Ashley | Mountain Top Yoga Portraits | Shenandoah National Park

Step outside, time to step outside

House on fire, leave it all behind you
Living life, feeding appetites
Stayed through every hard stop, every go
Being bland
Breathing half the time

House on fire, leave it all behind you
Dark as night, let the lightning guide you

Step outside, time to step outside.
— José González

If you're in Virginia, you know of the insane weather we've been having. Beautiful in the 60's during the week, freezing (literally) on the weekend. When Ashley & I first scheduled her photo shoot, it was for a Saturday that was going to be 35 degrees out. We decided to postpone - the next date we picked, as we got closer, we realized it was going to be reaching 75. It was absolutely perfect. I was awake at 4:30am out of excitement. The hike to Mary's Rock was more strenuous than we remembered from the last time, but when we got to the top, we had the whole mountain to ourselves. We took a breather, and both had to figure out together how to "pose" for a yoga shoot. By the time we were finishing up, we saw our first hikers, and as we made our way down it was group after group making their way up. We had a whole hour to ourselves in the Shenandoah National Park, with an incredible view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It was such a beautiful & fun experience, and I'm so thrilled to share these with you.

Ashley has just finished her training to become a certified yoga teacher! She will be starting an Instagram account where she will be posting pictures & videos of her new journey!

Please give her a follow, I know you'll love her as much as I do. I got to take an hour and a half class taught by her and it was so perfect. She's worked so hard to get here, but it seems so natural.