Study: Yoga Posture aka Asana.

So I taught Yoga [specifically vinyasa if that means anything to you] for a bit over five years before deciding on fully committing to photography….aka known as the “husslin” years when I taught yoga, worked as an assistant/2nd photographer, a high end personal chef, garden consultant….and any random job I could find to pay bills and buy camera gear.  Its an interesting world Yoga is.  A blessing for so many and a deeply effective way to calm, restore and rejuvenate.  In truth I do not practice formally so much with the postures in a studio, yet I would not be where I am without aspects of the practice which help ground me when deadlines loom, projects become complex and I think my brain will explode from creativity [and coffee HA!].  Anywho, the point is I will shoot yoga now and again [had a fun feature last fall with Womens Health where I got to work with the uber talented Kathryn Budig], yet I don’t think Ive ever released the work through this outlet.  SOOOO….here’s a couple pics I dig. Nothing crazy like a foot in an ear or a face looking at me upside down while levitating and making an organic smoothie.  ;-)

backbend.

Jess.

laughter.

Ji.

Armpit scratcher….seriously though I forget this variation of Camel.

Kathryn.

The Bar Dare.  The Griffon.  Fore-arm Stand Scorpion variation with High Life.

Kathryn.

Triangle….aka one of the greatest feeling postures I practice….love triangle.  probably would marry triangle if I already wasn’t married and triangle was more than a movement….wow, Kanye west-esque conversation happening here.

I forget her name, she rocked!

Mermaid Variation.

Kathryn

Extended Side Angle.

Abigail.

Crescent lunge.

Kathryn.

Wild Thing.

Kathryn.

Sitting….and getting photo bombed by tourists…the friggin outtakes are all people taking pics of us.  pretty hilarious.

Kathryn.

Been too long…..

since I updated my website.  I know, no excuses.  total slack.  SO as I recovered from the holidays and a knee surgery [the former being epic, the latter ending great], I realized NO EXCUSES.  So I sat with a HUGE amount of help from V and Ninja, along with a rotating cast of other brilliant creatives for feedback.  As I compile the final selections I decided to put one image from each category that I dig as a “teaser”.

Jenny Keenan Design

Cate
Scotch drink by Ryan Casey
Rancho Gordo
Butcher + Bee
Kristen
Ring bearers.
paul + sally
Cat
Caroline + Evan
St Barths

 

Meiers Family {Portrait Photography} Charleston, SC

KOWABUNGAH!! These Meiers’ kids were a hoot; down to climb, jump, roll and play all in the name of a photograph! I had a BLAST hanging out with this awesome family of five recently to shoot some portraits amongst old oak trees…

 

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Nicole + Andrew’s Retro Nuptials {Wedding Photography} Charleston, SC

So it rained this day, I mean buckets coming down, something that would crush a weaker person on their wedding day [and understandably so!], yet these two rolled with it.  Move the whole ceremony inside after planning for months to do so outside, no problem.  Pouring rain coming down between tents, no problem.  WHY!??!?  In my opinion it is because of the real reason to celebrate a couple marrying, LOVE.  Yup, very simple.  Andrew, Nicole, Friends and Family only saw sunshine and laughter.  They only saw a union of joy.  A union of blessing.  AND when you add in amazingly retro details and vibe the whole she bang becomes timeless.  So rain, be damned!

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Kira. Dewey. Maris. Bentley {Family Portraits} Charleston, SC

what happens when you have an hour before the sun sets and a toddler that needs dinner asap?  Take pictures like a ninja.  Then go get a beer. 

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