Pas de Deux | A Richmond Ballet Collaboration at The Branch Museum


The concept for this shoot began with one word: movement. We were personally inspired by the emotional side of dancing and had been longing to collaborate on a piece that was centered around the love of two dancers.

The beginning of the film centers on the isolation and subtle movement before the two lovers meet. A combination of pronounced cinematic movement and raw “handheld” camera work strives to convey a dance of both elegance and emotion.

We were so lucky to be able to work with talented professional ballet dancers from the Richmond Ballet, Valerie Tellman-Henning and Kirk Henning. Newlyweds themselves, Valerie and Kirk wed last summer at the Carpenter Theater in Richmond. You may recognize the couple from a viral video of Kirk and his groomsmen performing an 8-minute choreographed dance for Valerie at their wedding. If you haven’t seen it before, you must watch!

If you happen to be passing through the Richmond area, take a stop by The Branch Museum of Architecture & Design. We are honored to announce that this print and motion collaboration will be exhibited there until December 23, 2016. You can also view more of this collaboration featured on Style Me Pretty this summer!

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Photography: Love by Serena | Cinematography: Josh Gooden Cinematography | Event Planning: East Made Event Company | Floral Design: Amanda Burnette | Cake: Sweet Fix RVA | Makeup: BRIDEface Richmond | Hair: Event Hair by Lauren | Stationery + Calligraphy: Poppy & Scooter | Venue: The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design | Amethyst Ring: Trumpet & Horn | Models: Kirk Henning & Valerie Tellmann, Company Members with The Richmond Ballet | Rentals: Paisley & Jade | Table Runner + Ribbon: Adorn Company | Wedding Dress (Ivory): Elizabeth Dye | Wedding Dress (Lilac): Alexandra Grecco