Sophie. Lifestyle.

September 17, 2009

Sophie is a force. And a magical source of inspiration for those around her. When I first met Sophie, I mirrored her every move as best I could, mesmerized – she was teaching a flow yoga class at Lions Breath (www.lionsbreath.ca). It’s customary to set an intention for your practice  – well, I couldn’t quite concentrate on mine, as all I wanted to do was get her in front of my lens. 

We strolled through Legislative grounds, barefoot, looking for light. ‘What about this one,’ Sophie suggested, nodding at the massive tree I can’t name. ‘Sure,’ I said, looking around. Turning my gaze back towards where she stood moments earlier, I realized Sophie had gone. She was now in the tree! Amazed (and a little bit scared) at the poses she was so effortlessly creating, I jumped around, looking for the best angles. Seriously, wow. 

And there was water. A whole lot of water. Remind me again why I wore jeans? Without a belt? Super fun. We got soaked. We also got goofy. 

Hope you enjoy the images below… I’m so grateful to Sophie for being open and sharing her beautiful spirit with me. I can’t wait to share our next project before her quest to India…

Movement is an artform. Body is a temple. Namaste.

yoga in the park vancouver

vancouver nature yoga

vancouver yogayoga photosOm Nama Shivaya … I bow to the God Within!!
vancouver photographyvancouver yoga in the parkashtanga vancouvermovement photography www.katyanovablog.comportraits vancouvernamaste photographervancouver lifestyle photographervancouver portrait photographyvancouver yoga photographyvancouver dance photographydance photographer vancouvervancouver portrait photographerwarrior posewww.katyanova.com



  1. Candice

    September 17th, 2009 at 17:15

    OMG – the ones in her points on the cement are SPECTACULAR and the one of her arched in the red skirt in the fountain WOW – you captured her grace! AMAZING

  2. Jenny

    September 17th, 2009 at 21:13

    These images are simply stunning! I know what you mean about being inspired to shoot someone and it looks like you’ve really captured her here. Bravo!

  3. Margo

    September 18th, 2009 at 10:05

    Honey !
    Those are amazing !

  4. Isabelle Stahl

    September 18th, 2009 at 16:04

    Phenomenal. THANK YOU katya and THANK YOU sophie!

  5. rufus fairweather

    September 25th, 2009 at 11:08

    Fantastic photography! Really sharp and engaging. And Sophie looks amazing – but then I am her father!

  6. tiana

    October 6th, 2009 at 17:40

    wow. are you serious? this is awesome. great idea to take photos in the water fountain.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



Download your free Crafting the Perfect Wedding Timeline pdf, wedding planning tips, drool-worthy inspiration, special offers, recent love stories and behind-the-scenes glimpses into our Caribbean dream life!