Buds of May

The cherry trees are blossoming at Kungsträdgården in Stockholm, which makes for a beautiful setting for a photoshoot. After a few days of cold and rainy weather we finally had an evening with sun yesterday. This was fortunate, since the cherry blossom only lasts for little over a week. I met up with Samira Bethke, Felicia Andersson and Christina Gaharia from the Royal Swedish Ballet School and together we navigated the crowds to find some good spots to photograph in.

Samira Bethke. We had to wait a while for the crowd to clear up before we could shoot this photo. I was lying down on the ground to get as much of the cherry blossom in the frame.
Felicia Andersson. We did a test shot against the sun, to see if we could get some long shadows to play with.
Felicia Andersson and the dog Smulan that joined our photoshoot.
Smulan and Samira. Here we tried to have them look in the same direction, while also getting a nice pose, and not too many people around. It is a fun challenge.
Christina Gaharia, a great leap.
Christina Gaharia
Christina Gaharia
Felicia Andersson, Christina Gaharia and Samira Bethke
Felicia, Christina and Samira with their new little ballet fan. She had been watching them for a while and wanted a photo .
Samira Bethke
Samira Bethke, Christina Gaharia and Felicia Andersson. As by magic all the three benches were vacated, so we took the chance to take this photo.
Samira Bethke
Samira Bethke
Samira Bethke
Christina Gaharia and Samira Bethke
Christina Gaharia. There was a short burst of rain, leaving some puddles, which let us capture this photo with the reflection.

A big thank you to Samira, Felicia and Christina for a fun photoshoot!

To see more ballet photos, have a look at the ballet tag on the blog.

Instagram: @samirabethke@feliciaalinnea@tinaballet, @johanneshjorth

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  1. Per-Anders Ericson
    May 4, 2018
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    Hej Johannes!

    Det blev ju några härliga bilder trots att Smulan kanske var mer intresserad av fåglarna i dammen. Har snurrat runt lite på din hemsida och det är fantastiska bilder du tagit. Degas målningar har alltid varit en favorit hos mig och dansares förmåga att utrycka sig i rörelse med fullständig kontroll är en härlig upplevelse.
    Så stort tack för att Smulan och i viss mån jag fick vara en del av sett.
    Du får gärna maila över fler bilder till mig. Tror att du fick några där Samira gick ner i spagat och Smulan kom och la sig bredvid. Om det är ok för dig så skulle jag kanske vilja ge några foton till barnbarnen som nu går i barngrupper på Oslo Balettskola och tycker det är riktigt kul.
    Allt gott och lycka till med framtida plåtande.

    Smulan och P-A

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