Yoga Photoshoot with Sarah

Welcome to my first blog post! I'm excited to share with you the stories behind some of my photoshoots. There's so much to share and a single instagram post just doesn't do it justice. 

Today I had the pleasure of shooting with a good friend and aspiring yoga sculpt instructor, Sarah (@princess_saw21) . In addition to teaching Yoga Sarah energizes Padres fans at Petco Park as part of the Pad Squad. Sarah has a very endearing personality to go along with her incredible photogenic qualities (it really makes the photographer's job easy). I was so excited to be able help her with her yoga portfolio and her down-to-earth nature made for a truly fun afternoon.

Our shot took place at the beach at 15th St. in Del Mar, CA. Sarah teaches in Del Mar and Encinitas so the beach environment was a perfect fit. We shot midday and were fortunate to have cloud cover which created some really nice soft lighting. I had never shot any yoga prior, but Sarah's personality and amazing figure really took over to make everything click. 

The shoot started on the grass where Sarah introduced me to yoga with weights. Intense, I know. Needless to say, I was impressed and you can easily see why from the photos. 

We made our way down to the beach and really tried to take advantage of some of the unique elements and structures in the area. Sarah was a natural fit for the environment. I enjoyed seeing her passion and focus at work along with her playful and adventurous nature too. She really was a trooper as I had her pausing through every pose, rolling around in the sand, and even splashing around on the shore. I felt so bad, because right after the shoot, Sarah had to run down to Petco Park to join the Pad Squad for the Padres vs. Cardinals game!

I was so happy with how the photos turned out and am really looking forward to future projects with Sarah soon. Thank you for being such a champ!

Alex Williams