Alyssa and I met at a social club dance party. When I found out she was a modern dance teacher I thought it would be cool to catch her in her element. We met on a mid-week evening, played some Billie Holiday, and both did what we enjoy (dance & photography). 


As well as a dance teacher, Alyssa is a blogger and has the cutest little boy. Give her blog, The Very Happy Pear, a look!

For this section we shot on a teal backdrop at Studio Boise. The lighting was one AlienBees B400 light with a 20° honeycomb grid. I turned off the lights so it was challenging to focus with so much darkness. But I think it worked. 

Equipment Used: Nikon D810, Sigma 35mm 1.4, AlienBees B800, enormous silver umbrella (don't remember the size), 30x60" soft boxes, 20° honeycomb.