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Sep 082019
 
Ohio Irish dance photos taken by Newmarket Irish dance photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Newmarket Irish Dance Photographer | Newmarket Irish Dance Photos

Savannah

After seeing Cora, Lily, Erin, Claire and Brooklynn in recent blog posts, it should come as no surprise that my daughter is also an Irish dancer. Which makes me her Newmarket Irish dance photographer, on top of everything else ๐Ÿ˜‰

About a month ago, she moved up to the level where they graduate from the traditional school dresses (below), to the coveted sparkly dresses, also known as solo dresses.

Newmarket Irish dance photos taken by Newmarket Irish dance photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Traditional school dress

I do like to photograph dancers with their hair down, because it shows SO much more movement in the photos when their hair is flowing around them. BUT it also makes it a bit more challenging, if you want the hair to flow a certain way – and the wind doesn’t always cooperate. (Or in my experience, the wind usually doesn’t cooperate.) That’s no exception for my daughter who has very, very long hair! However, she was excited to wear her first solo dress, so photos were of course required! Especially when your mom is a photographer ๐Ÿ˜‰
Newmarket Irish dance photos taken by Newmarket Irish dance photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Newmarket Irish dance photos taken by Newmarket Irish dance photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Savannah used to compete a lot wearing her hair down (well, pulled in a half-ponytail, so it wasn’t in her face) when she wore the school dress. Now when she competes in the solo dress, we tend to put her hair up. I wanted to have photos of what she actually looked like when competing, but at the same time didn’t really feel like doing her hair just for photos ๐Ÿ˜‰ The first competition we went to after she got her dress was down in Toledo, Ohio. After she competed (and did well!), we found a spot near our hotel and got to work on new photos!
Ohio Irish dance photos taken by Newmarket Irish dance photographer www.jnphotography.ca

When I’m shooting wedding photos, and I’m walking around with a bride and groom, I’m completely used to having people stare at us, or watch us, or tell the bride how beautiful she looks – my daughter however, not so used to that ๐Ÿ˜‰ PLUS it was right in the middle of the Toledo Pride Festival, so we saw lots of interesting characters, and they were all talking to Savannah as they walked by. Luckily, after a few minutes, she got used to it, and wasn’t phased at all by strangers talking to her. She loves to perform and be on stage, so having people watch her have her photo taken was no problem!

Ohio Irish dance photos taken by Newmarket Irish dance photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Around Toledo, there are some interesting sculptures. The one below was just behind us when we were shooting her photos, and Savannah decided she should have some photos done with the sculpture. (I may or may not have edited the sculpture to match the colours of her dress… and I may or may not have spent a lot of time editing out cars, pedestrians, and various street signs out of the background also… Worth the effort though I think!)
Ohio Irish dance photos taken by Newmarket Irish dance photographer www.jnphotography.ca


Looking for a Newmarket dance photographer? Get in touch to have me, Jennifer Newberry Photography, capture your child’s dance photos, whether itโ€™s Irish, Scottish, Jazz, Tap, Acro, Musical Theatre, Ballet – or any other style!

Aug 222019
 

Barrie Irish Dance Photos | Barrie Irish Dance Photographer

Claire

Barrie Irish dance photos! I had a blast photographing Claire’s dance photos! Claire’s very first Irish solo dress is a classic black, white and gold – which are always great colours on a redhead! Claire not only does Irish dance, but she is also a figure skater – busy girl!

Barrie Irish dance photos by Barrie Irish dance photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Barrie Irish dance photos by Barrie Irish dance photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Barrie Irish dance photos by Barrie Irish dance photographer www.jnphotography.ca


Looking for a Barrie dance photographer? Get in touch to have me, Jennifer Newberry Photography, capture your child’s dance photos, whether itโ€™s Irish, Scottish, Jazz, Tap, Acro, Musical Theatre, Ballet – or any other style!

