I have, so far, done two pole themed shoots with Broken Ballerina Studio: a Classic shoot with a white backdrop and a second Classic shoot with a black backdrop. You can find out more about Broken Ballerina Studio on my Acknowledgements page, but I will say here for the record that Sally is an incredible photographer who goes out of her way to make you feel comfortable during a shoot.
The slide show above showcases some of the images from the two shoots I have done. I was at Beginner Level in both shoots, although my first shoot was taken very early in my pole dancing days, I think I'd done maybe three terms in total, while the black backdrop Classic shoot was taken when I was almost ready to grade for Beginners and move up to Intermediate. For funsies, I dressed up as pole dancing Elsa for my Black Backdrop Photoshoot and Broken Ballerina Studio got right on board with my theme and they even played 'Let It Go!' during my shoot.
Today, I got to do my third shoot with Broken Ballerina studio, but this time it was far from Classic. I rocked up today a full hour and a half before my shoot because today I was getting covered in UV paint before taking on some pole tricks.
My actual shoot with thirty minutes, and it was my present to myself for passing Beginner Static and moving up to Intermediate Static. I've already worked out that my present to myself when I pass Beginner Spin will be a Glitter Photoshoot (yes, Broken Ballerina Studio does these too), but, I'm getting ahead of myself.
The UV paint application took roughly an hour, then I had half an hour to warm up before my shoot. I had brought shoes for this shoot earlier in the week, under an ordinary light they look like a nice pair of pole shoes, with little blue and white lightening bolts zigzagging down the platforms. Put them under a UV light, and the bolts glow, so I decided I wanted to continue the lightning theme with the UV body paint. During the hour application, my painter covered most of my body in blue UV paint, before highlighting it with yellow and then adding neon pink lightening bolts down my back, arms, legs and torso.
As you can see above, without the UV light, I look a little like an alien, and me and one of the other divas doing the UV shoot had a good laugh with each other. However, under the UV light, the paint looked superb and I loved how well my lightning theme came through in the pictures. Below is a little teaser from the end of my shoot, so some of the paint has worn off, but you get the general idea, with me and the photographer from Broken Ballerina Studio; I will be receiving my raw images shortly, so there may be more teasers to come in the following days...
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