Samantha | UT Senior Photographer

Jul 17th, 2015

I’m going to tell you a secret – ever since I was about 20, I’ve secretly wished that I was a ballerina. Or that I’d taken dance classes when I was younger. Or something. In fact, when I was 22, I took an “Intro to Ballet” class at the University of Nebraska (side note: that crap is HARD. My legs became like superman legs of steel… holy crap). I always wanted to be super graceful and flexible and all that good stuff. Alas, I can barely touch my toes and I definitely am the epitome of clumsiness.

Anyway. That is totally not the point, here. The point is that Samantha IS a ballerina. A super gorgeous, super talented, Blake Lively look-alike ballerina. I cannot even begin to tell you how much I enjoyed photographing her. I probably looked like an idiot trying to display the kinds of poses I wanted (see above: totally not graceful), but she knocked it out of the park.