Dance recitals make me want to take photographs.
What’s not to love about those costumes, right? Oh you beautiful dancers, you. Forget the hours of practice it takes to nail a performance. I’m all about the photogenic clothes. And, in this case, my photogenic niece, as well.
After my niece’s summer dance recital, I asked her to come over so that I could play with my camera a bit and photograph her just for the glorious fun of it.
The glorious fun of it… hmmm…
Now that I’ve said that out loud, I now wish every portrait session had that “for the fun of it” feel to it. Rather than someone booking me for a portrait session, the new thought would be, “I’d like to book you for some some fun camera time.” Okay, there’s probably a better way to word that. How about playsession? Or playshoot? Regardless of how it’s worded, playtime is the best time and wording it something less formal would change the whole dynamic, wouldn’t it?
Maybe then, it wouldn’t just be the dancers that get to dance during their shoot. Maybe we all would.
And that, my friends, would be awesome.