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Yoga Branding Portraits | San Francisco Bay Area

I had so much fun photographing Nina’s yoga branding portraits at Cuesta Park in Mountain View, CA! For her branding session, aka cool photos for her website and social media presence, she wanted a natural setting to highlight her deep connection to the outdoors. This park perfectly supplied us with both beautiful redwood trees and a grassy meadow with oaks to showcase her yoga expertise!

Nina is an impressive yoga instructor and aspiring ayurvedic counselor who focuses on improving her clients’ mental health through a multi-faceted approach. Her exciting upcoming side-project is to work with young people who have experienced trauma. To that end, she just launched an interesting new Instagram series on trauma recovery and how we can all be more sensitive to and aware of trauma in our lives and the lives of those around us. She is a sensitive, compassionate, and skilled teacher on a journey to help others live their fullest, most true-to-themself lives and to relax into their own souls.

Woman doing yoga tree pose under redwood trees

Tree pose with the redwood trees. Surprising no one, I am a fan of this visual pun.

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Woman doing yoga tree pose and warrior pose under redwood trees

Woman doing yoga warrior pose and praying underneath redwood trees

Isn’t she amazing? Her strength and grace are so beautiful!

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As we walked around the park we found a climbing tree for some cool portraits to showcase Nina’s love of the outdoors!

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I loved this detail shot highlighting her connection to nature!

Yoga instructor smiling down from a sycamore tree Yoga instructor stretching in a sycamore tree Yoga instructor walking a twisty path through a field

The journey may be twisty sometimes, but it is still beautiful.

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Her strength is so impressive!

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Doesn’t she have a beautiful smile?

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East Bay friends, check out Nina’s 5-6 PM Yin/Yang Flow at Atma Yoga in Orinda, CA every Sunday, and be sure to visit her website, The Expanding Lotus, for more information, or her Instagram account for daily quotes and resources. Also, during This Time of COVID she is instructing online and outdoor yoga classes!

I love showcasing athletic ability – if your Chicago or East Bay Area studio needs yoga branding portraits, let me know!

 

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The Expanding Lotus:

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Atma Yoga Studio in Orinda, CA:

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Photography: Kristen Hazelton Photography

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