I truly enjoy capturing the beauty and strength of pole dancing so I was quite ecstatic when the ladies of The Doll House Pole Fitness asked me to come in and shoot some photos of them. Not only was it about showing how tough a workout pole dancing is, but it was about capturing the fluidity of movement and dance. I love capturing spins and seeing a smile whiz by. It is just sheer enjoyment on the face, showing that working out can include some fun and a sense of freedom…and some laughter and hair flying by!
The Doll House Pole Fitness is located in Corona and offers not only pole dancing, but a variety of classes. It is a growing studio and I wish the ladies of The Doll House the best as they continue to grow and expand not only with their business, but with their skills and love for pole!
Smoke and Mirrors Pole Fitness‘ motto is A reflection of inspiration. Not only do Stacey and Christina inspire a beautiful and intensive workout, but inspiration definitely comes from the students who take the classes as well. If you need to see what pole fitness is all about or want to aspire to learn more difficult moves, AH is the one who can provide some inspiration. Floor warm-up? Piece of cake. Going straight into the splits without hesitation? Easy. (I literally said, “Wow!” when AH just did it on the spot.) Moving from trick to trick? Nothing that AH couldn’t handle. What was even more amazing? AH held the moves – for an infinite amount of time! I literally was able to take multiple angles AND switch cameras while AH held the pose on the pole without moving an inch…nor breaking a sweat! There wasn’t a move AH couldn’t conquer and truly is an inspiration to get on the pole and try these moves! I can completely see why Stacey and Christina would love having you AH as an instructor. She has the technique, power, strength, and skills to inspire others.
It was truly a joy photographing you, AH! You are definitely an inspiration on what can be accomplished through hard work and determination in pole fitness. P.S. I hope your husband enjoys these photos as a Father’s Day present!
Makeup by Stacey Craven of Smoke and Mirrors Makeup Spa
Hair styled by Nikki of Magnolia Salon
I met Nikki a handful of times (through my friend Julie), but really got to know her better in 2009 when she was in charge of styling all of my bridesmaids’ hair and making sure my hair looked absolutely fantastic on my wedding day. She did such an awesome job – and worked in such a timely manner – that whenever I meet a bride or hear about someone getting married, I quickly ask if they already have a hairstylist. Yes. She’s that good. And she brings energy, fun, and humor into things so it’s not just a beauty session, but one of babbling, gossip, and like I said, plain fun.
Nikki brings that same energy and fun into her dancing. Whether it is spinning around the pole, climbing up and doing different tricks and moves, or doing a floor routine, Nikki lets herself go with the music and dances her heart out. That spunk is already in her, but Stacey and Christina have truly nurtured that side to come out in her classes and it is evident in Nikki’s recap of her sessions on Smoke and Mirrors‘ blog. They bring out the best in each other and I can only imagine how much fun class is with them!
You look absolutely fantastic, Nikki, and it was a joy to photograph you. I cannot wait to see you grow as a dancer. Hopefully the next time there is an open house, you, too, will be performing!
Make-up by Stacey Craven of Smoke and Mirrors Makeup Spa