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Eisworth Family

January 27, 2018

Styled Model Shoot

​January 11, 2018

Babes in Toyland

January 5, 2018

Aladdin Jr.

December 21, 2017

Kalli's Senior Portraits

November 20, 2017

Kody's Senior Portraits

Oct 23, 2017

Ashlyn's Senior Portraits

Oct 12, 2017


July 27, 2017

Top Looks for Senior Portraits

May 31, 2017

Class of 2018 Models

May 5, 2017

Black & White Portraits
April 7, 2017

Ava Turns 10

April 7, 2017


Mar 30, 2017

Synergy Dance Co

Feb 25, 2017

For this shoot's location, I chose a public tennis court adjacent to the old police station building in Pismo Beach. I wanted a gritty location with an urban, athletic vibe to tie in with the dancers' athleticism, yet contrast with their elegance and graceful beauty. The flat surface was also ideal for the dancers to pose en pointe for some of the shots, as well as hit some leaps. 

Thank you so much Grace and Kassandra for sharing your talent and passion with me. You are both wonderful examples of strong young women pursuing your dreams

These gorgeous dancers make it look easy, but in reality they train many, many hours each week perfecting their art. They spend their summer vacations attending ballet intensives with highly-esteemed ballet schools and companies where they live the life of a professional dancer, attending technique and repertory classes 6 or more days a week. Their passion and dedication is truly inspiring. 

Ballerinas in Pismo Beach

February 5, 2018

Tracy Waitkus Photography 805.264.2771

​Avila Beach, California

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Ballerinas are fun to photograph both on-stage and at the dance studio. But what I really enjoy is shooting dancers outdoors in interesting locations. The natural light and unlimited space combined with architectural elements or natural beauty provide a great setting to capture the strength and beauty of dance movement. Grace and Kassandra are two amazingly talented ballerinas who train at The Movement Arts Center in San Luis Obispo. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to shoot with them recently.