I love yoga. I truly believe it is the reason that my back and knees don't hurt (anymore). So when I am given the opportunity to work with a yoga business I am extra excited. Empower Yoga, located in the Milwaukee and Appleton area, is a wonderful community of yogi with a great staff and beautiful mission. I worked closely with Suzy, the owner, on designing a series of photoshoots that would portray her brand to her audience. We captured both live candid shots at a couple events along with styled portraits at both of her yoga studios and at my available photo studio space. In addition to capturing imagery for their website and social media, we also photographed a series of white background images to update their training manual they use for their yoga teacher training school.
Spring is a funny thing here in Wisconsin. It's not uncommon to get a surprise snow fall in April, but changes in weather often bring amazing conditions for a little fun on Lake Michigan. For those who don't know, not only is fresh water surfing a real thing, but Wisconsin is probably the best place to experience it. Jake, owner of Lake Effect Surf Shop in Milwaukee, invited me out to photograph him and some of his friends catching a few waves. The temperature was about 25° F (-5 C), but with the right attire, plus some serious passion and dedication, the surfers dove in head first for a morning on the fresh coast.
With a beautiful ceremony at the historic St. Mary's Church, a walk around Port Washington's scenic harbor, a party bus filled with music and laughter, a golf cart tour across The River Club of Mequon, late night sparklers and wishing lanterns, you could say that Hannah and Kieran's wedding day complete. Complete with family, friends and their daughter Cali totally stealing the show on the dance floor.