10 for 10 | Talent Show

Our elementary school talent show is hardcore.   Hard-flipping-core.

My second grader told me that “3000 kids tried out for 25 spots”.

I believe her.  That totally sounds 1000% accurate.

She’s been trying to get her seven year old booty into this thing since kindergarten.  Didn’t have a clue in kindergarten.  Failed miserably in 1st grade.

She was ready this year.  Oh, was she ready.

Wrote hand written notes to all the girls on her soccer team in October (tryouts are in January) to invite the girls to sing with her.  (Behind her in her head, I am sure) My little Diana Ross tried to recruit some Supremes.  They ended up scrapping the singing idea and decided instead to dance in glittery outfits, as girls in the talent show are wont to do.   Well, it worked and they made it and loved it.  And made some great memories.


My 10 images are the months of practice through the actual show….in no real order. Don’t forget to follow the blog circle around and get lost in some amazing images. First off, Ginger…wowza.

watching practice.


“we made it!”

February 10, 2013 - 3:10 pm

Rebecca Leimbach - Freaking awesome as always! I love every single one!

February 10, 2013 - 3:39 pm

nicole dyk - love the glitter on her feet & how excited she was that she made it. a girl with determination-gotta love that! be oh.so.proud! xo

February 10, 2013 - 4:24 pm

Jenna Reich - Awesomeness, Kate! I love the first one sooooo much! Such a cool perspective and composition!

February 10, 2013 - 5:53 pm

Summer Murdock - yay for making it and I’m impressed the talent show is so huge…awesomness as always Kate…love the comp on that first one.

February 10, 2013 - 6:47 pm

melissa - a girl on a mission. love it. congrats to her for making it!
your sense of lines and negative space is fantastic, always.

February 10, 2013 - 7:22 pm

ashley - i look at those dirty glitter feet and know just how hard she worked 🙂 your vision is always a treat.

February 10, 2013 - 9:19 pm

ali deck - these are so fun kate. the sparkles on the dirty feet, just brilliant.

February 11, 2013 - 12:27 am

amy grace - i would love to borrow your eyes for a couple of hours. i could try but i never would understand. not that i ever would. they are all yours. so unmistakeably.

February 11, 2013 - 3:44 am

Candy - Your photos get my soul… love the one of your daughter in the audience… the one of your daughter off the bus…they are all so full of life!

February 11, 2013 - 3:51 am

jackie tyghem - The first 6 are simply awesome! I love the glitter stuck on the feet hehehe. Nicely done.

February 11, 2013 - 4:33 am

Sara Garcia - What an awesome 10 on 10! The glitter on the feet tells the story. I love every image here. Amazing work!

February 11, 2013 - 5:46 am

Rebecca - You make me laugh…and hope you know by now, that I think you are AWESOME!! XO

February 12, 2013 - 1:38 am

Breanna - these are so awesome!! & congrats to your daughter :)!

February 12, 2013 - 9:30 am

rowe - amazing as always! i absolutely adore that second image… the expression is just mesmerising… beautiful kate!

February 13, 2013 - 2:24 am

Alana Harris - yay to your girl! and the photos are perfect. like i was watching the show myself. ; )
love the glittery feet.

February 13, 2013 - 1:46 pm

Ginger Unzueta - Kate, these are awesome. I can envision the show and the days leading up to it. My kids are always putting on shows for us at night and whenever they get together with their cousins. Such a fun part of childhood!

February 15, 2013 - 1:31 pm

Jen - wow, this certainly does look /sound hardcore!!

I am new to your work/website/blog, as I saw one of your photos featured on Little Bellows today. I am now a fan!! Following along. Thanks!