My dear friend Wendy of Sacred Breath Yoga in Huntsville, Ontario is always willing to explore with me. One afternoon I messaged her to see if she’d be open to posing for me? That’s about all I could tell her. Just pose? Maybe with fabric, maybe nude? Maybe dance. We giggled the entire time. I just love her so much.
If you’re a beautiful yogini (Moksha Yoga in Thornhill) and a super-duper-enthusiastic canoe tripper (that’s the mild version) living life in Muskoka where would you have your engagement session? ‘A Chip truck‘ is the obvious answer. Kind of a no-brainer. After fries you head to the cottage and hop in the canoe – again, obvious. Not sure I need to say too much more about these beauties – filled with love and compassion for each other, shooting them was easy and felt natural. They are deep and dynamic and full of kindness. My entire family may have a couple-crush on them. Last night my little Charlie couldn’t take his eyes off her. Their destination wedding is coming up in just 2 weeks. More trees, more yoga, open water, all over 3 days of sweet celebrations!
UPDATE: check out their New York Destination Wedding, https://katehood.ca/2013/10/29/married-in-new-york-destination-wedding-photographers/
This is our beautiful Wendy-Bird. She is kind, open-hearted, full of joy and silly jokes. She is honest and the most ‘be yourself’ kind of person I know. I say she is ‘our’ Wendy because I feel like part of her is with us (my family) all the time. No matter the physical distance between her and I, she is there. Wendy worked her yoga magic to prepare my scared little body for labour, she came to us in the middle of a cold winter night. She and my mom rubbed and massaged, and moaned along with me in the back-seat nest they created for our trip to the hospital. And after a long, long 24 hours of serious, dramatic, painful, wild, hard, active labour she helped me (along with my entire family – husband, sister, mom, dad, and nephew) welcome my wee CheeChee into the world. Charlie and I did mom and baby yoga until he was more interested in her Ganesh and Buddha collection than hanging out with me. My son now calls her ‘Wendy-Bird’ and refers to her often. Last week him and I rolled out the yoga mats, in the living room and practiced a little sun salutation. He wondered why we were doing such things without Wendy-Bird. His downward dog is much more respectable than mine. So far he’s still enjoying those loose toddler ligaments and muscles. He’s not yet faced with his momma’s tight hamstrings. He still touches her colourful tattoos, now full of curious questions instead of just questioning looks. We’ve created an incredible set of memories. and I cherish them all. Love to you. xoxox
You can find out all about her and her yoga deliciousness in Muskoka here;
A day trip to Cabo Cruz. We founds kids. So, we did yoga.
This time we went in search of children. It ended up being a barnyard yoga party. Complete with headstands, assists, broken english, hilarious attempts at spanish, coconut drinks, and a lunchtime feast. I will never forget the conversation I had three young boys. They didn’t know english. I didn’t know spanish. In those moments I learned more spanish and laughed harder than I did the entire week. I hope to return one day with more time to play and a collection of prints to share with them. It was a pure delight.
Marea del Portillo, Cuba
One last morning at the beach.
Thank you so much for this experience.
Want to go? Do yoga? Visit villages? You can!
Jenny Cressman, of Huntsville organizes two trips a year. A spring session, open to men and women and fall session open to just women. It’s an amazing expeience. I want to do it every year. Next women’s yoga retreat will be early November 2012.
Email Jenny with inquiries, firstname.lastname@example.org.Jenny also owns reVibe! downtown Huntsville, Ontario. It’s a funky little consignment store with a conscience. You’re bound to find a few treasures. Last trip I bought a sexy little vintage fur jacket and a gorgeous pair of dove earrings made of a melted brass, old land mines in fact. Go, you’ll love it.
Love, love, love working with my dear Wendy! Check out some recent yoga shots we did on the beach in preparation for the Grand Opening of her downtown Huntsville Yoga Studio, Sacred Breath Yoga!!! So proud of her, this is one hard working woman!