Sunday, August 24, 2008

Dancing Queen - BSM

My child LOVES to dance. I signed her up for gymnastics class, but I really need to find a dance class for her somewhere. These pictures were taken the other evening. Some of my favorite times are when I am sitting there taking pictures of Ella and Keith playing together. It was beautiful out that night and Ella had already taken a bath, gotten in her jammies and we just ate dinner. Earlier in the day, we had heard the song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" from The Lion King. Every time we sang Aweemoway, Aweemoway, Aweemoway, Ella jumped into a little groove. She was like a robot, right on cue.

She reminds me of a little Flapper girl here below, with the ruffles on her jammies and the headband on her forehead.


But this last picture I am calling my BSM. Because no matter what she does, just the look of pure joy and happiness in her face melts my heart.


Head on over to Tracey's to see more Best Shot Monday images.


tracey clark August 24, 2008 at 7:55 PM  

ah ha! these are pure joy!! the whole series makes me happy!

Mia's Mama August 24, 2008 at 8:51 PM  

Aweemoway, Aweemoway, Aweemoway would get me going, too :)

Lovely, lovely series...made me smile..BIG!

Julie August 24, 2008 at 10:08 PM  

Beautiful!I love the colors and the hair flying! Ella is just so adorable and happy! I love it! Makes me want to dance too...except that I can't dance! :D

Thanks for the kind comments on my blog tonight.

Megan August 24, 2008 at 10:24 PM  

what a great series! i can almost hear the music...

MGF August 24, 2008 at 10:53 PM  

LOVE the close up form above. It feels like I am there.

Marie August 25, 2008 at 1:12 AM  

Breathtakingly beautiful. For a moment I was a child and singing the Lion King song myself, and in face, will now probably be singing it to myself the whole rest of today! :-)

Christina August 25, 2008 at 7:05 AM  

Oh Joanna! These are so awesome! Her joy and exuberance and laughter is right there...she's such a fun kid! She does look like a little flapper girl, hehe! The one you picked as your BSM is great, but I think I love the first one even more!

Brittany August 25, 2008 at 8:26 AM  

They really are all beautiful shots! :) I love the actions shots! I love seeing kids jump around and dance, it's just so cute.

Have a great week!

Andrea August 25, 2008 at 9:21 AM  

The colors are rich and vibrant. Very nice (and oh so fun).

infinitysedge August 25, 2008 at 9:31 AM  

These are absolutely precious! Pure fun!

Golightly August 25, 2008 at 10:32 AM  

She is so stinkin' cute! I love all the shots, but that "flapper" image really makes me smile!

Jen August 25, 2008 at 10:40 AM  

Oh, you did such a great job capturing the moment. You can tell that girl has some moves. I am trying to decide whether to enroll my daughter in gymnastics or dance.

Killlashandra August 25, 2008 at 12:46 PM  

Cute cute series of pictures. :) I love the kittie fairy on her dress with all the rainbow colors. It makes the perfect outfit for her dancing. I hope you are able to find someplace for her.

Blueberry August 25, 2008 at 2:03 PM  

oh my goodness! these are priceless! how adorable!!

The Source August 25, 2008 at 2:30 PM  

Those are really terrific shots! I love them all. Especially the flapper pic!

Dawn August 25, 2008 at 4:35 PM  

They are all so wonderful but my favorite is the first one~ Too cute! I hope you got that on video too!

natalie August 25, 2008 at 4:43 PM  

I SO LOVE the one before the last one. What sweet memories.

Maggie August 25, 2008 at 5:57 PM  

She has got THE BEST expressions!

Jaimee August 25, 2008 at 6:10 PM  

Oh my Joanna...these are adorable!!! I love that flapper girl picture! How much fun that must have been to watch!

Looks like some great light for you too! That time of night...evening is my absolute FAVORITE time to shoot! The lighting is perfect! I love side lighting and back-lighting the most!

HeatherK August 25, 2008 at 7:30 PM  

My dear, I think you have an unfair advantage with this BSM thing. I think it's impossible to get a bad shot of that kid! My 2yo has the same nightgowns--great for twirling!

Phyllis Sommer August 25, 2008 at 9:38 PM  

wow absolutely gorgeous. these are too good!!!!!!

Stacy August 26, 2008 at 10:57 AM  

What a fun series of shots! You captured her spirit and dancing perfectly! :)

Maya August 26, 2008 at 3:06 PM  

Look at her workin her groove!

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