As well as my family and portrait photography, I also provide custom yoga photography throughout London. I personally practice vinyasa flow at Triyoga Chelsea. Clients include yoga instructors, yoga studios and yoga clothing brands such as ALO Yoga and Liquidoactive, and my work has been featured on sites such as DoYouYoga.com and in the ALO Yoga store in Santa Monica, Los Angeles.
How does it work?
My style of photography (whether portraits or yoga photography) is very soft, natural and full of beautiful light. I only work with natural light and specialise in outdoor photography in nature. Usually clients have a clear idea of the images they want to achieve, but I am also happy to provide direction and ideas - especially as to the best light, angles and what poses look good on camera. I have worked with both beginners (commonly photographing newly qualified yoga teachers who need images for their website and social media) and advanced practitioners.
In a session I aim to capture a varied mix of natural portraits, photographs of poses, photos of transitions between poses, close ups of hands and feet and lots of lovely unplanned moments in between all of that. I can either photograph you in a self-practice or by capturing specific images that you have in mind, depending on what suits you best.
My goal is to provide you with beautiful images that reflect you and your yoga practice - complicated poses are by no means necessary (and simple is often the best)! I take great care to understand what you hope to achieve and I like to collaborate as much as possible.
I spend a lot of time scouting lovely locations to do photoshoots and often have a list of places that I can suggest for our session, depending on the sort of look you like and where is convenient to you. As a general rule I favour natural landscapes with space for a range of options for various standing and seated poses, although I have also photographed in various studio spaces, which often give a more high contrast, moody feel due to the directional light.
What time of day?
For outdoor sessions, I recommend that shoots take place as early or as late in the day as possible because that's when the light is soft and pretty and golden. If the weather doesn't cooperate I am always happy to reschedule your session.
The session fee is £150 for an hour and is paid for at the time of booking. Any additional time is £75 an hour. The session fee pays for my time photographing you and any preparation needed. It does not include any images (which start at £200 for a collection of 10 high resolution digital images).
What happens next?
A selection of at least 200 proof images from the shoot will be placed on a private online gallery for you to view and choose your favourite portraits to purchase. Once you have made your selection your chosen images will be lightly edited and retouched.
Your portraits will be available on the gallery within 2-3 days of your session and will remain on the gallery for a further one week after publishing. Should you decide to purchase a collection of images, these are provided by digital download directly to your computer straight from your gallery. The photographs are yours to print, share and duplicate as you wish.
Please contact me if you are interested in a session - I would love to hear from you!