Spiritual Gangster
Friday, March 27, 2009

These are images of my good friend and incredible yogi, John Salisbury. He practices at At One Yoga. If you're ever interested in checking out one of the best yoga instructors in town, sign up for one of his classes or workshops.

The vision behind these images stems from the idea that yoga should be practiced everywhere and not just on the mat in the studio. The essential lesson of yoga is the challenge of bringing what you've learned in class and meditation into the real world. With this project, I wanted to find locations in the city that would compliment that philosophy by juxtaposing the beauty of the practice with harsh lighting and "found" locations that were not typical of a yoga portrait. With that in mind, I was careful not to over produce and over light the subject. The majority of the images are straight out of camera and all have minimal lighting applied.

At One Yoga recently acquired these images to use as part of their clothing line, spiritual gangster. Keep an eye out for them in their ads and products. :-))

John is balancing on the top edge of parking garage. To his right is a 40 foot drop.

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Anna and Wes Scottsdale Wedding
Sunday, March 15, 2009

This was one of my favorite weddings, photographed on Halloween.
And yes, I realize it was ages ago, but I'm a bit behind on my blog postings.
Anna and Wes were such an amazing couple to work with. They are both professional musicians, artists, and completely gorgeous.

This first image was shot on a golf course just outside the resort. Neither Anna nor Wes are into golf, so my goal was to make the area look more like open space rather than a golf course. In this image, I added some texture and post production to bring out a surreal feeling to the moment.

The mom's first glance at her daughter

The bride on her way to see her groom for the first time before the wedding. I love the look of anticipation on Anna's face.

This was a quick moment photographed by Eric, my husband and shooting partner.

One of my all-time favorite group shots.

A portrait of the father of the bride

Both sets of parents beaming as they watch the first dance.

This last shot was inspired by my dear friend Sergio

Location: Scottsdale Conference Resort
Coordinator: Amy Mancuso
Make-up: Desiree Newhouse from Moments Salon
Hair: Cyndee Venche


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Little Miss Olive
Tuesday, March 10, 2009

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Tina and Jason
Sunday, March 08, 2009


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