Tuesday, June 14, 2011

In the Studio -A Behind the Scenes View

I had the pleasure of working with Melanie Riffee and Patrick Yocum of Boston Ballet on a recent photo shoot.  We had costumes and accessories on loan from Goorin Bros. and Small Pleasures (both found on Newbury Street in Boston), Brett Bell of Urbanity Dance provided assistance, and we captured images with a variety of lighting techniques. View the video for a behind the scenes look, follow the link after the accessories to check them out in detail, and see more photos in the post below.  

Interested in scheduling your own session?  Email info@lizavoll.com or call 617.497.1579 for details.  Enjoy!

Feathers, ties, and hats from Goorin Bros.  Jewelry from Small Pleasures, Boston. View larger at http://lizavoll.com/projects/studio1/

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Interview by Urbanity Dance

Curious about my background?  Check out a recent interview I did with Urbanity Dance on their blog, 'Oh So Ur.ban.i.ty!'


Jacoby and  Pronk at Jacob's Pillow Festival 2010 in Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's 'One'.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Urbanity Dance and Crush Boutique at the Liberty Hotel

Where did January go!? It was a blur of editing Nutcrackers, taking audition photos, shooting new shows, and planning for the year to come.  I've accumulated a lot of images to share from a variety of projects and will be posting them here over the next few weeks.

In the meantime, here are some top picks from a shoot last week at the Liberty Hotel in Boston with Carolyn Dumser of Urbanity Dance modeling clothes from Crush Boutique.  Mark the evening of Thursday, March 10 on your calendars -Urbanity and Crush will collaborate on a fashion show at the Liberty and it's sure to be a great event!  Visit www.UrbanityDance.com to see what they're all about.

Iconic Liberty Hotel window
The Liberty Hotel used to be a jail!
The lobby at the Liberty Hotel is 4+ stories high. Perfect for a classy event.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Packing and Shipping

Stay tuned for some new Nutcracker photos!  In the meantime I'm busy packing and shipping orders for the holiday rush.  A very big thank you to all of my lovely customers!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Nutcracker Suite Ballet Party

Kate Landers Events, LLC designed a lovely 'Nutcracker Suite' Ballet party -perfect for this time of year!  A big thank you to Jenn at Hostess with the Mostess for a beautiful post featuring my images.

Check out the rest of the event here: http://www.hostessblog.com/2010/11/darling-pink-nutcracker-suite-ballet-party/

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Silje Marie Skålevåg Dance Portraits

After I photographed Silje last week I knew I had to feature her gorgeous extension and perfectly pointed feet somehow -and thus her image is now on the homepage of my website www.LizaVoll.com.  For a look at the rest of her, see below.  The last image gives a glimpse into the equipment outside the frame as well -3 dynalites with one power pack and a full body softbox for the main light.

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash soup was on the menu for the day after Thanksgiving -thanks to Sarah for the recipe! The color of the cubed squash was so sumptuous it was calling out to be photographed.

Cube squash and spread on pans for roasting.

Add freshly ground pepper and small cubes of butter.
Maple syrup is a must!

Roast until tender.

Dice onions and saute in butter until lightly browned.

Add garlic, sage, and thyme.

Once the onions and herbs are mixed, add the roasted squash and chicken or vegetable broth.

Puree and garnish with plain yogurt or cream, parsley, and bacon for a savory finish. Yum!