CorePower Yoga Redondo Beach Shoot


Let's go back to summer of 2017 when I had the absolute pleasure of photographing 11 of the CorePower Yoga Instructors at the Redondo Beach studio. This was surely a year of building self-confidence in my work! I really pushed myself to shoot more often, exploring more styles and ideas. I am so very thankful for each and every person who came to participate in this shoot. Thank you for being truly inspiring human beings and giving back to your community.

We had snacks for those who got hungry while we stretched out and warmed up. Outfits and poses were coordinated ahead of time to ensure complete efficiency. I’m a firm believer in planning most of the details beforehand making the process of shooting quicker and much more efficient. Each Yogini (short for Yoga Instructor) had a 15-minute time slot. There were two time slots for group photos. Both studio managers and the Hot Power Fusion Instructors. We lucked out with having a large 10-foot open window full of natural light. I filled in the rest of the light with my Octobox for softer even light.

Everyone was recording Instagram stories while we shot with each Yogini. Fun playful music played in the background making the experience smooth but relaxed. Above are a few of the behind the scenes stories from that day.

I am quite proud of the outcome of this shoot. I had never shot in a yoga studio before. Checked it off the long list of dream locations I want to photograph. The images were overall pretty sharp in focus even though I could have made the Shutter Speed a little faster. Below are a few of my absolute favorite shots from the day. I hope to photograph at the studio again in the near future.

My favorite part of this shoot was getting to showcase all the Instructors abilities and strengths. It’s always been important to me as a Photographer to capture all the beauty each of my subjects posses. Until next time CorePower, NAMASTE!


Once again Studio Gear Cosmetics has wowed my pants off again with these eye shadow palettes! I have been testing these out for the past 2 weeks and so far I am in love. Each palette is unique and totally worth the great price.

A little background on the company..

"At Studio Gear, we believe in celebrating your true beauty. It’s not just about a look…it’s about a feeling, an expression of your true beauty inside, out. To us beauty is as multi-faceted and ever changing as you are…. we design our products to be true to you…to keep pace with your busy, active, diverse lifestyle. We are driven by our community and champion inclusivity, and unique personal style."



These Eye Artistry Palettes are $20 each. They have 6 shadows inside and also includes a travel size shadow contour brush. The True Nude Matte Palette consists of all matte shades and I would say compares closely to the Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics. I really cannot say which palette I like the best because all three are wonderful. You are able to achieve multiple looks with each.

It is described as "Universally flattering shades mix and match to play up your features for a beautifully polished yet barely there look". I would say that this statement is accurate. The shadows have a slight powder consistency to them but the overall color payoff is great! As of late I have been using the Nude Palette on clients for photoshoots. It creates a great neutral base!



Here is one of the looks I created…

If you watch the video below, there is a discount code if you are interested in buying a product.


P.S: The photo and video were both taken some time ago. Please forgive my unruly eyebrow shapes!