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Dance Photography Kent

Posted on 15 Aug, 2020 by Sarah Hart

Having discovered new parts of the Kent countryside during lockdown, I’ve fallen even more in love with this beautiful county. I recently took professional dancers, Jody Laughton-Zimmerman and Liam Morris out to shoot some dance photography. I also invited Jody’s little sister, Georgie-May (aged 11) to come along – you can see a recent fine art studio photo shoot of Georgie-May HERE. But back to my dance photography Kent….

Thanks to following many of James Pavlou’s walks on during the pandemic, we headed out to Golden Green armed with a suitcase (yes, these dancers had a wardrobe of outfits to choose from!) Within minutes of arriving in a wheat field, Liam had thrown Jody up in the air in a Dirt Dancing style lift and we’d got our first stunning shot. And I think was quite possibly my favourite image from the night!

Dirty Dancing style lift, Sarah Hart Photography
couple dancing in a field of wheat, kent dance photographer
young girl dancing in kent countryside, tonbridge dance photography
Georgie-May in fields of gold. Dance photography Kent

We reached the East lock on the River Medway and stopped for a shot of the 3 dancers.

ballet lesson at the lock
Ballet lesson at East Lock, River Medway

And then followed the river round for Liam to fling Jody around in the air (honestly the stamina and strength of these dancers was quite incredible!). And Georgie-May also got to have a taste of some pas de deux work too!

dancing by the river medway, kent
professional dancers photographed by the river, Tonbridge, Kent
dancing by the river, Tonbridge dance photographer

We next stopped at my favourite part of this walk which is the large wooden bridge over the river and the dancers performed some solo moves….

leaping for joy, kent dance photography
Dance Photography kent
Dance photographer in kent, dancer on a bridge
male dancer on a bridge, kent dance photographer

And a little more Dirty Dancing inspired couple shots…

dirty dancing couple shot on bridge, kent
kent dance photography

And finally as the sun was setting we moved in to another field. In my head and envisioned fields of gold but unfortunately, the fields must have just been harvested!

dancing in the sunset, dance photography kent
leaping in the sunset, golden green dance photographer
dancing in the sunset, tonbridge dance photography
dancer silhouette, dance photos in kent countryside

Hugely in awe of these gorgeous dancers! And feel so sad for all those involved in the arts during this pandemic. Sincerely hope that theatres, shows, cruise ships and other venues can find a way to keep our arts alive.

If you’ve enjoyed feasting on these dance images, leave a comment below. I’m keen to get out and create some more dance photography in the Kent countryside! So if you fancy booking a shoot in golden hour, drop me a line for more information. Would love to hear from you.

Sarah x


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