Privileged is the word I choose to describe how I feel every time I shoot for Yoga Flame. Emma and Gabor have created a vibration of love and community at their beautiful studio in Moonee Ponds. They're savvy marketing sense prompted the most recent project, an archive of images for their social media, blog and website. They also needed to document some adjustments for their teacher training manual.
The lovely studio manager, Cecily, was involved and we had a special guest. Lucas, Emma and Gabor's three year old boy, was truly the star of the show. Nothin' like a photo bomb by a little person to make the shot. And for those of you who don't know yoga that last shot is no joke; it's a breathing technique called the lion's breath.
Thanks, guys. I am privileged to be a part of the Yoga Flame community! xt
Karina is beloved by her students. I often hear her students rave about her and I too have been fortunate enough to be one of her students. She teaches yin, vinyasa and hot yoga in renowned Melbourne studios. Not only does she teach meditation workshops, she teaches teachers how to teach meditation...wow! Her impressive qualifications are matched to her knowledgeable and nurturing teaching style. I was thrilled at the opportunity to photograph Karina at the AYA Northcote studio. Here's some of my faves...
Emma Gee, proves each and every day that you can achieve anything you set your mind to. I spent some time photographing her typical day for her to create content for her website, blog, social media and promotional material.
Em suffered a massive stroke at the age of 24. It took years of rehabilitation for her to not only be able to walk, but to swallow. Today Em is thriving as she seizes each day, turning this challenge into her life's work. She tours the nation raising awareness about strokes at conferences, speaking engagements fundraisers and more.
She is strong in mind and body (check out the shots of her doing yoga-wow), funny, down to earth, ambitious and your life is richer from having been in her presence. Enjoy some of my favorites of her walking her dog, Gilbert, going to her favorite coffee shop to work and practicing yoga. By the way, her workload will blow you away; she's a full time speaker, author and does not-for-profit work. She is filled with energy and lives life to the full. I am filled with gratitude to know her.
Melbourne Photographer, Tara Buhagiar, specialises in marketing + promotional photography for businesses and the education sector.