everly's first dance recital was a bit of a learning curve for me, but I think we managed things just fine. because ev dances two days a week, this meant two different dance numbers in her first recital. she handled everything like a pro, including the quick change behind the curtains back stage. I really wasn't sure how our semi-shy around strangers girl was going to do when those lights hit her face, but she loved every minute of it! and for some reason, and I don't really think it has to do with the makeup, but maybe, she looks about twelve in this photo to me.
the studio she dances with allows photography and video during dress rehearsal, but not during the actual performance. even though everyone didn't necessarily abide by this policy, I loved how I could just be in the moment on the big day. these photos are from the dress rehearsal - a night that went extremely fast. two dances practiced on stage and photos with both classes and out within an hour - impressive!
I loved the photos props they had up for the rehearsal night. we opted just to get a group photo done professionally and everly and I still have on the calendar a day to run around in midtown to take some photos of her in her costumes.
^and while filming, I managed to sneak in one photo on stage^
here's a peek into our first recital moments - mostly from dress rehearsal and a few moments from the big day!
"rainbow" - Leap! Soundtrack
"when you say nothing at all" - Alison Krauss & Union Station