At the end of November, on a very chilly morning, I met with my friend for an out of the box headshot session. She wanted photos for her yoga instructor business. So instead of the traditional headshot poses, I had her show off her yoga poses.
A lot of yoga photos are take in serene landscapes. But life is chaotic. And a calm meadow is not her style. The Modern Essex in downtown was a perfect location to symbolize how yoga can center you amidst a less-than calm life.
The wind was blowing, trains were passing by, but otherwise it was quiet weekday morning at the Essex. We had the whole place to ourselves.
I helped pic locations and backdrops to fit her aesthetic, then left the posing up to her. I only made suggestion by using my body since I don't know any of the names. It's been far too long since I had done yoga so my form was not accurate at all. But she knew what I meant.
Check out the photos from her session!