Work IN: Berkeley Photoshoot BTS

A key part of bringing Work IN to life was our spring 2017 photoshoot on location in Berkeley, California with athlete-muses the Montaños. It was nothing short of magical to stay in the Berkeley Hills and shoot in their hometown (and Erin’s origin city). It was also a total whirlwind, complete with toddlers (one jetlagged from a transcontinental flight), studios that opened late, cold June days, pink eye (yes, really), and all the wild, creative, chaotic fun that comes with nailing a huge shoot in two days. 

Come behind the scenes on the Work IN Berkeley shoot! And be sure to download your free preview of Work IN

 Team Jasyoga home base in the Berkeley Hills.

Team Jasyoga home base in the Berkeley Hills.

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 Window of inspiration, literally. Each morning we woke to the bells of Sather Tower and a chorus of birds before hurrying off to that day's shoot location. 

Window of inspiration, literally. Each morning we woke to the bells of Sather Tower and a chorus of birds before hurrying off to that day's shoot location. 

 We kicked off the shoot at Lola Creative, shooting Erin, Alysia and Lou—Day one we were in studio at Lola, shooting me, Alysia and Lou — a full day!

We kicked off the shoot at Lola Creative, shooting Erin, Alysia and Lou—Day one we were in studio at Lola, shooting me, Alysia and Lou — a full day!

 Dream team always includes photographer Claire Pepper, who travelled with Erin + fam from London.

Dream team always includes photographer Claire Pepper, who travelled with Erin + fam from London.

 Huge thanks to Oiselle for providing apparel and shoes for Erin and Alysia! All the flystyle.

Huge thanks to Oiselle for providing apparel and shoes for Erin and Alysia! All the flystyle.

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 Lou closed out the long day with some enviable working IN. We were all coveting that pose by this hour.

Lou closed out the long day with some enviable working IN. We were all coveting that pose by this hour.

 Our homegirl Sarah Mac flew down from Washington to help tell the story behind the story and bring strong Athletes for Yoga twinning game. 

Our homegirl Sarah Mac flew down from Washington to help tell the story behind the story and bring strong Athletes for Yoga twinning game. 

 Day one: wrapped! After a long day of standing on concrete, the crew Hit Reset with a quick legs up the wall seshl before packing out and prepping for the next day.

Day one: wrapped! After a long day of standing on concrete, the crew Hit Reset with a quick legs up the wall seshl before packing out and prepping for the next day.

 Loading in for day two at Edwards Stadium, the UC Berkeley track, complete with photography equipment, a big box of flystyle, and a toddler.

Loading in for day two at Edwards Stadium, the UC Berkeley track, complete with photography equipment, a big box of flystyle, and a toddler.

 Team Jasyoga: family edition.

Team Jasyoga: family edition.

 It was a cloudy early start and Lou was up first while Alysia finished her morning workout. The sun eventually peeked through the June gloom when Alysia hit the set.

It was a cloudy early start and Lou was up first while Alysia finished her morning workout. The sun eventually peeked through the June gloom when Alysia hit the set.

 Post-workout toddler strides.

Post-workout toddler strides.

 Yoga for Real, photographer edition: weighted forward fold.

Yoga for Real, photographer edition: weighted forward fold.

 Pro tip: always have snacks for athletes AND toddlers.

Pro tip: always have snacks for athletes AND toddlers.

 No fun was had, clearly. 

No fun was had, clearly. 

 Alysia working her mental game on set.

Alysia working her mental game on set.

 Chasing that cover shot...

Chasing that cover shot...

 Erin and Claire celebrating the shoot wrap with a run on the Berkeley Fire Trail.

Erin and Claire celebrating the shoot wrap with a run on the Berkeley Fire Trail.

We can't wait to share the finished product! Like HIT RESET, the photography in Work IN features full color, immersive spreads with, most important, athletes leading you through the pages. The photos really bring the concepts to life so that you can leverage them to up your game. It was a true team effort making this happen and our Berkeley squad was a dream team!

HIGH FIVES TO: 

Claire Pepper — Photography
Alysia Montaño — Athlete for Yoga
Lou Montaño — Athlete for Yoga
Linnea Montaño — toddler buddy
VeloPress — Editor, creative, publisher
Oiselle — Erin + Alysia wardrobe
Lola Creative — Studio
Mark + Rose Taylor — Love + laughs
Berkeley, California — Location + good vibes

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