Creating Content For Local Fitness Brand BEYOGA

BEYOGA is a studio owned by Mel Tello and Kara Ward. I can probably write a book about how amazing these ladies are, but i’ll spare you (for now). I’ve known Kara and Mel, for most of my time as a fitness instructor. We completed a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training together back in 2015; it being my first YTT. In 2017 they reached out to me asking if I can take pictures for them. They were one of my first clients to book me and I was excited to be on this journey with them. Fast forward to 2019, their studio is open, we’ve just completed another photoshoot Labor day Monday, and i’m here to share with you some pics and a few details about them!

Kara Ward, Co-Owner of BEYOGA

Kara Ward, Co-Owner of BEYOGA

 

B: How long has BEYOGA been open?

M & K: We have been open for 15 months

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B: What classes do you offer?

M & K: We offer vinyasa & yin yoga and a class called be strong that is Mat pilates, yoga with a little cardio blast mix for a full body burn

B: How often do you book photoshoot?

M & K: We book photo shoots every 8 weeks 

The coolest (BE)Yogis

The coolest (BE)Yogis

Mel Tello, Co-Owner of BEYOGA

Mel Tello, Co-Owner of BEYOGA

B: Why do you keep booking billy? (Besides him being super cute)?

M & K:  Billy has a keen eye for angles, color and inspiring the models to be in their element and comfortable in their own skin so our pics feel as authentic as they are! 

Website: beyoga.com  Photography by Billy Morquecho

Website: beyoga.com

Photography by Billy Morquecho

B: Besides social media, how do you use your photos for your business?

M & K:  Newsletters, flyers in studio and website!

Website: beyoga.com  Photography by Billy Morquecho

Website: beyoga.com

Photography by Billy Morquecho

Beyoga Insta Feed

Beyoga Insta Feed

September Newsletter  Photography by Billy Morquecho

September Newsletter

Photography by Billy Morquecho

B: Where can we find you?

M & K: You can find us at our Houston Heights studio, 718 W 18th St, Houston, TX 77008

on instagram as @beyoga_tx

or sign up for our newsletter

Getting back on track!

Hi guys,

If you already follow me from social media then you might have noticed that my website has been down for some time now. And if you don’t follow me, then welcome..FYI my website was down :). It expired in march and I was wondering if I should keep it. At the time I haven’t been using it, I also wasn’t to sure on the direction I wanted to navigate towards with my photography, on top of that I was studying for my GRE to get into grad school (more on that later).

So what happened?

I stopped actively pursuing photography. I still worked with current clients but I was no longer pursuing any leads. Since then I taught a bunch of fitness classes at DEFINE, worked on my diet/meal plans, Traveled to Zion, Medellin, CDMX, the Galapagos and now i’m sitting at a desk in my airbnb in Guayaquil!. I’ll be back in Houston by the time this blog will post, and I’m just really excited to start this new beginning.

Angels Landing

Angels Landing

Lot’s of fun stuff happening with the website! Starting with this post. This blog post serves to explain the purpose for re-creating my website, it’s intention and my goals, both personal and as a professional photographer.

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Let’s begin. I’m recreating my website as a means of getting back to my creative side, and to help me explore new ideas. Writing hasn’t always been easy for me. I never excelled in it, and I have no plans in doing so. It is, however, a better way to hold myself accountable. I need something more than posting a picture of my clients on instagram. I want to share our relationship, the concept behind the shoot, what worked and what didn’t work.

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There is so much to what goes on behind the scenes that is definitely worth sharing. That’s what I plan to do. The plan is to update my blog with stories about photoshoots I’ve done. hopefully within a week turnover. The goal is to help me check-in with my progress, to strengthen my relationships with my clients, and to give you “the reader” a better insight of what it is like to work with me as a photographer. Hiring a photographer is an investment, and I want to make sure I’m the right fit for you. A year ago I would have said yes to anyone asking for me to take photos. I needed the experience. Some times it worked and some times I committed to something I could not deliver. Now, with a little more confidence in my skills, I want to work with people I know I can help execute a concept with. I also want to push my boundaries as an artist and really work with people to think out of the box. That leads to a personal goal of mine; To find my niche as an artist!.

Well, there it is. If you made it this far, Thank You. and if you just scrolled to the bottom, thank you (i guess). Let’s keep in touch by following me on social media, signing up for my newsletter, or through email (bmorquecho@b-morq.com)

Best,

Billy Morquecho