As this is our first year with Miss Amanda's Dance Academy, everything is new to us. Including how super-duper organized Miss Amanda is! We paid for recital costume fees last November, had fittings in February, and her in-house seamstress had alterations done by April. (No fabric glue or safety pinning for this recital mama!)
So, no surprise, (but a new experience for us!), Miss Amanda has professional recital portraits taken at the studio. It's a totally no-sales pressure deal (IF, you can resist the cuteness of your own kiddo!) as in, you show up at your scheduled time-slot, pictures are taken, and you leave. Individual and group dance shots are then available on the website for purchase...meaning you don't have to make an on-the-spot decision
While the professional shots aren't ready yet, I captured a couple of Mary Catherine with my camera phone between takes. So.Stinkin.Cute.
First up...Blackbird. (Ballet)
And next up...Pink Cadillac. (Tap)
Again, really cute. I especially love how appropriate the costumes are...believe it or not that can be a challenge within the dance community... so I really appreciate the fact that Miss Amanda goes with age-appropriate, modest costumes.