My dear friend Wendy Martin, of Sacred Breath Yoga, and I got together last week (pretty much every week, let’s be honest) and shot a series of bright shinny spring yoga images. Every time we shoot together we spend the afternoon giggling at sideways, twisted, silly yoga poses. Often the way we imagine a pose will appear on camera is not the way it happens at all. I should clarify, often the way Wendy experiences the intricate perfection of a pose is not the way it appears on camera. This ALWAYS makes us laugh. We’ve learned to add a bit of…I don’t know…sass (?) to each of the simpler poses. She’ll often hear me say “not your serious yoga face!”
Here is just a small peek.
Join her Wendy Martin Yoga Facebook page for the most fabulous and insightful daily thoughts and of course to see a few more images. And if you’re in the in neighbourhood (downtown, Main Street, Huntsville, Ontario) pop in for a class or just to say “Hi”.
Yes, we are in Nassau, Bahamas. What a place this is! White coral beaches, every shade of blue ocean you can imagine, conch fritters and salad at every turn. Alas, this is not THAT kind of post. Not the kind of post where I share my fun and colourful vacation images. THIS post is another kind. The kind of where we celebrate bathing suits, lingering bodies in the tide, and a hot, hot Bahamian sun!
Although I’m on vacation with my family I couldn’t help but suggest to my sister (and favourite model) that we should shoot a Beach Boudoir Session. Yesterday was perfect, we shot mid day as the tide was coming in. The sun was hot, the shadows so deep, and my sweet sister more than willing to get a little wet after a long hard day drinking daiquiris, walking love beach, napping, and munching on conch fritters.
P.S. We’ve got just a couple of spaces left for our upcoming Canadian Boudoir Weekend in Toronto, April 8, 9, 10, 2011. Book it NOW!
I am so excited about these images! I attended a workshop at Pikto in Toronto last weekend, “Ultimate Fashion Photography”. The one day long course was totally inspiring. Photographer, Josh Cornell (http://www.joshcornell.com) was such a generous teacher. He covered everything from working with agencies and models to business development, and of course we got in to some shooting. It was really nice having such a small class of photographers, just 9 of us. We each had an opportunity to work with the models (Jenn and Leigh) and get to know some of the in studio equipment. This is something I have little experience with being a wedding photographer in Muskoka, Ontario. I’m almost always shooting outdoors. And when we’re indoors we’ll use the on and off camera flash, and always take advantage of natural light. Controlling massive lights with reflectors, batteries, and umbrellas is a totally different ball game.
Following any photography workshop, whether Wedding Photography, Fashion or otherwise I leave with a new energy. Working with generous teachers and other talented photographers is inspiring. We’ve all got something to bring to the table and sharing experiences has become so valuable. Cheers to a new year in business, sharing ideas and inspiration!