Aug 022019
 

#itsakerry

Newmarket Irish Dance Photography

Erin

I have been loving doing all this Newmarket Irish dance photography lately! I was especially honoured to photograph Erin in her very first solo dress! Her dress was custom-made for her, by Kerry Designs – it’s stunning!

Congrats on your first solo dress Erin!

Newmarket Irish dance photography by Newmarket Irish dance photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Newmarket Irish dance photography by Newmarket Irish dance photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Newmarket Irish dance photography by Newmarket Irish dance photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Newmarket Irish dance photography by Newmarket Irish dance photographer www.jnphotography.ca


Looking for a Newmarket dance photographer? Get in touch to have me, Jennifer Newberry Photography, capture your child’s dance photos, whether itโ€™s Irish, Scottish, Jazz, Tap, Acro, Musical Theatre, Ballet – or any other style!

Jul 312019
 

Hockley Valley Wedding Photos | Orangeville Wedding Photographer


Shannon & Kyle’s Sneak Peeks

I knew Shannon and Kyle’s Hockley Valley wedding photos would be different, because this time, the bride was my sister! Shannon has always been unique – hilarious, random, and a bit crazy. ๐Ÿ˜‰
Hockley Valley wedding photos by Newmarket wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Above (right), yes, that’s my daughter wearing a hotdog costume. Sadly it wouldn’t fit over Shannon’s wedding dress (she owns the costume), but I’d say it was definitely the highlight of the reception!

Anyway, I’m getting ahead of myself!

Shannon and Kyle got married at the Hockley Valley Resort in Mono, Ontario (15 minutes from of Orangeville). It was a HOT summer July day, and the weather forecast wasn’t looking good…
Weather Forecast July 2019

But by some miracle, the rain held off and we had clear skies until later in the evening! (The heat was still pretty brutal though! I’d say 2nd only to the heat on Sabrina & Mason’s wedding day!)

I was Shannon’s matron of honour (and wedding day coordinator, I had my video camera on a tripod that I was moving around, and my 3 kids were there so I had to play “mom”, as well as “dance mom” with some costume changes since my kids did 2 performances during the reception – I wore a lot of hats that day!), so Julie from Julie Broadbent Photography came out and shot most of the day for me up until the beginning of the reception, when my matron of honour duties were over, and I could take over the photography. (I’m doing all the post-processing.) Julie was the perfect photographer for the job, as she knows Hockley Valley Resort like the back of her hand, and was just generally wonderful! Thank you Julie!!

Hockley Valley wedding photos by Newmarket wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Shannon and Kyle got married outdoors, under the lovely draped tent on the Montclair Patio, and the reception was held in the Aida ballroom.
Hockley Valley ceremony photo on the Montclair patio by Newmarket wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Hockley Valley wedding photos by Newmarket wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca

As it turns out, my daughter is quite the partier. She danced until the reception ended at 1am, and then she helped us clean up!
Hockley Valley wedding photos by Newmarket wedding photographer www.jnphotography.ca

The wedding reception at midnight.

Congrats guys – more photos to come!


Are you getting married? Looking for an Orangeville wedding photographer? Get in touch to have me, Jennifer Newberry Photography, capture your wedding, whether itโ€™s in Orangeville, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Toronto, Barrie, Waterloo, Hamilton, London, Muskoka, or beyond! Iโ€™d love to chat about your wedding plans!

Jul 242019
 

Orillia Irish Dance Photographer

Lily

What’s this, another Irish dancer post? Yes indeed! Like Cora, Lily also just competed at her first North American championships of Irish dance earlier this month!

Orillia Irish dance photos by Newmarket Irish dance photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Orillia Irish dance photos by Newmarket Irish dance photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Orillia Irish dance photos by Newmarket Irish dance photographer www.jnphotography.ca

Orillia Irish dance photos by Newmarket Irish dance photographer www.jnphotography.ca


Looking for a Orillia dance photographer? Get in touch to have me, Jennifer Newberry Photography, capture your child’s dance photos, whether itโ€™s Irish, Scottish, Jazz, Tap, Acro, Musical Theatre, Ballet – or any other style!

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