Baby Ballerina | Edmond, OK Photographer | Mine

Our first year of ballet has come to a close. It started off rocky, but over the year, it grew on her, and playing backstage at rehearsal and those shiny stage lights may have sealed the deal. We will be returning to ballet again next year!

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The Sleeping Beauty | Edmond, OK Ballet Photographer

Oklahoma City Ballet continues to step up their game and their latest production, The Sleeping Beauty, is no exception. The Sleeping Beauty is of my all-time favorite ballets and one of the most difficult ballets in the classical repertoires, and they performed it beautifully.

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Stretching Legs and Pointing Toes... | Edmond, OK Photographer | Mine

I'm proud of her for sticking with ballet through the end of the year even though she doesn't love it. I'm proud of her for working so hard on something that is difficult and "boring". I'm so proud of her.

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Triple Bill | Edmond, OK Ballet Photographer

Oklahoma City Ballet opens their Triple Bill performance this evening. The evening starts with the OKC Ballet premiere of George Balanchine's Serenade, followed by the world premiere of Robert Mills's Our Private Rooms, and wrapping up with Agnes de Mille's famous Rodeo!

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Beginning Ballet | Edmond, OK Photographer | Mine

In addition to starting Pre-K this year, Big Sis is also starting ballet. Of course, this is a dream come true for me, but I'm also so nervous for her. I really hope she loves it.

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Flashback Friday | Edmond, OK Photographer

This may still hold the top spot of favorite shoots I've done. Ballerina: Beginning to End. The life of a ballerina often seems so glamorous, but there is so much work, tears, and pain involved. I'm drawn to this hidden side of ballet. The dancers who dare to stand in class with their hands on their hips...the long hours spent in a tutu just waiting for your short turn on the stage. You have to love it, but it's worth it.

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