Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Urban Yoga - Commercial Photography

Oreste teaches at Infinite Yoga in Little Italy, San Diego.  He discovered Ashtanga Vinyasa in 2000 when recovering from a back injury. In just 3 weeks the pain, which hadn't responded to 2 months of medication, completely disappeared. Oreste has studied extensively with Indu Bala Bhardwaj and many other prestigious teachers and is a certified yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance.

Oreste wanted to shoot his portraits in an urban environment and add a twist of his own personality into the images.  We traveled on location to UCSD in La Jolla, where he also teaches photography, and setup portable strobes to compliment the architecture and natural light.  The poses may come from classical yoga, but these are definitely contemporary portraits.  Here's just a taste of tonight's photo shoot.  More to come soon!

Update: In Jan 2011, Oreste went to study for one month with Desikachars at the Krshnamacharya Yoga in the Viniyoga.  He had many trials, tribulations, and epiphanies that changed his way of life (and thinking) forever.  You can check out his blog, "From India, With Love" to laugh, cry, and be thankful he's home safe at: http://india-with-love.blogspot.com/

Monday, August 23, 2010

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Saturday, August 7, 2010

18 days to go! - Maternity Photography

Michelle had her baby shower last week, and we did a few more maternity shots showing off her motherly curves.  Somehow she still has the glow!  I can't wait to see little baby!  Here are some cute and classic photos from our photoshoot.

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Circus Fund Summer Camp - Event Photography

This week I blew off all adult responsibilities and went to Circus Camp with my little sister at Kit Carson Park with Circus Fund in Escondido.  Technically, the camp is for kids ages 7-17, but I snuck in there, and surprisingly I fit in a little too well.  They have one more camp at the end of August.  I HIGHLY reccommend it! 

Here are a few snapshots from the show on the last day.  First up, Emily learning silks.

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Little Callie is a rising star with so much potential. Here she was standing on the bar, then dropped into an ankle hang.  It takes a lot of guts to huck yourself off of a perfectly good trapeze bar.

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Michael was also a stud.  He even came prepared to came complete with a mohawk!  Here he did a plange (which you have to be very strong for) and the dropped into the catcher's hands.
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