Somehow with the help of my two amazing assistants, I got to be both behind the camera and in front of the camera for this shoot, which was (I think) a first for me. I was nervous. Being nervous is part of my process, as is neurotic overplanning and tragically rehearsing everything that could possibly go wrong. The fact that we pulled this off together gives me hope for my sister’s wedding that I’ll photograph in November.
I love these images because they’re clean and modern + edgy and fashion inspired + sweet and strong – with some sun flare. And SoulSpace Yoga Community, as I was telling a student at the car wash during a chance encounter the other day, has a little bit of everything. Yin + Restore, Hatha Flow, Power…what’s your pleasure? You can find a style of yoga to suit you under a single roof. There’s a beginners class every single Tuesday at 6 pm. The growing community of students is warm and welcoming. And these people, pictured, are professionals. Each shows up in his or her own unique way. Together we are stronger. Many of them, I’ve photographed numerous times through the years. And each time they get a little more comfortable, which translates artistically. I’m blessed to call them friends. True friends will tell you when you’ve got lipstick on your teeth. I love the outtakes perhaps more than the ones that were on the posed portrait list.