Ballet Senior Photography at American River Park | Natasha - Sergey Bidun
Sacramento senior photography with ballerina


Natasha’s expressive senior pictures are the result of her ability to create a senior photography session that was uniquely her own. High school seniors, in general, have a way of being very present and making their portrait sessions personal.

In fact, as Sacramento top senior photographers, we find that senior picture sessions are as diverse as our clients. Every session seems to take on its own character, guided by the personality, interests, and priorities of the senior being photographed.

Truthfully, that is one of the biggest reasons we at Bidun Studio Photography love taking senior portraits! Every session is different, not only in terms of the pictures but also in the overall experience.


Having spent time preparing for the senior portrait session with the high school senior by discussing ideas, outfits, and locations, we were able to tailor a beautiful custom ballet-themed senior session.

Natasha was one of those seniors who has a talented way of being instantly at ease in front of the camera, from the very beginning of her session. Her confidence and joyful personality made her fun to photograph.


With this specific ballerina senior session, we wanted to capture the beauty and elegance of the talented dancer at a gorgeous location in the pure morning glory with some dreamy fog on the ground. Now how do we guess when the desired nature setting is going to come along?

It took us some time doing internet research and personal observations to figure out that the biggest chances of us having a foggy morning, is if there was rain the day before. Having lived in California for so long, we knew that rains don’t go for weeks here, and we can trust a weather forecast.

So we scheduled the ballet senior session on one very early morning in November, right after having some rain the day before.


The morning came, and the weather turned out exactly as we had hoped for! We met up at one of my all-time favorite portrait photography locations - the American River Park. American River is the biggest river that flows through Sacramento, California, and there are many beautiful park locations and trails alongside.

The park that we went to for this beautiful ballet senior portrait session, was William B Pond Recreation Area, located just 20 minutes away from Downtown Sacramento. This park always provides the most beautiful backdrops for any occasion photography, especially during the fall season.

The beautiful golden trees, grass with a little frost in it, the slightly crispy fall air and the dreamy fog - the perfect setting for our beautiful senior ballerina portraits.


Natasha was such a trooper, she got into the photo mode right away, not letting the chilly morning stop us from creating the desired ballet senior portraits. During our dance senior session, we tried to incorporate Natasha’s personality and characteristics, as well as the artistry of movement and dance.

She’s been doing ballet for many years, and now during her high school senior year, it was only natural to include this important aspect into her custom senior portrait session. Some of our favorite senior pictures were the dance images with reflections - thanks to the rain puddles, as well as the ballet pictures on an empty trail with the foggy and misty backdrop.

Natasha wasn’t afraid to use character and expression to create moody, interesting poses, and that made her senior portrait experience so much more special! And, all that gorgeous hair added so much movement and drama to her senior portraits.


Natasha is a beautiful girl and a gorgeous dancer, she is incredibly flexible, and a true ballerina. We had so much fun coming up with interesting, stretchy ways to fit her and her ballet pointe shoes into the gorgeous natural fall backdrops for her Sacramento senior dance photos!

Natasha's long blonde hair and easy smile made her a dream to photograph especially since she was more than willing to try any ideas we threw at her. She chose ballerina outfits that complemented her spirit and coordinated so well with the Fall foliage that morning.


Natasha rocked every minute of her creative dance senior photography session, despite the chilly temperature! Her physical and emotional strength and beauty are both visible in her high school senior photos, shining through like the star that she is.

Our Bidun Studio Photography team was really blessed to meet such a talented dancer and to capture authentic senior ballet pictures for her. If you are a dance or ballet instructor or student and are considering having a professional dance and movement photos taken, we would love to be the photographers for you!


Bidun Studio Photography is an award-winning boutique photography studio that specializes in providing a boutique high school senior photography experience in the Sacramento, California and surrounding areas.

At Bidun Studio, we specialize in modern, fashion-inspired custom senior portraits. Our studio team makes every high school senior session fun and creative experience, as we capture authentic portraits that reflect the unique personality of each client.

As one of Sacramento top senior portrait photographers, we aim to take photos that will take your breath away and an experience that you will remember for years to come.


Our boutique photography studio is located in Sacramento, California and conveniently provides services as Sacramento senior photographer, Roseville Senior Photographer, Granite Bay senior photographer, Folsom senior photographer, El Dorado senior photographer, Elk Grove senior photographer, Napa senior photographer, and the surrounding areas.