Portrait of a Ballerina

Sam is a ballerina.  

I'm sure she wouldn't introduce herself to you that way, but she has been dancing for most of her so-far-so-young life and that's how I know her.  She's a ballerina.  Sam recently completed her fifteenth trip around the sun and I was commissioned to create a series of portraits for her birthday festivities.

As I photographed her, it was easy to notice the poise and confidence that comes with mastering a skill.  It was inspiring and I couldn't help but wonder what my life would be like if I had stuck with something for that long.

Wait- that photo thing I do, right, never mind

The more I thought about it, the more I realized that Sam trains in her art every single day.  She's good and she's getting better with every session.  That's inspired me to get out every day and practice my art too. projects are brewing.  Stay tuned.