Friday, February 19, 2010

Ballet Dancers

Heather Ogden and Guillaume Côté are principal dancers with the National Ballet of Canada. In addition to being dance partners, they're a couple off-stage and engaged to be married.

I know. They look and sound perfect. I'm not going to lie, I wanted to hate them because of their perfect smiles, their perfect bodies, their perfect lives and their perfect love.

But here's the thing - you can't hate them. They're really sweet and unpretentious. A lovely, genuinely adorable couple.

You could really sense that they love each other and they had a natural ease around one another, which was great to work around. I was a bit worried that I'd have to try and coax them out of their on-stage personas for pictures, but they were so sweet with each other that all I had to do is capture some really beautiful, simple moments in the short time I had with them.


Kira Nelson February 24, 2010 at 12:50 PM  

Great Shoot Della! Love the way you captured their connection. Great Work as Always!

About Della

I'm Della. I take pictures.

I'm a freelance photojournalist based in Toronto. My work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, The National Post, Toronto Life, Hello! Magazine, The Calgary Herald and Sun Media publications. I have also shot for a number of corporate clients, including the Government of Canada, the Law Society of Upper Canada, ING, Accenture, Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Takeda, Amgen and Merck Frosst.

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