I had the honor of photographing this beautiful ballerina’s first baby three years ago, and I was overjoyed when she asked me to photograph her new little one- her little ballet baby.
Her nursery is a gorgeous pink complete with a crystal chandelier and wreath made of mom’s pointe shoes. So, I knew I just had to include some ballet shoes in one of her portraits.
The shoes at the bottom of the picture are mom’s very first pair of pointe shoes.
The ripples of fabric remind me of ribbons on ballet slippers dancing in the wind.
A new baby is like a tulip who’s bud is just beginning to open. We are just beginning to learn her possibilities.
She can become whatever her heart desires and she dreams to be.
“Someday I’ll jump through puddles,
Take a stroll, or run a race.
Someday I’ll walk across the street,
or maybe walk in space.
Someday I’ll scale a mountain,
Or I’ll join a ballet corps.
Someday I’ll walk a tightrope,
Or explore the ocean floor.”
She was very curious during her session, so I have no doubt she has it in her to be a NASA engineer like her parents someday if she chooses.
She was also a very smiley baby, and her mama told me that she has been a very easy going baby so far.
“Ellen was great with our baby and did a fantastic job capturing creative, adorable photos! We love seeing the beautiful newborn photographs in our home every day.”-Alex T.
It is always an honor for me to not only capture your little one, but to also capture you with your baby. Your children need to know who you were back when they were so little they could fit in your arms.
I was very excited to deliver their newest portrait of their oh so sweet ballet baby!