This is my first shoot with Wrexham bellydance duo Petit Filou. When I say 'in the studio', what I mean is, indoors, with studio lights. This was not the smallest room I have worked in, that would be a bedsit in Chester, where we had to get very creative to find enough space to work in. But neither was it a full photographic studio, with multiple backdrops, and a full 5 light setup with all light modifiers available. This was somewhere in between, but we managed just fine, and I am very pleased with the results. I think the personalities of the dancers shine though in the photos.
I hope they won't mind if I share the comment they sent me after the shoot:
"Thank you Ian, we really enjoyed the afternoon, so much fun! We both usually feel so awkward having our pictures taken, but with you it was a joy."
I look forward to the next shoot with them (we have some interesting ideas - watch this space!). For now, see some more photos from this set here.
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