March 23, 2012

Tough. Encouraging. Beautiful. Orange County Lifestyle Photography.

Meet Sandra. She's tough, encouraging, enthusiastic, super fit, and beautiful. She's a group and personal fitness trainer at my local YMCA.

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Talk about authentic "lifestyle" photography: we shot this session real-time (no do-overs, no hold-that-pose-a-little-longer, no turn-and-look-at-the-camera, no can-you-slow-it-down-so-the-pictures-won't-blur?!) during Sandra's CXWORX class. 'Twas fun, challenging, and meant that I didn't limp out of her class per my usual routine as I quickly discovered that I could not both shoot and exercise in conjunction. I'll try to make up the difference next week ... ;-)

Note for photography geeks: This was challenging! There are huge mirrors on two walls and I was trying to keep myself OUT of the pictures. If you're in a Find-Waldo kind of mood, feel free to find me in the photos above (I only cloned myself out of one, grin).

8 comments:

Michelle said...

I adore these!! And I know from shooting at the ballet studio how much fun a wall of mirrors makes thing. ;) I adore the action black and whites... and I am jealous of people who work out who don't turn bright red. ;) She's beautiful.

kelly said...

These are fantastic! Before I even read your comments to us photo geeks, I was perusing the pictures to see how you disguised yourself with all of those mirrors. LOL! Great job!

Andrea said...

It looks like a cool class! And I found you in a few. ;)

Becky said...

These are just great! I found you in a few :0)

Anita Johnson said...

These are beautiful photos, Susan. So natural with a gentle side caught on "film". I hope she loves these photos too.

Tracey said...

Ok, the entire scroll through was I thinking, "How in the heck did she not get herself in those mirrors?!?!?!?" And then I see your comment. Ha! I thought, she had to have cloned herself out of at least a couple! But I think I did see a tiny little you in one or two of them.
Reminded me of the time I had a website want me to shoot some silverware for their fair trade set they were selling. I discovered then that it is impossible to keep one self out of a spoon when you are looking down on it. I practiced some cloning too. :)

Caseybumpinalong said...

Wow, what a treasure these photos will be for her! Great captures!

Life with Kaishon said...

I could only find you in one : ) Fantastic images. WOW! What a beautiful girl. I see her strength.