Monday, November 14, 2016

Shooting the Washington Sports Club Zumba-thon for the Cure at Downtown Silver Spring

My little photography side business has introduced me to so many wonderful people over the years, including the fabulous Melanie Smith (she's a Zumba instructor at Washington Sports Club in Silver Spring).

I met Melanie about a year ago when Amy Rizzotto, a DC yoga teacher and co-owner of Yoga Heights, introduced us via email. Long story short, Melanie was Amy's yoga student and was asking Amy about who she (Melanie) should hire to get a few fitness shots taken.

Bada-bing-bada-boom (... and a year, two photo shoots and a yoga retreat later...) and I was in downtown Silver Spring, MD capturing shots of Melanie's breast cancer fundraiser this past October.

The fundraiser, which benefitted the Susan G. Koman foundation, featured a line up of WSC Zumba instructors, including Melanie and was a major crowd pleaser and had a wonderful turn out (especially considering it was a Friday night!).

I was so honored that Melanie asked me to come and shoot the event -- what a great cause, a great group and a great time!

Here's a look at some of my favorite snaps from the event:


  1. This is so fun!!! Zumba AND helping a great cause at the same time? Love it :) Looks like you guys had an amazing time! xo, Tiffany

  2. You've caught the spirit of Zumba so well!

  3. I love these shoots, they are always so playful and exciting!

    xo Anna Elizabeth