Last month, I directed a photo shoot for my local yoga studio, Smiling Dog Yoga, shot by the talented Jennifer Young. I've always loved the look and feel of Smiling Dog's studio, which features a charming courtyard, a spacious main room with gorgeous multi-pane windows, and a warm, welcoming staff. As a yoga student, I appreciate the beautiful space that people of all levels can feel comfortable in. As an Art Director, I couldn't wait to shoot it and capture the Smiling Dog vibe.
To prepare for the shoot, I researched yoga poses and made a mood board to inspire pose, lighting, and photo composition ideas. I also sent detailed instructions for the models on how to arrive to the shoot — instructions on everything from their clothing to their fingernails.
Here are a few photos from the shoot: