Yoshiko was in Vancouver last summer and needed a portrait photographer to take a few photos of her for her ballet portfolio. I had done her head shots a while back and I’ve always wanted to photograph a ballerina because of how graceful they look in photographs so of course I said sure! She routinely travels abroad to work in different performances and this set of photos would be used for more performance submissions and auditions. Below are some of the shots that came out of our photo session at Vancouver’s Scotia Bank Dance Centre. A couple of them took a few tries to get right as I had to figure out where she was going to end up in my frame. I also learned a bit about ballet and what the goal was for each pose. Ballerinas have some insane core strength and I can’t imagine how much practice goes into balancing on their toes! Hope you enjoy the set.