Circus Arts August 17, 2016circus arts, personal work, portraitsaerialists, circus arts, NECCA, New England Center for Circus Arts, southern vermont wedding photographer, trapeze, vermont barns, vermont photographers, Vermont Wedding Photographer, vermont wedding photographers, vermont wedding photography, vt photographers, vt wedding photographer, vt wedding photographers, wedding photographer vermont, wedding photographersjeff I’m blessed to have a number of New England Circus Arts alums as clients, and Megan, Ferne and Kalina are three of my faves! Here they are in their dressing room behind the barn. I used to bring our RV so they could change, but they never used it. They’re so flexible they can change outfits in public without a problem. They are wardrobe Houdinis. Megan starts off with a beautiful routine on an aerial hoop in the old post and beam barn some friends let us use for the evening. The strength and balance required for these moves is not in my DNA. Not to mention the height thing. I love the light coming in through the open barn doors as well as the symmetry of Megan’s positions on the hoop. Look mom, no hands. These artists can find anything and make a routine up around it. I’ve gotten to the point where I just ask, “Is there something you can do with this?” And there always is. All the images from this shoot are for Megan, Kalina and Ferne’s portfolios, so we did a mix of circus arts images as well as portraits in the beautiful Vermont evening light, all in and around the barn. Kalina on a static single-point trapeze. Wikipedia comments that “the difficulty on a static trapeze is making every move look effortless.” Kalina has that part down. I mean, really?!? There were a lot of spots in the barn that had beautiful light. I could spend a week here doing portraits in different locations. It was a perfect evening and the light kept getting better and better. And this dress was so right for this shoot. Ferne has graced this blog before, but I’m not sure you’ve seen her hanging upside-down by her ankles. It’s one thing to hang like that, and a whole other thing to get in that position in the first place. Abs required. Balancing effortlessly. An old tractor becomes a platform for a handstand. Of course. Or that. A beautiful old barber’s chair in the barn, with light from an adjacent door. I asked Ferne to stand in the doorway for a portrait. No so much. These women don’t stand in doorways.Thanks Ferne, Kalina and Megan for another great portfolio session. You amaze me with your strength, grace and good humor about the places I find to do these shoots!