“Teach Me to Fly, Keith.”

Tarrah Harvey & Keith Gagnon

This shot is from the 2012 Canadian Championships in Moncton, New Brunswick, on January 21, 2012. As with many of my favourite shots, though, this shot was the result of several years of work.

I have photographed Tarrah & Keith many times in the past four seasons, and I know them well enough to be on my toes when I view new programs. Keith has incredible spring in his legs and their choreography always features great shapes and airborne moments. I first saw this in Lake Placid in August 2011, and photographed this program at least ten more times in practices and competitions before the free dance at Canadians. I either had a bad angle or missed the timing or backfocused, but I never had the shot that I wanted. At their last competition for this program, though, I finally got the shot.

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