Earlier in February, we were invited to photograph Delta Elementary School's annual Father Daughter Dance. We thought it would be a fun and new experience - back in the 90's when we attended, the schools rarely organized anything like that! The dance was open to girls grades PreK-4, and each child that signed up would be photographed with their dad (or escort) and receive two 5x7 prints.
The initial count was around 40-60 girls. We had a two hour window, so there would be plenty of time to get the necessary shots and then get out on the dance floor for some candids. As the event approached, the count started going up.. 80, 100.. and by the day before the dance, we were looking at 140 girls to photograph (if you're doing the math, that's less than 1 minute for each student). So, figuring we had to get minimum 17-18 girls through every 15 minutes, we worked with the PTO to get things organized and assigned a time slot for each student, so they wouldn't spend the whole time standing in line for a picture.
It was a little chaotic in the beginning, but we got into a rhythm soon enough (finished 20 minutes early!), and were able to get some shots of the dance. The girls were so excited to spend the evening with their fathers, uncles, grandfathers, and you could tell they had a great time.
Special thanks to the Delta Elementary PTO - they did an amazing job of organizing the entire event and making sure things were running smoothly. The decorations for the Masquerade theme looked great too!
Parents - the rest of the images are now available online in our proofing gallery. If your child attended the event, please contact us for the gallery password.