Out of the Ballroom Dancing with the Fantastic Renee Gallagher!
July 28, 2012
I had too much fun photographing Renee Gallagher, a nationally competitive ballroom dancer. Watching her pose, dance and mesmerize onlookers really stirred my own creativity. We began our shoot at Sendero Studio on the east side of town where I got to check out a couple of her fantastic dresses designed by Julia Gorchakova of Artistry in Motion. Every little exquisitely crafted detail on these dresses was awe-inspiring
After some time in the studio, Renee and I were feeling a little extra creative and wanted to spread our wings a bit. We found some great east Austin graffiti and construction backgrounds outside the studio to contrast with Renee’s feminine beauty, flowing dress and mysterious moves. Some construction workers and passerby got quite the amazing show as Renee totally let go – losing herself completely in rhythmic motion under the 105 degree Texas summer sun! I feel so lucky to be the photographer Renee chose to express her love of dance and form. Thank you Renee! You have got some serious talent!