Friday, May 11, 2012

19/52 and Favorite Photo Friday - it's showtime!

{Spring Recital}

Recital Diptych 1

I'll admit that this is one of my favorite times of the year,
and also some of my personal favorites as far as photos that I take
of my children.

Recital Diptych 2

There were some funky lighting situations... but I made the best of it and took
my time enjoying these moments.

(Grace and her friends waiting in the hallway before going on).

Recital Diptych 3

Last year at her recital I got thinking 
that there probably aren't too many people
that get to see this magical little 'world' that lies backstage at a dance performance.
The air is charged with excitement.
It is incredibly special to me.

(Older ballerinas watching Grace's class perform on stage.These girls were so encouraging to the younger ones).

Recital 7

And for Will...this was his first Spring recital.
The waiting part was a little hard for these guys
in the boys (5-7 yr.) hip hop class. They couldn't wait to show the audience what they could do.
The boys had 2 performances on Saturday and they did awesome!

(Waiting to go on...Will was the first onstage and led his group out).

Recital Diptych 4

Months and months of practice come down to this....
and finally it's their time in the spotlight.
My husband and I couldn't have been more proud of our two!

Recital Diptych 5

Grace had strep throat the week of the recital and missed both rehearsals as a result.
The photos of her were from Friday night of the ballet, "A MidSummer's Night Dream."
She was part of the lavender field.
Unfortunately she was too sick to dance on Saturday
and didn't get to perform in the ballet again or in her jazz and tap dances.
She was a little disappointed but is really looking forward to dancing again next year.
And thankfully she's healthy now.

Will's hip hip group danced to "My Girl" by Mindless Behavior.
He loved being on stage for his dance and also the finale (his first one).
He's still thinking about hip hop for next year but may possibly switch to gymnastics.
This boy can move!

the long road

And Happy Mother's Day a little early!

6 kind words:

Jboo said...

Oh Gail -- these are lovely! What a sweet and special time!

Happy Mother's Day!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

these costumes are amazing and you have captured them so beautifully!

that Will is just a package of cuteness.

I am sorry for Miss Grace that she had to miss out! But, glad she is better.

Thank you for my Friday morning smile. You never/ever disappoint!


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

All beautiful images that make us feel like we were backstage with you:)

Oh, I could just imagine sweet Will up there busting a move on stage!!

I am so glad that Grace is feeling better..... YUCK, strep throat is no fun!

Enjoy your Mother's Day Weekend~



Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

I love these Gail. Back stage is probably one of my most favorite things to capture too. There is so much energy & excitement back there.

I'm sorry to hear that Grace was sick. That is not fun at all. Hope things are better & that you have a very blessed & joyous weekend!

Diane said...

Oh Gail...thank you so much for sharing! I LOVE all of these photo's. You captured the excitement and antiipation of backstage beautifully. I know exactly what you mean when say you and your husband are so proud of Grace and Will, it's such a proud moment. And the fact that you have these photo's, you can treasure these moments for a lifetime!
Have a Wonderful Weekend!
God Bless,

Courtney said...

I always love looking at your beautiful pictures. You can tell from your post that you are one proud mom!

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