Mandy, the Ballet Queen
It was few months ago, when I saw Mandy, my lovely cousin (actually, Andrew’s cousin :)) posted on her Facebook wall that she was looking for a photographer who could help to freeze her dancing acts. I replied “ME” half-heartedly, expecting that she would want someone who has more experience rather than some amateur like me. My heart was jumping with joy when she asked me when!
We decided Sepang Gold Coast for our shooting location. I’ve never been there, I did not know how it was going to be. But ballet on the beach? That would be something different. The day has come, Mandy was so disappointed that she couldn’t find her perfect white dress. :) When the session started, we all found that the moves looked more like yoga instead of ballet. So, I decided not to shoot any still poses anymore, more dancing and prancing and running, gracefully. I was feeling a bit guilty to have asked her to repeat so many times. Glad that Mandy was such a sweetheart to play along. :)
Happy that the photos came out Ok. But I could do better next time. There were some twisting moves which I couldn’t get them right. All of us wanting to have another round in the near future. :) Can’t wait!
I am happy with myself, trying many different things. 2009 is a good year, as I expected earlier this year. Seeing that it is going to end real soon, I am pretty anxious about the new year. Whatever it may bring, I’ll have to gear myself up to face them. Like all the ballet dancers, no matter how nervous they are, they never fail to smile, hold their heads up and dance gracefully. It is similar to a swan, so gracefully floating on the water but nobody could see their feet busy treading under the water.