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Night Yoga with Stacia | Denver Yoga Photographer

Stacia was one of the guest instructors at the StapletOM Yoga Festival and we were able to sneak in a quick nighttime yoga session on the last night of the festival.

As a Denver Yoga Photographer, I’m always trying to push myself so I decided to do the entire shoot at night and only using available light. Luckily, there was some really interesting light in the shopping district right next to the festival.

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Want engaging yoga portraits for you or your company? I would love to help tell your story through photos. Send me a message at jamie@jamiekraus.com.

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Amanda and Stitchy’s Yoga Session | Denver Yoga Photographer

Amanda and I had an amazing yoga session during the StapletOM Yoga Festival. Everything about this session fits my definition of perfect. From the light, the pop of color in her outfit, the bokeh in the trees, and the amazing poses Amanda has mastered. Everything came together so magically.

Amanda has this amazingly peaceful aura around her and it certainly emanated through her poses, and into the photos.

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One of my favorite things about being a Colorado yoga photographer, is when my yogis bring their pets. Amanda’s pup, Stitchy, was very cooperative and made a great little yoga buddy.

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I love making dance and yoga gifs so here’s a really bendy one for you.

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Want engaging yoga portraits for you or your company? I would love to help tell your story through photos. Send me a message at jamie@jamiekraus.com.

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Freyja Movement | Denver Yoga and Dance Photographer

As a Colorado dance photographer, I have always wondered what a performance combining dance and yoga would be like. Freyja Movement showed me exactly how awesome it is. They performed at the StapletOM Yoga Festival and everyone loved their incredible performance. I was also able to pull them aside and take a few fun shots of the group.

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Want engaging yoga or dance portraits for you or your company? Find out more about Creative Sessions and email me at jamie@jamiekraus.com. I would love to help tell your story through dance and photography. 

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StapletOM Festival Day Two | Denver Yoga Photographer

Hopefully you all saw my last post about one of the life changing events I got to witness as a Colorado performance and event photographer. If you haven’t yet, absolutely check it out! That class was from the first day of the StapletOM Yoga Festival. Day two was a full day of yoga, music, beer, and tons of great vendors. Here are the highlights!

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These little yogis got to have some fun too in the Kids Yoga tent!

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I love Ian Maham-Neef’s Chicago flag shirt! Where can I get one Ian?

The Humbuckers ended the festival with a really fun performance, tambourine and cowboy hat included!

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If you are looking for engaging yoga portraits or have an event coming up, please contact me. I would love to help tell your story.

Namaste!

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StapeltOM Festival Day One | Denver Yoga Photographer

As a Colorado performance and event photographer, I’m not able to experience a show or event in the same way as someone who is participating or watching it would. (That’s why I love getting tickets to the shows I shoot.) I’m okay with this because I’m able to document everyone else’s experiences instead.

After I finished photographing this yoga class at StapeltOM, I overheard someone say that it was a life changing experience. It’s not hard to see why it had such a profound impact on people.

Yoga is a powerful experience, but when you combine that with crisp autumn air, a stunning sunset, a crescent moon, glowing lights, and an inspirational instructor talking directly to you through your own glowing headphones, it becomes so much more.

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After the class, instructor Reace Daniel led the group in meditation. With the sound of his guitar and everyone huddled together on stage, it was pure heaven. There was such a feeling of love and community that I’m sure everyone there felt.

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I’m so glad I could be a part of this, and document everyone’s transformative experience.

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If you are looking for engaging yoga portraits or have an event coming up, please contact me. I would love to help tell your story.

Namaste!

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Sunset Yoga with Rayna | Colorado Yoga Photographer

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When Rayna and I headed to Standley Lake for a yoga session, we were expecting a calm, relaxed hour or two of yoga and photography. Instead, we got intense winds threatening to blow us and all our belongings away. Rayna powered through it all because, let’s face it, she really is a warrior!

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We even got photobombed by a couple of horses! Can you tell that I like incorporating animals into yoga photography yet?

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I think it was at this point when Rayna moved her mat to avoid snake holes and I yelled, “I have to be afraid of snakes now!” while cautiously stepping around cacti. I am clearly a newbie when it comes to desert living.

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Despite the wind and snake scares, it was a wonderful evening and what great evening doesn’t end with a beautiful sunset?

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If you are looking engaging yoga portraits for you or your company, please send me a message at jamie@jamiekraus.com. I would love to help tell your story through yoga and photography.

Namaste!

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Snowga with Aja | Colorado Yoga Photographer

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In the beginning of April, the weather forecast said it would snow in Colorado. I was so excited! See, in February, when it seemed like it was snowing all the time, Aja and I tried to set up a snowy yoga session, but whenever it snowed, one of us was busy. So when the weather said it would snow again (which I thought would be the last time!), I frantically emailed Aja to see if she was free. And she was!

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Aja is one of my yoga instructors, so I knew how well she could move. Even though it was cold and icy, she did not fail to deliver! She nailed some incredible poses with elegance and flair!

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Aja and her boyfriend (who acted as a wonderful photo assistant) brought their gorgeous husky, Sky. Sky wanted to be in every photo and he got is turn in front of the camera too.

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If you are looking engaging yoga portraits for you or your company, please send me a message at jamie@jamiekraus.com. I would love to help tell your story through yoga and photography.

Namaste!