Since I shared a little peek of my shoot with Frequent Flyers, I thought I’d share a little more. Toward the end of their Professional Training Program, I visited the Frequent Flyers studio in Boulder and photographed the eight aerial dancers who were training there. Meet them all below!
They were amazing! I spent most of the day there taking headshots, eating cupcakes, and photographing them up in the air. I got to stand on rolling staircase thing to get up to their level and watch everyone pitch in and climb up scaffolding to change out the apparatuses.
Everyone had their favorite apparatuses and their own unique style. I was so amazed to see each of them get up there and show off their moves! Each one of them blew me away.
Aerial dance presents many difficulties, but being photographed in aerial poses is even more difficult. Dancers have to hold each pose while someone fixes their shirt, tells them minor adjustments to make, spins them around and then they have to wait even longer for the photographer to get just the right angle and just the right light. It takes a ton of strength and grip on top of all the flexibility, muscle, and lack of acrophobia (that’s fear of heights).
These women are just so badass!
Oh yeah, I have a special treat for you! It’s your prize for reading this far. Here’s a gif of Linda spinning on the pendulum!