Charlotte Haertling in a Charles Haertling House

I came across Charlotte Haertling‘s instagram and approached her about doing a yoga shoot. When we met up to go over ideas, we jumped on AirBnB to find potential locations to shoot. I found a gorgeous property with wonderful natural light and was about to write to the owner when we read the description: built by Boulder Architect Charles Haertling. Charlotte laughed to herself and said, “You know my last name is Haertling, right? That’s my grandfather, the architect. I’m named after him.” You can see Charles’ beautiful and unique structures all over Boulder. I relayed this information to the owner of the house, and she graciously agreed to let us use it for our shoot! Talk about serendipity!

A Study of Movement with Abby Chan

When I reached out to the social InstaFacedIn to recommend active people in Flagstaff, Arizona for me to shoot lifestyle with multiple people sent over Abby Chan’s name. She’s one of those inspiring people that is good at everything. She owns Evolve Flagstaff, is a yoga, dance and aerialist instructor, mountain biker, and rock climber. She agreed to meet up on New Year’s Eve, and the weather was brisk but beautiful. Abby knew she could get access to Hotel Monte Vista’s roof, and I wanted to save that till closer to sunset, so we started in the downtown area where there is a lot of awesome mural art.

But the roof beckoned and I didn’t want to miss the light. Huge props to Abby for withstanding the cold.

Her beauty and grace in movement was awesome to watch. Thank you for being an incredible model!