As my friends and family you know and have seen over the years that I have a passion for photography. Only recently in the last 3 to 4 years have I discovered the practice of Yoga and it has literally changed my life! I might blog about this in a later post, but for now you are just going to have to take my word for it! It was not until after I graduated my Teacher Training at the Colorado School of Yoga this spring that I realized how important beautiful yoga pictures are for the promotion of your Yoga Business. I also didn't know how much fun and how difficult these sessions are!
Yoga teachers are often very self aware of their own posture in addition having a "yogini-photographer" who is watching your form can be quite helpful! Sometimes you have to wait until the exact right minute to take the shot or move up or down just a tad to capture the pose in full beauty! Over the last few months I have thoroughly enjoyed the Yoga Sessions that I have photographed and edited. My love for photography and Yoga have happily collided and I could not be more excited about it! I have gotten such great responses and inquiries that I have decided to set two days in September aside, the First and the Second, and dedicate them to Yoga Mini Sessions.
I have been in my Photography business for the last 10 years and you would not believe how many times I have been asked: "Do you offer mini-sessions?" I do them rarely. I prefer to spend a good amount of time with my families and seniors because I really like to get to know you as a family, talk about your day, I like to connect with your kids and make them laugh and set them at ease. I also want to offer enough time to my Seniors for a change of clothes or two. These things and this connection is very difficult to achieve in 30 minutes or less! After some reflection I decided to offer mini-sessions for Yoga Teachers because I understand and know that Yoga Teachers are overstretched and underpaid. Or as my friend posted on Facebook the other day:
Q. "What do Yoga Teachers make?" A. "They make a difference, okay!!!"
Believe me I understand money is tight and offering mini-sessions helps reduce the cost off your individual session! Most Yoga Teachers have a very good idea of the image they would like to convey to their clients and usually come well prepared and know exactly what Asanas they would like to be photographed in. So as summer is slowly drawing to an end ("Say it ain't so!!!) the light in the sky turns a beautiful dim blue and the colors of plants and trees start to change, it is THE perfect time for your Yoga Promotional Photos!
If you are looking for fresh new photos to promote your Website, Blog or Facebook or you need some new photos to add to your personal Yoga Portfolio I would love to take them for you. Stop using your iPhone and let me take your photos! I have ten years of experience as a photographer and -bonus- I am a yoga teacher myself so I know how to capture you in your best light!
For a limited time I am offering Yoga Mini Sessions in a beautiful, quiet and ethereal outdoor location in the plains outside of Peyton, Colorado. Sessions will be in 30 minute increments. You will receive ten professionally edited photos from your shoot, with the option to purchase more if you'd like.
View my portfolio here: www.karinwinterart.com
Please bring your yoga mat and any props you think you might like to use. Some great prop ideas are prayer beads, necklaces & bracelets, a favorite book, a colorful blanket, blocks, straps. Feel free to bring anything you like!
Use the sign up list and please pick a day and time that works best for you! Choose your session day and time here:
The mini sessions will cost $130 with a $40 non refundable deposit to reserve your spot. Remaining payment is due on day of session in cash or check with the option to pay entire amount at signup.
I can't wait to meet and photograph my fellow Yoga Teachers! If you are a Yoga Teacher feel free to contact me with any questions you have. If you know a Yoga Teacher I would love for you to share this post with them!