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Dance Photoshoot with Ashlyn

Ashlyn got a birthday present from her parent in the form of a photo shoot with me. She’s a talented dancer and a really good kid to work with. She hit her poses beautifully and we had a lot of fun. She even braved the elements to get some pictures in the snow.

Ashlyn and her shadow jumping

Calm and quiet pose

Strength and flexibility

Behind my studio is a nice natural area

- Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, bodybuilding and fight photography

- London Dance Photo - I am Mark Ruddick, an experienced photographer working in London, ON. I enjoy photographing dancers and really appreciate the athleticism and artistry involved. Coming from a fight photography background, I have developed my technique to capture rapidly moving subjects at high speed in front of the lens. The resulting instinct for timing fight photography has lead to an ability to capture my subjects at the peak of their motion in an artistic way.

Let me capture the photos that move you.


Dance Images with Sarah

Sarah is a dancer with London Dance Ensemble. She came into the studio to get some portfolio images.

Makeup: Melissa O Make-up

En point in black and white

Head shot - Make-up by Melissa O Makeup

Showing off the leg line, down through the toes.

- London Dance Photo - I am Mark Ruddick, an experienced photographer working in London, ON. I enjoy photographing dancers and really appreciate the athleticism and artistry involved. Coming from a fight photography background, I have developed my technique to capture rapidly moving subjects at high speed in front of the lens. The resulting instinct for timing fight photography has lead to an ability to capture my subjects at the peak of their motion in an artistic way.

Let me capture the photos that move you.


Dance Photography with Maddie

Maddie came to the studio for some dance images.She represented Canada in a dance competition in Spain this summer and came away with 2 silvers and 1 gold medal. Maddie trains out of the O'Neill Academy of Dance and is fearless as a dancer and we got some great images.

I wanted to show off Maddie's strength and flexibility with some different lighting techniques. I was very happy with the results. Melissa O Makeup did Maddie's makeup and it was really bold and dramatic and beautiful.

Beautiful form and muscle definition

Showing off her flexiility

Dancing with fabric

Close-up of the makeup.

- London Dance Photo - I am Mark Ruddick, an experienced photographer working in London, ON. I enjoy photographing dancers and really appreciate the athleticism and artistry involved. Coming from a fight photography background, I have developed my technique to capture rapidly moving subjects at high speed in front of the lens. The resulting instinct for timing fight photography has lead to an ability to capture my subjects at the peak of their motion.
 

Let me capture the photos that move you.

Ballet in the Fog with Nicolette

I did a ballet photo shoot with Nicolette out of Step Above Dance. Nicolette was referred to me by a mutual model friend of ours. Nicolette came in and really killed it. We setup the fog machine to do a series of backlit shapes, jumps and poses. Here are a few of the best ones.

- LondonDancePhoto is a full service London, Ontario photo studio specializing in dance and performance photography

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Group Dance Shoot - Sneak Peek

I had a group of six dancers in the studio on Sunday. We had pizza, took some pictures and at one point had an impromptu musical break out. It was a whirlwind 4 hour shoot that got so many good images. Thanks to my assistant for the day Wendy Blang. Here's a sneak peek at some of the pictures.

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- LondonDancePhoto is a full service London, Ontario photo studio specializing in dance and performance photography

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Athletic Nudes with Dancer Kaitlin

Dancer / model Kaitlin Chapple came into the studio to shoot my athletic nude series with me. Dance is an extremely athletic activity and ballet is a so beautiful to photograph. Kaitlin hit all of her poses with grace and power. It is always great to work with such an accomplished model.

She had an incredible range of motion. 

We worked on dynamic poses with a lot of tension. 

Strength, balance and flexibility

- Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, bodybuilding and fight photography

Athletic Nudes with Ballerina Annelie (NSFW)

A dancer contacted me on Facebook about modeling for my athletic nude series. I had never photographed dance before but sometimes you just go for it. Annelie is a travelling ballerina with the Canada's Ballet Jorgen based in Toronto. She had just finished up a nation-wide tour and was heading back to Europe the next week. The photo shoot came together super quick and we only had a narrow window to work together at the studio due to her travel schedule. In the 90 minutes we did have, dozens of beautiful images were made. Her grace, power and athleticism were apparent in her warm up. She did insane stretches seemingly without effort. For me it was like photographing poetry. I would love to work with her again when she returns.

If there are any other dancers out there (male or female) that would like to participate in the project, please contact me.

- Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, boxing and mma photography