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Cowgirl Yogatography Retreat

Can’t get enough of the idea of Yogatography? Here is a more lengthy view of the magic of this unusual yoga / photography retreat. ENJOY the view and join us this October in the mountains south of Bozeman. For complete information go to Cowgirl Yoga Retreats. We have only two places left for this amazingly […]

Cowgirl Yogatography 2019

Cowgirl Yogatography is a 3-night boutique women’s retreat dedicated to creativity, renewal, and the beauty of horses. Spend your days learning the fundamentals of photography with Jennie Lynn and I through hands-on practice, using the mind-body awareness from yoga taught by Margaret Burns Vap to unlock your creativity, and learning to capture the beauty of […]

Cowgirl Yoga B Bar Ranch

Springtime weather is still holding on in the mountains of Montana. Cowgirl Yoga Retreats held one of their annual retreats at the lusciously green B Bar Ranch this last Saturday. I had the pleasure of photographing these amazing yoginis in a most beautiful place. Sort of like a heaven world for this guy with a […]

Cowgirl Luxe yoga retreat

One week later, I’m back at the Double T River Ranch for the next Cowgirl Yoga retreat. Another wonderful group of women! The weather during the retreat was quite changeable, to put it kindly, with ongoing rain and blustery wind intermixed with glorious moments of sunshine. As I was driving over to the ranch, I […]

Cowgirls vs Cancer 2019

I am always amazed to see the light in the faces of these courageous women that have fought cancer and will always be warriors in that battle. Beautiful, strong, insightful human beings that have faced the fragile nature of mortality. This is a yoga retreat is a gift that is annually created by Big Sky […]

LUMENS FOR HUMANS

A lighting workshop by Larry Stanley  ‘Lumens for Humans’ is an introductory lighting 101 class for aspiring photographers. It is a hands-on, experiential workshop, held in studio and focused on flash photography and visual exploration. We will work with an experienced model along with hair, makeup, and clothing changes, the goal being to identify a […]

a glimpse of the soul

Portraits of women, yoga and the equine soul For the last decade, every spring and summer finds me photographing for Cowgirl Yoga Retreats. My job is to capture portraits of women, yoga and beautiful horses. IT’s a tough job… smiles! Actually, it’s not tough at all because I have always admired women, I relate naturally […]

Winter riding and Ariat boots

snow ride in Montana

Just got my images edited for the next installment of boots from Ariat and Cowgirl Yoga fashionista Margaret Burns Vap. We got together on the ranch south of Bozeman in a couple feet of snow with my buddy Sky Walker… such a handsome and lovable equine soul. Margaret did an amazing job of styling for […]

Cowgirl Yoga at the B Bar ranch July 2018

The relationship between the human soul and the equine soul has always fascinated me.  I grew up on cowboy stories, movies and TV.  As a boy, I spent time on my Grandfather’s farm nearly every summer and although he did not have horses I was always intrigued by the neighbor’s horses.  It wasn’t until I […]

Cowgirl Luxe Retreat June 2018

It never ceases to amaze me how many beautiful moments I can see in a short 1 hour session with 6 lovely yoginis and horses.  Being around horses is somewhat of a mystical experience.  The size of the horse and the stature of the equine soul is something to experience.  I photographed with these beautiful […]

Cowgirls vs Cancer 2018

It’s always a joy to share the images of our Cowgirls vs Cancer participants.  So valiant and lovely are these souls that have been through the physical, mental and emotional trauma of cancer.  These survivors are warriors indeed.  This year I got to teach a short class on the art of seeing, sketching and making […]

Portraits of yogini

“LUXE behind the lens” a glimpse of Cowgirl Yoga portrait sessions From the first weekend in June until the last weekend of September I make personal portraits for the attendees at Big Sky Yoga Retreats .   Primarily the retreats are held at the Double T River Ranch in Clyde Park and the B Bar […]

Cowgirl Yoga goes fly fishing!

Well, it was just the normal ‘run of the mill’ photo shoot with Margaret Burns Vap of Cowgirl Yoga Retreats.  This year she is offering a new retreat…  yoga and fly fishing!  Which will feature the lady fishing guys at Gallatin River Guides in Big Sky, Montana.  I’ve been kind of cooped up this winter […]

Cowgirl Yoga Luxe B Bar heaven

Back at the B Bar ranch, the sun was hot, the showers were delicious, the grass green and the yogini were loving life.  Henry and Molly provide the amazing equine friends for riding and photos… such kind animals.  Margaret kept the pace with excellent yoga practice, and the meals… well  —  the meals at the […]