Zensual Dance in Dallas held their spring graduation / open house a few weeks ago allowing their students and instructors to showcase their pole and dance skills. In addition to being the guest performer, I was also the official photographer for the event and spent the night capturing photos of each of the stunning routines. It is such a great feeling to be able to combine two things that I love – photography and pole fitness. I am super excited to share the event album and give you a peek at just some of the fun we had! Check out the event album here.
Pictured above: Jennifer Huff and Lindsey Dement
One of my goals for 2013 was to De-Clutter all aspects of my life – which largely includes reorganizing all of the files on my computers and dozens of flash drives. I’ve slowly been making progress and along the way have come across a few items that had slipped my mind. The other day I actually came across a memory card with pics from Miss Texas Pole Star’s Saturday night competition.
I remember being back stage with the contestants and the pros as they were getting ready but I totally forgot I had shot these. What I like most about these shots is that they were taken in the dressing room before the competition started. Since this isn’t an angle that most get to see I thought it would be fun to share these behind-the-scenes images from the competition. Better late than never! The images really show how fun and sassy all of these wonderful ladies are – despite any nervousness they may have had. I love the camaraderie among our Pole Community. Check out the “Lost” MTPS Album here!
Vertical Fitness Dallas Owner Karen Palmer
Vertical Fitness Dallas started their Fit Body Challenge this past Sunday. This is their third year hosting this challenge to help ladies start working towards achieving fit bodies. I was in attendance to meet the great group of ladies that will be doing the challenge and to take their before shots. They have an challenging but rewarding journey ahead and I wish them all the best of luck!
The Grand Prize for the VFD Fit Body Challenge that begins today at 2:30pm is fabulous! A “complete make over” with a photo shoot of your new rockin’ body! Hair cut and color, professional make up session, products from Origins, VFD Membership, Power Play Membership, 90 min. massage and then a professional photo shoot (BY ME!) to showcase the “new you”! Now, you have no excuses, just show up at our meeting today to get started. What’s to loose except a few jeans sizes?!
For more information visit: www.verticalfitnessdallas.com
Zensual owner Clarissa
This is my favorite shot from the Zensual Winter Showcase and graduation ceremony. They invited me to shoot the event and I had a blast crawling around the studio capturing some amazing action shots! Their small but intimate event featured a group performance, several solo performances, a fun and creative Grinch routine, yummy snacks and a raffle.
December 7, 2012 Vertical Fitness Dallas celebrated their Jingle Bell Bash/Charity Toy drive and I was thrilled to be in attendance shooting the event. The night featured a sassy jingle bell rock group routine, a sexy Curvalicious dance, a booty poppin’ routine, a level 2 pole group routine, a sexy flexy number by B and some solo pole routines. The event was so packed that there were people standing outside watching and cheering through the window of the studio! They don’t do events often but when they do they do them BIG!
Naturally, when Girl Next Door announced it would be premiering in Dallas (March 2012) this was a great new opportunity that offered our pole community a sense of performance fulfillment…without the stress of competitions. Competitions are rewarding but they aren’t for everyone. So a pole showcase to pull together our Texas pole talent was definitely what we needed! I skipped the auditions because I didn’t feel I was ready, however I was still lucky to be involved in the event doing something else that I love: Photography!
It was an honor and inspiration to be at the GND Texas event photographing all of the stunning performances. If you missed the event or if you just want to reminisce then be sure to check out the photos from the amazing event.
About Girl Next Door – A Pole Dance Soirée
About Girl Next Door is a monthly production that combines the sensuality of pole dance with the fanciful medium of theater to create a new aesthetic: artistic pole dance. Featuring some of the country’s top-ranked pole performers, Girl Next Door is LA’ first-ever and longest-running artistic pole dance revue. The Spring 2011 season kicks off March 6th and promises more scintillating storylines, aerial acrobatics and a new cast of talent who will redefine your perceptions of pole dance.
This show explores the sensual side of the everyday woman, as the cast’s professional backgrounds range from electrical engineer to school teacher, publicist to business owner and everything in between. Each performer brings a unique character to the stage, taking audiences on a sensual journey through a series of performance vignettes featuring a variety of aerial apparatuses, including pole, lyra, tissu, trapeze and chandalyra.