Mike and Charlotte, founders of Pranava Yoga Center
718 North Weber Street
Colorado Springs
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.


I love this final photo. It was a ten-second exposure, and I used Mike’s pocket flashlight to paint in a little light on him. In the high-res version of the file, you can see a sky full of more stars than our eyes could see.

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[…] 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 […]

I understand why. It’s just the feeling…

I’m so glad you like them, thanks!

Most of the indoor shots used window light only, but I did set up one remote flash on a lightstand for some of the photos. The first photo used the remote flash for fill light.

Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ˜€ I love it, too.

I love that one, too, thank you!

Re: Wow

I love to stand up on that hill in the Garden of the Gods and look at the lights of Manitou at the base of Pikes Peak.

I’m glad that you can tell in the photos how in tune they are with each other. It’s so true.

It was dark, and the rocks were uneven, so I wanted them to use anything that would keep them safe. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks! The last one is my favorite, too.

Re: Wonderful photos of a very special couple.

They really are amazing people. I’m so glad to have them as friends.

I think that with their expertise, reputations, and personalities, they’ll be a huge success. ๐Ÿ™‚

I am so proud of people who take a major step toward their dreams!

Only someone very skilled in yoga can hold still for ten seconds! I was truly impressed with him.

Re: Beautiful!

I’m so happy that you love the photos, Mike and Charlotte! It was truly a pleasure! Now I can’t wait to take your classes.

Thank you… I actually jumped in the air after I took that photo and saw it on the back of the camera. Mike will vouch for that. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I really love that one, so I’m glad you do, too!

Thank you! I really liked the one of Mike helping Charlotte, too, even though they hadn’t expected me to take that photo. He was just trying to get her in position for an individual photo, but I like the image of him helping her better.

Wow wow wow – fantastic photos!!

Wow wow wow – fantastic photos!!

That’s amazing! Did you use flash on the indoor shots or was that available light?

That’s amazing! Did you use flash on the indoor shots or was that available light?

I LOVE the last photo!!!

that last shot is incredible!! beautiful! i want to see the high-res!

Wow

Oh these are fantastic! My favorites are the last few with the city lights in the background. I love Colorado so much ๐Ÿ™‚ Awesome!

These are fantastic for so many reasons. The compositions are great, the couple is beautiful and look so in tune with each other, and the last one especially is GORGEOUS.

Very impressive.

The carpet breaks the harmony, though…

WOW! They are so beautiful photos!!! )))
I love the last one the most.

Wonderful photos of a very special couple.

The pictures are almost as amazing as Mike and Charlotte are.

Tom

Awesome, stunning, wonderful photos!
That’s great their dream is coming true. I wish them much success with the yoga studio.

These are great – congrats to Mike and Charlotte on opening the studio! I love the one in Triangle pose with the city lights behind them.

As usual, superb work!
The combination of graceful subjects, a beautiful setting, and a talented photographer can create wonderful works of art.

In that last shot, having a subject capable of remaining absolutely motionless for the long exposure really helps make the picture. Spectacular!

Beautiful!

Hi Charlotte!!

OMG!! I must say that the photos are Beautiful!!! It was breathtaking to look see the images that you took! I have never seen anything like it. True stroke of genius!
Thank you Charlotte! We had a great time and enjoyed being there. It was truely an honor to see you second time around at the Garden of the Gods!

Thank you!
Pranava Yoga Center
Mike and Charlotte. ๐Ÿ™‚

The last picture is absolutely divine.

It’s a shame they aren’t flexible. At all. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Oh WOW. That last photo of Mike is breathtaking!

These are amazing. I especially like the one of Mike helping Charlotte in her headstand (because it seems very appropriate for a yoga studio where they’ll be helping others), as well as the black and white one and the one where they’re both cross-legged. And I really like most of the outdoors ones. Oh, and the last one is BEAUTIFUL.

These are great – congrats to Mike and Charlotte on opening the studio! I love the one in Triangle pose with the city lights behind them.

Oh WOW. That last photo of Mike is breathtaking!

Charlotte Geary

CHARLOTTE GEARY

I photograph fascinating people, and I teach other people how to do it, too.

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