In 2019 I met up with Laynie and her sweet mama to capture a few memories before Laynie hung up her pointe shoes for good. I was giddy and couldn’t wait for this session. It was everything I’d imagined and more.

We wandered around to a few different locations and I worked to capture everything in order to preserve this stage.

I love the elegance of ballet dancers, but I really love to mix it with a bit of attitude and personality. Laynie nailed it.

We wrapped up her session in downtown Longview for a little variety and to include the juxtaposition of an urban location and a graceful ballerina.

And with that she hung up her shoes, and turned the page to a new chapter.

I look forward to seeing what you strive for next, Laynie! Best of luck in all you choose to do.❤️