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Children’s Dance Photography Session at Lake Temescal, Oakland

kids ballet photograph Oakland

We recently had a fun photo shoot at Lake Temescal in Oakland with a young ballerina. ¬†She’s been in dance classes for several years and had a great time dancing and posing her way through the park!

outdoor ballet photo session

It was a beautiful afternoon and the light was fantastic. I had been thinking of doing some sort of dance inspired photo shoot at Lake Temescal for a while now, and I love working with kids so the timing of this photo session could not have been better!

There is a trail that loops around the park so we started at a grassy field at the front of the park and worked our way around the loop during the session to get a variety of backgrounds during this one hour session.

child ballerina in nature Lake Temescal Oakland

The duck REALLY wanted to be a part of the shoot!

black and white childrens dance photo

child ballerina dancing outdoors

Whenever possible we tried to integrate the natural setting into the shoot by incorporating the trees and rocks into the posing.

outdoor dance photography ballerina in nature

 

We also stopped to pet all the dogs we met along the way!

girl dressed like ballerina playing with a dog

 

child dancer on rocks

 

We ended the session on the giant rock formation at the head of the lake with an homage to Maxfield Parrish.

ballet dancer at Lake Temescal Oakland

 

This photo shoot was so much fun and it is always wonderful working with young artists. Do you have a favorite picture from this session? We love hearing from you, so please leave a comment and let us know what you think!