Portraits reflecting skills

Karina Smirnoff is a professional (and five time national champ) dancer as well as a regular on Dancing With The Stars. We wanted her portrait to be as genuine of a portrayal of what she does so we shot her at Third Street Dance Studio in Los Angeles, the same place she tapes segments of DWTS. Great portraits can take time so we rented the studio for half a day to be able to clean up and rearrange things the way it best suited a portrait, not a TV show.