The timing of a storm can be amazing if you capture it as the clouds travel to their next destination. The way the light reflects and changes when it is coming through them, highlighting the edges when the clouds break apart and the sun warms the earth; even if just for a moment. Dancers can recreate all of this in the steps and movements of dance, a good friend of mine showed me this on a cloudy day in October. Alyssa has been doing ballroom dance for years and recently started doing some modern dance showcases.
Alyssa, used to pull me into the club dance practices when we were at Montclair State, she ran the club before she graduated with her math education degree. I loved learning the steps, although I am not sure my partner was to thrilled, a few wrong steps, but hey I was still learning. Alyssa met up with me at the Mercer County Park, on a cool and cloudy day. We had been talking about doing a dance shoot for a while and finally got to.
Alyssa Lore shows us how to dance into any part of our lives.
American smooth waltz, tango, Latin rumba and chacha were just a few of the beautiful dances Alyssa modified so that we could capture some amazing shots of her.
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A first vacation for a couple is really special, it is when they get to see how each other is away from everything they both know. I got that chance in December, when my boyfriend, Matt and I took a trip to Nashville, TN. Music City is not just country music, just take a walk down Broadway and you’ll be able to hear pretty much anything.
While the one block strip makes for a beautiful backdrop, I loved the little city skyline mural on the corner of Broadway and 5th; right down the street from the “Mother Church of Country Music,” the famous Ryman Auditorium. Of course I wanted to get a few pictures of it, but it as a painted brick backdrop for Matt turned out great. It also worked out that he fit the “country style” with his blue flannel shirt and jeans.
Matt was great to work with, while he does get in front of the camera every once in awhile with me and the camera on a tripod; this was his first time by himself, and he did an amazing job. From classic black and white to full color, I had a really hard time picking which pictures to show all of you.
Matt was not the only one being photogenic, the city itself has this vibe of old meets new and you can see that in the brick work and hear it in the sounds of today’s music.
I am looking forward to visiting the amazing Nashville, TN again.
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A One-year-old blog is so many things —
A tiny discovery of learning,
A hugger of life’s perish moments,
A sweet story,
And a place for dreams and bright years ahead…
Life, Frame by Frame, is celebrating one year of being a blog! This year has gone by so fast, there have been so many lessons in learning how to take care of a blog. Letting it grow and spread it’s wings, I want to thank you for sharing and helping care for this little piece of my heart. I have loved sharing the frames of life with you and look forward to sharing more frames with you this year. Let’s look back at Life, Frame by Frame’s first year:
Exposure and shutter speed.
Frame by Frame loved sharing the stories of celebrating life’s accomplishments, like graduations.
Playing with magical fairies and amazing little kids.
Looking forward to the future of life and going off to college.
A year ago, we welcomed Life, Frame by Frame
A blog of TLM’s own.
Nervously and sleepily,
I figured out the blogging.
This goes how? and where?
You were told there would be teaching and reading,
A year has gone so quickly,
Yet we have learned so much.
We’ve felt a love so strongly,
In a blog’s gentle touch.
We laughed and smiled, I cried and pouted.
Wow! Life can get so crazy!
But I wouldn’t trade a minute,
As I am thankful for you and your support.
©2016 TLM Productions, LLC.