What's better than having a ballerina at the studio? Having THREE ballerina's at the Studio!! A couple of weeks ago, I welcomed Annabeth, Ashlynn and Sarah Mackenzie to the Greensboro studio to do a mix of creative dance photography for their portfolios, for Greensboro Ballet, and more than anything, to have some fun. For all three of these seasoned dancers (they have all been dancing most of their lives), this was their first photo shoot. When I told them how fast the time would go, they didn't really believe me. After all, we were talking about blocks of time longer than classes. As the day progressed, each of them learned the same things. Nailing a pose for a photo is work. Everything has to come together at the same moment. I don't believe in compositing frames together, so the legs and the hands and the head all have to be doing the right thing at the same 1/1000th of a second. Because each of them have made ballet a life's work, they were very coach-able and they enjoyed the collaboration needed to get the captured moment to represent their best work. They also learned what a workout a photo shoot can be. We stretch further, and push a little longer to get the absolute best in each pose. We shot each dancer for two hours individually, but also did another two hours of the three of them together. This post is about them as a group.