifth season with the Dayton Ballet and had just finished the most recent production of the all time holiday favorite “The Nutcracker” right before our photo shoot. A Butler University grad, Erica spent her summers in dance workshops in New York and traveled to Cape Town, South Africa to perform a world premiere ballet before marrying Clark, one of the most big-hearted dentist I know.
When we set up a date for our photo shoot, none of us knew just how cold it was going to be. To get that “just right light”, we met at 7:45 in the morning at one of my favorite spots where the light is always magical.
Totally worth rising early! I could pile on the layers of clothes, but Erica and Clark had to tough it out for the sake of some amazing shots. Between shivering and teeth clattering, they pulled it off.
Now it gets even more amazing. Erica wanted to capture her love of dancing. Being very pregnant, she managed to change into her tutu (in the car!), walk though several inches of snow (with Clark’s assistance) and pose for some more great shots.
Next week, you’ll find out…was it a boy or a girl?