Hip Circle Studio’s Belly Dance at the Custer Street Fair

Evanston’s Custer Street Fair was this past weekend, and it was awesome! There were many vendors and performances. It’s wonderful to live in a place where I can walk to a street fair with over 400 vendors.

Hip Circle Studio on Washington St. in South Evanston was one of the amazing performances at the fair. I caught their Belly Dance routine on Sunday and wanted to share it with you! They started out with a choreographed routine, and then the owner of the studio, Malik, performed an improvised solo. Afterward, there was a “flash mob,” where other students of the studio danced in the crowd. From there, Malik taught everyone in the crowd how to dance!


There was huge crowd watching the performance, and many of those people joined in at the end! I had fun being able to capture everyone dancing, and watching all the children have a blast. If you’re interested in taking classes at Hip Circle Studio, I highly recommend it! Where else can you find a mother daughter belly dance class?

Did you catch their performance? I’d love to hear about what you thought in the comments below!

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Outdoor Fall Children’s Photography

Hi, again! It feels like it’s been forever, huh? While the blog and Facebook front have quiet, the awesome family photography sessions and amazing wedding photography days have still been happening! I’m adjusting to a wonderful first year of teaching, so while I do that, my internet presence has been a little slow. So, this is the first of many installments to come of past photography.

Jacqueline and I are living in Evanston, Illinois, now, but at the end of October we traveled back to Cincinnati for the weekend. While we were there, we had the chance to photograph Anna, Emory, and Neka again for a children’s photography session (you can see previous sessions of their’s here and here). The girls are getting so big! Neka has grown up so much, and Anna and Emory are now in Kindergarten. It’s so amazing to watch children grow up through photography.

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It was a very blustery day! The girls (and their parents) were troopers, though, and we kept warm by dancing (we even brought along speakers to play music) and running around. They were dressed in coordinating vests which worked great for the pictures–they looked fun and the vests kept them warm without needing to wear their coats.

We got some great (and beautiful) shots from their fall photography session, and it was so great to see these girls again!

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Life Changes

Hello again, after a long hiatus!

It’s been quiet around here, but I can finally say that I’m finished with my Master’s degree and have accepted a teaching position in Wilmette, Illinois, just north of Chicago.

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That means, of course, that VLP is moving north! Jacqueline and I are both sad to leave Cincinnati and all of the wonderful families and couples we’ve had the chance to photograph, interact with, and befriend; we’ve truly loved every photoshoot we had in the Queen City, and we treasure those pictures as much as we hope you do.
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In the coming weeks, keep an eye out for a new look and new locations, courtesy of our new Evanston, Illinois, home. With the pressures of graduate school a thing of the past, I’m hoping to make the same wonderful connections up here as in Cincinnati.

If you’re in the Chicago area, or have friends up this way, feel free to recommend us. We’re back in business, and couldn’t be more excited!

Victoria & Jacqueline
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