This is it! It feels like flying. The first step you take really is so invigorating I just had to create and entire shoot around the feeling of running.
This shoot took place just off of Fulton Street in San Francisco inside the trails of Golden Gate Park close to one of my favourite cafés Velo Rouge. Believe it or not there are loads of trails all along the perimeter and throughout the park to glide through and forget that you're in a city. I really wanted this shoot to feel like you were in a forest following a runner on her daily run.
Kristel my model is a well experienced runner. She frequently runs up and down the hills of Oakland and Marin. She runs several marathons a year and even ran the highly regarded Boston Marathon. If you don't know that marathon is no easy thing to get into. You need to run a previous marathon in a fast enough time to qualify as well as beat out other people in your age category to be able to get in.
I also wanted to incorporate stretching into this piece as it is such an important part of running. In fact I believe it is just as important as the run, otherwise without it you can sustain some pretty nasty and nagging injuries. It's not worth it, just stretch. I loved the colors that Kristel wore as she stood out from her surroundings as she flew through the trails.
The running community of San Francisco is so close to my heart I just love doing running shoots. Thank you Kristel for being a part of this shoot it was such a great experience!
Check out the rest of the photos from the shoot below.