I have a photo published in OM Yoga Magazine this month. I think it’s my first double-page magazine image!
It’s a photo of Mike Matsumura, a yoga instructor in Colorado Springs. He and his wife Charlotte own the immensely popular Pranava Yoga Center in downtown Colorado Springs. Just a couple days ago they expanded into a huge new studio, and I’m so happy for all their successes. This magazine feature certainly takes place at a great time in Mike’s career!
I took this photo of Mike in the Garden of the Gods at sunset. You can see more from this shoot here. That post also links to their engagement portraits and wedding photos, if you’re curious. I miss shooting the talented and bendy Charlotte and Mike. Congratulations, you love birds with excellent names.
This was my view at the end of a yoga class, when I was supposed to have my eyes closed in corpse pose. The reflection of all the corpses overhead was too cool for me not keep my eyes open and enjoy it. What can I say, I’m more visual than spiritual, I guess.
I got up early Sunday morning to check out the Love Your Body yoga festival at Reston Town Center. Then I spent the afternoon with my family on the lake. Yet another great day.
Mike and Charlotte, founders of Pranava Yoga Center
718 North Weber Street
January 19, 2009
I’m so excited for my friends Charlotte and Mike! You may remember them as the amazing yoga couple who share our names: here are their engagement portraits and wedding photos. Now their dream is about to come true as they open their own yoga center.
They have a gorgeous studio on Weber Street in downtown Colorado Springs. They’ve developed a large following in the yoga community, and several of the best yoga instructors in the area have signed up to be a part of Pranava. I’ve taken Mike and Charlotte’s classes before, and I know that their new business will be a huge success. After lots of hard work, Pranava will be opening for classes on January 31. If you are in Colorado Springs, please check it out!
Yesterday I did a photo shoot with Charlotte and Mike at their studio and at the Garden of the Gods. They are so beautiful to photograph.
Charlotte and Mike
Garden of the Gods
August 24, 2007
Yes, you read that right! This engaged couple is named Charlotte and Mike. Charlottes and Mikes just seem to go together.
Charlotte and Mike met in a yoga class, and later Mike proposed during a class. They are both devoted practitioners, and I was enthralled by their skills! During these poses on the rocks, I was holding my breath from awe and slight fear. These guys are awesome.
We started with a more typical engagement portrait session in the Garden of the Gods, and then we set up for some fun twilight yoga photos. I had so much fun that I kept them there long after dark! Charlotte and Mike are getting married in two weeks, and my Mike and I are really looking forward to it!
Hi, I’m Charlotte! I’m a photographer in Reston, Virginia. I love hiking, running, and exploring the world with my husband and young son.