I have a dear friend who happens to be a photographer. Over the years we’ve done a few yoga photo shoots around the Washington, DC area. Actually the yoga photos of me on this site are compliments of him.
Admittedly, over the last few years I’ve become a little “anti” yoga photos. With so many social media outlets (Instagram being clearly a huge driver of point, click & post) it feels like yoga photos have become so “show-offy” i.e., look what I can do mentality (wearing as little clothes as possible). I realized after our time together last week that’s clearly not the intention my friend and I have.
Shifting my perspective to why we did them I am grateful to have so many amazing pictures. He loves taking professional pics with beautiful DC scenery and experiment with new subjects (yoga poses aren’t something he typically photographs). It’s good for me. I’m challenged by the terrain. It gets me out of my comfort zone. He’s challenged by the backdrop and sun light. It’s also good because I get to see myself in “action.” I get to see the details of my facial expressions while holding postures, all the good & BAD alignment and where I can improve.
So as much as I dread posing for yoga photos, I’m feel lucky to have a good friend who wants to do them. A few days ago we went to Great Falls so I could pose and he could shoot. Now I have several fab ones to use on my website as well as a few professional head shots for my portfolio. And clearly, I got to sport some of my #GreenIsMyNewBlack attire. Grateful!