This past winter, we had a snowfall in Delaware that lasted more than a day before melting. I asked Ari if she would be interested in doing a styled ballerina session while the snow was still on the ground. She was an absolute trooper, withstanding the bitter 10 degree temperature. I couldn’t believe how natural she was in front of my camera, even amidst her shivers and goosebumps. I knew I had to photograph her once again, so when the weather started to warm up, I scheduled a session with her. I frequent thrift stores in my area looking for unique wardrobe options for future sessions. I had found this white, lace, vintage strapless gown a few years ago, but never found anyone fit it. When I tried it on my sweet ballerina, it zipped up perfectly. The femininity of the dress needed a beautiful location, so we went to the the Lavender Fields at Warrington Manor in Milton, Delaware. I had always wanted to shoot there, but I never timed it appropriately. But this time, the lavender was at peak and smelled heavenly. I had also asked Ari to bring something white to wear for the dancing portion of her session and what she brought was absolutely divine. Thank you, Ari, for being my angelic muse for this summer session. It was everything I dreamed it would be + more!
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