Yoga portraiture

Yoga is a demanding pursuit with long-term benefits for body and mind. Results reveal themselves over time and they are often dramatic.
As a yoga practitioner, I have an understanding of poses and posture and will work with you to produce photographs which celebrate all you have achieved through your practice.

Working with me to perfect your experience is yoga instructor Janel Opeka.

 Janel Opeka. In the morning sun at Watch Hill, Rhode Island.

Janel Opeka. In the morning sun at Watch Hill, Rhode Island.

A Shooting Session

Before your shoot, Janel will help you to pick a location, a look or theme, and help you decide which poses and which parts of your practice best tell your story.

We will take the time to scout the location and develop a shot list. We will also improvise during the session. Our shoots typically last up to three hours - which helps alleviate any pressure and allows for greater creativity. When we are done we will schedule an editing session to select the photos you would like to see developed to perfection. (More from Janel at Watch Hill).

When the process is complete we will deliver up to ten (10) finished images, in a digital format, for your personal and permanent use (there is no restrictive licensing), and one matted print of approximately 13” x 10”. Additional images and prints can be ordered separately. Planning, the shooting session, photo editing, and printing take approximately one month to complete at a cost of $499, plus Connecticut sales tax.

 At a city skateboard park with props.

At a city skateboard park with props.

The Confidence Project

All photos for this project were shot on location using natural light. Styling by Janel. See Janel’s full photo essay explaining how a consistent yoga practice builds self confidence.

 In nature.

In nature.

The Natural Cure Shoot

We call this style of photography “yoga portraiture,” because at times it is not about the pose, it is about how yoga manifests itself in your inner and outer self. As you will see in this essay, at times the most telling photographs are not poses at all.