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Alloy Loves: Jordan Kensley

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Last night, we were so excited to hear that our friend and regular shoot client, the stupendously talented and sexy Jordan Kensley, was accepted as a competitor to the Dance Filthy Australia competition - and it was the perfect opportunity to launch our Alloy Loves blog post series. Here's to the first of the series: Alloy Loves Jordan Kensley.

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Julien Miguel & Brian Wolf

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Colorado-based pole dancer Julien Miguel contacted us in fall 2015 for a semi-private shoot with a friend, local poler Brian Wolf. We had photographed both of these brilliant dancers previously, at competitions, but never had the chance to work with them in the studio, so it was a treat for all of us to be able to design a studio shoot together at The Choreography House in Los Angeles.

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Divine Movement Instructors 2015

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In November 2015 we took a little mini-tour through Seattle following the Northwest Pole Art Championships and visited Divine Movement, a studio whose staff and students we had been obsessing over each time we photographed them at a Pole Sport Organization competitions.

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Valentine's Day Flash Shoot

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Our second "Flash Shoot" yesterday at The Vertitude went swimmingly! What fun.

We came up with the idea for Flash Shoots late last year, as a way to serve dancers who couldn't afford our standard half hour/hourlong packages, new polers who didn't think they had the stamina for a full appointment, and performers or instructors that need photos right away. Fortunately there are two of us in Alloy, so we can both shoot and edit simultaneously - making something like a Flash Shoot possible. One of us shoots you and the other immediately edits the images onsite, so you can leave with your photos in hand.

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Making The Escape

One year ago, in November 2013, I sat down at my laptop to edit another newspaper photography assignment - probably my third or fourth assignment of the day. Finished photos due by the next morning. But I'm a procrastinator at heart, and I can never get to work before letting my mind settle down a bit. So before I dove in to editing the school fairs, city council meetings, pet of the week and Christmas tree lighting photos, I pulled up a little blog I had been following, by Sarah of Weird Sisters Circus. It was all about Making the Escape.

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Instagram!

Check out what we've been up to on Instagram lately! Follow us at instagram.com/alloyimages :)