Little over a week ago I met up with Nora Ekman and Katya Nechayeva at Rålambshovsparken for a Sunday morning photoshoot. Nora is a current student at Perm State Ballet School, and Katya graduated last year and now works at the Moscow State Academic Theatre of Classical Ballet. Both are amazing ballet dances with a fantastic repetoire, and Stockholm continued its long streak of wonderful summer weather. It was a really fun photoshoot! Below are some of my favourite photos from the day, and I will link to both Nora and Katya’s Instagram at the end of the post if you want to follow them.
We next moved towards the big white sculpture which has some really interesting geometric lines that we could play with.
From there we headed to Parkteatern, but rather than using the stage as the location, we opted instead to photograph where the audience normally sits. The reason is that we then had the dancers lit by the sun, while the background was in shadows, making them stand out really well in the photos. Also the white skirt Nora had looked really good when backlit.
Our next location was Smedsuddsbadet, but because it was a really warm day, the beach was packed with people. There is however a little more secluded area just to the side where we instead went to do the next set of photos.
Our last stop was below Västerbron, which provides both an urban feeling and soft beautiful light.
Check out the behind the scenes video from the photoshoot:
Thank you to Nora and Katya for a fun morning ballet photoshoot!
Link to Nora’s blog: https://nouw.com/noraflora/