SNOW! SNOW! SNOW!
Dancers Suf and Aurelia have by far had the most difficult shoot to date thus far. It snowed a day or two before their shoot (and during their shoot!) and when asked if they wanted to go ahead anyway they both said YES! These young ladies had so much strength and determination. Very early on we realized once pointe shoes get wet, your feet freeze. So that didn't last too long, since the snow and slush was deep enough to get their feet soaked. We thawed in the lobby of a museum when it was finally decided the pointe shoes would be going away for the rest of the shoot. After that, boots and layer of tights/socks were actually better than the pointe shoes. :) Live and learn! And don't freeze! The winter weather and decorations did make for a stunning backdrop though!